Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More prison time than rioters

Prosecution of Linda Gibbons 'an abuse of process' says lawyer

This story by Canadian Catholic News reporter Deborah Gyapong shows the contrast between people who serve little or no time and others who serve far more time for what seem lesser offences.

The Supreme Court of Canada may have dismissed Linda Gibbons's appeal June 8, but her lawyer, Daniel Santoro, said, "The prosecution of an 18-year-old temporary injunction is an abuse of process."

Gibbons, 63, has served 10 years in prison over the past 18 years for peacefully carrying a sign outside abortion clinics in repeated violations of a temporary injunction stemming from a 1994 civil lawsuit.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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