Charge carries possible life sentence
November 27, 2016-Update: The links I had to Canada.com and other sites are no longer working. This highlights “In 6 months time virtually no one will remember who Brandon Pardi is.” I’ve removed or replaced any dead links.
November 8th 2007-Update: For those that would like to read more about the death and passing of little Bianka Leduc, you can visit the very well done site of Gigababy (no longer online). In short, why are people so afraid to show support to the family of the grieving, the family that really needs support now for a long time to come. Yet, people seem to have little trouble showing support for the ones responsible for the accident.
There are talks of sending the 18 year old Brandon Pardi—who killed Bianka Leduc—away for life, into a prison system that is already over crowded. Yes, he was neglegent and his stupidity caused the death of a little girl. But sending him away for life is neither going to send a real message to people nor bring back the little girl.
Why won’t it send a real message to anyone? In 6 months time virtually no one will remember who Brandon Pardi is, and hence the younger people of today won’t be affected in the least.
Perhaps what would make a bigger impact, since they are talking of taking his whole future away anyhow, is to put Brandon to work full time educating people. Keep a short leash on him, but have him work with an organization like MADD, or start a new organization. Place heavy restrictions on him, and have him do something good for society. Putting a person away into our prison system costs the Canadian people $80,000 dollars a year roughly. So take that money and use it to cover expenses for Brandon to spend the rest of his life serving out his sentence to help stop our youth from killing more people.
Brandon can be under permanent curfew, weekly visits to a parole officer, stay at home, no alcohol, never allowed to drive again, but tossing him into prison makes the courts no better than Brandon himself.
Perhaps if society had started getting people who are convicted of neglectful homicide to do community service for life, instead of adding them into the prison system, where they learn to be “prisoners”, little Bianka would still be alive today.
I know my thoughts fly in the face of what our society thinks, but I see a strong young person who could actually be put to use. Heck the police say they don’t have enough man power to patrol the streets and keep reckless drivers off the streets. So take Brandon and make him educate and help officers patrol the streets, for life.