In honour of an upcoming story on SNC-Lavalin I’ll have for you soon.. Filed under: BC Liberals, BC NDP, BC Politics, Corruption, crime, Laila Yuile, P3 projects in BC, The Environment Tagged: bc ferries, bc hydro, bc liberals, christy clark, … Continue reading →
MP Adams can pay for her own damn toothpaste, then drink $16 Oda Juice. ottawacitizen.com/life/Elections… #elxnfraud #CPC #cdnpoli— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) December 11, 2013 I think over $500 for personal care products and services is even worse than Bev Oda’s $16 orange juice expense scandal.
CALGARY – A self-proclaimed white supremacist convicted in the beating death of a Calgary…
MONTREAL – The federal public safety minister has announced the creation of an RCMP…
Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani sentenced for assault with a weapon in G20 attack on Adam Nobody.
In September, a Toronto police officer, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani, was found guilty of assault with a weapon, for an incident that took place during the G20. A judge found that Andalib-Goortani used excessive force while arresting Adam Nobody, a 27-year-old G20 protester, at Queen’s Park on June 26, 2010. Canadian Press is reporting that today [...]
SAO PAULO – Brazilian media reports say a Canadian businessman has been killed in…
I guess he was really hungry? A 41-year-old Saskatchewan man called 911 and demanded that emergency services bring him alcohol, cigarettes and a variety of snacks. When his demands weren’t met, he barricaded himself in his home with a gun. […]
Well folks, it’s two for-one-day here at Allan’s Perspective! For the last time (we hope) Rob Ford has made it as our “Asshole of the Day!” Even though I was a Ford supporter, there is a point where ya just got to say…………………., ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This guy has shown a terrific lack of judgement, […]
A timeline of the latest revelations in police documents regarding the mayor.
The courts have released the major remaining portions of a 472 page police document connected to investigations into Rob Ford, the video he infamously stars in, and repeated attempts by various parties to obtain it. Here is breakdown of what, exactly, the previously redacted passages from the document contain— All quotes are from the police [...]
A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here.
SEATTLE – A sex offender who authorities say managed to steal one of the…
And what it means the for the developing system
The Los Angeles Police Department would like you to be prepared for the real problem with zombies—their desire to steal iPads.
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OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy watchdog is raising some concerns about a new cyberbullying bill introduced last week that she nonetheless calls a marked improvement over an earlier incarnation that the government ultimately scrapped in the wake of widespread criticism. Jennifer […]
The G20 scandal just got broader. Besides Canadian police massively violating protester’s rights, the NSA appears to have been assisted by CSEC to illegally spy on Canadians in Ontario for the G20. Canada Defence Min declines to answer question from NDP about CBC report on NSA/G20 surveillance— Paul Vieira (@paulvieira) November 28, 2013 Nicholson won’t […]
OTTAWA — ‘Tis the season for drunk driving and the NDP wants to crack down with a private member’s bill that will allow for random breath tests. St. Jean MP Tarik Brahmi will table the bill Thursday, accompanied by representatives […]
It’s worth remembering that marketers should not drive scientific research. Cigarettes are dangerous? We’d better make them appear less dangerous so they will still sell. I know, let’s filter the smoke. This fibre seems to do some filtering, or at least we can convince people of that. Wait, what’s the fibre? Asbestos. == Link dump: […]
HAMILTON – Police in Hamilton have arrested three men in connection with a fire…
by Hannah Stiff
As originally posted: The Belgrade News
November 26, 2013
The Manhattan man accused of fishing without a license at a Three Forks pond in August appeared in court in Bozeman Friday morning. He faced charges of obstructing an officer and resisting arrest at a justice court trial.
Ernie Wayne terTelgte, 52, was kicked out of court less than 30 minutes after proceedings began. Three Forks City Judge Wanda Drusch, holding court in Bozeman for the occasion, warned terTelgte that he was not to interrupt prosecuting attorney Patrick C. Riley as he was speaking to the jury. TerTelgte responded by calling Riley’s credentials into question.
“In honor of the Constitution of the United States, I cannot allow a man who carries British recognition for the purposes of British ministerial law to continue to persecute me,” terTelgte said.
After repeated warnings, Drusch held terTelgte in contempt of court and had sheriff’s deputies escort him to a separate room in the Law and Justice Center. There were 32 law enforcement officers from 10 agencies on hand.
Once terTelgte was transported to a separate room, Riley continued to talk to the six-member jury panel about its duty to remain impartial during court proceedings.
