Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nothing here, move along

Amazing. The spouse of a cabinet minister is pulled over speeding while drunk with blow in his car, gets a $500 fine, and the reaction of one of the Globe and Mail's most prominent bloggers is to say that he doesn't owe anyone so much as an explanation for why he and not other dark-skinned males pulled over with controlled substances get such luxurious treatment.

This isn't a little question: cocaine possession is punishable by up to 7 years in prison, under Canadian law. Frankly, if Jaffer had been a black man from Scarborough, he'd be eating at least some of those years, I'm sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he had been an NDP spouse, or a Green spouse, or a Liberal spouse, would the Tough On Crime idea been pulled out of a hat...