1420 users online (209 members and 1211 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    heaven bound
    Posts
    4,829

    Canada - Steven Cranley for domestic violence, Peterborough, Ont, 2007

    PETERBOROUGH, Ontario -- A Canadian man won't be available for a relationship over the next three years -- by court order.

    An Ontario judge has ruled that Steven Cranley can't have a girlfriend until 2010.

    Cranley, who's 24, pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges stemming from an assault on a former girlfriend. He punched and kicked his girlfriend during an argument after their break-up. When police arrived he stabbed himself with a butcher knife, puncturing his aorta.

    Doctors said Cranley has a dependent personality disorder, and finds it hard to deal with rejection. And they said he'll probably re-offend if he gets involved in another romantic relationship.

    Cranley has served nearly 150 days in custody. The judge decided that was enough jail time.
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/13502638/detail.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    501
    Put him away for 3 more yrs instead. Let him try that on some bf's in prison. He should have been charged with attempted murder.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    16,234
    The judge didn't say "boyfriend" though.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    heaven bound
    Posts
    4,829
    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    The judge didn't say "boyfriend" though.


    lol...seriously this was stupid...I mean couldn't the guy have a gf anyway but claim that they are just friends? And who is gonna be following this guy around 24/7 making sure he doesn't have a gf?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,395
    Quote Originally Posted by becklynn View Post
    Put him away for 3 more yrs instead. Let him try that on some bf's in prison. He should have been charged with attempted murder.
    He doesn't need to be jailed. He needs mental help. Let's stop this excercise of throwing away humans.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    2,551
    I like it when a judge gets creative.
    The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
    Bertrand Russell

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,537

    He may go blind...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    16,234
    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    lol...seriously this was stupid...I mean couldn't the guy have a gf anyway but claim that they are just friends? And who is gonna be following this guy around 24/7 making sure he doesn't have a gf?
    "Friends with benefits" and "one night stands", should have been included, right?!

    I agree with Paladin. This guy needs some mental help.

    Jail time too for the abuse.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    501
    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    He doesn't need to be jailed. He needs mental help. Let's stop this excercise of throwing away humans.
    I will be humble enough to admit many people jailed do need mental help and not prison time. I just hate men that beat women. Been there done that, never again. It leaves a scar on the victim that does not heal.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,681
    This was "issued" by a Canadian Judge, I will await the Charter Challenge and Appeal.

    How will this be enforced.......I would love to read the transcripts.

    So what happens after the three years, it is not like a "personality" disorder responds to treatment.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    16,021
    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    "Friends with benefits" and "one night stands", should have been included, right?!

    I agree with Paladin. This guy needs some mental help.

    Jail time too for the abuse.
    Unfortunately, someone with dependent personality disorder may not being able to get down with these options!
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,395
    Quote Originally Posted by becklynn View Post
    I will be humble enough to admit many people jailed do need mental help and not prison time. I just hate men that beat women. Been there done that, never again. It leaves a scar on the victim that does not heal.
    Understood. I hate anyone that beats up on anyone else. I realize that most of the time it's men beating women, but it happens in reverse too. There are some nasty broads out there.

  13. #13
    OneLostGrl's Avatar
    OneLostGrl is offline I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Myrtle Beach
    Posts
    14,316
    Although I agree that this person needs mental health intervention, when a persons thinking is so disordered that they deal with strong negative emotions by assaulting another human, it is indeed time for jail. I don't see it as throwing away a human, I see it as keeping other humans safe from another who won't control their own actions. Give him help, yes, but also give him consequences!

    When are we going to stop excusing peoples unacceptable behavior simply because they have a mental illness? (As I have said before, I'm not talking about the Andrea Yates of the world, the "insane"... )

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,395
    Quote Originally Posted by OneLostGrl View Post
    When are we going to stop excusing peoples unacceptable behavior simply because they have a mental illness?
    We're not. Some people can't distinguish between right and wrong. That's why children under a certain age aren't held responsible in a legal sense for some things they do because they haven't developed the cognitive skills to understand what they've done.

    Some adults have the mental capacity of a child this age, and that's why in some cases it's an acceptable excuse for unacceptable behavior.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,983
    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    "Friends with benefits" and "one night stands", should have been included, right?!

    I agree with Paladin. This guy needs some mental help.

    Jail time too for the abuse.
    I so agree.....

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Videos about domestic violence
    By Kimster in forum Crime Prevention: Be Safe!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2011, 01:27 AM
  2. Canada - Domestic Violence Agencies
    By imamaze in forum Canada
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-15-2011, 09:18 PM
  3. The Domestic Violence Shelter
    By BeanE in forum Gabriel Johnson
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-30-2010, 07:28 PM

Tags for this Thread