Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quebec Human Rights Commission Awards $7000 to Chinese Couple for Racist Aggression

The couple was walking their dog when some youth assaulted them (unprovoked apparently!), swore at them, spit on them and told them to go back to their own country.

It took three years to prosecute the case.

There is no report as to whether the youth were prosecuted by our criminal justice system. The sad part is that had they brought their case before a criminal law court, the kids would have gotten off with a slap on the wrist. The Human Rights Commission was their best bet to punish these youth. Well, actually, I suspect that since their families must pay, they're not really paying individually, are they?

But these kids almost certainly did not receive due process of law.

If they just fixed the criminal justice system and punished youth more harshly for such assaults, there would not be a need for this.