Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Canadian approach to Immigration

In a joint press conference Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked by a reporter if he felt President Donald Trumps' policy on immigration had merit on national security grounds. Justin Trudeau responded by saying:

"The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they chose to govern themselves. My role and our responsibility is to continue to govern in such a way that reflects Canada's approach and be a positive example in the world."

Well said. There is a difference between the Canadian Mosaic and the American melting pot. There is also a colossal difference between the American and Canadian approach to immigration right now. I support the Canadian approach. Channel 4 News pointed out the differences between these approaches in the joint press conference.

Without opening a huge can of worms in the polarized Trump conflict, I will simply state that he was fairly elected and I support the democratic process. I don't agree with his policy on immigration because they aren't just targeting criminals and drug lords they are going after everyone including women and children. That's not the type of society I personally want to live in.

Having said that we in Canada are going to have to amend our policy to deal with the flood of new immigrants by issuing temporary work permits. We could set up refugee camps in rural areas and give them all temporary work visas to work in the construction industry to build them all homes to live in. We can make this work. Giving boatloads of refugees free medical and free welfare will indeed bankrupt our great nation. Giving new immigrants temporary work visas will be a win win situation for everyone. Our economy will thrive.

In a separate post I will once again discuss the polarized extremes that we see emerging between the left and the right. In my opinion the extreme left is no better and ultimately no different than the extreme right. Both extremes end up in the same place. With regards to the differences between the current Canadian and American policies on immigration I will simply say you take the low road, we'll take the high road and we'll be in the Promised Land before ye. Peace.

Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey

Top DHS checkpoint refusals

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Creep Catchers on W5 - Update

Creep Catchers are on W5 tonight at 7:00 PM. The Vice dot com reported that several stings have painted the vigilante pedophile hunters as bullies after targeting people with disabilities. CTV's W5 are asking if online pedophile hunters are 'catching' the innocent?

As I said before I think the idea behind the group is good. However, the president of the Surrey chapter is a convicted drug dealer. They've got to do criminal record checks if they want any credibility. The predatory drug dealers in Whalley are no better than the child molesters they pretend to confront. One is no better than the other. They are both bad.

After seeing a couple of stings in Surrey it just looked like a bunch of predatory drug dealers from the Surrey strip continuing their bullying into other areas on camera pretending to be heros when really they are just the same themselves. The drug dealers that sell drugs on the Whalley strip brutalize addicts and sex trade workers alike. They give the sex trade workers free drugs then take all of their money when they get a trick and demand free service from them beside the tree they dumped Janice Shore's body after sexually assaulting her and caving her head in with blunt force trauma for a drug debt. These creeps are the ultimate low lifes known to man. Them running around trying to be heros on the big screen is the epitome of hypocrisy.

CTV reported that the Surrey Creep Catchers crossed 'many lines' targeting man with disabilities. They guy they claimed was luring young girls was in a scooter. Catching people who are luring children into sex is a good thing but we have to look at who is really luring who.

CTV's W5 is reporting that "a W5 investigation of the largest vigilante network, the Creep Catchers, has found their cameras often don’t tell the whole story. Cases with truly horrifying chats have been lumped in with chats that show no evidence of any sexual intent. And the nationwide network’s enormous online audience isn’t told the difference." Some advocates think they may be motivated less by a pursuit of justice as a pursuit of fame and social media reach, which can lead to money. Not all chapters of Creep Catchers are drug dealers. The Surrey chapter is. That needs to be addressed. God damn the pusher man.

Update: Wow. I saw a clip from the W5 episode. The Edmonton chapter president went to a troubled young woman's house and posted a video of him shaming her at her house and she ended up committing suicide. That was horrific. He lured her. The fact that they reposted the video in their top ten catches shows that they are messed up.

W5 reviewed a chat log in another case and found no sexual content. The young man said he was offering help to a teenager who said he was growing up gay in rural Alberta. The chat logs show the pair is meeting “just as friends.” If you have money to burn, donate it somewhere else.

In Calgary Dawson Raymond defamed and targeted a 23 year old man who met an 18 year old girl. The Creep Catchers are just like the drug dealers outside the Front Room on the Whalley strip. If you don't help them give someone the boots, they will give you the boots. They targeted a woman in Red Deer Alberta simply because she spoke out against them.

