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on December 1, 2022 in World News

Calgary judge spares indigenous throat-slitter federal prison due to ‘colonialism’

Keean Bexte A Calgary judge just let an indigenous man avoid a federal prison sentence despite having slit a stranger’s throat on the subway in May. In his ruling on the case of 25-year-old Bobby Crane, Judge Harry Van Harten cited “the history of colonialism” as contributing to his attack on the white 65-year-old stranger, Leonard Smith. “The history of colonialism has to be taken into account,” said Van Harten in his ruling. Instead of serving his sentence in a federal prison, Crane will serve two years in a provincial jail and an additional three years of probation. The brutal incident...

Keean Bexte A Calgary judge just let an indigenous man avoid a federal prison sentence despite having slit a stranger’s throat on the subway in May. In his ruling on the case of 25-year-old Bobby Crane, Judge Harry Van Harten cited...

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