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CANADA: Spectacle of Stanley Cup Riots Continues: Criminal Trials to Be Televised

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Clark: Stanely cup riots attacked British Columbians' sense of safety, riots to be on prime time TV

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 4:35 pm
Let's hope the rabble and immature crybabies who pulled this crap get the book thrown at them--what a disgrace! They deserve all of the bad press and exposure that the system can give them!

Susanne R (235)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 8:24 pm
Premier Christy Clark stated: ""Those guys had no problem doing their crimes quite in public, with all kinds of people taking pictures and video all around them,'' she said Monday. "So I think that they should have no problem being tried in public either."

She's right. Their antics were carried out in full view of the public, and tapes of their crimes have already been displayed by various media outlets. Why would they object to the notoriety now? And why should the Canadian government care if they do?

Ellen m (215)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 8:50 pm
Willfull acts of gratuitous violence such as their's deserves equaly tough sentences...and I hope part of the sentence is that they are not allowed to watch or go to ANY games for a period to be determined.
No hockey and no cheesy fries w/gravy will have them crying and begging the court for mercy! Boo hoo hoo

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday October 7, 2011, 2:35 pm
Thanks Cal--I agree with you.

Carol H (229)
Friday October 7, 2011, 5:45 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday October 7, 2011, 6:48 pm
Noted , hope they will serve time in prison , maybe they will learn their lesson .

Ancil S (175)
Friday October 7, 2011, 11:10 pm
Signed and noted.

reft h (66)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 2:00 am
noted, Thanks Cal.

janet f (29)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 4:57 am
This happens every year. Don't these people ever grow up?

Bob P (394)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 10:30 am
thanks Cal

Ralph F (67)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 2:57 pm
"NDP Opposition critic Leonard Krog agreed the pursuit of transparency in justice is worthy, but said there's no justification for airing the riot trials as opposed to any other."

I have to agree with this comment. As much as I'd like to see the violent, looting losers get their fair share of jail time, making public trials sets a dangerous precedent. In the future, will there be, "Cultural Revolution-like" mass denunciations of defendants? You know it will get political. I can picture Bill O'Reilly-type prosecutors denouncing "unpatriotic" peace demonstrators in shackles in front of mobs of yokels screaming for their blood.

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 4:02 pm
Let it go, deal with the social problems that create this kind of rage, lock up the leaders who have accomplished nothing and bought into corporate power.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 12:38 pm

Kenneth L (314)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm
This is just a bunch of punks boozed up and doing something to impress each other, following the loss their hockey team.
Nothing to get your knickers in a twist about. Fine them or some jail time and get over it. We in Canada here love to make a big deal when something unusual happens. Makes us feel like we're 'just like the U.S.' with 'big news'.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 2:03 am
Thanks for the article.
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