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Justice Canadian Style

September 28, 2011 @ 23:04

Bill Carrol said it best this afternoon during his segment with John Tory on Newstalk 1010. When talking about the laughable sentence handed down by Judge Andrea Tuck-Jackson to a G-20 thug today, Carrol said it wasn't a sentence; it was more like he was grounded.

A mild little slap on the wrist to a low life that covered his face, considered himself a member of the cowardly Black Bloc and then threw rocks threw windows in downtown Toronto during the G-20 Summit.

What is the matter with this country? House arrest for 12 months and 24 months probation? That's all this domestic terrorist gets for wearing a mask and then causing thousands of dollars of property damage?

The Judge got fished in, hook line and sinker.

The creeps name is Robin Henry and to read the court transcripts today makes you want to puke.

Part of his defense was a four page essay that showed remorse for what he did and the Judge obviously got sucked in.

"It was in a mob mentality and behaved like a thug," Henry wrote in the letter. "I acted in a way that cuts across what I believe is right and correct."

Bullshit. Easy to say when you're standing in court, before a Judge while wringing your hands like a pathetic little wimp.

Amazing that such a big shot coward, who joined the lowest of low by covering his face during the commission of crime just a year ago, could all of a sudden become a remorseful upstanding citizen.

But that's the way the game is played in Canada and our courts seem to gobble it up.

Henry said he decided to visit his father in Botswana and volunteered at an orphanage for a few weeks in June. He received permission from the court to leave the country.

"It changed my view of the world."

Boo fuckin' hoo. A likely story, but what would you expect from a masked malcontent, he's willing to stoop to anything.

And how about this gem from his lawyer? He asked that as part of the sentence his client should continue to work for AIDS orphans in Africa.

Again, quite the turn-around for a gang member who looked like he was having a grand old time back in June of 2010 when all those horrible world leaders were in town.

The prosecution had sought a jail term of nine to 12 months and that's exactly what this asshole should have gotten.

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25 Responses to "Justice Canadian Style"

Rick C in Oakville
September 29, 2011 / 06:46

Canadian justice, tough on motorists, soft on terrorists.

September 29, 2011 / 10:14

You can read the whole pathetic statement in the Star today. It made me ill.

It makes me wonder why anyone should bother abiding by the law, when our judges make it so easy to be criminals.

Il Duce
September 29, 2011 / 11:18

This is something Toronto Mike would condone and then blame Mayor Ford.

Wile E
September 29, 2011 / 11:42

House arrest is no bargain although he'll hound his probation officer for time outside.
But the impression is he gets off easy. Thus the deterent isn't there.
Comes down to remorse...for the deed---NO--for getting caught.

September 29, 2011 / 11:43

Awesome rant, Fred. Something tells me the online Humble & Fred is going to be GOOD.

El Torpedo
September 29, 2011 / 19:13

I love the d-bag defense lawyer's comment, "If Prime Minister Harper’s omnibus, vicious, American-style crime bill goes through, the tools that (the judge) used today to deliver justice to my client and to protect the community — those tools are going to be gone,' Harnett said.
Like that would be a bad thing - maybe if that bill (which enforces minimum sentences for indictable offenses like this one) had been in place before the G20, this twerp would have thought twice about going down there and joining his Black Bloc POS pals.

September 29, 2011 / 21:49

Don't get your panties in a bunch Freddie, thanks to your buddy Harper we'll soon have more prisoners than we'll know what to do with! Yay!! Gosh, America sets such a good example for us.

Bob B
September 29, 2011 / 23:10

@Mikey, the first time you or somebody you love gets assaulted or worse, by some a*hole who should be doing time instead of walking the streets you will re-think what stupid thing you said in your blog

formerly jim
September 29, 2011 / 23:44

Aww Fred, he let an orphan sit on his lap! HIS LAP! That's got to be worth something.

September 30, 2011 / 00:20

@Bob B - If you love plate glass windows so much, why don't you marry them.

What does assault have to do with throwing people in jail for marijuana possession?

September 30, 2011 / 08:58

Mikey-make sense?
Assault -weed...what are you saying?

September 30, 2011 / 09:00

Mikey-make sense?
Assault -weed...what are you saying?

September 30, 2011 / 09:08

If you think anything's going to change,you are as smart as that plate glass window.The other alternative,move to another country.

Pauly Walnuts
September 30, 2011 / 11:22

Mikey, seriously, can you ever say anything that has a glimmer of sense?

You're so accomodating to the bastard throwing the rock through a window, because it WASN'T YOUR WINDOW!

I hope to God those jails are bursting at the seams. If you end up in there, than that's your friggin problem. People who do not engage in crime, do not go to jail. Don't give me this crap that society forces people into crime. You're belittling people that have come from nothing and have made something of themselves.

September 30, 2011 / 11:49

Hell, I'd vote for public stoning's. To think it only took 15 months to give this guy a hand job. Fred's right on this one.

September 30, 2011 / 12:32

It's like murdering your parents then throwing at yourself at the mercy of the courts because you're an orphan.

September 30, 2011 / 13:15

You're right Pauly, if it was my window I'd want the bastard to rot in jail for a long time! I mean I'm already paying for a new window, why don't I pay to feed him too?

Conservative views on crime are so backwards it's insane. This is just like the government trying to close the safe injection site in Vancouver....for no reason! Just to appease their low-iq base (many of which can be found in the above comments). At least the Supreme Court was able to stop them there....9-0.

September 30, 2011 / 15:45

Conservative Gov't has ordered cases of soap bars for their jammed prisons.

El Torpedo
September 30, 2011 / 16:16

Mikey, what is this spin of yours, trying to reduce this to a simple broken window? You're conveniently overlooking the fact that these losers combined to cause millions of dollars in damage, just as the punks in Vancouver did. It's all well and good that this poor, niave misguided youngster of 22 years has finally learned the difference between right and wrong, but maybe if mandatory minimum sentences were in place at the time, he would have stayed home that day instead of packing his bandana. You'll say it's not a deterrent, I say it sure seemed like he was shitting his pants right up to the point where the judge let him off with a pat on the head and a peck on the cheek.

September 30, 2011 / 19:17

What spin? I wish for once Conservatives would base policy decisions on facts, not ideology. Please show me a study that says mandatory sentences reduce crime and save money. Because if I see facts, my opinions change...I wish our government operated the same way.

El Torpedo
September 30, 2011 / 22:18

I'm sure you wish all cities could boast about their own East Hastings, if only. Maybe one day all cities can have their own safe injection programs to keep this sub-culture thriving. You have no idea how happy I am that the courts ruled in favour of keeping Vancouver's injection sites open. Hopefully the useless junkies will continue to infest Vancouver.

September 30, 2011 / 22:34

Aguklark is sending body bags to BC

September 30, 2011 / 22:40

Throughout his time in prison, Olson maintained an active criminal lifestyle, including possessing drugs and illegally reselling postage stamps. He was never far from the media spotlight.

September 30, 2011 / 23:49

What's really funny is that if they had a place like that for alcoholics, there would be fewer drunk driving deaths.

October 1, 2011 / 06:28

Handing out stiffer sentences has nothing to do with deterrence in the least. It's about getting criminals off the streets, thereby preventing them from creating more victims.
I'm all for rehabilitation. If someone can receive the help they need to live a clean, honest life that is great! The unfortunate fact is that there are people out there who don't give a good goddamn about being rehabilitated and are more than willing to play the system to the hilt to get as little punishment for their actions as possible.
The reject in question is the perfect example.

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