Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Nanaimo Hells Angel evades justice
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that “Criminal charges against a high-ranking member of the Nanaimo Hells Angels have been stayed by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who ruled his Charter rights were violated because the case was taking too long to get to trial.” Here we have it, another BC Judge sitting on the wrong side of the Bench.
Robert Johnston makes the BC Judges Hall of Shame. It’s not that I don’t support the Charter of rights pledge to a fair and speedy trail because I do. It’s just sickening to see more serious charges against a high ranking member of the Hells Angels dropped. It looks bad, it smells bad and it is bad. For everyone.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Fred Widdifield and three others linked to the notorious biker gang were charged in November 2010 with extortion, after they allegedly pressured a man for $250,000 in cash and property to settle a 1994 debt.” Yet “The trial against the other three is set to begin this fall.” So the same delay results ion the trial proceeding for the three coacused just not for Fred Widdifield the high ranking member of the Nanaimo Hells Angels. Another judge that should be hanged.
It says the charges were stayed not dropped which implies the Crown can recharge when more evidence presents itself like with Dale Habib’s murder trial. That is if they don't appeal. CBC is reporting they were extortion and theft charges.