Sometimes would-be robbers get just what they deserve

Gatineau, Quebec store owner Zhen Yang and his wife did what they had to do when two masked thugs tried to rob them:  They fought back. But it’s how they fought that I found so inspiring.  After pepper-spraying one of

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Canadian Justice: Sentence the Victim of the crime to 3 times the prison sentence as the actual criminal

The message from police and Crown prosecutors is very clear: “Don’t get involved. Leave crime-fighting to the professionals.” That is precisely the wrong message to send to Canadians, yet that is exactly the message sent in the case of grocer

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Why do we reward criminals?

Take, for example, the case of the Toronto storekeeper David Chen.  The crack addict who stole from him was sentenced to 90 days, but as soon as he was to testify for the Crown against Chen, his sentence was dropped

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