Gerald Stanley Not Guilty


Twin_Moose
+3
#601
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The "Friends of Stanley" are free to make their own version.


How come nobody has ever questioned how much theft actually happens in that area? 2 of the persons in the car admitted to trying to steal from 2 yards before Stanley's and admitted to looking for keys in 1 truck and starting an ATV before the Stanley's reacted. One of the girls admitted to assaulting Mrs. Stanley before running back to the vehicle that Bouchie was trying to escape in while the other 2 guys were running on foot to get away. Those facts were only covered in passing by local news, the rest of the national news stayed with narrative of innocent teens looking for help with a flat tire.

Trespassing and theft have been coming to a head for many years it was only a matter of time before an unfortunate incident would touch off a firestorm. But trying to maintain the pure innocence being eaten up by the media is wrong, he was a gangbanging thug that his buddies got him killed by a man trying to protect his family and property.
 
taxslave
+2
#602
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

How come nobody has ever questioned how much theft actually happens in that area? 2 of the persons in the car admitted to trying to steal from 2 yards before Stanley's and admitted to looking for keys in 1 truck and starting an ATV before the Stanley's reacted. One of the girls admitted to assaulting Mrs. Stanley before running back to the vehicle that Bouchie was trying to escape in while the other 2 guys were running on foot to get away. Those facts were only covered in passing by local news, the rest of the national news stayed with narrative of innocent teens looking for help with a flat tire.
Trespassing and theft have been coming to a head for many years it was only a matter of time before an unfortunate incident would touch off a firestorm. But trying to maintain the pure innocence being eaten up by the media is wrong, he was a gangbanging thug that his buddies got him killed by a man trying to protect his family and property.

Surely it will be in the movie.
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#603
undoubtedly /sarcasm
 
JLM
-1
#604
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

That's priceless, coming from a Trumpite


Taxslave has it right, Bobble head.
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#605
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

That's priceless, coming from a Trumpite


Does anyone notice the irony of someone who is FAR below Trump in intelligence, incessantly trying to insult others who are far more intelligent than him by comparing them to Trump. Reading this guy is much better than any comic strip. Carry on Bobble head!
 
DaSleeper
+3
#606
Does anyone have any valid or irrefutable reason to believe that he wouldn't have reacted the same way if it had been white hooligans acting up in that fashion or are the SJW's in the forum just trying to outdo each other apologizing for being white..
 
Twin_Moose
+5
#607
Even by their own account because they operated a vehicle repair shop on their farm they assumed it was one of their clients coming in to get something out of their own truck, only reacted when they heard the ATV start and heard his wife start to yell from the garden. Did colour come into play at that point not a chance, only after seeing his wife being accosted by the garden and yelling at the perps to get lost did he send his son for the gun. I still don't believe colour was in question at that point, only after social media started spewing thieving Indians did racism become a factor IMO.
 
spaminator
#608
Film on Colten Boushie case wins $10,000 prize at Hot Docs festival
Canadian Press
Published:
May 4, 2019
Updated:
May 4, 2019 3:44 PM EDT
TORONTO — A film about the killing of a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan has won a top prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Tasha Hubbard’s “nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up” has won the best Canadian feature documentary award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
The film, which opened the festival, is about the case of Colten Boushie.
The 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation was shot to death after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm property near Biggar, Sask., in 2016.
Last year, a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he testified his gun went off accidentally as he was trying to scare off young people on his property.
Story continues below
The Hot Docs jury said the film “has created a lasting document that brings together past and future to illuminate oppression and resilience.”
Other Hot Docs award winners announced Friday night include Matt Gallagher’s “Prey,” which won a $5,000 special jury prize for its look at a sexual abuse survivor who takes on the Catholic church in an Ontario court.
The emerging Canadian filmmaker award, which comes with a $3,000 cash prize, went to Emily Gan for “Cavebirds.”
Pailin Wedel’s “Hope Frozen” won the $10,000 best international feature documentary award.
The $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian documentary will be announced as the festival wraps on Sunday.
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...-docs-festival
 
