Crown counsel must not inject political commentary into their final arguments at a criminal trial. It is improper for the prosecution to refer to government policies, social movements, or the perceived prevalence of certain crimes in the community during closing submissions.
The sole focus of a criminal trial is whether the prosecution has tendered sufficient admissible evidence to prove the specific allegation against the accused beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision-making process must remain focused on the admissible evidence and the governing law.
If Crown counsel makes reference to current political trends in the justice system to add force to their closing submissions they may compromise the fairness of the trial and a mistrial may follow.