Confederate Flag: Association to American History or Active Support for Racism?
During the trial, all three were found guilty of assault. Crown prosecutor Robert Richardson was able to get section 718.2 of the criminal code applied to David White's sentencing. This would allow the court to consider racial prejudice or bias as an aggravation to the assault. Although, I might agree to label it a hate crime should be reserved for more heinous acts and displays of racism, White should receive a heavier sentence for his racist outburst towards a stranger on the street.
Judge delays sentencing on YouTube case
Dec 17th, 2010 - Comox Valley Echo
Dec 16th, 2010 - Comox Valley Record