Pubdate: Mon, 16 Feb 2009
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Craig Jones
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: 'Inmates conning us over drugs,' Point of View, Paul Rutherford, Feb.

You wrote: "For years correctional officers have pressed for it, but
McGregor told Sun Media the practice would be considered a violation
of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Let's do it anyway and fight a
Charter challenge if and when one comes."

I have a better idea.

Let's assume that everyone's guilty of something just because the
police think they might be and fight a Charter challenge if and when
one comes.

The test of a civilization sir, is how thoroughly it protects the
rights of its marginalized and stigmatized.

Craig Jones

The John Howard Society of Canada

(We've got a great society then because we pamper criminals.)
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