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PETERS – Public safety ignored in Schoenborn decision

Allan Schoenborn.

WHEN THE JUSTIC system deals with someone like Allan Schoenborn, public safety must be its number one concern.

The system has already decided to treat the man who killed his three children in Merritt nine years ago as an inpatient suffering from an illness, of which extreme violence is a symptom.

So it should.

But in saying that, it recognizes that there will be no punishment for the man, and there won’t be any deterrence, either.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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2 Comments on PETERS – Public safety ignored in Schoenborn decision

  1. Once these so called ” doctors ” decide that someone like this mental midget is well enough to leave the mental facility, they should be moved immediately to a maximum security prison for the rest of their lives. Finding a person not guilty by reason of insanity , is a huge farce on the public. Our judicial system needs to be seriously overhauled also. Too many ” judges ” are making seriously flawed decisions without regard to public safety. This needs to be changed, and now.

  2. He is a danger to public safety and in particular, he is a danger to his former wife and her family. But I guess in the eyes of this judge, the safety and the security of the victim or victims means nothing.

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