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Judge made right decision

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I commend the judge for his sentence on Camille Cacnio for her role in the Vancouver riots last year (Place for compassion in courts, Editorials, Sept. 11). He made the right decision and that is why he is the judge and the public is not.

People such as this should not serve jail time. It is not only a waste of taxpayer money and time, it does not solve anything.

Too often we are quick to jail people for crimes of a non-violent nature. In doing so, we are not doing anything to repair the harm caused to the victim, and the offender has learned nothing from their actions. Restitution in the form of monetary compensation, a meeting between the two parties to express their emotions and community service are much more effective means in cases such as these.

Cacnio has paid dearly by being prosecuted in court, social media and her personal life. She has lost jobs and had to put her education on hold all because she made a very poor choice to participate in the Vancouver riots.

I am not saying she will turn to a life of crime, but when someone has made a mistake and wants to repair the harm caused, the resulting reaction can make it difficult to get that person back on the right track. Until people and our federal government make that connection, crime will continue and so too will recidivism.

COLLEEN HAILLEY

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 14, 2012 A13

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