Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Differences between Canada and USA - Part I

Here is a headline from our local newspaper here in the good ol' south

Roommates use mixed martial arts, teamwork to subdue suspected burglar

For the full story see: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/oct/12/quick-moves-nab-suspect/

In Canada, the headline looks like this:

The thief plays the victim in trial of Toronto grocer

It is amazing how the differences are.  Here the three roommates who subdued a burglar are hailed as heroes.  In Canada, a grocer who is sick of being robbed constantly by a guy (and the police doing nothing about it) is on trial for forceable confinement and assault.  Heck, the crown reduced the thief's sentence in exchange for testifying against the shop owner.  The 'victim' is then arrested for theft only three days after testifying.  

Chinatown plant thief back in jail


Amazing how one country's hero is another's vigilante.  Interesting versions of justice, don't you think?


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