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Brihard said:For those who might be curious, typically in something liek this bail conditions will include not to have contact in any way direct or indirect with the victim; remain in the jurisdiction presiding over the charges (i.e., Nova Scotia), attend court as required, report to a bail supervisor and attend as required, and there is likely a curfew as well. If alcohol was a factor (which I would suspect it was) there will typically be an abstain from alcohol condition as well.
The intent of someone being released on bail is to minimize the unnecessary imprisonment of accused suspects if it is not necessary in order to ensure their attendance in court or to protect the victim/society from further offending. There is often a lot of ambiguity and question marks in a sexual assault case, so I'm not particularly surprised to see them on bail given the considerable difficulty they would face in skipping out on their court dates.
As for how they're occupying their time until then? I really neither know nor care, but there's nothing criminal about people wanting to know, being curious, or speculating. Justice must not only be done, but also be seen to be done, and it's not unreasonable for people to be concerned about how accused suspects are monitored and controlled. If I was living/working on base out there I'd definitely be a tad bit more interested to know.
I feel bad for any of their royal navy comrades working out of Halifax these days. That's a really ugly disgrace to have to be associated with. While they are of course innocent until proven guilty, we all know criminal charges aren't laid on a whim, and regardless of the outcome in court these four are always going to wear this.
Thanks for this post. I have a particularly strong despise for this type of crime, knowing people who have been its victim. I am glad too see that alcohol is likely part of their bail conditions.
George, I could retort but there's no value in it. I kind of feel embarrassed for you after reading that post. Seriously. But, for the record, I don't even have a twitter account. I also have no interest in tit-for-tat, so maybe we can just agree to disagree on this thread.
I think many people in Halifax would be concerned about who is at large in their community and under what conditions. However, despite I am no longer posted there, I still have friends and family there. Military and civilian. FWIW I was equally appalled at the Dental Student incident that went on. I also get ramped up over cases where people hurt babies, kids, old people and animals; cases where people prey on the weak and defenceless basically. They are cowards and lowr life forms inmy book.
I am not so concerned about their every step and move, but the terms of their bail IAW thw news seemed rather lacking IMO.