Not all lawyers are clueless. Charles Lugosi of Victoria, B.C. has an opinion published in The Globe and Mail which invests a calming breath of reason in the ongoing emotional outrage that has characterized the response to the verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley.
Mr. Lugosi relates a case in which he defended an “Indigenous” man who was tried for second-degree murder involving the death of a white man. The jury was apparently white. The accused was acquitted. There were no protests or riots nor charges of racism.
Rightly, Mr. Lugosi condemns the special interest and political interference that has permeated the response to the verdict in the Stanley trial. He defends the jury system, respects and appreciates the task performed by the jurists and the solemn instruction to juries by judges.
Thank you Mr. Lugosi.