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February 13, 2010

Our judges it seems are too soft on adult crimes

 

An Ontario man has been sentenced to two years less a day in jail Friday for attacking a group of Asian anglers and their friends in 2007. Justice Alfred Stong also sentenced Trevor Middleton, 23, to three years’ probation after he has served his sentence, and 240 hours of community service helping seniors and people with mental disabilities. Middleton will also be required to attend a cultural awareness course, and he’s been banned from driving for 10 years. A jury found Middleton guilty in December of four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The charges relate to an attack on Shayne Berwick and six of his friends — two of Asian descent — in Georgina Township, northeast of Newmarket, about 50 kilometres north of Toronto. The group was fishing near Mossington Park Bridge off Lake Simcoe early in the morning on Sept. 16, 2007, when Middleton and some of his friends arrived. Middleton’s group pushed two of Berwick’s friends off the dock and into the lake, the court heard. A scuffle ensued between members of the two groups, and one of Middleton’s friends was badly beaten. Berwick and his friends then got into a car and fled. But Middleton chased them down a road with his pickup truck, ramming into the car repeatedly until it crashed into a tree, court heard. Berwick was severely injured in the crash and suffered brain damage. Despite finding that race played a role in the attack, the judge didn’t use hate crime provisions of the criminal code when he handed down his sentence. That prompted members of Berwick’s family to question outside the court whether the law acts as a deterrent. Berwick’s family is urging the Crown to appeal the sentence, arguing that it isn’t long enough.

Our criminal justice system obviously needs a big overhaul. Legal ethics appear to have trumped basic morality and common sense. “A jury found Middleton guilty in December of four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.”  “Berwick and his friends then got into a car and fled. But Middleton chased them down a road with his pickup truck, ramming into the car repeatedly until it crashed into a tree, court heard. Berwick was severely injured in the crash and suffered brain damage.”  And this bonehead, Middleton, only get 2 years less a day?  Ridiculous. Should be a lot more. 2 years less a day? Attempted murder + crippling a man for life =2 years less a day + 240 hours community service + 1 community aware course + no driver’s license for 10 years = a sick joke of a justice system in Ontario When a guilty man like Middleton, a poster child for Klan recruitment, got into his pickup truck to run down his fleeing victims, that should have signaled to the judge there should be serious consequences for attempted murder. I guess the “tough on crime” justice system only works against blacks, not whites. Factoring in any credit for time served this guy at most will do 16 months. No wonder crime rates are up. Idiot thugs will never respect the law, so the only way to control them is to make them fear it. Until then, expect more of the same.  We need to start electing judges. It is obvious that race played a roll in this vicious assault. It seems that judges are afraid to throw the book at criminals in this country. Either that or they just don’t care. Berwick’s family is urging the Crown to appeal the sentence, arguing that it isn’t long enough.  By at least a factor of 12.  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/02/12/toronto-asian-angler-attack.html
 
Not only are so many of our civil and public servants bad examples, even alcoholics now too, but the Governments, Police are too soft on alcoholics too. The Police should Maintain efforts on drunk driving,   paying close attention to detect and charge drunk drivers,  all year and not just during the holidays.  While there is no way of knowing exactly the real number of drunk drivers on the road every day — police can’t be catching them  at all times, if they are certainly not trying too but instead are wrongfully spending their time and energy on revenue generating speeding tickets. Yes impaired driving is everyone’s business and  all citizens who see erratic, unsafe and suspected impaired driving need to call police on the 911 line. Police can’t be everywhere at all times, but they should respond  fast and effectively when alerted. And simply lower the allowed blood alcohol limit to the chosen point at which drivers are deemed no longer any danger and showing no tolerance for drunk drivers   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/alcoholic/
 
Police say a biology professor at a southern U.S. university has been charged with murder for allegedly killing three fellow professors Friday. Authorities say three others were wounded when Amy Bishop opened fire in a science building on the University of Alabama at Huntsville campus during a faculty meeting.  Bishop could face the death penalty, if convicted.  A university spokesman says police are also questioning a second person in custody in connection with the shooting. The local newspaper, The Huntsville Times, reported the second person was Bishop’s husband.  The school closed the campus after the shooting.  A message posted on the university’s Web site said no students were involved in the incident.  A local television station reported the shooting occurred after Bishop learned during the meeting that she would not be granted tenure, which would have ensured her future employment as a professor.
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Biology-Professor-Charged-in-Alabama-Campus-Shooting-84300282.html
 
Clearly not even an university Education alone  does not stay Criminals, and our jails are full of educated criminals, even in Maximum security, and it includes doctors, nurses too now.
 
Now in the space of 1 month  I now have seen 5 persons die in a Hospital, convalescent  home too , and that was what they had looked like after their death.. Michael Ignatieff.  M.P  Leader of the Opposition Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada clearly should give more attention on dealing with elderly abuses over grandstanding with abortion..  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/federal-bucks-discrimnatory-support-for-seniors/
  

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