Televising riot trials just a two-bit sideshow

Editor

When it comes to the law, BC’s premier has just exposed her naivety. When it comes to cameras, Clark is forever overexposing herself. By overriding the advice of the provincial prosecutors and by insisting cameras should be placed in the court rooms with the hockey hooligans, Clark has proved her priorities are out of focus.

Editor

When it comes to the law, BC’s premier has just exposed her naivety. When it comes to cameras, Clark is forever overexposing herself. By overriding the advice of the provincial prosecutors and by insisting cameras should be placed in the court rooms with the hockey hooligans, Clark has proved her priorities are out of focus.

Perhaps this is just a shoddy attempt to market the lawyers’ verbal cuts, thrusts and parries as an educational training aid to show wannabe hooligans how modern-day gladiators mete out justice with their digitally enhanced wits. Real criminals will probably learn even more, like how to dance around the criminal code by concentrating on fancy footwork while keeping one’s mouth shut.

Most British Columbians can recognize a political circus and a two-bit sideshow when they see one.

Lloyd Atkins

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