Today’s Globe and Mail:
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued an iron-clad edict that sentencing judges must search out lenient or creative sentences for aboriginal offenders that recognize the oppressive cultural conditions many have grown up with.
I would imagine that many criminals have tragic pasts, regardless of ethnic background.
However. I assume that aboriginal crime mostly affects aboriginals. And having a bunch of aboriginals locked up also mostly affects aboriginals. If this is what aboriginals want (and the article says that it is, at least in the case that triggered this ruling), then it’s probably good to let them have it.