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

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    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
     
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  3. becklynn

    becklynn New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    The judge didn't say "boyfriend" though.

    :D
     
  5. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    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?
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    He doesn't need to be jailed. He needs mental help. Let's stop this excercise of throwing away humans.
     
  7. Glow

    Glow New Member

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    I like it when a judge gets creative.
     
  8. Rino

    Rino Former Member

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    :eek:
    He may go blind...
     
  9. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    "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.
     
  10. becklynn

    becklynn New Member

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    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.
     
  11. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    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.
     
  12. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Unfortunately, someone with dependent personality disorder may not being able to get down with these options!
     
  13. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    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.
     
  14. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    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"... )
     
  15. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    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.
     
  16. cheko1

    cheko1 New Member

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    I so agree.....
     
  17. KarlK

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    I suppose he could be fitted with a device that would violently squeeze his family jewels should his johnson show the slightest sign of vertical movement.

    Nah, screw that. I just imagined this happening to me and concluded that it would be cruel and unusual, or at the very least extremely annoying.
     
  18. Nova

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    Oh, Karl. If the guy isn't allowed a girlfriend, I don't think the judge will let him take a wife. :)
     
  19. KarlK

    KarlK New Member

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    :laugh:
    You're on your own pal :D
     
  20. Nova

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    The old-timers may go easy on me. They know I have no experience with wives. I'm just saying stuff I've heard...
     
  21. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Or beat himself up...

    :D
     

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