Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This is yet another bizarre tale in the ongoing sad saga of the judicial vacuum we are experiencing in British Columbia. Neil Hall from the Vancouver Sun reported that Julio Hernandez was convicted of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking, and trafficking heroin after a trial in B.C. Supreme Court.
Hernandez appealed. Three judges of the B.C. Court of Appeal found the trial judge misapprehended the evidence. He made a tiny technical error about the exact coins found in his coaccused's purse.
"Even though the other evidence adduced at trial was capable of supporting the convictions of the appellant, his convictions depended upon the misapprehension of the trial judge. I would therefore allow the appeal and order a new trial." Appeal Court Justice Christopher Hinkson.
You know what this is? It's welfare fraud. Talk about misappropriation of tax dollars. These people are insane and completely out of control. Ordering a whole new trial over an unrelated tiny clerical error is a complete waste of money. How many more schools and hospitals does Vancouver have to close to pay this judge's salary?