Re: Former Mountie Robinson given 12-month conditional sentence, www.peacearchnews.com July 27.
Regarding the conditional sentence for Monty Robinson, the sentence – if you can call it that – is a gross miscarriage of justice.
The defendant’s native status should have carried no weight.
He was not in any poor circumstance like addiction, lack of education, unemployment or being in jail many times, which would have deserved special consideration.
But Robinson was like most other members of the society, having earned a responsible job and even a promotion.
The judge has made an egregious error in judgment.
We are told the concept of fairness applies in making decisions.
There is no fairness in this ruling.
The decision must be appealed.
Dave Bains, Surrey