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Cracking down on gangs

The Tories’ new crime bill would increase the penalties for gang-related violence


 

The Conservative government has introduced tough new anti-gang legislation that would automatically make gang-related homicides a first-degree murder offence. Announced Thursday morning by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, the bill also includes mandatory minimum sentences for drive-by shootings, which would become punishable by prison sentences of between four and 14 years. Penalties for assaults against police officers would be stiffened as well; an aggravated assault on officer or an assault with weapon on an officer would each carry 14-year sentences. “We are moving forward on our justice agenda to address the impact of gangs and organized crime on Canadian families and society,” Nicholson says.

CTV.ca


 
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Cracking down on gangs

  1. Most Excellent news and long long overdue!

  2. yes, a very good paper tiger with no teeth; as if this will stop someone who is breaking the law in this manner! this will embrazen them (especially the ones with money and connections); will heighten the risk; risk after all is what they do.

    too simplistic an approach; and more tragedy to come as a result.

  3. More consequences from the overuse of automobiles.
    Nobody seems to associate the increase in crime with the increase and promotion of use of the automobile.

    • You’re forgetting about the scourge of gallop-by shootings our forefathers had to contend with.

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