spaminator
#609
Doc shines light on Colten Boushie case
Danton Unger
Published:
July 7, 2019
Updated:
July 7, 2019 6:57 PM EDT
A scene from Tasha Hubbard's documentary, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, which focuses on the issues of systemic racism brought to the forefront with the death of Colten Boushie in 2016. Supplied photo
A Canadian film exploring the case of Colten Boushie is showing in Winnipeg, attracting many people curious to learn more about the controversial death of Indigenous man.
The award winning film nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up opened at the Winnipeg Cinematheque on Wednesday and has been attracting large audiences since. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the full-length feature delves into Boushie’s case and what it means for the future of Indigenous people in Canada.
“I’m hoping to see, maybe not a real perspective, but a different perspective from what we saw in the media,” said Jan Gilchrist, as she waited in line to see the film Sunday afternoon. “I’m not 100% sure we got the whole story.”
The 22-year-old died on Aug. 9, 2016 when he was fatally shot in the head by a Saskatchewan farmer after trespassing on the man’s property. The farmer, Gerald Stanley was put on trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter, but was acquitted.
The outcome of the case caused outrage and protests across the country, causing many people to question the justice that was served and the racism in Canada’s justice system.
“I do believe there is a lot of discrimination, and I think it’s about time we educate ourselves.” said Gilchrist, adding she followed the case in the media as the trial unfolded. “It’s about truth and reconciliation. To me, today is about truth.”
Since it opened earlier this year, the film has won two awards including the Best Canadian Feature, Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, and was nominated one of the top five Canadian films.
On Sunday night, the film’s producer Jon Montes introduced the film and gave a short discussion on it. The film is playing in Winnipeg until Wednesday. More information about the film can be found on the nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Facebook page.
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...n-boushie-case
 
justlooking
+3
#610
Whitey bad.


It's always the same, whitey bad.




Pay more money, cuz whitey bad.
 
