On March 14th our community in BRANTFORD / PARIS ONTARIO lost a very special person Fallon Mason due to domestic violence. She leaves behind two small children ages 3 and 4 that now do not have a mother to watch them grow and nurture them. Our media has felt compelled to place articles on domestic violence and stressing the importance of education which is great, also the report card in which our government has placed mandates on improving our system was publicized a few short weeks ago, HOWEVER IT IS A SLOW PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED TODAY. The changes need to be implemented now. We have a long way to go here. Personally I think most of us are educated and aware of the resources that can offer assistance to keep these families safe. Our children are now even becoming educated in grade six at school about these types of behaviors. The real issue at hand is our judicial system keeps letting these violent perpetrators out on bail, like Mr. Greg Martins whom was released on bail two weeks prior to this horrific tragedy. Peace bonds are merely a piece of paper that holds little or no value for someone with violent tendencies. Perhaps if this person had not made bail that wonderful mother, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, and friend would still be here. We can not bring her back but we as a community can make a difference trying to change our judicial system that keeps giving these people more rights than we as a community or victims have. WE NEED TO BE HEARD AS A COUNTRY. PLEASE DO NOT STEROTYPE THESE VICTIMS. Every person in this world will meet someone that has been a victim in their life time or perhaps has been a victim themselves. The number of people that commit violent crimes and rapes are outrageous and further to that the amount of these people that make bail or get house arrest is appalling. I WONDER DO THESE JUDGES KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE AND SAFETY OR WATCH THE ONES YOU LOVE LIVE IN FEAR You can bet that they do not otherwise NO BAIL would be granted. Our police services arrest these people to have them released on bail despite the recommendations. This must be very frustrating for those that are doing their job to protect others whether it be, threats, assault, rape or any other type of abuse. Some of these people being released on bail are NOT first time offenders, so why do they meet bail Why do any of them meet bail criteria This a petition that we need to sent to the SUPREME COURT OF CANADA IN HOPES THAT OUR COUNTRY WILL CHANGE THE LEGISLATION FOR ALL VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES. PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BOOK. Please print this off and get as many signatures as you can and mail to the following address. Supreme Court of Canada 301 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0J1 In Memory of Fallon Mason.
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