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Greyhound Bus Beheader Vince Li Allowed Off Institute Grounds Already

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Vince Li allowed off hospital grounds after ‘miraculous’ recovery

WINNIPEG - Greyhound bus killer Vince Li has been given the green light for supervised passes outside the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.

Li appeared before the Criminal Code Review Board on Monday.

In a decision released Thursday, the review board ruled that Li be allowed supervised passes to Selkirk, starting at 30 minutes in duration and increasing incrementally to a full day.

The passes would occur only when Li's treatment is satisfied his condition is stable and it is safe for him to leave his locked ward, the review board said. Li is to be supervised by one staff member and one peace officer.

Li, who suffers from schizophrenia, has been held at Selkirk Mental Health Centre since March 2009 after he was found not criminally responsible for killing 22-year-old Tim McLean.

McLean's grisly killing aboard a Greyhound bus in July 2008 made international headlines. Li stabbed the unsuspecting 22-year-old as he slept. After terrified passengers scrambled out of the bus, Li continued to stab, mutilate and dismember McLean. Witnesses reported seeing Li eat pieces of McLean's body and lick blood from his fingers.

The review board was told Li is responding well to medication and understands his condition would deteriorate if he were to stop taking them.

"There is no evidence he is harbouring any delusional belief," Dr. Steven Kremer told the review board Monday. "He is doing very well."

Justice officials did not oppose granting Li greater freedom.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/18/li-out-on-the-town

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WTF, the guy belongs in jail for severing that man's head.

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"Miraculous recovery", my ass.

"Miraculous" til he decides not to take his meds and some other poor innocent bystander pays the price for it.

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I agree that I don`t think he should be in jail because of his mental illness, but he should be kept in an institution for the safety of himself and others. There are a lot of people on this planet that have mental illness that have never done anything violent, but when you have an individual that has committed such an extremely violent act, you sure as hell better keep them away from the public. How much of a red flag does this country need? People around him would live in fear because they don't know what can trigger him. He is not going to 'get over' his illness.

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Please, everyone should actually read the article. He is NOT being released to the public! He will be supervised by TWO people, starting at only 30 minutes outside . The fuss over this is about a man being allowed to go for a walk in the park with zero chance of any public safety risk.

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Please, everyone should actually read the article. He is NOT being released to the public! He will be supervised by TWO people, starting at only 30 minutes outside . The fuss over this is about a man being allowed to go for a walk in the park with zero chance of any public safety risk.

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I agree that I don`t think he should be in jail because of his mental illness, but he should be kept in an institution for the safety of himself and others. There are a lot of people on this planet that have mental illness that have never done anything violent, but when you have an individual that has committed such an extremely violent act, you sure as hell better keep them away from the public. How much of a red flag does this country need? People around him would live in fear because they don't know what can trigger him. He is not going to 'get over' his illness. Maybe one day he decides that he doesn't want to take his medication anymore.

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Did you read it?

The 30 minute walks are in the community outside of hospital grounds.

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yeah... with 2 supervisors

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yes. the point being there is no risk. he is NOT hallucinating or being violent and has continually improved his condition since his treatment started. He will be supervised by a nurse and a peace officer, even IF he became a risk during his 30 minute stroll through town, there are people there that are trained to prevent him from hurting others.

I honestly can't understand why anyone would oppose this unless they are intent on punishing him for his actions that night.

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my point being don't go telling everyone to read the article before commenting when you go ahead and do just that

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And one of those is a peace officer. Not sure where everyone is gettting this danger to the public from? He's being allowed out for a 30 minute walk w/ and institution staff member and peace officer as escort.

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And one of those is a peace officer. Not sure where everyone is gettting this danger to the public from? He's being allowed out for a 30 minute walk w/ and institution staff member and peace officer as escort.

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If the mental health system in Canada has any sense, there will be checks and balances, he will likely be required to see mental health experts very regularly on top of his continued treatment for his condition. If he stopped taking his medication, it wouldn't be long before these people noticed and he was placed back into an institution. The article says very clearly, the people working with him consider him a very low risk to ever re-offend 0.8% chance according to the risk assessment. And all of this only matters if he is given a full release, which he is not as of now.

With all the Mental health awareness campaigns on TV, on the Canucks websites, on the radio. People still don't get it.

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