spaminator
+1
#611
Bell: Eddie Maurice sued by intruder — the whole story
Published:
September 23, 2019
Updated:
September 23, 2019 9:53 PM EDT
Edouard Maurice leaves Okotoks Provincial Court Building with his family on Tuesday, February 24. Al Charest/Postmedia.
OKOTOKS — Eddie Maurice is being sued for more than $100,000. An intruder hit by the ricocheting bullet of a warning shot is doing the suing.
But that’s only the beginning.
Eddie was also going to be sued by the Government of Alberta until Monday afternoon, when that bureaucratic stupidity got put to bed right quick.
Eddie and Jessie Maurice are still shocked. Eddie is again under fire. Eddie is again on the receiving end.
Doug Schweitzer, the province’s top lawman, says the whole thing is ridiculous.
The ridiculous part includes his own department joining the lawsuit for damages and the cost of health services for Ryan Watson, the individual now suing who was rummaging around on Eddie’s property.
When Schweitzer heard that news, he squashed the province’s end of the lawsuit like a bug in less time than you could tell some paper shuffler: What the hell do you think you’re doing?
R.J. Sigurdson, the man representing Eddie and Jessie in the legislature, is blown away with what passes for reality this day.
The straight-talking Sigurdson says he’s angry over a lawsuit he sees as absurd, completely upside down and other words you can’t print in a family newspaper.
But it is there in the black and white of a statement of claim, served to Eddie this past Thursday.
“How is this possible after what we’ve already been through? How is it possible he thinks he can get anything out of us?” says Eddie’s wife, Jessie.
“We’re just not going to take this sitting down. We know we have to fight it. We’re going to do our best to fight it.”
Schweitzer, the province’s justice minister, says Eddie has been through enough.
Schweitzer, who has been getting many earfuls about rural crime in his travels throughout the province, believes when people hear the latest, they will once again feel like criminals have more rights than victims.
Schweitzer goes further. He fires up Albertans to help Eddie pay for a lawyer.
“I’d encourage Albertans to support Eddie Maurice and if he needs help funding his litigation make sure he gets the support he needs on that end.”
You read it here first.
The justice minister also says the days when a provincial government just gave lip service to rural Albertans feeling targeted by criminals are now over, done, at an end, finito.
“The situation with Eddie is tragic and what he’s going through right now is ridiculous. It sends a signal to all of Alberta. Where are the priorities of the government? Where are the priorities of the justice system?” says Schweitzer.
“We want to make sure Albertans know the government heard them loud and clear and we have their back.”
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer in a Postmedia file photo. JimWells/Postmedia
Let’s do a little history.
Watson, who wants $100,000-plus for severe damages and disability, went on the Maurice property at five in the morning in February of last year with another person.
Eddie was home with his youngest daughter. Eddie says he saw people rifling through his vehicle. He shouted for the two individuals to leave and then fired two warning shots. A shot, said to be a ricochet, hit Watson on the right forearm.
Eddie called police, who arrested him. After six court appearances, charges against Eddie were dropped.
Watson, sentenced to 45 days in jail, claims he was trying to run away.
His claim says he has a metal plate in his forearm and he suffers from emotional upset, severe fatigue, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and other pain.
Watson says Eddie could have called the Mounties, shouted a warning or turned on the outside lights.
Sigurdson, a one-time farm kid and now the member of the legislature for the Okotoks area, says it took him some time to fathom this gobsmacking turn of events.
“I couldn’t believe it, I was really put back in my chair. I keep stuttering because it’s hard to actually wrap my head around how this is happening.”
Sigurdson says he will be vocal in his support of Eddie. He considers Eddie and Jessie his friends and the father of three tries to imagine himself in Eddie’s boots that February at five in the morning.
“You always want to protect your family,” he says, adding a head-scratcher of a question.
“If you throw a boomerang at somebody and it comes around and hits you in the head are you able to sue them?”
Eddie and Jessie are in the process of finding a lawyer. Last time, Eddie faced jail. This time, it’s paying out a huge chunk of cash.
The guy can’t catch a break.
First, the intruders showed up at his house up to no good. Second, Eddie gets arrested, goes on trial and months of uncertainty.
Now, this.
“It’s kind of like being a victim the third time,” says Jessie.
“When is enough enough?”
It sure looks like, not yet.
rbell@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...he-whole-story
 
Curious Cdn
#612
You can't shoot people in this country.

Capiche?
 
Cannuck
#613
Politician gets involved in justice system? Imagine the hysteria if his name was Justin
 
Tecumsehsbones
#614
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You can't shoot people in this country.
Capiche?

You can if you're Peter Khill.

Appropriate name.
 
DaSleeper
+3
#615
Or make sure they are dead..
Dead men can't sue!
 
