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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Our laws...

Canada is a great country, I am very proud to be a Canadian. But I have to say that we really need to look at some of our laws and how we sentence criminals. Recently a US sailor was killed in Halifax by a person who had previously stabbed someone else:
In April 2002, he jumped Matthew Barton from behind without provocation, stabbing him 14 times, including in the back of the head and the neck. Barton's girlfriend, Ghazala Ali, tried to stop Wright, so he stabbed her, too.

When all was said and done the actual sentence was 67 months, but the judge gave him double credit for 13 months he'd spent on remand, reducing the total time to just 41 months.

And check this out:
Cell phone calls to police were central to getting a P.E.I. man off the highway and behind bars, as he was convicted for his fifth drinking and driving offence Wednesday.

Donald Howard Axworthy, 35, was sentenced to seven months in jail.

So you can get charged for drunk driving 5 times and get 7 months in jail? Is this a joke?


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