Stiffer penalties for those who abuse children
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I am starting this petition as a part of my campaign for social change for my English course. I have called my campaign the Protect U.s. & Canadian Kids movement. The reason for this title is the fact that I am a hockey player and would like to use hockey as my vehicle to enact change within the world.
The reason that I am focusing on the issue of abuse in general, specifically stiffer penalties for those who harm children, is that I was sickened to see a person who repeatedly abused children released from prison earlier this year. I have read Theo Fleury's book, Playing with Fire, and as a hockey player I found it truly disturbing that a coach would be so horribly abusive. The fact that someone in a position of power could repeatedly harm children and then not be in jail for a MUCH longer period of time is truly horrific. What message does this send to the victims?
Please sign this petition so that the governments of Canada and the United States will realize that these offenders need to be harshly penalized for their crimes. Follow me on twitter too!
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