The Creep Catchers need to be charged in the death of Katelynn McKnight.

Tim Shields from the RCMP is a bad man

Another out of court settlement for another RCMP sexual harassment lawsuit that has resulted in yet another gag order sweeping the RCMP's prolific sexual harassment under the carpet again.

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged a former spokesman for the RCMP sexually harassed a colleague. A former civilian employee filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging in court documents that Tim Shields physically and verbally harassed and assaulted her, and that the RCMP did not provide her with a safe work environment. The documents allege that Shields tried to undress the woman, exposed himself to her and sent text messages saying he wanted a sexual relationship."

CBC is reporting that Shields is still facing a criminal charge of sexual assault for misconduct that is alleged to have happened in 2009 and 2010. At that time he was the officer in charge of strategic communications at 'E' Division headquarters in B.C. The trial, set for the end of May, is scheduled to last three weeks."

Tim Shields wasn't as bad as Jim Brown but he was definitely one of the "Friends of Craig Callen" that was consistently being promoted while involved in sexual harassment. That is their MO. That is why they have a class action lawsuit against the RCMP. For letting the Friends of Craig Callen rise and thrive disgracing the uniform they are paid with tax dollars to represent.

CBC also reported that "While he was spokesman he apologized on behalf of the police force for inaccurate information that was given out after the Taser death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport." Lying for the old boys club. That's how he rose in the ranks. Pierre Lemaitre couldn't handle the hypocrisy and ended up committing suicide. Lest we forget.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shane Maloney pleads guilty in Hells Angels drug ring

OK so it's all over the news. A BC criminal from Burnaby named Shane Maloney has plead guilty in that huge Hells Angels drug ring out of Montreal tied to Larry Amero and Rabih Alkhalil. Larry Amero as we know was a member of the Whiterock Hells Angels when he was shot in Kelowna for publically endorsing the Bacon Brothers on behalf of the Hells Angels and the cub pack. After getting shot and taking one for the team in Kelowna, the Hells Angels mysteriously put him in charge of two gigantic drug rings out of Montreal. So they say.

Larry is from here so he's multicultural. He's good for coercing minorities like Randy Naicker who was also shot dead in Vancouver. However, Larry certainly isn't the brains of the operation like Randy Jones over here is. Obviously someone else higher up was in charge in Montreal and Larry is the fall guy for it. A little je me souvien for the canuck non?

Likewise I'm going to have to question the validity of Shane Maloney's ties to the West End gang in Montreal and just how big that organization is today. No doubt it was huge in the early 1900's up until the /70's and the /80's. Just how prevalent they are now is what I'm questioning. It makes for great drama but I'm not sure how reality based it really is.

As previously reported Shane is in a wheelchair that's why they call him wheels. He says he was injured in a motorcycle accident. One outlet claimed it was a snowmobile accident here in BC. Yet locals claim it was something else. I'd like to find out for sure because it sounds awfully fishy to me. But then again, I'm just a cynical old man. Jimmy Cournoyer was no kingpin either.

All I know is that he was hanging out with some dirty cops from Quebec down in Mexico.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Aging Rebel on Asset Forfeiture

A blog reader just sent me a link to this timely article on Asset Forfeiture from the Aging Rebel's blog. I have a lot of respect for the Aging Rebel. He's a smart man that is familiar with the US Courts. The subject of civl forfeiture has come up in Canada and for the most part we have been for it. It's all about reducing the proceeds of crime. The problem is who's the bigger criminal? The criminal or the government stealing from the criminal?

This dilemma was made very clear in Freeway Ricky's movie Crack in the System. In that documentary which is tied directly to the Gary Webb story, they interviewed a DEA agent who admitted after the CIA pulled the plug on the Oscar Blandón bust they were all on the take. The DEA agent admitted the new directive wasn't to get drugs off the streets, it was to seize as much drug money as they could to fund operations letting them keep finder fees for themselves.

The CIA ended up corrupting the whole lot of them. It's also reminiscent of the Documentary on New York Cop Corruption in the /80's called the Seven Five named after the 75th precinct that was dirty as f*ck. So the CIA are the ones bringing the drugs into the country and every other agency under the sun wants a piece of the pie. Now Donald Trump wants in too.

