A letter writer argues for an appeal of the sentence handed to former RCMP officer Monty Robinson.

Robinson verdict an error in judgment

The defendant’s native status should have carried no weight in his sentence.

Re: The conditional sentence for ex-Mountie Monty Robinson.

The sentence, if you can call it that, is a gross miscarriage of justice.

The defendant’s native status should have carried no weight.

He was not in any poor circumstance like addiction, lack of education, unemployment or being in jail many times, which would have deserved special consideration.

But Mr. Robinson was like most other members of the society, having earned a responsible job and even a promotion.

The judge has made an egregious error in judgment.

We are told the concept of fairness applies in making decisions.

There is no fairness in this ruling.

The decision must be appealed.

 

Dave Bains, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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