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The Justice System Is A Joke Part 1

Updated on February 16, 2012
Vince Weiguang Li
Vince Weiguang Li | Source

The justice system in Canada is a joke.

Granted crime does not run rampant across the country here. But if it did they would have to declare marshall law and declare a state of emergency all year round. In Canada a convicted serial killer will only get 25 years in jail. If you convicted of drug trafficking you most likely get probation and no jail time. If you plead insanity most likely if it is a graphic crime you will get off after a few years in a mental hospital.

Consider the following case:

Vince Weiguang Li, in 2006 became a citizen of Canada having immigrated from China. Weiguang Li who in China was an engineer had to take menial jobs to support himself. After working at Wal-mart, Mcdonalds, a church and finally a paper delivery service he told his wife he was headed to Winnipeg to attend a job interview. Items he took with him included his laptop and a large serrated knife. When he boarded the greyhound bus initially he sat alone. At a stop some miles outside Winnipeg he sold his laptop to a kid walking down the street and then reboarded the bus. This time he sat beside a 22-year old passenger Tim Mcclean.

As they approached Winnipeg Weiguang Li withdrew his knife and began stabbing Tim Mcclean in the back of the neck. Other passengers quickly yelled to the bus driver and he stopped the bus as everyone cowardly ran off the bus. Weiguang Li proceeded to completely cut off Mcclean's head and began eating his flesh. He brought the head to the front of the bus and showed it to the other passengers through the window holding it by the hair. Then he returned to eating the kid's flesh cutting off his ears nose and part of his mouth and putting them in a bag in his pocket for later.

Once the perpetrator was arrested he went to trial in Canadian courts and was found not criminally responsible for his actions. He was placed in a mental hospital and receives yearly reviews to decide upon his release date. More recently his lawyers have argued to have Weiguang Li given the chance to have supervised walks about the community where the mental facility is located.

Now I can have sympathy for someone who immigrates to Canada looking for a better life and can't find a decent job. I can have sympathy for someone who due to a language barrier is unable to make friends and connections in a new country. I can even have sympathy for someone who begins to have marital problems with his wife. As they were seperated for a period and then got back together.

But all of the trials we face as human beings and here as Canadian citizens do not give anyone the right to kill a total stranger in cold blood. To mutilate and cannibalize another persons body is the most horrific of crimes and as such should be dealt the most heavy of legal judgements. Someone like this should be considered a security risk to all human life and be locked away for the remainder of their lifetime.

They should not be allowed to claim that they were not responsible for what they did. They should not be to walk, supervised or otherwise free about a community in which children play and normal innocent people go about their business.


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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Kyle - we are on the same page for sure. But the weakness of the Canadian system will probably let this guy out sooner or later. It is really too bad that the justice system here places such a low value on human life and murderers, in this case a graphic murderer gets off so easy. It really doesn't say much for the future of our country.

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      Kyle 5 years ago

      Canad's legal system is a joke. "He is not resposible for what he did" He knew what he was doing when he married his wife, he knew what he was doing when he moved to this country, he knew what he was doing when he sold the laptop, and he knew what he was doing when he bought the ticket to ride the damn bus. So you mean to tell me, he didn't know what he was doing when he killed this poor kid? That's complete bullshit. This sick man doesn't deserve to live. that kid didn't deserve to die, so why should this man, who took that kid's life, deserve to live? He is a threat to everyone, he needs to be removed.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      KimberlyLake - yes, I have gone on the greyhound bus before and because it was so packed I had to sit beside a stranger more than once. I doubt I could do that again after hearing that someone was stabbed to death and beheaded on a bus, it is just so crazy.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Shyron E Shenko - I know what you mean, some people are incredibly evil and it is proof that it can happen anywhere at any given moment.

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      That is scary. I remember hearing about this.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Anyone that depraved should not be allowed near anyone, with the exception of Charlie Manson. The should bring back the death penalty, and put us out of his misery.

      Good hub

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      writer20 - Canada does have money problems I suppose at least for the last few years but really the laws have been soft for the last few decades. Since the 70s when they got rid of the death penalty.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I would hate to meet him out on the streets or anywhere. He should be incracerated for life.

      Is Canada in money trouble like the U.S.? I thought maybe this is why they are jailing people for long.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Au fait - you are right after killing and mutilating someone he is a danger to everyone and needs to be locked away. I feel that here the justice system does nothing but fail the public and it leaves us easy prey for people like this because of the weakness of our legal system.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Quite sure I heard about this on our news when it happened. Agree that this person should not be allowed to walk freely anywhere other people are ever again. He may or may not be responsible for his actions depending on his mental condition at the time, but regardless of that, he is a safety risk to everyone around him and even to himself.

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