Thursday, August 17, 2017

West Vancouver woman wins settlement after her assets were seized despite being acquitted



CBC is reporting that "A West Vancouver woman who was charged and subsequently acquitted of human trafficking, and then went on to sue the RCMP, has reached a settlement and received an apology." In 2015 CBC reported that "Mumtaz Ladha, a West Vancouver woman who made international headlines when she was charged and subsequently acquitted of human trafficking, has launched a lawsuit against the police and the province for seizing her assets."

This woman was charged with a crime then acquitted but the police seized her multi-million dollar West Vancouver home anyways after she was acquitted. This ties in directly with my post about how the BC Gang Task Force has become compromised just like the EPS. They are no longer concerned with stopping drug trafficking. They are only concerned with seizing the proceeds of crime just like in Freeway Ricky's documentary.

2 comments:

  1. No no, the policeman is your friend.....that's pretty low down, to try and steal her house anyway after she was acquitted. "Bad faith" much?

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  2. seizing people's property is a way of raising government assets and it keeps some people in line. In the U.S.A. this is used to keep people of colour poor. its like organized theft by police and government. In one area which is heavily populated by African Americans the average take by the police in the area was $192.00. its like those towns around St. Louis where the cops use traffic fines to finance their police forces. Proceeds of crime laws ought to be only used once the person has been convicted and sentenced. Its a good think this woman went the distance. it sent a message to the police. However, I do not the woman is a person of colour and that makes her more of a target. Don't see this happening to many white people, even if they are convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to some time in jail.

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