Seemingly in the States they can seize assets without a criminal conviction. Now that's criminal.

The Fentanyl Fraud Exposed

A local activist sent me this link to a Youtube video they made exposing how the Fentanyl Fraud is tied to campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical companies. He consistently raises valid points. I will add that adolescents shouldn't smoke pot and agree arresting more people for pot than for violent crime is insane. CBD is good, THC is not.

However, the point of the video is the fact that the pharmaceutical companies are literally making a killing off of the Fentanyl Fraud which is tied to advocates like Larry Campbell and Health Canada. This is why the Christy Clark government is spending massive amounts of tax dollars on harm promotion instead of treatment. The real criminals here are wearing suits and ties.

The Youtube video on the Fentanyl Fraud also names the BCIMC who as we know, defrauded the English Family out of their livelihood and a resort property worth millions of dollars near Tofino.

Citizens United Against the BCIMC

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Justin Trudeau kills the Charter of Rights yet again

Justin Trudeau just pulled a Stephen Harper again. Big surprise. The cross border policing insanity has returned to the table under the disguise of the dark master. CBC is reporting that U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil under a bill proposed by the Liberal government.

So tell me has Justin Beiber agreed to give US Agents diplomatic immunity while on Canadian soil as well? That was their concern before. Since Canadian officers can actually get charged with murder in Canada if they do in fact commit murder, US Police didn't want to be bound by Canadian law while armed in Canada. They wanted diplomatic immunity. I kid you not. That is insanity at best. You never arm a foreign police force to patrol your country then give them diplomatic immunity to break the law they are supposed to enforce. This reveals the true character of Justin Trudeau behind all the smoke and mirrors.

CBC is reporting that Legal experts say Bill C-23, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, and likely to pass in the current sitting of Parliament, could also erode the standing of Canadian permanent residents by threatening their automatic right to enter Canada. The bill would enshrine in law a reciprocal agreement for customs and immigration pre-clearance signed by the governments of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama in 2015. Both houses of Congress passed the U.S. version of the bill in December.

"A Canadian going to the U.S. through a pre-clearance area [on Canadian soil] can say: 'I don't like the way [an interview is] going and I've chosen not to visit your country.' And they can just turn around and walk out. Under the new proposed bill, they wouldn't be able to walk out. They can be held and forced to answer questions."

CBC is also reporting that one of those question is about your religious affiliation.

These politicians are the real enemies of the constitution. They have broken their oath to defend it. God help us. No one else will. Vote number 666 has returned to the table. This is how liberty dies. Watch Press for Truth Video: The Trudeau Deception

Kevin LeClair's murder trial

Kim Bolan reported on some interesting testimony that came out in Kevin LeClair's murder trial. Kevin was a Bacon brother associate gunned down in a Langley strip mall back in 2009. It was two years after the Surrey Six murder where Jamie Bacon and his brothers took over the leadership of the Red Scorpions on behalf of the Hells Angels.

The witness testified that he saw a man pull a machine gun out of a gym bag and light up the truck Kevin was in. The witness also said they saw a second man with a handgun who unsuccessfully tried to tried to open the driver's door before the co accused lit it up with a machinegun. Prosecutor David Jardine said in his opening submissions that former United Nations gang members would later testify that Vallee and Jesse Adkins were the two shooters that day. Adkins vanished in 2009 and is now believed to be dead. I'm assuming Cory Vallee was the one with the handgun while the bigger guy had the automatic weapon.

This one is sad. Kevin seemed like a nice guy. That forces us to ask what he was doing with Jamie Bacon and the rest of the swine flu because they were complete scumbags. If Kevin was such a nice guy, why was he friends with such a piece of garbage like Jamie Bacon? Perhaps after the Surrey Six murder, Kevin began to wake up and smell the coffee.

Previously Kim Bolan reported that Kevin LeClair was cooperating with the police regarding to the Surrey Six murder. That means he had a brain and a heart. It's just a shame they hit Kevin and missed Jamie. The police told a witness that Jamie Bacon ordered Kevin's murder for cooperating with the police. It appears that the police lied to the witness to try and get information from them.

