Abbotsford’s Mayor says there needs to be a larger conversation about parole and where offenders can and should live when they are released from custody.
This comes after a string of vigilante activism targetting convicted sex offender James Conway’s halfway house.
It has been vandalized repeatedly, and on the weekend, it was broken into and flooded.
The home’s ceiling collapsed with two people inside. No one was injured.
Mayor Henry Braun says something needs to be done by higher levels of government, because offenders like Conway can’t just be chased from one community to another.
“We need to be looking at our parole system and our justice system, because the concern I’ve had for quite a while is that our justice system is moving from a justice system to a legal system.”
Conway has been the subject of police warnings since his release, including one before he moved to Delta.
The 40-year-old is a repeat offender who has three convictions for child sex offences.