I happen to subscribe to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Canadian news feeds, and I just got two that illustrate how absolutely unspeakably insane Canada’s laws are right now.
Kill someone, stay at home
Kill a man, but if you’re really quite a nice person normally, you get to stay at home. No jail, not even confinement to your home, just a curfew for – get this – two years.
Compare that to …
Smuggle marijuana, go to jail
Smuggle some dope, and you’re going to jail for more than two years. Even if you’re almost a senior citizen.
Now, I’m not a dope-smoker, and I don’t think it’s a good idea. But is it just me, or is it really, really, really FUBARed that smuggling a drug that arguably affects a person less than alcohol (a legal drug) gets you a harsher sentence than killing someone? Note that the murder trial was in Canada, and the dope trial was in the US. Apparently, justice is a foreign concept in Canada.
I’m also not big on vigilante-ism, but really, how on earth are we going to get some justice here if we don’t tar and feather judges like B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett who hand down laughable slaps on the wrist for convicted murderers?