25 June 2009

A slice of Islamic jurisprudence...

...comes to Canada with the official introduction of "blood money"...

A controversial $2-million payment by gangsters to a Toronto mother paralyzed in their botched mob hit bought them silence from police and prosecutors and could soon help them get earlier parole, prison lawyers complain.

“A prison officer has made substantial efforts to obtain updated information from the police but, unfortunately, he has hit a roadblock as none of his contacts will go on record about Scarcella,” says the four-page memo written this February by a government lawyer in Ottawa.
Oh Canada.

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4 comments:

Philanthropist said...

The next innocent bystander to get shot won't find this very comforting.

Neo Conservative said...

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unfortunately, what we have here in canada is a legal system... not a justice system.

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Frances said...

Not Islamic, Sicilian. The concept of blood money is of long standing (think wergild) and not confined to the Islamic tradition.

Neo Conservative said...

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frances... thx for the correction... but i'm guessing it won't be too much comfort to, say... the kohail brothers.

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