October 29, 2010 | 12 Comments
So that shopkeeper that tied up and forcibly confined a shoplifter? Yeah, he’s been found not guilty somehow. Y’all know where I stand on this, but it seems I may not be in the majority in the Canadian blogosphere on the topic. Both Dr. Dawg and Stageleft see this as a victory for justice. The doctor goes further suggesting that the shopkeeper should sue for malicious prosecution. I’m all for holding prosecutors accountable for their actions, but come on, the defendant committed the crime! There’s no question about that. The question is whether it should be a crime.
That being said, I will agree with Dr. Dawg that it is ridiculous that the shoplifter got a plea bargain to testify against the shopkeeper. That’s a perversion of justice.