True North News

May 11, 2019

There are certain crimes that cannot be left to fester. Like if police find a dead body, they need to find out what happened. But there are other crimes, offences and infractions that happen every day, that while wrong are so minor that we don’t make a big deal about them.

Should you litter? Should you jaywalk? Drink a beer while walking down the street (the horror!)?

Not really.

It’s not considered civic-minded and is against the rules. That said, do you want the police to spend their time (and your tax dollars) investigating these sorts of incidents and harassing the otherwise law-abiding citizens who did them?

The charge that Vice Admiral Mark Norman faced – until it was stayed by the prosecution on Wednesday – is so minor and inconsequential in the grand scheme of things that most Canadians probably don’t even really understand what the original problem was supposed to be in the first place.

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(Feature Photo of Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Courtesy of National Post)