Sponsors: CIty of Williams Lake
Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership | Referred to UBCM Executive
WHEREAS Williams Lake experiences a high number of prolific offenders that are responsible for the majority of crime and for the high rates of crime in our community;
AND WHEREAS the criminal justice system does not allow judges to consider previous convictions in making judgments for an individual charge which results in multiple incidents of crime perpetrated by the same offender being treated as separate cases:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Federal and Provincial Ministers of Justice to make changes to allow consideration of the prolific nature of offenders during prosecution.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting changes to the court system to allow consideration of the prolific nature of offenders during prosecution.