spaminator
+3
#616
Bell: Kenney calls Eddie Maurice lawsuit harassment
Rick Bell
Published:
September 25, 2019
Updated:
September 25, 2019 7:00 AM EDT
Edouard Maurice and his wife Jessica walk into Okotoks court on May 17, 2018. Al Charest / Postmedia file
Outrage. Harassment.
These are strong words and they have the force of strong words and Premier Jason Kenney uses the strong words without hesitation when speaking of the plight of Eddie Maurice.
Many will applaud the strong words because many people in this country can see themselves in Eddie’s boots, on the short end of the stick in a so-called justice system needing a XXL attitude adjustment in the worst way.
“Mr. Maurice has been through enough. This is a man who did what he thought was necessary using non-lethal force to protect his family and his property,” says Kenney.
“He went through charges that were withdrawn so he’s been completely exonerated. And now to face the legal harassment of a lawsuit from a robber who was threatening his family and his property is, I think, an outrage.”
But there is one niggling detail. Until Monday afternoon, the Alberta government was suing Eddie.
Let’s take a step back.
Bell: Eddie Maurice sued by intruder — the whole story
As the world now knows, Eddie is being sued by Ryan Watson who came on his property at five in the morning early last year, up to no good.
Eddie says he was alone with his young daughter, saw two people going through his vehicle, shouted at Watson and the other individual, telling them to leave.
Eddie then fired two warning shots.
Watson was hit in the arm by what was said to be a ricocheting bullet. Eddie was arrested, went to court six times and charges were finally dropped.
Watson got 45 days in jail and now wants Eddie to pay up at least $100,000 because the intruder has got a metal plate in his forearm and says he suffers from emotional upset and severe fatigue and insomnia and anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and dizziness and migraine headaches.
But the government of Alberta was also on the lawsuit, wanting Eddie to cover Watson’s health-care costs. The statement of claim even says the provincial government believes Watson’s injuries were because of Eddie’s “negligence.”
As we all know, on Monday, as soon as Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer saw the government was on the lawsuit he laid down the law with the paper shufflers. Get the government off the lawsuit.
But many readers ask the question. How the hell did the Alberta government end up suing Eddie in the first place?
What rocket scientist made that numbskull decision?
On Tuesday, Kenney tells us he was told Watson’s side added the provincial government without asking for the government’s consent.
“It was outrageous the litigant did that,” says the premier.
Premier Jason Kenney. SunMedia
But as day turns into night on Tuesday it’s not clear what the premier was told is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Did Watson’s lawyer just write the Alberta government into the lawsuit on his own or did some head-up-their-butt bureaucrat sign off on this thing?
After all, the province has a unit in their health department that can go after people to recover health-care costs from a supposed wrongdoer.
Anyway, Schweitzer, the province’s top lawman, wants to get to the bottom of how the Alberta government was suing Eddie and make sure it doesn’t happen again in another situation.
“We’re drilling down to find out how this happened. It never should have happened. Period,” says Schweitzer, who has been travelling around the province hearing some real rural crime horror stories.
“We need justice in Alberta. Justice was not being done in Eddie Maurice’s case, that’s why we stepped in immediately. No family should have to go through what they have gone through as a family together. We’re doing everything we can to make sure there is not another Eddie Maurice in Alberta.”
Schweitzer says up in Edmonton there’s a real lack of understanding of what’s happening in rural Alberta.
“When I’m in these town halls, I’ve travelled to Cheadle. I’ve been to Slave Lake. I’ve been up to Fairview. I was just in Drayton Valley. Rural Alberta is overwhelmingly frustrated with the justice system. They see it as a revolving door that does not hold criminals accountable for their actions.”
Schweitzer says he does not think the laws in this country reflect what’s going on in rural Alberta.
But the talk always comes back to Eddie Maurice, the victim again.
“Every community I go to, they see themselves as Eddie Maurice, their sons and daughters could be Eddie Maurice. And they don’t feel justice was done.”
rbell@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...uit-harassment
 
taxslave
+3
#617
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You can't shoot people in this country.
Capiche?

SUre you can. The takeout from this article is Shoot Shovel Shut up.
Face it, our joke of a justice system is fukked beyond repair.
 
Curious Cdn
#618
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

SUre you can. The takeout from this article is Shoot Shovel Shut up.
Face it, our joke of a justice system is fukked beyond repair.

Are you shooting, shovelling and shutting up in protest?
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#619
Time this thread was put to rest, the outcome was proper!
 
AnnaEmber
#620
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You can't shoot people in this country.

Capiche?

It's "capisci?", Italian meaning "are you understanding?". There is also, "capito", meaning "understood".
 
Curious Cdn
#621
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

It's "capisci?", Italian meaning "are you understanding?". There is also, "capito", meaning "understood".

