The Canadian Press

2016-05-25 | Murder Race Assessment

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A judge has postponed a Halifax murderer's sentencing pending an assessment of how his African-Nova Scotian background might have played a role in the crime. Kale Leonard Gabriel's defence team is preparing a so-called cultural assessment. Social worker Robert Wright wrote a cultural assessment for another case. He says he hopes these reports become more common. (In 2003, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that judges could consider systemic racism when sentencing young black offenders convicted of less serious crimes.)

Date: 2016-05-25
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << black and Aboriginal people have had a systemically impoverished and discriminated experience and as we see their particular path in the crime and violence we can better understand how they got there if we understand that history >>


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