Tori Stafford was only eight years old when she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered by Terri-Lynne McClintic and Michael Rafferty.
McClintic had been sentenced to:
– a life sentence
– federal prison
– no parole for 25 years
but was recently transferred to an Indigenous healing lodge in Saskatchewan.
The purpose of a healing lodge is to improve the representation of the indigenous since traditional prisons often do not meet the needs of indigenous offenders.
There has been controversy around if McClintic even is indigenous, and also the severity of her crime.
This was chanted throughout the protest in anger.
“LIFE MEANS LIFE”
“JUSTICE FOR TORI”
That were waved high and strong in high hopes to send McClintic back behind bars.
Protesters expressed their want for a new legislation to pass for a better future. They want the legislation to assure any convicted child killer would spend the rest of their life behind bars in a maximum prison.
Many of the protesters, (along with locals through out the city) wore purple in support of Stafford because it was her favourite colour.
Multiple cars covered in purple cruised through out the city, honking for justice.