Author Topic: Alexandre Bissonnette Not Likely to be Charged with Terrorism  (Read 154 times)

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Offline JMT

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Does it really matter? The charge is like adding a 'hate crime' charge to someone who assaulted a person. I mean, the murder or assault is all you need. You don't need anything more. Maybe we're in a culture where simply charging and convicting someone of a violent crime isn't seen as enough of a denunciation of the crime and we want to do more.

I think that's what it's really about - the symbolism.  I'm surprised they didn't do it just for that, but I guess there's just too much risk involved with such a charge.