From yesterday’sChronicle Herald:
GLACE BAY — Daniel Taylor’s friends knew him as an avid skateboarder who had long fought for the local skate park that was named in his memory when it opened this past July.
But he was also a repeat offender, convicted of two separate assault-related charges since 2005, and that should have been caught by those naming the park, says a local Crown attorney.
Mr. Taylor, who was in his early 20s, died earlier this year.
Prosecutor Gerald MacDonald said it’s inappropriate for taxpayers’ money to support a facility named after someone recently convicted. And he’s shared his concerns with municipal and provincial staff.
“This is an affront to every victim of violent crime in the CBRM,” Mr. MacDonald said in a recent interview.