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by Mr. Peter Larsen - Tuesday, March 10, 2009
It's very unsettling to imagine seven jail guards all huddled around a cell and watching someone in their care commit suicide, refusing to help just because of the paperwork it would create. It's also unsettling to imagine how a person could shoot someone that is driving away from them and then be able to use self-defence to win the court case.
Like all legal systems, the Canadian Justice System isn't perfect and it relies on the public to watch over it to keep it in check. It stays fair only when it's open to the scrutiny of a questioning public that is passionate about the principles of justice. When the public doesn't take interest, or becomes too langorous, the system fails and unfortunately the kinds of things described above happen.
Take an interest and be part of the scrutinizing public. Visit the SJHS forums. The blog is designed to compliment material in Mr. Larsen's Law 120 class but everyone is welcome to join and participate. The more diverse the people the better the discussion!