Beware of post-Ghomeshi kangaroo courts

Following the failure of Crown prosecutors in Toronto to win a guilty verdict against former CBC Radio star Jian Ghomeshi last March, there have been increasing calls for special courts just to deal with allegations of sexual assault.

Clodagh O’Connell, a prosecutor in Tofino, B.C., claims specialized sex assault courts may be needed in order to “restore public confidence in the judicial system.”

Actually, it’s probably only O’Connell and those calling for a specialized sex assault court who have had their confidence rattled.

  • reidjr

    Most main stream experts have warned about the special courts as in Europe they have a rep of sending innocent men to jail.

  • Alain

    In other words they do not like that pesty thing called the burden of proof.

  • The Butterfly

    People who need special courts don’t have a case in a real court.