You Italiano?
 
spaminator
#622
Appeal in death of indigenous man claims self-defence
Canadian Press
Published:
September 30, 2019
Updated:
September 30, 2019 2:50 PM EDT
Jon Styres, who was fatally shot by Peter Khill on Feb. 4, 2016.
The legalities of self-defence and what constitutes “reasonable” actions are the focus of the Crown’s appeal of a Hamilton-area homeowner’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Indigenous man in 2016.
Peter Khill, of Binbrook, was found not guilty in 2018 of second-degree murder in the death of Jon Styres of the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario.
Khill testified at trial that his training as a military reservist — he served from 2007 to 2011 — kicked in when he heard a noise outside his home in the early morning hours on Feb. 4, 2016, then grabbed his shotgun and loaded it. Court heard Khill left his house quietly, did not call 911 or turn on the outside lights, and snuck up on Styres.
He said he saw a shadowy figure leaning into his truck, then the man made a move with his hands — which is when Khill shot him twice.
Prosecutor Susan Reid said Monday at the Court of Appeal for Ontario that the key question in the Crown’s case is, “Did the respondent act reasonably in lawful self-defence?”
She said the provisions of self-defence discuss what a “reasonable” person would do in the same situation, and Khill did not act reasonably.
Peter Khill, charged with second-degree murder, leaves court in Hamilton on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
The trial judge made four errors, Reid said, including when he directed the jury to consider Khill’s military training as a factor in his self-defence.
“The military training is not a relevant characteristic for a reasonable person,” said Reid. “It is relevant in the accused’s subjective belief and for how he behaved, but not a characteristic for a reasonable person.”
The lower court heard Styres, 29, was shot in the chest and through the back of his arm and into his chest. He died minutes later.
The Crown said the lower court judge essentially created a “reasonable reservist,” rather than a reasonable person.
“That is not what the self-defence provisions were intended to address,” Reid said. “That is creating too subjective a standard.”
Khill’s lawyer argued in court documents that the judge did not make a mistake, and the military training could not have made a difference in the verdict.
Hamilton-area homeowner acquitted in shooting death of man
Fate of homeowner in shooting death of Indigenous man now with jury
Hamilton man reacted 'proactively' in shooting death of Indigenous man, lawyer says
“There was no difference between the reasonable actions of a member of the military and the reasonable person in these circumstances — both would have reasonably fired to preserve their own or others’ safety,” Khill’s legal team stated in court documents.
Khill sat in court on Monday with his wife and friends, while friends and family of Styres packed the other side of the courtroom, most wearing orange shirts with the slogan, “Every child matters.”
Khill’s acquittal set off outrage among the Six Nations community, which subsequently banned him for life.
Six Nations Chief Ava Hill said at the time the court’s decision left the Indigenous community with no faith in the justice system.
The trial echoed a high-profile case in Saskatchewan where a white farmer, Gerald Stanley, was acquitted in the 2016 shooting death of a young Indigenous man, Colten Boushie.
http://torontosun.com/news/provincia...s-self-defence
 
