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Those who riot should learn the hard way that it’s not a free game. That their violence and lawlessness isn’t a freebie — they have to pay for it. -- Rex Murphy, National Post.This sums it up, doesn't it. Present day rabble-rioters know they run no risk of being shot by police, little risk of even being whacked with a stick, and even less risk of being charged with anything. And, if they do get charged with something, they know it will be a slap on the wrist.
How about charging those caught participating in a riot with theft based on the amount of the clean-up bill. If there are five people caught among all the participants and $5,000,000 in damages, the five caught perps would be liable for $1,000,000 each.
Either pay up, or go to jail for whatever a million dollar theft is worth these days.
And that's the way the law-abiding Ball bounces.