Letting the Hells Angels obtain a monopoly on the local drug trade has not solved anything.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Stingray antennas being used in Surrey and Vancouver

Bloody hell, they just installed a camera and a stingray antenna right outside my house. Really?! There's nothing to see here guys. This is the same antenna they have at the Vancouver Courthouse in the DTES to intercept cell phone communications. Do you have a warrant for that officer? May I see a copy of the warrant? This is a side view of the antenna beside the camera:

Update: So all over Surrey you are now seeing cameras and sensors. They're not red light cameras that take a picture of your license plate if you run a red light, they are video cameras for monitoring just like at the mall. Everywhere you go you see sensor, camera - sensor, camera:

Outside my house you see sensor, camera and a stingray antenna:

With all the shootings in Surrey the cameras are likely a good idea. Cell phone monitoring isn't.

Wired dot com reported that a security researcher created a cell phone base station that tricks cellphones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear. The picture above is of the directional antenna he used to reroute calls over his server to monitor them. When I was in Vancouver for the Nuttall case I called a reporter on my cell to give them my number. My cellphone was being rerouted through a different server when I called them. That is another way to monitor cellphone communications.

RCMP can spy on your cellphone, court records reveal

"The RCMP can secretly target and intercept Canadians' mobile phones, and they've used these covert surveillance techniques in a variety of major crime investigations across the country, court documents show."

Vancouver police admit using StingRay cellphone surveillance

Edmonton Police Admit to using Cellphone Surveillance then deny it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

David Revell's deportation hearing

Here's an interesting chain of events. I am told that David Revell, who was convicted of cocaine trafficking in Kelowna tied to the Hells Angels is now facing a deportation hearing because he is originally from the UK. I'm told he was due to be in court yesterday but I was unable to attend.

He is an associate of David Giles and was convicted of cocaine trafficking. In fact police wiretaps heard Giles claim Revell made him $30,000 in several months. The Crown couldn't prove it was through criminal activity although the Defense couldn't show what legitimate business it was from. Richard Rempel, another Hells Angels associate was David Revell's coacused.

In 2012 David Revell was charged with domestic assault but here's the twist. In 2005 David Revell and a whole whack of co accused appealed a court decision and failed. The interesting part is take a look at all the high profile names in the list of co accused appealing the same court decision. They're all Hells Angels and associates. Of course we see David Giles and Richard Rempel, but take a look at some of the other names:

Randy Potts, John Punko, Ron, Lising WTF? It even has Jonathon Bryce in that list. It's got CJ Barroby the Hells Angels associate who was given house arrest by Peter Leask for trafficking cocaine for the Hells Angels and now providers strippers to Shakerz / Tbarz. It even has Ryan the Surrey Hells Angels crystal meth cook that cooked meth for John Punko. That is certainly an interesting list of suspects so it is. What on earth were all they doing in Kelowna?

This must have been related to the EPandora bust since it names Jason Brown as a Hells Angels associate who was later found with Red Scorpion gear after the Surrey Six take over of that gang on behalf of the Hells Angles.

I have no problem with immigrants being deported if they engage in legitimate criminal activity. Working without a visa does not constitute legitimate criminal activity in my mind neither does simple membership in the Hells Angels. Cocaine trafficking does and so does rape. I just have a problem with fake news because Operation Northwoods was real and I do believe a lot of sensationalized events are orchestrated. Most of these events just don't make sense.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Australian receives death sentence for killing Hells Angel in Thailand

The British Telegraph is reporting that "a 28-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for the murder of an Australian Hell’s Angel motorcycle gang member at a coastal resort town. A Thai court found Antonio Bagnato, a kickboxer, killed Australian underworld figure Wayne Schneider after kidnapping him from outside his luxury villa complex in Pattaya, south-east of Bangkok. He and Bagnato were former partners in a Sydney boxing gym and were reportedly under investigation in Australia over international drug deals. Bagnato had previously been the dead man’s bodyguard."

The Daily Record is reporting that it was a former member of the Hells Angels. "Wayne Schneider fell out with Hells Angels members in Australia and fled to Thailand only to be killed by drug dealer Antonio Bagnato." AFFA. Angels Forever Forever Angels or until we decide to put cap in your ass. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Wayne Schneider was the full patch Australian Hells Angel who oversaw a puppet club called DLASTHR which was founded by Hells Angels associate Raphael Joseph. They were involved with a multimillion dollar drug ring in Thailand. Raphael was also killed by someone he knew.

