Thursday, February 21, 2008

Calling all drug dealers

Jeff Allan just stated that he will be sending Attorney General Chris Bentley a copy of today's show concerning Justice Colin Westman's recent decision to allow a drug dealer to avoid jail because of his 'troubled childhood'.

...Justice Colin Westman, however, agreed with defence submissions that Leo should get house arrest, not jail.

"If I had your background, I wouldn't be sitting here," Westman said. "I'd probably be doing something along the lines of what you did."


So if you had a tough childhood, move to Waterloo Region. You are entitled to sell drugs here. Just work on your sob story ahead of time.

And make sure you get Justice Westman.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sentence is not reflective of the expectations of society and the judge should be taken to task for that but isn't that the problem within the justice system as a whole? The punishment no longer fits the crime.
What really stands out regarding this particular case is the statement that this 22 year old high school drop-out drug dealer, who was physically abused throughout his childhood, also owns two legitimate businesses which earn him an annual income of $80,000.
Am I missing something here??
First of all, he obviously has an entreprenurial flair and a sound law-abiding sense for legitinate business and at the age of 22 has only just started.
Second, he already earns an annual income of $80,000 from these legitimate businesses and that is the sort of income that many people pray for but it wasn't enough for this guy. He wanted more.
It was his greed that got him into trouble and NOT his upbringing.
NeilD

Joanne (True Blue) said...

It was his greed that got him into trouble and NOT his upbringing.

Very well said, Neil.

OMMAG said...

Oh Joy!
The Federal Government has offered $200k of our money to help Ontario expedite the release of criminals...
$$$$$ In Ontario.

Caveat said...

Breaking: Totally off topic here - they are rioting in the streets of Belgrade over the Kosovo thing. They've attacked the US Embassy.

Guess Dion's advice to recognize Kosovo wasn't too good, eh?

Long live Steve!

maryT said...

Is there a site where one can find all the stupid decisions made by liberal judges, and the names. Just think, if Dion or liberals ever get in power again, these judges are future SCC appointees.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

The Federal Government has offered $200k of our money to help Ontario expedite the release of criminals...

What the heck?


Breaking: Totally off topic here - they are rioting in the streets of Belgrade over the Kosovo thing. They've attacked the US Embassy.

Caveat - Thanks. You're right. Dion is a walking disaster.


Mary, that would be some list!

Tim said...

Canadian judges failing its law abiding citizens, one judgment at a time...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sadly, you are right Tim.