Missing the real problem With aboriginal sentencing – The Province

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Missing the real problem With aboriginal sentencing

By Eli Bryan Nelson, The Province January 6, 2012

I strongly disagree with columnist Lorne Gunter’s off-kilter piece on the so-called forced legal down-sizing of sentencing of aboriginal offenders.

I do agree that criminality should receive sentencing in line with the crime, but Gunter focuses on one aspect of criminal sentencing while ignoring the real problem.

By his estimation, one out of five race-identifiable criminals in custody is aboriginal, when only roughly four per cent of the populace is aboriginal.

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