I named him "Boxter Boy."
It caught on.
The day after he killed an innocent young man, who was crossing Knight Street, I ranted on the radio for almost 2 hours about this horrible excuse for a human being.
I urged the fool to give himself up, turn himself in. The audience and phone-in callers were easily as outraged and horrified as I.
Well, Boxter Boy, Cliff Tang, got a 4 year sentence and a 10-year driving suspension.
Of course, he's at it again. He never really stopped his criminal, lawless anti-social behaviour.
BUT...the Parole Board let him out on Parole and he was shortly arrested again and sent back to jail.
He has a rap sheet many pages long and many years long.
BUT...we aren't serious about our legal and social responsibilities in this country.
Turn to the Business section of today's paper and read about the acquittal of the man behind the Bre-X gold fraud.
Here are the comments of 2 Canada watchers:
"Canada has an enforcement problem," said Columbia University law Professor, John Coffee. "Bre-X remains a synonym for securities fraud."
Peter Bowal, of the University of Calgary, says that Canada is a haven for white-collar crime because of its toothless securities laws. "It's a joke on the prosecution side and also on the sanction side."
For two days now, the Sun has been running an excellent series about fraudulent ESL schools and hookers brought in from Asia as "students."
Almost daily, we are presented with new revelations about the truths behind the Air India murders.
The only people remaining in Canada who have not lost all hope about our criminal justice system seem to be judges and politicians, neither of whom are open to change. The rest of us bailed long ago.
What we are left with is the useless and inappropriate daydream that someone will run over Boxter Boy.