Friday, January 04, 2013

Impact on their families?

Corrupt cops sentenced to house arrest, not jail, because the ordeal of being investigated, tried, and convicted of corruption was difficult for them and their families?

I don't know, perhaps if the convicted had owned-up to their crimes in the first place their families would not have been put through a "catastrophic" 12 year ordeal. I fail to see how the impact of long investigation and trial somehow constitutes a mitigating circumstance when it comes to sentencing the convicted. Can you imagine the implications of that kind of precedent?

Two standards, apparently. 

6 comments:

Way Way Up said...

Sad.

Gloria said...

There are two sets of laws in Canada. One for corrupt thieving politicians, police and the elite. In some provinces, all they need to get away with their crimes, is a special prosecutor, corrupt judges and a corrupt court. Politicians can even thieve entire railroads, and get away with that.

The other laws in Canada, are for the lesser people. The people that are just, cannon fodder.

The Mound of Sound said...

It seems they haven't had that insufferable an ordeal. They are considering appeals.

Eddy Greenspan wrote a fine book several years ago detailing cases in which police officers gave false evidence, in some cases colluded extensively, to secure wrongful convictions. Yet in not one of those cases was the officer prosecuted.

Perhaps just getting charged with something is "catastrophic" to them.

You're right - double standard.

Kevin Wood said...

oh c'mon, they also got their precious feeling hurt, too!

ThinkingManNeil said...

A dirty cop by any other name...still walks in Canada thanks to the SIU and our corrupt court system

Kevin Wood said...

If you really need to get your daily dose of outrage, read Crusty Blatchford's column from this weekend defending the officers.