spaminator
+1
#623
Okotoks rancher Eddie Maurice files counterclaim against intruder he shot on his property
Kevin Martin
Published:
October 8, 2019
Updated:
October 8, 2019 6:00 PM EDT
Rancher Eddie and his wife Jessica Maurice were among many who came out for a rural crime town hall meeting with the Hon. Doug Schweitzer Minister of Justice and Solicitor General at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Darren Makowichuk / Postmedia
Okotoks rancher Eddie Maurice, who is being sued by the trespasser he shot on his rural property, has come out swinging in a counterclaim.
In court documents filed Tuesday, Maurice is seeking $150,000 in damages against intruder Ryan Watson, the man who filed a lawsuit against him last month in connection with a Feb. 24, 2018, incident on Maurice’s Okotoks property.
Watson is claiming $100,000 against Maurice, who fired two warning shots at him before he and an accomplice fled the defendant’s property after rummaging through two vehicles.
One of the bullets ricocheted and struck Watson in the arm.
In his counterclaim disputing Watson’s lawsuit, filed along with a statement of defence by lawyer Scott Chimuk, Maurice said the plaintiff was the victim of his own doing.
It said Watson failed to heed Maurice’s warnings to leave the property as he was going through the rancher’s vehicles, forcing the defendant to fire two shots into the ground.
The incident had a significant effect on Maurice and his family, it said.
Edouard Maurice smiles outside court in Okotoks, Alberta, on June 22, 2018, after his charges were dropped. Leah Hennel / Postmedia
“Mr. Maurice suffered from mental distress, anxiety, nightmares and a fear of repetition due to the criminal incident,” the counterclaim said.
“Given that he lives in a rural community, he continues to worry for the safety of his wife and two infant daughters.”
Watson was handed a 45-day sentence in February on charges of mischief and breaching probation in connection with his early morning intrusion onto Maurice’s land.
But because he had already served enough so-called dead time, Watson left Okotoks provincial court that day without doing any more time behind bars.
Court was told Maurice called police to report he fired two warning shots at two intruders.
A short time later, Watson, suffering a wound to his arm, was attended to by EMS, who took him to hospital for treatment.
KMartin@postmedia.com
Twitter: @KMartinCourts
http://torontosun.com/news/crime/oko...n-his-property
 
spaminator
+1
#624
Bell: Take that! Eddie Maurice fights back against bad guy
Rick Bell
Published:
October 8, 2019
Updated:
October 8, 2019 10:09 PM EDT
Rancher Eddie Maurice and his wife Jessica are overwhelmed with support for their legal battle. Eddie is being sued by a man who was attempting to steal from his rural property.File / Postmedia
Talk about fighting back.
If anybody shouldn’t have to fight back, if anybody should be able to go on with his life, it’s Eddie Maurice.
But we live in strange times where everything is upside down.
“We’re going to fight this every step of the way,” says Eddie Maurice’s wife Jessie, on this day when Eddie sues the bad guy who sued him.
“We’re not going to tolerate victims being sued by criminals who’ve committed crimes against them.”
Jessie is being polite when she says it’s a slap in the face, Eddie being sued by the guy who was up to no good on their property.
Now, they get to tell their side of the story and the toll it’s taken on their family.
Rancher Eddie and his wife Jessica Maurice were among many who came out for a rural crime town hall meeting with the Hon. Doug Schweitzer Minister of Justice and Solicitor General at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Darren Makowichuk / Postmedia
One early morning in February last year, on Eddie Maurice’s birthday, a guy named Ryan Watson and a sidekick trespass on the property of Eddie and his family, near Okotoks.
