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A Law Times column expressed concerns about extending the prison penalty for mischief on religious buildings, motivated by hate, to apply to all public buildings. Will doing this cause over-incarceration?

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 A Law Times column expressed concerns about extending the prison penalty for mischief on religious buildings, motivated by hate, to apply to all public buildings. Will doing this cause over-incarceration?

Yes, the extension of 10-year maximum sentences to new non-violent crimes will lead to problems, like more pre-trial detention of youths accused of mischief.
Votes: 29
74.4%  
No, extending the maximum sentence is a sage move that will demonstrate hate-motivated crimes are not condoned in Canada.
Votes: 10
25.6%  

Number of Voters   39
Start Voting   2017-02-06 00:00:00
End Voting   2017-03-06 00:00:00

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