Justice is supposed to be swift.
That notion has pretty much gone the way of the long bow and the noose.
But never fear.
VANOC conquers all.
Tourist courts to open for Games
Minor charges to be heard within 2 weeksWhich is all well and good and perfectly sensible.
But excuse the rude question.
If it was so darn easy to get all the court and police and justice ducks in a row so quickly so as to not inconvenience some drunken scofflaw from Amarillo, why can't we make that effort 365 for our own citizens?
A friend was involved in December in a comically outrageous run-in with highway police somewhere between Seattle and Portland. Guns were drawn. Not my friend's. He no pack.
He has now returned to the scene of the crime this month and must attend once more in early February.
I don't really care berry much if a law breaker guest from Allentown, PA has to get his sorry ass back here for a court appearance.
But I would like to see local cases cleared with the same enthusiastic dispatch.
By the way...
Does this mean there will be a big new neon sign at YVR - owned of course by the local native band - screaming
COME ON IN BREAK THE LAW GET OUT QUICK
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