Did Quebec really need to introduce a new law to fight the rioters? Or was it just busy-work to distract from their lack of courage in enforcing existing laws?
Free speech isn’t a crime. Neither are protests. Neither are student “strikes” — what the rest of us would call playing hookey.
But planning and organizing crimes is a crime — and it makes the organizers a criminal organization.
We use this law to go after the mob. Why shouldn’t we use it to go after these new mobs?
How many smashed windows and torched cars are necessary before we say that these aren’t just young students anymore, these are young criminals?
Can the mafia get away with this now if they just put on a Che Guevara T-shirt and say they’re doing crimes in the name of social justice?