Eddie is alone with his 11-month-old daughter.
In Eddie’s counterclaim, he recounts how Ryan and his pal unlawfully enter his family’s vehicles parked in front of their home “with the apparent intent to burglarize.”
By the way, throughout Eddie’s counterclaim, Watson is referred to as the Convicted Criminal Trespasser.
Eddie alleges Watson was hopped up on meth. Eddie believed Watson could harm his family.
Eddie says he warned Watson to stop going through his vehicles. Watson did not.
Eddie fired a warning shot from his .22 rifle. He aimed at the ground in front of the family vehicles. Eddie was on the front porch and couldn’t fire upwards because of an overhanging awning.
Watson didn’t give a damn about the shot. Eddie fired a second warning shot aimed at the ground between the two vehicles while Watson was inside one of them.
Watson and his partner high-tailed it out of there. We later found out Watson was hit in the forearm in what was said to be a ricocheting shot.
Eddie phoned the Mounties. About two hours later the cops showed up with guns drawn and handcuffs ready and arrested Eddie. Months later and after six court appearances, the prosecutor withdrew the charges.
Last month, Watson sued Eddie for $100,000. Watson pointed to his wounded forearm, the pain and discomfort, migraine headaches, emotional upset, severe fatigue and post-traumatic stress disorder.
That’s not the whole laundry list of alleged woes.
On Tuesday, Eddie sues Watson.
After that February morning, Eddie has nightmares and fears a repeat of what had happened.
He worries for the safety of his wife and two young daughters, the oldest suffering like her dad.
His wife Jessie needed counselling and medication and suffered a miscarriage. Eddie and Jessie and their kids became isolated from their extended family.
Eddie missed work. At Jessie’s popular doggie daycare, Eddie’s wife had to delay a planned expansion.
Watson wants $100,000. Eddie’s number is $150,000 and “punitive damages to deter convicted criminals from launching lawsuits against their innocent victims.”
At this point, a whole lot of people are no doubt saying: Right on!
Doug Schweitzer is the province’s top lawman. He speaks out as few politicians do, since many worship at the altar of political correctness.
He’s frustrated knowing Eddie is still being dragged through the courts.
“It could have been anyone in rural Alberta and they could be facing this same re-victimization. This is wrong. This is not justice.”
Rancher Eddie and his wife Jessica Maurice were among many who came out for a rural crime town hall meeting with the Hon. Doug Schweitzer Minister of Justice and Solicitor General at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia
Schweitzer says he’s taking a serious look at what the provincial government can do to make sure no one else faces a crap show like the one Eddie and his family endures.
For Eddie’s wife Jessie, it’s disheartening to be back in the court system.
She and Eddie believe the so-called justice system failed them. They have lost faith in it and they are far from alone.
Watson got a tap on the wrist for his wrongdoing. It wasn’t even a slap on the wrist. At least the judge didn’t hug him.
Eddie was put through the wringer and then is sued by Watson. The Maurice family will relive that February early morning all over again. They will have to fight all over again.
Your blood just has to boil. What’s right, what’s wrong? What’s good, what’s evil? What is justice, what is truth?
The people running the show in this country have lost their way and, because of them, we are losing ours.
“We weren’t the bad guys here,” says Jessie, speaking what she shouldn’t have to speak.
“Eddie wasn’t the bad guy.”
No, he wasn’t. But it’s become harder and harder to see if that even matters.
rbell@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...gainst-bad-guy
 
