Thursday, April 11, 2013

Justice Demanded for Rehtaeh Parsons UPDATED!

How important is justice? When a heinous crime has been committed, particularly a crime resulting in the death of a fellow human being, it seems that all of nature—and even heaven—cries out for repair.

More so, it seems, when a face of innocence and beauty is placed upon the victim and when we as citizens begin to identify with the victim and family on a personal level.

This could be my daughter. How heart wrenching. The parents left behind could be my wife and me.

Something must be done. The criminals must pay, we insist.

Nova Scotia’s justice minister decried the use of vigilante justice on Wednesday after an anonymous “hacktivist” group threatened to name the four boys involved in the alleged gang rape of a Halifax teenager who later killed herself.

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, was removed from life support on Sunday after hanging herself last Thursday. Her mother, Leah, says her daughter was bullied mercilessly after four boys sexually assaulted her in 2011 and then circulated a photo of the attack.

But what about when the victims don’t have a face, a name and a past?

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