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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

What price justice? 
(en francais)

This deal is the poster child for strengthening victims rights, tougher proceeds of crime laws and most certainly an end to mandatory release.

One question. Where is the $2 million coming from to pay the settlement? How many other crimes had to be committed to amass that $2 million? The original crime was committed while trying to collect a $130,000 dollar gambling debt. There is no doubt that Louise Russo deserves both justice and compensation, but we must ask the question of who else is suffering to pay that compensation.
Shooting victim Russo claims victory but critics denounce $2M plea bargain
Mike Oliveira, Canadian Press
Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

TORONTO (CP) - Victims of crime claimed victory amid cries of chequebook justice from critics Wednesday as an Ontario court endorsed a plea bargain that gives a woman $2 million from the men convicted of shattering her spine with a would-be assassin's bullet.

Paul Synnott at 11:26 p.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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