Reasonable Doubt: No changes required to charge approval process in B.C.

An article titled “Why 1000 charged in U.K. riots and 0 charged in Vancouver” appeared in a Toronto newspaper, the Star, on August 17. Many people here in B.C. were wondering the same thing. Was the U.K. system better at addressing crime? Were the police in B.C. simply slow or just not doing their jobs? Were Crown prosecutors thwarting the police’s efforts at trying to get the bad guys? Is B.C. simply so lax in how it deals with criminals that this was just another example of how the criminals rule the streets in this province?