More treatment, less enabling needed in battle against B.C.’s drug problem

The Vancouver Province ran an excellent article by Gordon Clark entitled More treatment, less enabling needed in battle against B.C.’s drug problem. He states "having compassion for those in the grips of addiction doesn’t mean we should, as a society, normalize such self-destructive behaviour - with the damage rippling out to addicts’ family and friends - by pretending that a drug user is just another patient in need of medical care."

"Nor do I support ever-increasing expensive government-funded programs to enable people to self-harm by taking more drugs, especially without enough aggressive programs to help them get clean. If you want to spend tax dollars on addicts, I’d rather see it go toward detox and recovery programs instead of more needle exchanges, safe-injection sites, and new ways to keep addicts hooked, like recent proposals to give out free heroin."

Exactly. We need more reality and less enabling. "Enablers are people who help facilitate a person’s addictions by removing the natural consequences of addictive behaviors. Enablers are not necessarily direct supporters of addiction, but rather sustain a person’s addiction by eliminating incentives for change. "

More money for fentanyl Fraud

In contrast, the BC government is doing the exact opposite. Instead of providing funding for treatment to help addicts get get off drugs they are pouring tax dollars in to harm promotion under the guise of saving lives when in reality they are doing the exact opposite and are perpetuating the fentanyl fraud as a result. Calgary fentanyl numbers - harm promotion is not working.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Facing the Storm: Looking Beyond the Left and Right

There has been such a bizarre whirlwind of hate and intolerance and such a heartwarming response to it that I thought I'd make a few simple clarifications on a point of order so that we are all on the same page. Those who have a problem with that are free to turn the page and move on elsewhere. This is not a Hells Angels support group.

I most certainly do believe in free speech. If someone wants to spam the internet with their opinion about how wonderful the Hells Angels are, they are free to do so. Just not on my blog. This is the wrong place for that. The internet is full of Hells Angles support sites. This is not one of them. This is a small corner of cyberspace devoted to the alternate view.

This blog does not support Hillary Clinton. As far as I'm concerned she is a dirty criminal who has been deeply involved with arms dealing, money laundering and drug trafficking for a generation ever since Mena, Arkansas. Initially I had huge concerns with Donald Trump winning the nomination for the Republican Party. His beef with the CIA was a good thing. My concern was with his racism and intolerance. Time has already shown that those concerns are and were valid.

I am not going to approve comments that hate on Muslims, Jews, Catholics or anyone else. I do not support Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration. It is not because I have been brainwashed by the main stream media. It is simply because I disagree with it. I totally agree that the Americans are free to ban whoever they want from visiting their country. I will simply say that is not the type of society I want to live in and that is not the type of society the Constitution was framed to create. That's all there is to it.

I attended a candlelight vigil at a mosque in Vancouver where a Jewish Rabbi spoke in support of religious freedom and tolerance. I totally support that. There are extremists in every religion, trade union or political party under the sun. There is good and bad everywhere you go.

Donald Trump has completely lost my support. When he was beefing with the CIA I saw that as an opportunity for him to do something positive. Unfortunately he dropped the ball and steamrolled ahead right into their false flag agenda of hate and intolerance rationalizing the destruction of civil liberty and the US Constitution. Donald Trump is a prick and I don't mean that in a nice way. I set up a twitter account and started following him. Every post he keeps making over and over again is racist, arrogant and negative. I finally had to unsubscribe to that toxic waste because it was too much for me to stomach.

Initially I tried to rationalize Trump's election by stating not everyone that voted for him are racist. Evidently many are and I cannot support that. Some claim the executive order isn't racist but it is. Former Mayor Giuliani came right out and said Donald Trump came to him wanting a Muslim ban and asked him how they could do it legally so this is what they came up with. They picked seven countries that were predominately Muslim and went from there. Trailrunner says Muslims are the problem, its a cultural thing. He's going to have to post that perpetual hate somewhere else as is anyone else who wants to promote Trumps racism. This is not the place for that.

