You're effectively punishing someone who is not confirmed to be guilty. That's pretty screwed up dude.
Harper doesn't run the Toronto police service. Sorry to throw a monkey wrench into your propaganda machine.
It was an international event, which comes under the jurisdiction of the feds. Harper chose Toronto for his show of force. Toronto doesn't have that many cops. They were flown in from all over the country. Do you think the TO police have a billion bucks to blow on that kind of fiasco? Who do you think has the authority to blow a billion bucks? Even the Chief of Police takes his orders from someone. I'm sure Harper did not put the mayor of TO in charge of security for such an event.
If you are so smart, who did give the orders to treat peaceful protesters with such a show of force?
Arraignment is where the prosecution gives probable cause that a crime has occurred. The judge doesn't lock someone up until trial just because they're accused. If the judge hears probable cause, then the defendant can enter a plea. If you are a flight risk, or if you were accused of a violent crime, then you will probably have to pay a steep amount to post bail.
Now the person may very well be innocent-if that's the case, you better have a good lawyer, and those don't come cheap.That is a bigger concern, in my opinion.
Tell me about it. The case I'm involved in right now, will last over a year, when done with. At almost $600/hr. The lawyer stands to make a fair penny. Although he became kind of despondent when he found out he won't be writing new law. The band is picking up the tab, and under Gladue, he'll likely walk, with no criminal record.
Yep, I do, one cop who assaulted three citizens and four cops who tasered a guy to death and lied about it. I guess that would be a habit............................................. .........tough............ oh, yeah there was that other cop, if I remember right his name is Mike Ferguson and he killed drunk in the Pincher Creek jail. Me very bad.
I hope things turn around for the lad. Not everyone gets a second chance...
Our justice system is based on the assumption that an accused is innocent until proven guilty. If that is really the case why do accuseds have to post bail or remain in jail awaiting trial? I say you can't have it both ways. As it's not reasonable or safe to allow the likes of Pickton, Bernardo etc. to remain on the street while awaiting trial, I think this "innocent until proven guilty" bullsh*t should be removed.
Are you saying that we should just throw everyone in jail if they might be guilty? The Soviet union fell almost 20 years ago.
Innocent until proven guilty does not mean that a person strongly suspected and charged with a serious crime should be free until convicted.