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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Empower court system, RCMP to curb crime

Justice system gives free rides to repeat offenders, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Crime incident stats released, show increase, Aug. 13.

I am 100 per cent placing the blame on this malfunctioning and inadequate legal system. It is a wonky merry-go-round that only serves to give free rides to repeat offenders, with a talking-to, if any, from the judge, instead of giving them a one-way ride to prison.

Much like the boomerang effect, it’s no real big surprise when the same previous offender is back in front of the same judge.

The law-abiding citizens continue to get victimized by this system but are still hoping for real justice and relief.

We need to wake up to the ever-growing problem and effectively deal with it.

Finally, I do believe that the RCMP are being restricted, because if they were not, then they could take the required means to take care of business.

Al Munro, Nanaimo

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The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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