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Severely disabled Mark Lee was distraught when his mobility scooter was stolen and he was forced to hobble home on crutches in Witney late at night.
Rita Schwerner Bender, the widow of Michael Schwerner who was killed in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964, speaks a lot now about “restorative justice,” something she defines as the restoration of civil society.
This offender is a classic case of a justice system that’s inherently flawed. Despite a long rap sheet, he walked free from custody in 2004 from Windsor Court after a series of errors in the legal paper trail. He proved how powerless the courts are, too, stealing a car to make his way from Windsor to Halifax. It was the same vehicle that, two days later, slammed into McEvoy's, causing her death.
The commanders and fighters of the LRA who committed atrocities during the two decade insurgency in the north will be subjected to a hybrid justice system to atone for their crimes. The chief government negotiator, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, explained yesterday that the agreement on accountability and reconciliation signed last Friday at the Juba peace talks provided for a fusion of the formal and traditional justice systems. “The parties noted the strengths of the existing formal justice mechanism (which ensures no impunity) and the traditional cultural mechanisms (which are restorative and promote reconciliation),” Rugunda stated.
A majority of teenagers who commit minor crimes will no longer be arrested or sent to jail, but will be dealt with through alternative means, if a revolutionary bill approved this week by the government receives Knesset approval. The bill is meant to introduce into Israeli law the principle of "healing justice" - mending the damage to the victim and community, and obligate the offender to take responsibility for his actions and undergo rehabilitation.
The Government will use community service to restore law and order in northern Uganda, internal affairs minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said yesterday.
Efforts to help and compensate victims of violent crime in Vermont got a financial boost of $1.2 million last week, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The money, collected through fines, special assessments and forfeitures by the Burlington-based U.S. Attorney's Office, will go to the Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services in Waterbury.
In addition, UNICEF has been working with the Niger Human Rights Association to train police, border guards and customs agents on identification of trafficking rings, case investigation and victim assistance.
Mediation sessions for ongoing quarrels among neighbors and police-arranged meetings between victims and perpetrators are part of services Gainesville Police want to offer at a new complex proposed by GPD. "We think we're taking community policing to the next level," Police Chief Norman Botsford said recently.
New York shows sensitivity for victims and toughness toward perpetrators in its new law criminalizing human trafficking. For the women and girls, manipulated into servitude or sex slavery, often as the cost for passage to the United States, their victimizers usually are the only protectors they know. Often, victims know little to nothing of the culture, the language, their rights. Often, they are destitute.
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