Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The personal costs of Justice

Families must pay their own way to Pickton hearing.

This was the message from the provincial government in a classic example of thoughtless penny-pinching.

But don't be fooled by the headline.

This is also a classic example of Business as Usual.

Talk to any Victim of Crime or family member whose son or daughter has been murdered by a maniac.

Not only must they repeatedly relive their anguish by being called to parole hearings and the like, but invariably they must cover their own costs of travel, food and accommodation.

Priorities. Plain and simple.

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