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Noble justice?

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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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Author
Bruce Uditsky
Source
Alberta Assocation of Community Living (AACL) Connections, vol.5, issue 1, p1-4
Publisher
Publication Date
19 May 2005
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Attitudes, Ethics, Legal
Origin
Canada

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