? asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

Do you think Western law is too soft on criminals?

The Quebec Court of Appeals reduced the minimum sentence of Quebec City mosque shooter from two consecutive life sentences to one, making him eligible for parole after serving 25 years. Considering he's only 30 yo, he'll make it for parole. 

Isn't that outrageous? 

4 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Canada's infamous leniency isn't necessarily indicative of "Western law". Its very own neighbor to the south has much stronger criminal law policies (in most states). Not sure why you find this shocking in a country where a man who beheaded someone on a bus and a sexual sadist serial killer who murdered her own sister are both out of incarceration and living their lives alongside normal people. 

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    The main purpose of lawyers in western democracies, is to make the best living they can ,by finding  as many ways as possible to pervert the course of justice .

    The law  is simply a game of word chess to them . 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Indeed.  Mass murderers should never be eligible for parole.  

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "eligible for parole" and "getting parole" are very different things

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