Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Oops! It seems the Harper government’s proposed amendments to Canada’s youth laws would actually make it more difficult for courts to detain chronic young offenders and car thieves, according to Manitoba’s prosecution branch.

Under the legislation being advanced by the so-called Conservatives, “a kid could have one conviction, re-offend, get hauled before court, get bail, re-offend again the next day, go before court again and still get bail.” It’s actually a step backwards from the current system.

Don’t these assclowns actually think these things though beforehand? It seems that an inordinate amount of their hastily concocted legislation is hopelessly flawed or ill-conceived.