Since terTelgte was representing himself and was held in contempt of court, he was not allowed to question potential jurors to narrow down the pool to six.
After the jurors were sworn in, Riley called his first witness, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Warden Adam Pankratz.
Pankratz said that he was routinely checking fishing licenses at the Three Forks ponds on August 31. When he made his way to terTelgte, he noticed that he was fishing with his son.
“I observed him reeling in what I observed to be a fish,” Pankratz said. “I congratulated him.”
The warden then asked terTelgte if he had a fishing license. terTelgte responded that he didn’t have a license and he didn’t need one. Pankratz said he told terTelgte that it was ok if he didn’t have a license, but he would need to see his identification.
“He told me his name was copyrighted and I had no right to know his name,” Pankratz said in court.
terTelgte’s son also refused to speak with Pankratz or identify his father. Pankratz called Gallatin County dispatch to request backup. He said he hoped a local officer might know terTelgte and be able to reason with him.
During the incident, terTelgte repeatedly told Pankratz to leave him alone.
“He threatened that if I didn’t walk away, bad things would happen,” Pankratz said.
After Pankratz’ testimony, the court took a short recess so Riley could set up audio evidence taken from a recording device on Three Forks police officer Colter Metcalf’s uniform.
When the court reconvened, Metcalf is heard on the recording as he responds to the incident with terTelgte at the ponds. Metcalf arrives and tries to glean terTelgte’s identity, without success.
Finally, Metcalf informs terTelgte that he is going to arrest him.
The audio from Metcalf’s recording device captured both the warden and police officer telling terTelgte to stop resisting arrest.
“I don’t want to spray you, but I will,” Metcalf said at one point.
After the warden knocks one of terTelgte’s legs out from under him, the men make their arrest. As they are taking terTelgte to Metcalf’s police car, terTelgte sits on the ground, forcing Metcalf and Pankratz to carry him the rest of the way.
When Metcalf finished his testimony, terTelgte was not given the opportunity to introduce witnesses in court or cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses.
After 15 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned their verdict. TerTelgte was found guilty of both counts of obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest. All jail time was deferred. He will have to pay the fines associated with the misdemeanor charges.
TerTelgte appeared before Drusch earlier this month for his omnibus hearing for the misdemeanor charges in Three Forks. He brought a posse of supporters that flooded the city hall. In Judge Drusch’s courtroom, terTelgte would not recite his name, address or any other personal information.
In his hearing that lasted only a few minutes, terTelgte’s presented a colorful speech that included a bit where he called the American flag the “Jolly Roger.” He also reiterated that he had “the right to forage for food” because he is the “living man.”
Drusch asked terTelgte if he would like his case to go to trail, because he pleaded not guilty to both charges.
“I never plead,” Tertelgte responded “Animals plead. Sounds like baaaaa, oink, oink.”
Drusch finally got fed up with terTelgte’s speech and walked out of the courtroom.
On Nov. 18, terTelgte was once again charged with resisting arrest after a deputy sheriff recognized him in the Law and Justice Center.
According to court documents, Deputy Sheriff Marcia Monforton spotted terTelgte and contacted another deputy because she was aware that terTelgte had a warrant out for his arrest.
Four uniformed deputies showed up to the Law and Justice Center. Deputy Matthew Boxmeyer recognized terTelgte and made contact with him. Boxmeyer told terTelgte about the active warrant out for his arrest.
TerTelgte responded by telling Boxmeyer that he had no authority to arrest him. Boxmeyer attempted to get terTelgte to put his hands behind his back. TerTelgte refused to let go of a metal railing at the top of a stairwell.
“The defendant continued to actively resist being placed in handcuffs and shout that we had no authority to arrest him,” Boxmeyer wrote in his report. “It took three deputies to assist him to the ground and place him in handcuffs.”
TerTelgte has not indicated whether he will go to trial for the newest resisting arrest charge.
TORONTO – A young woman who waged a campaign of taunts and sexual blackmail…
by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
As originally posted on: Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
June 26, 2011
The Hobbesian story can be summarized in the following equation: no territorial monopoly of force = nasty and brutish war of all against all in the territory in question. The problems with this assertion are too numerous and well-known to bear repetition here. However, I believe that a somewhat underappreciated point is that Hobbesianism is not only problematic in the sense that the above implication is generally dubious, but also, and perhaps most notably, in the sense that it is not its left-hand side, but its negation, that can be plausibly claimed to imply its right-hand side.
It is a relatively uncontroversial contention that monopolies of force can survive only for as long as their subjects (“citizens”) obey them. And continued obedience cannot be treated as a given – any large-scale collective action problem is, admittedly, very difficult, but not impossible to overcome. Hence, it is practically necessary for the institutions in question to corrupt their subjects with promises of handouts, thus turning them into (at least semi-voluntary) clients. But since monopolies of force generate their revenues exclusively through coercive expropriation, they can satisfy their specific clients exclusively by expropriating their other clients (or those of their subjects who resist being clientelized), the result being that every member of “governmental” clienteles tries to live at the expense of every other such member. Admittedly, the scope of this “soft” war of all against all varies with the type of political regime (in a feudal system it may be largely restricted to the landowning classes, whereas in modern day social democracies it is virtually all-encompassing), but the conflict in question is nonetheless the defining feature of every form of statism.
Thus, it turns out that not only is the Hobbesian story highly implausible, but also that implementing the Hobbesian recipe for peace generates the very problem that it was supposed to counter. In other words, Bastiat (“the state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else”) turns Hobbes on his head.
OTTAWA – The Harper government has reintroduced legislation aimed at making it more difficult…
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Ottawa police have arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the vicious beating of a 21-year-old man who was found naked and severely battered at Andrew Haydon Park last weekend. Fabrice Batubenga, the subject of a nation-wide warrant last week, … Continue Reading
Vancouver has seen a rise in incidents of lewd public behaviour, and by golly, we’ve got to put a stop to it, police said Friday. The Vancouver Police Department says it has responded to a number of calls in the […]
The CFIA has destroyed a farmer’s sheep and brought her up on criminal charges. The sheep could have been tasted for “scrapie”, ins…
Parker! Parker! Get out there and get me some pictures of that menace! He tried to steal an Xbox One! Maybe that’s news? What do I pay you people for?!Read more…
Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s […]
OTTAWA — The federal Conservative government has been accused of using the emotionally charged issue of cyberbullying to try to give police new powers that would make it easier to snoop on Canadians’ Internet use. The government has rejected the […]
Take 15 minutes, and listen to the last 5 years of Canadian politics be summed up off the top of my head.
What’s the PM’s next lie? Pretend he was on Crack, or in a Drunken Stupor when he gave Nigel Wright the go ahead to bribe Duffy?
The perfect graphic to illustrate Harper’s involvement. #SenCA #Oshawa RT @ValckeNDP: #CTV nails it! #cdnpoli http://t.co/fXIKfeGtkf— Oshawa NDP (@OshawaNDP) November 21, 2013
Is it not obstruction of justice to knowingly give false answers to police? Asking for a senator.— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) November 21, 2013
RCMP: (Read more…)
Just this last summer, I discovered one of the few remaining gems in B.C., one I happily admit I will only share the location of with my trusted friends. What more could you possibly want from this province? Stunning hills … Continue reading →
CBC was reporting that RCMP are calling the payment between Wright and Duffy a “bribe” and “breach of trust”. No charges yet. How come there are no charges from the Crown prosecutor?! The justice system shouldn’t wait until there is an angry protest 24/7 outside of the PMO before they enforce the law once they’ve discovered evidence of serious crime.
READING INTERNAL PMO EMAILS RENDERS ME A LITTLE GODDAMNED CYNICAL, YOU GUYS— Cranky Kady (@crankykady) November 20, 2013
Listen to a Harper Minister clearly state that Ministers are responsible for the actions of their staff.
Wright bribed Duffy, and Harper (Read more…)
Andrew Prescott got instructions from Jenni Byrne to avoid Elections Canada until she could consult a lawyer. Prescott’s work on the Guelph Conservative campaign in 2011 earned him notoriety for having a computer used also by Pierre Poutine. Some would conclude he’s at the very least met Poutine, but has managed to dodge being compelled […]
Police are seeking two men who eluded capture by officers and the canine unit after a Woodstock home invasion. Police say the men entered a residence on Ontario Street shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday through an unlocked door and began … Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two New Mexico state police officers are under investigation and a mother and her 14-year-old son are facing charges after a routine traffic stop turned to chaos when the teen physically confronted one officer and another officer … Continue Reading
Toronto police are investigating three separate incidents of arson in a Toronto Community Housing building last week. The 17-storey building at 285 Shuter St., at Berkeley St. near Moss Park, had fires set to it on the 12th floor on … Continue Reading
ST. LOUIS – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime a “cowardly and calculated shooting.” Nixon’s office announced the decision Monday afternoon. Franklin is scheduled to … Continue Reading
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