There are tons of neoNaazi whitesupremecists sites out there. This is not one of them. You guys are going to have to dance with your white sheets over your head somewhere else. All I can say is that I'll see you on the other side. Not the way Ozzy Osbourn meant but they way they meant in the song Some Nights except I know exactly what I stand for. I'll see you on the other side of the battle field because the freedom of religion is what wars are fought over and you are on the wrong side of that war. As the brother form Boston said, who on earth would want a union with a group of people who fought a war for the right to keep slaves? Not me.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Botched US Raid in Yemen killed civilians again

CBC is reporting that The U.S. military says it is investigating last weekend's raid by U.S. special operations forces in Yemen and that innocent civilians, including children, were apparently killed. So here we have US soldiers launching an attack in a foreign country and engage in a firefight with a group of "terrorists" that they themselves armed killing numerous civilians again.

Donald Trump is a raging lunatic that needs to spend some time with Dr. Phil. I do not support him. He had a wonderful opportunity to address some of the real problems surrounding the CIA's arms dealing and drug trafficking network. Instead he dropped the ball and ran the other direction launching a full scale assault on the US Constitution. That is shameful.

This attack had nothing to do with confronting terrorists. It was once again choosing sides in a civil war just like in Syria only this time it was defending Saudi interests. Buyer Beware.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Vancouver Rally against Islamophobia

We attended a candlelight vigil at a Mosque in Vancouver tonight in response to the outrageous act of hate and violence displayed at the Quebec shooting. The place was packed. They let people in and it filled up pretty quick with tons of people still outside in the snow.

You can see the mound of shoes outside from all the people that went in beside some of the flowers people brought from all different faiths. One lone wolf commits a senseless act of violence and thousands more come out in support in cities across the country.

There was a First Nations sister that played her drum outside and sang a traveling song for those who have passed on and are traveling to the other side. It was very nice.

The spiritual leader from the Mosque spoke about the golden rule and wanted to make sure the guests from other faiths were allowed to speak. He invited his friend who was a Jewish Rabbi to speak who blew a rams horn as a wake up call to arms in support of religious freedom.

So that candlelight vigil and the warning from the rams horn did indeed spark an awakening. The rally then moved to the Olympic Caldron which was relight in memory of those recently slain in Quebec. Vancouver speaks out against Islamophobia. This is my home. Today I am proud to be Canadian and proud to be from Vancouver. This is the kind of society I choose to live in. Peace.

The Toronto Star is reporting that a group of Toronto-based Jewish organizations is leading an interfaith effort to express support for Canada’s Muslim community on Friday. A local rabbi has galvanized synagogues and organized groups throughout the city to form “rings of peace” around mosques during Islamic mid-day prayer services.

Likewise, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that "Donald Trump may not be able to forge peace in the Middle East, but he is doing wonders for relations between Jews and Muslims in the United States. Many Jewish organizations have interpreted Trump's executive order banning entry by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries as a call to arms. Jewish delegations turned out in mass for a 10,000-strong demonstration Sunday night in New York."

Nicky Jam marries Angélica Cruz in Medellin, Vin Diesel is his Best Man

The Daily UK is reporting that Latin singer Nicky Jam weds Angélica Cruz in Colombia and Vin Diesel declares it 'the best wedding I've ever been to'. Nicky Jam is from Puerto Rico but lives in Columbia and made a recent appearance on the big screen with Vin Diesel. in the Return of Xander Cage. The Americanos - In My Foreign. Brothers in the hood. Nicky Jam que Bacano!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Little Italy bar in Toronto closed after gang rape

CBC is reporting that "College Street Bar will remain closed until May and the two men accused of forcibly confining and sexually assaulting a woman there are banned from the premises, the city says. Toronto police said a 24-year-old woman was allegedly held inside the bar from the evening of Dec. 14 until the early morning hours of Dec. 15 and sexually assaulted. The shocking case prompted one councillor to ask the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to revoke the bar's liquor license."

"Gavin MacMillan, who owns the bar, and Enzo De Jesus Carrasco, the bar's manager, are not permitted to be at or immediately next to the establishment, the city says. MacMillan, 41, is facing charges of forcible confinement, trafficking in schedule substance, failure to comply with recognizance, and four counts of gang sexual assault. Carrasco, 31, is facing charges of forcible confinement, trafficking in schedule substance, four counts of gang sexual assault, and three counts of sexual assault. Both men have been released on bail."

