12 September 2008

Learning disability, huh?

Well, he's obviously not the only one with a problem.

-- OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada has restored a Nova Scotia youth's acquittal in a dangerous driving case because he likely did not understand what he was doing when he waived his right to have counsel and remain silent.

On a videotape watched by the Supreme Court bench, L.T.H. repeatedly said that he understood each right, and that he declined to exercise it.

He even signed a document to that effect.
Sorry... not good enough.

This is Canada.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"You mean he's pleading 'public education'?"
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RELATED: And justice for none...
-- GUELPH -- A Guelph woman who admitted killing her two sons was acquitted of two counts of murder yesterday, prompting an angry outburst from one victim's father and tears of relief from the other.
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2 comments:

Surecure said...

I'd say, if he has a problem understanding his rights when given to him and he signs documents to that effect, he is a danger on the road and should have his license taken away indefinitely.

It's pretty simple. If he can't understand his rights, I doubt he can understand the rules of the road. I wouldn't want somebody like that driving around me.

Anonymous said...

You mean he's pleading "public education"?