Why In the Hell Was Randall Hopley Out Among Us Anyway???????
While you’re reading this Randall Hopley, the abductor of young Kienan Hebert, will be riding in the back of an RCMP transport vehicle on his way to B.C. from Alberta where he was apprehended this morning.
Presumably, this deranged nutter Hopley will face the law and be locked up for the rest of his life.
He should have NEVER been out in the first place.
It is yet another damning indictment on our criminal justice system–that seems to give ONLY that–a free ride to criminals. The examples are glaring, but none moreso than problems like Hopley.
In 1985, he was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to two years in federal prison. Hopley finished serving that term in September 1987 and has had run-ins with the law ever since. Provincial court records show numerous convictions including this last June when he was sentenced to two months in jail and two months of probation after he was convicted of assault. The assault occurred in April of this year in Sparwood.
In November 2007, he was charged with break-and-enter, unlawful confinement and attempted abduction. Sound familiar?
Hopley pleaded guilty to the break-and-enter and was sentenced to 18 months in jail, but the unlawful confinement and attempted abduction were stayed over concerns about evidence.
A year earlier in 2006 Hopley was convicted for a break-and-enter in Sparwood, when he received a conditional sentence of nine months.
In 2003, he received a one-year conditional sentence for theft under $5,000, and in 2002 he was handed a three-month conditional sentence after he was convicted of break-and-enter.
Hopley also has several convictions for breaching conditions–and wait for it, according to authorities, SEVERAL incidents “involving children.”
Through it all, he served minimal time in jail and eventually roamed free to, this time, prey upon the Hebert family. Who’s next?
After that infernal Trudeau brought in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that put a lawyer on every goddamned cobblestone, many of us started asking when someone was going to bring in the ‘Charter of Responsibilities’!
Criminologists are telling us that general crime is declining. Great, so what? Abortion and education are the causes of that. But the criminals that remain, who, like Hopley are completely without a hope of rehabilitation, are still preying upon innocent families. Is there a damn study these idiots in their ivory towers that will make us feel better about the next Kienan?
If this continues, you have to ask yourselves: How long before vigilantes take to the streets and start eliminating sickos like Hopley?
Is this the kind of society our courts, our police and politicians are framing for our children and grandchildren?
It sure seems that way.
What kind of bloody useless courts are we running? Where are all the police advocacy groups and unions? Why are they not piping up and DEMANDING public safety be made top priority? Why are SOME politicians (hello to the NDP and Liberals) trying to put more pressure on the federal government to have LESS STRINGENT laws where criminal behavior is concerned?
No wonder the Tories won big in the last election, in no small part because of their law and order agenda.
If you pour over the two dozen papers I go through every day–many from across this country, the Hopleys of the world are abundant.
If there is one thing we can all agree on is that people like Hopley don’t fall through the cracks: His troubling freedom is endemic of our system.
Look at this demented maggot and tell me, accompanied by all the stories of honest, hardworking townsfolk that knew him, plus his extensive criminal record, that the RCMP shouldn’t feel first lucky and then ashamed?
Our system is a joke.
We got lucky this time. No?
How much more would you care if, God forbid, Kienan Hebert was lying in the morgue today?