By Editorial - Comox Valley Record
Anybody who has ever been victimized by crime remembers the effect it had — and perhaps is still having — on them.
A sense of innocence, trust or security can be lost — irretrievably in some cases.
Being doubly victimized by a Canadian legal system that bends over backwards to ensure the accused gets a fair trial might create a feeling of betrayal.
The Stephen Harper government is tapping into these feelings on top of the existing anti-crime element of its ideology.
No politician — or editor — wants to appear soft on crime, which might explain why few political opponents criticized the Conservatives’ Safe Streets and Communities Act during Question Period. Read more »