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National Post, 26 Jun 12A man who has been described by police as a ringleader in a conspiracy to cause destruction and damage during the G20 protests accepts that he deserves to be in prison but claims he was “bullied into a deal” and accuses the justice system of being “coercive” and “used as a weapon.”
Alex Hundert was sentenced to 13.5 months Tuesday at the Ontario Court of Justice on Finch Ave. W. He pleaded guilty in November 2011 to counselling others to commit mischief to property and obstruct police during the summit in June of 2010.
Hundert, dressed in grey jeans, a black T-shirt and a denim jacket, used his opportunity to speak at Tuesday’s sentencing hearing to launch into a lengthy attack. The back-and-forth dialogue that ensued with Judge Lloyd Budzinski included references to the Arab spring and Stalinist Russia and a threat to fire defence lawyer John Norris.
An agreed statement of facts was presented in court in November in which Hundert admitted creating a “target list” for protesters, including banks and political offices. He also trained other protesters to “de-arrest” people, according to the statement.
Hundert said he waived his right to a trial after he was “bullied into a deal” and that his lawyer was acting within the confines of a flawed system. The judge suggested several times that Hundert speak to his lawyer about these issues before the sentence was issued. Hundert said he wanted to speak directly to the judge and threatened to fire Mr. Norris if that’s what it would take for the judge to listen ....
:goodpost:ObedientiaZelum said:Rabble.ca? Shouldn't they be bitching about how skin coloured bandaids are racist or something?
More in the open letter from Hundert attached - wouldn't want to boost the rabble.ca hit count, would we?
What can we expect, I guess, from (in the words of the Toronto Star) a "hobby chemist"?E.R. Campbell said:What awful,
Women claiming to have been profiled because of their hairy legs are among a group of seven people planning to serve a $1.4-million claim against police on Wednesday arising out of the violence-marred G20 summit two years ago.
The group from Hamilton alleges the police wrongfully arrested them on June 27, 2010 — a day after vandals went on a rampage in downtown Toronto — as they emerged from a Yonge Street restaurant, their lawyer said.
They allege they were kept for hours in handcuffs, then held for more than 24 hours at a makeshift detention centre in the city's east end before being released without charge. One of the plaintiffs also alleges she was sexually assaulted during a roadside strip search.
None of the claims has been proven or tested in any court.
In a statement, lawyer Davin Charney said one of the seven asked the reason for their arrest and an officer told them police "would make one up."
Charney said some of the plaintiffs believed they were profiled for arrest because of their appearance, which included having hairy legs.
According to the lawyer, the provincial police watchdog — the Ontario Independent Police Review Director — found an officer wrote in his arrest notes that "all parties appear to be protesters; back packs; clothing and females all have hairy legs." ....
Like I told Scott, I'm basically here to subvert you all against the ___1%___
maikeru333 said:There might be some craziness here
Container said:You are so far out of your lane it isnt even funny.
milnews.ca said:I couldn't make this one up (courtesy of The Canadian Press):
maikeru333 said:Like I told Scott, I'm basically here to subvert you all against the ___1%___ and to hopefully shed some light on the folks pulling the strings in some of the world events that we see, partly because it seems like the idle no more movement might be being set up to be a trigger point for a crack down on protesting/ US military intervention in Canada via our mutual aid pact ...
Two more Toronto G20 vandals pleaded guilty Friday to participating in the massive 2010 riots, and were sentenced to six months in prison.
In Superior Court in Montreal, Guillaume Constantineau and Youri Couture pleaded guilty to assaulting a peace officer, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and common nuisance.
The two men were among a contingent of violent summit protesters who adopted the “Black Bloc” tactic, wearing black clothing and bandannas to shield their faces while smashing property in the downtown core.
“The rioting and the damage that ensued immobilized the downtown core, terrifying both residents and visitors,” noted an agreed statement of facts entered in court Friday. “Peaceful protest voices were drowned out as a result of the unprecedented violence that weekend.”
Photo and video evidence pinpointed Constantineau and Couture as participants in a march toward Queen Street West and John Street, where a confrontation with police ensued.
Couture was captured on camera throwing a long wooden pole into a line of police officers; it struck a female officer in the shoulder. Constantineau, meanwhile, hit an officer on the head with a flagpole, according to the agreed statement of facts ....