Monday, July 16, 2012

Joey Verma back in court today

Joey Verma, the man accused of murdering a young Kelowna woman was expected to appear in court today. Turns out a pre-trial conference took place for Joelon David Atish Verma, by phone, in a closed room of the Supreme Court. He will be back in court on July 23 to fix a date for trial. Bastards! Was Robert Pickton’s murder trial behind closed doors? Was Paul Bernardo’s murder trail behind closed doors? That doesn’t happen in a democratic nation. It is yet another example of the judicial arrogance in BC that needs to change. Nevertheless, the Kelowna Summer Jam will continue. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. A new ruling from the Supremes in Ottawa should make it tough for HA associates & enablers;

    MONTREAL — Should you ever happen to get caught delivering cocaine for the mob, here's a tip. Playing dumb is not a strong defence."

    "If the people you are dealing with walk like the Mafia and sound like the Hells Angels, the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday you shouldn't be surprised to find you've been cited under stiff provisions that outlaw association with a criminal organization to commit a crime - even if you aren't a card-carrying member of the tribe."

    "In a 7-0 ruling, the country's highest court said Section 467.13 of the Criminal Code, the guilt-by-association clause, which has been challenged as vague and unconstitutional, was designed to tackle the very specific problems posed by motorcycle gangs, drug cartels and crime families."

    "The case dates to 2006, when a Laval man was arrested as part of a major drug sweep by police of a network linked to the Hells Angels and the Mafia." (Rizzuto & HA).

    "In restoring a charge of involvement with organized crime, the Supreme Court rejected (a criminal's) quibbling about what "in association with" means."

    "(Supreme) Fish said the law must not be interpreted so rigidly that it only covers "the stereotypical model of organized crime - that is, to the highly sophisticated, hierarchical and monopolistic model."

    "Some criminal entities that do not fit the conventional paradigm of organized crime may nonetheless, on account of their cohesiveness and endurance, pose the type of heightened threat contemplated by the legislative scheme."


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