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G20 rioter pens essay to avoid jail time, Matt Galloway fumes politely

A four-page essay may have helped a 22-year old avoid jail time for participating in Toronto’s G20 riots. Robin Henry’s essay, delivered to the court, was his attempt at explaining his actions, which included smashing the doors of a Starbucks and a Bell store (he also travelled to Botswana work with orphans). The implications of the ruling weren’t lost on his lawyer, who said his client would be heading to prison if Stephen Harper’s crime bill passes. But you’re not alone if you think the man’s sentence—12 months’ house arrest and 24 months’ probation—is a touch too light. Matt Galloway’s interview with the offender’s lawyer was a little tougher than usual. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »