Saturday, July 31, 2010
Former Hells Angel gets one day for selling crack
Joseph Calendino, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of trafficking crack cocaine. He was sentenced to one day in jail with one day credit for time served. He walked.
He sold crack to an undercover officer near Surrey Central SkyTrain station April 2008. Point granted it was a small amount, but crack dealers only carry small amounts with them at a time so they don't get jail time. They have runners going back and forth with more. The point is he was a member of the Hells Angels and he got caught selling crack at Surrey Central.
Kinda like what I've been saying all along. Only I've been saying I saw Hells Angels enforce for the crack dealers at Surrey central. I didn't actually see any Hells Angels selling the crack. Yet here we have a conviction.
I'm not even going to talk about the freaky letter a police officer wrote to the court in his defense. Much. He brags about being a former member of the Hells Angels and having been a drug addict and talks to kids in school about the dangers of gangs and drugs. It sounds nice but I sure wouldn't want him talking to my kids.
"I can't say that I remember much from that time in my life," he said, breaking down in sobs. "I was an addict." Calendino, who left court with a smile on his face, declined to comment on the sentence. Was he crying when he and his Hells Angel pal assaulted a guy in a Kelowna casino?
Isn't that pathetic. Just like the two other Hells Angels associates who cried in court when charged with selling date rape drug.
I believe there should be mandatory minimum sentences for selling crack even if a small quantity. Not for using crack but for selling crack. If this guy was sincere, he could have served three months in prison.