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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 22 August 2005 03:40 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The queer victim in a brutal SkyTrain bashing case is questioning what justice means in Canada after the Crown dropped aggravated assault charges against the man accused of beating him.

The accused was supposed to stand trial in New Westminster, BC on Aug 15-16.

But, says victim Chris Iversen, he was told on Jul 28 that the charges had been dropped due to a lack of evidence.


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[ 22 August 2005: Message edited by: Tape_342 ]


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Hephaestion
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posted 22 August 2005 04:00 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Am I surprised? No, not since the MURDERERS of Aaron Webster were allowed to get off with two years (one got three) on a manslaughter charge because they supposedly went to the park (armed with baseball bats and golf clubs) looking for "peeping toms"... The BC Crown Attorney's office is incompetent, homophobic and USELESS.
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Michelle
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posted 22 August 2005 08:07 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't like it either that these scum got away with it. However, there's a difference between whether a person did it and whether it can be PROVED that a person did it. They're not going to hold a trial with extremely poor evidence. Look at this:

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He says he was told there were problems with the police photo lineup he was shown to identify his alleged attacker.

"I picked a few people," Iversen admits. "But I was able to identify the one guy who attacked me," he insists.

"Apparently, it wasn't quite enough to press charges," he continues.


The guy picked several people from a line-up. Don't you think a defense attorney could have a field day with that?

Also:

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"Is it possible the case could come back?" Gaul says. "It's possible given that the police file is still active."

So, if better evidence surfaces, then they will continue the prosecution. Why prosecute now when there's no chance of winning? Why not wait until you have better evidence?

This isn't the Crown Attorney's office's fault, if you ask me. There would have been much better evidence if, for one thing, security had responded to this guy's emergency call, and if they had more evidence than the apparently very weak photo line-up evidence. Neither of those are the fault of the Crown Attorney's office.


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posted 22 August 2005 09:49 AM      Profile for retread     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What Michelle said.
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