This NP front page piece today on Camille Cacnio's "apology" quotes UBC sociology professor Christopher Schneider saying about Cacnio's online outers and related backlash: “vigilante justice in cyberspace…. It is a very dangerous path we’re taking. It is quite unsettling. ..."
Does anyone seriously think that Prof. Schneider's hypothetical "dangerous path" is in any way equivalent to the path that actually led a real mob of privileged, pampered, narcissistic middle class rioters to cause millions of dollars of destruction to the Vancouver city centre and injure scores of people? Please!
Arguably, it's soft-headed "thinking" like the professor's that has influenced parenting, schooling and the justice system to the point where those rioters thought they could get away with mayhem and suffer no serious consequences. I suspect they (the rioters) are not far wrong.