The Toronto Police Association (TPA) has informed the public that a man arrested for first degree murder is on the loose after he simply removed his ankle monitoring bracelet, once again proving the ineptitude of Canada’s justice system.
Included in the TPA’s announcement was a plea towards the Trudeau Liberals to enact stricter bail laws.
“Violent offenders should be held in custody. Releasing them into our communities is an insult to victims & to our members who keep our neighbourhoods safe. The TPA continues to advocate for tougher bail laws across Canada,” the TPA stated on X.
The TPA further asked the public for assistance in locating the man, 27, who’s name is Prince Charles. He was last seen Tuesday morning “in the Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West area.”
A description of the man with a picture was provided on the TPA website.
“He was arrested on May 18, 2021, for First Degree Murder in Windsor, Ontario. On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, he removed an ankle monitoring device,” the TPA further said.
This comes after news that in July, a 25-year old man who’d been let out on bail twice since June 2022, stabbed another man on the Toronto subway (TTC).
Video footage filmed inside a Toronto subway car near Eglinton Station captured two men kicking, punching, and hitting one another.
The stabber, Moses Lewin, is then seen chasing the victim down the subway car while wielding a knife, as passengers scream and flee to the other end of the train in horror.
Toronto police have since arrested Lewin and charged him with attempted murder.
Canada’s catch & release system
Details later emerged that indicate Canada’s catch-and-release bail system is permitting criminals to roam freely even after they’ve skipped out on bail for a previous crime.
In April 2022, Lewin was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, possessing break-in instruments, as well as possessing 10 license plates.
He posted bail for $500, then dodged his court appearance. The judge issued a bench warrant on April 26.
Two months later, still out on the streets, Lewin was again charged for stealing a motor vehicle, as well as failing to comply with his previous release order, fighting with a peace officer, and breaking and entering.
Incredulously, the Newmarket court released Lewin on $200 bail, either ignoring or oblivious to the bench warrant that was already out for him.
Lewin again failed to show up to his court appearance.