Cop’s sentence was Canadian-style justice

Surely, we should not be too surprised at B.C. Justice Janice Dillon's decision about Monty Robinson.

Re: “Robinson verdict an error in judgment,” Leader letters, Aug. 2.

Letter writer Dave Bains condemns the conditional sentence for ex-Mountie Monty Robinson as a “gross miscarriage of justice,” accusing the judge of having “made an egregious error in judgment.”

Surely, we should not be too surprised at B.C. Justice Janice Dillon merely dispensing the time-honoured standard fare of the many-splendored “blessings” of crime and punishment – Canadian style:

… where the rights of convicted criminals, such as Monty Robinson and his special Aboriginal status, trump the fate of their very real victims;

… where child abusers are inconvenienced with a mere three months in prison;

… where hit-and-run murderers have to endure the indignity of conditional sentences and house arrest;

… where the punishment of habitual offenders is measured not in terms of their crimes but in terms of the criminal being regarded as the real victim of societal neglect;

… where lenient sentences have made drug trafficking and organized crime the crime that pays;

… where bail is granted…few questions asked.

Not to worry though, here’s the quintessentially Canadian solution to really get tough on crime in this country – all crime: longer suspended sentences.

 

E.W. Bopp, Tsawwassen

Just Posted

Surrey moves to ban sleeping overnight in RVs, motorhomes on city streets

Proposal comes amid complaints about homeless people living in recreational vehicles

$50,000 reward for ‘extremely violent’ South Surrey murder suspect renewed

Offer for information on Brandon Teixeira to remain in effect through April, 2020

Surrey restaurant owner who pointed handgun at staff loses court appeal

Jawahar Singh Padda tried to get his 30-month sentenced reduced

White Rock senior ‘just sick’ about lost rings

Wedding, engagement bands discovered missing on Oct. 7

Surrey cold-case murder is Crime Stoppers’ ‘Crime of the week’

Police have yet to arrest a suspect in the April 24, 2011 murder of Devon Allaire-Bell, 19, in Newton

VIDEO: First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Most Read