JLM
-1
#625
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Bell: Take that! Eddie Maurice fights back against bad guy
Rick Bell
Published:
October 8, 2019
Updated:
October 8, 2019 10:09 PM EDT
Rancher Eddie Maurice and his wife Jessica are overwhelmed with support for their legal battle. Eddie is being sued by a man who was attempting to steal from his rural property.File / Postmedia
Talk about fighting back.
If anybody shouldn’t have to fight back, if anybody should be able to go on with his life, it’s Eddie Maurice.
But we live in strange times where everything is upside down.
“We’re going to fight this every step of the way,” says Eddie Maurice’s wife Jessie, on this day when Eddie sues the bad guy who sued him.

http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...gainst-bad-guy


Eddie made one terrible mistake at the time of the incident. He failed to shoot Watson in the back of the head!
 
AnnaEmber
#626
The dumbass judge seems to have failed to realize that Watson had no reason to be on the Maurice property in the first place so the injury is essentially his own fault. The crown needs to fire the judge for incompetence..
Last edited by AnnaEmber; Oct 10th, 2019 at 12:33 PM..
 
spaminator
+2
#627
Bell: Did RCMP suggest trespasser sue Eddie Maurice?
Rick Bell
Published:
October 18, 2019
Updated:
October 18, 2019 7:00 AM EDT
Rancher Eddie and his wife Jessica Maurice were among many who came out for a rural crime town hall meeting with the Hon. Doug Schweitzer Minister of Justice and Solicitor General at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Darren Makowichuk / Postmedia
Another case from the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up file.
Eddie Maurice is in the news again and when he came across this news a few days back it was beyond all comprehension.
He was baffled, bewildered, mystified. He didn’t understand it. There was only one question. The Mounties did what?
The Mounties suggested the dude who victimized him turn around and sue him?
The Mounties said that?
You have to got to be kidding. But then again it’s the RCMP.
Stephen Nelson talked to CBC. Nelson is the lawyer for Ryan Watson, the bad guy who is suing Eddie.
The radio host asks Nelson where Watson got the idea to go after Eddie and his family for damages.
Talk about a gobsmacking answer.
“Actually the RCMP, I believe he told me, advised him that it wasn’t a bad idea to do or actually suggested he do it,” says Nelson, the lawyer.
The host sounds as taken aback as the rest of us. He knows he’s got a fish now he just has to reel it in.
“The RCMP suggested he sue the Maurices?”
Nelson answers: “Correct.”
The lawyer says he believes it’s the RCMP in Okotoks.
As for the RCMP, not known as the greatest communicators on Planet Earth, they issue a statement.
They don’t do themselves any favours. If they think this statement will calm the storm, they better find another weatherman.
“While we can’t say for certain, it is possible that in the heat of the moment, and in response, an officer could have retorted that the subject could pursue civil actions if they felt justice was not being served.”
There’s more.
“RCMP officers never give official legal advice on the justice system.”
No. Nothing “official.”
Let’s stop here. Hands up. How many are happy with the RCMP response?
Come on. Don’t be shy. Thought so.
Eddie says if the Mounties did advise the bad guy, “it’s just another way our justice system has failed me.”
“Haven’t my family been through enough? Now hearing the RCMP told the criminal to sue me: When is this nightmare going to end?”
Rancher Eddie Maurice and his wife Jessica. File / Postmedia
Watson is suing Eddie Maurice for $100,000 in pain and suffering and a yet-to-be-determined amount for lost income and expenses because he was hit in the forearm by what was said to be a ricocheting warning shot.
Watson’s lawyer says his client was doing something wrong but the force used was not reasonable. It was excessive.
Once hit with the lawsuit, Eddie filed a counterclaim against Watson for $150,000. Two can play that game.
But sadly, it isn’t a game. It’s all very real. In fact, Eddie and his family are the victims they never thought they’d be. And this tale is far from over.
The story is Watson and another individual trespassing on the property of Eddie and his family.
In the wee hours of the morning, Eddie was alone with his 11-month-old daughter.
In his counterclaim, Eddie recalls how the trespassers entered his family’s vehicles “with the apparent intent to burglarize.”
Eddie feared for his family. Eddie says he warned Watson to stop. Watson didn’t. Eddie fired a warning shot. Nothing. He then fired again at the ground between the two vehicles while Watson was in one of them.
Watson and his pal got the hell out. Later we found out Watson was hit in the arm by the ricocheting shot.
Eddie called the cops. Two hours later they came, arrested him, put him in jail and he faced six court appearances and possible prison time before the prosecution dropped the charges.
Now here we are with the latest chapter. Was there a mouthy Mountie putting ideas into the bad guy’s head?
Eddie has been off work for the past two weeks. The strain of all this crap is just too much.
He’s looking for answers.
Doug Schweitzer is the province’s justice minister. Justice is his job description. He’s Alberta’s top lawman.
“If this is true, it’s absolutely unacceptable. When people hear stories like this they lose faith in the RCMP,” he says.
Rancher Eddie and his wife Jessica Maurice were among many who came out for a rural crime town hall meeting with the Hon. Doug Schweitzer Minister of Justice and Solicitor General at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia
Schweitzer will be sitting down with the top Mountie in Alberta and they will have a lot on their plate, especially on the rural crime front.
Schweitzer says he will ask about this story and what went down. He wants “the straight-goods truth.”
And if the straight-goods truth isn’t pretty for the RCMP, he wants them to make sure it never happens again. Period.
The plot thickens and you can smell it from here.
rbell@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...-eddie-maurice
 

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