Recently my wife has been attending court proceedings up in Penticton to get a feel for the “non-sense” that is going on up there relative to criminal proceedings.
The pamphlets, and there were many more available for all types of crimes, are prominently presented in the reception area of our court system. They are step-by-step instructions on how to defend yourself when you are charged with these crimes.
Each of these documents is 17 pages long. Not only do we get the right to pay for their defence attorneys but we also get stuck with the bill for making sure criminals know the process.
Do you and I get that same knowledge when we are victimized? What is the step-by-step process for recovering our property, our pride, dignity and our sense of security?
Shirley (my wife) asked the receptionist if they had anything similar for the victims of such crimes and was told “nothing.”
Once again, I can’t make this stuff up.
Michael Guthrie, Oliver