- Reaction score
Not many people know this. My mother was a corrections officer in the 80s and early 90s. She did stints at Toronto west and the don.I did. Part-time at the Don. Turned keys and counted heads. Didn't try to understand them.
While our mental health "asylums" did keep the really bad ones inside, they also kept a lot of people in that didn't need to be there in the first place. AND sometimes released someone that should not have been. There was a serial killer in Ontario -Peter Woodcock - who spent alot of time in the asylum and on his first escorted day pass murdered someone.Closing the old Rockwood Asylum down on King Street certainly didn’t help things in K-Town, that’s for sure.
There was a serial killer in Ontario -Peter Woodcock - who spent alot of time in the asylum and on his first escorted day pass murdered someone.
He gained notoriety for the murders of three young children in Toronto in the late 1950s, as well as for a murder in 1991 on his first day of unsupervised release from the psychiatric institution in which he had been incarcerated for his earlier crimes.
I'm accused of having no morality, which is a fair assessment, because my morality is whatever the system allows.
The Official Opposition sends...
Pierre Poilievre on LinkedIn: Trudeau’s answer to stabbing deaths? Ban hunting rifles. | 55 comments
The Kingston-Whig article described it as a "targeted" shooting. I also heard a rumour that the victim had been the victim of a stabbing while in prison. So it does seem had it out for him.As an aside, the Kingston shooting was more than likely gang related with someone knowing the date of release from the Henry Trail Halfway House adjacent to Collins Bay Institution. I'd also be willing to be the suspects aren't from Kingston.
Have you seen my new avatar?The Toronto Star ran a bit of a summary of the accused's criminal history.
Accused TTC killer was on probation for Toronto sex assault; had been ordered into mental health counsellingA series of documents obtained by the Star paint a picture of a man who, bouncing in and out of homeless shelters, has continued to commit new offences despite multiple arrests, jail time and a series of probation orders.www.thestar.com
The line that jumped out at me was a sentencing for assault with a weapon, where he was ordered, after being released from custody, to seek out his own medical diagnosis for his mental health issues. Seriously!? Instead of the judge ordering a mental health assessment as part of his custody, the court directs a homeless, indigent person with mental health issues to seek out his own medical diagnosis and treatment program.