Sunday, December 09, 2007

Robert Pickton.

Let me say one thing about the Robert Pickton verdict. It doesn't matter what charge Pickton was convicted of. What matters is that he was convicted and is going to jail for a very long time. (In all likelihood, he will die there, depending on what sentence the judge hands down.) The goal that was achieved was the right goal, and the means taken were effective. In this, then, the prosecutors did exactly what they were supposed to do: they got a charge to stick.

So, if you want to bitch because he was convicted of second- rather than first-degree murder, then you're an idiot. If you want to bitch because the victim impact statements were edited by prosecutors' requests, then you're an idiot.

Remember that they could never get Al Capone for anything -- except tax evasion.

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