Thursday, July 9, 2020
BC appeals decision on seizing Hells Angels clubhouses
The Peace arch News is reporting that "The B.C. government is appealing a court ruling which denied it the seizure of three Hells Angels clubhouses located in Vancouver, Kelowna and Nanaimo. The Director of Civil Forfeiture has long claimed the properties are used as instruments of criminal activity, but on June 11, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies rejected that claim. He also ruled that part of the Civil Forfeiture Act, specifically regarding the instrument of unlawful activity provisions, was both unconstitutional and outside the jurisdiction of the provincial government." That was ridiculous! Committing crime is NOT a Charter Right.
"On Tuesday, July 9, the province filed two notices of appeal related to Davies’ decision: The Director of Civil Forfeiture is appealing his ruling on the clubhouses and the B.C.’s attorney general is appealing his finding on the act. The director is again looking to have the three properties turned over to the province." And so they should. Bad court decisions need to be appealed. Bad judges need to be removed from the bench.