So it's the owner of the bar and an employee that have been charged. Now Toronto is reporting that both men have been charged with drug trafficking in addition to gang rape and forcible confinement.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Man Fatally Stabbed on Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

1130 News is reporting that "Vancouver Police say a 61-year-old man stabbed on the Stanley Park seawall last night died at the scene. A person of interest is in custody and police are trying to figure out if that person played a role in the man’s death. The VPD also says it’s too early in the investigation to know whether the killing was random or targeted." CBC is reporting that the body was found between 2nd and 3rd beach.

Sudan Refugees - Update

Turns out that Trumps travel ban affects some NBA players from Sudan. What on earth has he got against Sudan? Netflix has a movie called the Lost Boys of Sudan describing some of the hardhsips many young kids faced fleeing war torn Sudan and coming to America as refugees.

Obviously the Americans can ban whoever they want from visiting their country. I will simply say that is not the type of society I want to live in and that is not the type of society the US Constitution was designed to create. This is why many voters rather have a criminal in office than a lunatic.

I'm going to share a real life story about a family of refugees from Sudan my kids grew up with in Surrey. When my kids were very young we moved back to Surrey for them to start elementary school. The school had a big buddy program where they would pair up an older kid with a younger kid just starting out. They would meet during class time and form a friendship so the younger kid wouldn't feel so scared and had someone older to look out for them on the playground.

My son's big buddie was named Mamoosh. His family were refugees from Sudan and lived in the same complex we did so they continued that friendship after school. Mamoosh had a sister named Mimi who was friends with my daughter. The father was a hard working professional.

Then the day came for Mamoosh and his family to move. My son was heartbroken. When he heard the news I saw the shock on his face. He quickly went home and went to his room to be alone. I noticed the urgency and followed him to see what he was doing. He was sitting in his room weeping. He was very young. He wasn't being a drama queen. He just wanted to be alone and grieve in private the loss of a dear friend. That is how much that friendship meant to him.

I'm not going to entertain conversations that promote hate and intolerance. Like I said, the Americans can ban whoever they want from visiting their country. That is not the type of society I want to live in and that is not the type of society the US Constitution was designed to create.

Update: Turns out Mamoosh's family was from Ethiopia not Sudan but the point remains valid. Diversity makes us strong. "I've seen too much hate to want to hate and every time I see it I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear." Martin Luther King

Former Norway PM Detained At Dulles Airport over travel ban

The Huffington Post is reporting that "A stunned former prime minister of Norway complained that he was caught up in the maw of Donald Trump’s controversial executive order and detained this week by border agents at Washington’s Dulles International Airport because he visited Iran in 2014. Kjell Magne Bondevik said that after he landed at Dulles on Tuesday he was herded into a room with a group of travelers from the Middle East and Africa. He was ordered to wait for 40 minutes, then questioned for another 20 after officials spotted a travel stamp on his passport revealing that he had flown to Iran three years ago, reported WJLA-TV. The passport also clearly identified him as a former prime minister of Norway, he said."

Angelina Jolie Comments On Recent Immigrant Ban

The Daily Mail is reporting that Angelina Jolie has written an article in the New York Times about Donald Trump's immigration ban. "'Refugees are men, women and children caught in the fury of war, or the cross hairs of persecution. 'Far from being terrorists, they are often the victims of terrorism themselves', she wrote.

'It is simply not true that our borders are overrun or that refugees are admitted to the United States without close scrutiny. 'Refugees are in fact subject to the highest level of screening of any category of traveler to the United States. 'Targeting the weakest does not show strength'.

Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order

Reuters is reporting that A federal judge on Friday put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump's week-old executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The White House said late on Friday it believed the ban to be "lawful and appropriate" and said the U.S. Department of Justice would file an emergency motion to stop the judge's order taking effect.

The Seattle judge's ruling takes effect because it considered the broad constitutionality of Trump's order. Robart also explicitly made his ruling apply across the country, while other judges facing similar cases have so far issued orders concerning only specific individuals. Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the decision as a victory for the state, adding: "no person - not even the president - is above the law."