Man sentenced in connection with racist video rant in Abbotsford

Nov 2 2017, 1:47 am

A man who was caught hurling racial slurs at another man in Abbotsford in late October of last year has been sentenced to a two-month conditional sentence and one year of probation.

On October 21, 2016, the racist rant by Karry Corbett was captured on a cell phone camera by the South Asian man he was yelling at.

“You f*cking Paki, go back to f*cking India,” said Corbett in the video. “F*cking Hindu… White power motherf*cker.”

Corbett was sentenced in Abbotsford in BC Supreme Court this week.

In handing down the descision, Judge K. D. Skilnick noted that the video received “considerable publicity.”

Skilnick also disagreed with the notion it was not the accused’s decision “to publicize his racially-offensive outburst so prominently,” and the counsel suggestion that the subsequent publicity that the remarks have received should not be held against Corbett.

“We live in an age where almost everyone has a cell phone and almost every cell phone has the capacity to video-record conduct,” said Skilnick.

“In addition to the moral responsibility for all of us to treat our fellow citizens with respect, the ubiquitous nature of video-recording is an additional reason for people to conduct themselves properly and lawfully in public.”

Now, more than ever, the judge added, “the rest of the world is watching what we all do.”

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