Global News has reported that a 17-year old has turned himself into the Burnaby RCMP after a family member recognized his photographed involvement in Wednesday night’s riot in Vancouver.
We’re glad to hear that folks are doing the sensible thing, recognizing the futility of evading accountability, and turning themselves in. While the police will eventually track people down and knock on doors, we’d much prefer that taxpayer resources be focused on better things that driving around town nabbing juvenile delinquents.
The Global article brings up a good point: minors cannot be identified as having been charged with a criminal offence. While we at DoubleHearsay will keep searching for dirt on individuals charged with riot-related offences, we certainly won’t be outing any minors charged with such offence or condoning others doing the same.