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Recommended Reading: Why I can’t celebrate the arrests in the Rehtaeh Parsons case

August 13th, 2013     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Ardath Whynacht writes at Halifax Media Co-op’s blog about the recent arrests in the Rehteah Parsons case:

Let me begin by saying that I am a youth worker and have been for more than a decade. Let me also begin by saying that I spent 5 years volunteering for the Victim Services Unit of the Halifax Regional Police to provide support for women affected by intimate partner violence. I now work with women in prison and believe strongly in decarceration. I believe in the power of restorative justice. Let me say that I am a feminist. Let me also say that today’s announcement of two arrests in the Rehtaeh Parsons case makes me sad. Although I still grieve the loss of Rehtaeh, and other youth I have known who have died under similar circumstances, I cannot celebrate these arrests.

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