James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Youth Criminal Justice Act... Sep 21st,2013 - Poem by James Bredin

The names of young criminals can't be published so we don't know,
In any ordinary neighbourhood this could be quite a blow,
But politicians thought the Youth Criminal Justice Act was great,
Lots of politically correct ideas and not much public debate.



A symptom of the influence of our aristocrats at the time,
Add soft court system, no capital punishment, easy on crime,
Appointed Supreme Court dressed in red, banned euthanasia,
Indeed Canadians seem to have had judicial amnesia.



Pompous politically correct activists with statistics,
Ordinary people without referendums are skeptics,
Legal aid lawyers and social workers got a great workout,
Don't seem to have had much trouble getting criminals bailed out.

SEPT 21ST,2013


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YOUTH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT SEPT 21ST,2013
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013


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