David Snow was charged in Vancouver with kidnapping two women and trying to strangle a third.
“I cannot conclude,¨ the judge declared, ¨that the placing of the wire around the neck of the victim and the placing of the plastic over her head are sufficient to establish a specific intent to kill.”
Such is the insanity Stroud highlights in this excellent work.
Our judges don’t see how their legal games affect the street; the shrinks are still going around in circles; the correction people are out of control; the Young Offender Act is still creating gang violence and feeding new talent into the criminal mainstream.
Lawyers are playing asinine games with the Charter. And our rulers, soft and well-insulated from the street, are entertaining themselves with delusive constitutional games because that`s so much more fun than attending to the real problems in this country.