What’s Current: Parole Board rules serial rapist John Worboys will stay behind bars

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • A British parole board has decided to overrule and reverse last year’s decision to grant parole to John Worboys — a cab driver who was convicted of sexually assaulting 12 women in 2008.
  • Thousands joined demonstrations across Norway on Saturday as part of nationwide backlash against proposals to tighten the country’s abortion laws.
  • In Colorado, Christopher Watts has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms and 84 additional years for the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters. 
  • A recent surge in the number of trafficking victims brought to the UK has been linked to “sophisticated” Albanian gangs.
  • The Ontario PC Party passed a resolution to debate whether or not the party should support gender identity ideology.
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  • therealcie

    Right now I am hoping there is a hell and that Christopher Watts will spend an eternity there. What a horrible excuse for a human being.

  • lk

    Re: Albanian trafficking victims

    It really kills me that in the year 2018, people are still essentially treated as slaves: bought, sold, beaten, used,raped, forced to work for little or no wages. I hope these traffickers are caught and punished to the full extent of the law, I also think they should be forced to pay fines to their victims or to organizations that help these victims.

    Re: John Worbys

    Why would they think of even letting him out in the first place?! Everyone knows the prison system does a horrible job of rehabilitation, so more than likely he would have just gone back to assaulting and raping more women. I certainly dont think jail is the solution for all of societys problems, but when someone repeatedly commits acts like rape/sexual assault, I think its fair to keep them away from society to prevent them from continuing to inflict this kind of harm.