This editorial discusses the inherent injustice in Robert Latimer's reduced sentence for the murder of his daughter, Tracey who had an intellectual disability. (in Canada, 1994) The judge's acceptance that the murder was committed out of 'love' sends out a distressing message about the devaluation of people with disability. The author unpacks and rebuts the twisted legal reasoning, revealing the need to fight prejudice deeply embedded in society.
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Alberta Assocation of Community Living (AACL) Connections, vol.5, issue 1, p1-4
19 May 2005
Attitudes, Ethics, Legal