Tag Archives: crime

Praying for Ashlee

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See this young vibrant girl in this photo with Rehtaeh? She really needs your prayers right now. She is in hospital with multiple gun shot wounds due to a senseless act of violence. She was the victim to a home invasion and three people.. 18 and under entered..stole cigarettes and cell phones then shot the people inside. I believe that ... Read More »

Guilty Plea in Rehtaeh Parsons Case

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This morning I sat in a Halifax courtroom and listened as one of the young men involved with my daughter’s case changed his plea to guilty. He is guilty of producing child pornography. He is the person who clicked the button on that cellphone, and as simply as that, he ended her life. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’m sure some ... Read More »

How Not To Get Raped

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While researching an article about victim blaming I found this priceless gem. It seems perfect given I found three separate cases like Rehtaeh’s with three statements about how the victim only called it rape once the photo got out. #jadapose // #OpJustice4Daisy // #OpJustice4Rehtaeh Created by femifesto: Sasha Elford, Shannon Giannitsopolou, Farrah Khan, in collaboration with Rebecca Faria, Stephanie Guthrie, ... Read More »

For Victims of Violence Canada

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This is an article I wrote for Victims of Violence Canada. It details my thoughts on Rehtaeh’s case and how our family was left with many unanswered questions. We believe that is one of the biggest problems of all. Why are we left wondering? Why are we left hoping for answers to simple questions? It’s difficult for me to write ... Read More »

Dear Victim/Survivor of this violent crime

Guest post by Leah Parsons I have been following this case and was very interested in what the outcome would be considering sexualized violence/rape is most always a He Said/She said case even when the victim goes directly to authorities to report. Usually “He Said” is heard louder than “She Said”. I read that the victim was subjected to 5days ... Read More »

A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women

Guest Post A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women by Leo Babauta The shootings near Santa Barbara on Friday night hit too close to my heart: my daughter attends college at UC Santa Barbara and lives minutes from where this tragedy happened. She’s safe, but shaken not only by the nearness and severity of this hate crime … ... Read More »

Young man arraigned on charges of threatening me

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A young Eastern Passage man charged in a high-profile child pornography case appeared in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday on allegations of threatening to kill me. The 19-year-old was arraigned on summary charges of uttering death threats and criminal harassment. Police allege the offenses were committed online last August. The teenager conveniently told the court he has yet to discuss the ... Read More »

Bill C-13

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Version française ci-dessous May 13, 2014 The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Ottawa, Ont., CANADA Mr. Chair, Good morning and thank you for allowing me to come here today and express my thoughts on Bill C-13. My name is Glen Canning. In April of 2013 my daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, ended her life following a very ... Read More »

Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

12 May 2014 – Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women What can boys and men do about violence against women? Glen Canning, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, will help answer this question at our upcoming speaker series event. Join us for this honest and compelling discussion about positive masculinity. With recent events on university campuses in the city ... Read More »