Found via BoingBoing: David Nickel reports that fellow Canadian SF writer Dr. Peter Watts, who was arrested and beaten at the Canadian border by US border guards on his way back into Canada, has received a suspended six-month sentence, a fine, and a lecture on respecting the police, but no actual jail time.
It is good that Watts will not go to jail. Unfortunately this still leaves him a convicted felon in the eyes of the law. I would hope that he could appeal the conviction and get it overturned. But either way, it is good to know that his ordeal is over.