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#20941 pontcanna

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 08:20 PM

Driver arrested after nearly hitting pro-Palestine protester at Victoria rally

Dec. 3, 2023

One man was arrested after nearly hitting a pro-Palestine protester with his vehicle during a rally at the B.C. legislature Sunday afternoon.

The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 2 p.m. at the Menzies Street entrance to the legislature grounds, according to Donald Smith.

The video starts with a verbal altercation between the driver of a silver sedan and protesters, then the driver appears to accelerate toward a person on the sidewalk holding a Palestinian flag.


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“It was a little scary,” said Smith, who took the video.

Later in the video, the driver gets out of his car and confronts another protester before Protective Services separates them.

“This got heated. He (the driver) lost his temper,” Smith told CHEK News. “Everybody has a right to protest and democracy, but you don’t have the right to use your car as a weapon.”

In an email, Victoria police say one person was arrested Sunday in relation to the demonstration, and in photos posted to X (formerly Twitter), the same man who was behind the wheel is seen being put into handcuffs.

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#20942 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 06:20 AM

This is an interesting trial on the Mainland.





The 13-year-old girl who Ibrahim Ali is accused of murdering in a British Columbia park wasn't the “innocent” depicted in a “rose-coloured” portrayal by the Crown at trial, his lawyer says.


Kevin McCullough told a B.C. Supreme Court jury in his closing arguments that the version of the girl's lifestyle presented by the Crown is “at best, a partial picture” or “at worst, a lie.”


He said Crown witnesses who could speak to her character, including the girl's mother, were often not the closest people to the girl and were often contradictory in their testimony about her behaviour.


He said the jury heard testimony that the girl often avoided her mom's phone calls, liked to “endlessly ride SkyTrain” alone and sometimes fell asleep in the park.











Prominent Victoria lawyer Kevin McCullough is representing the accused.  It'll be interesting to see what the jury comes up with.  It certainly cannot help the case that the accused did not take the stand - not that he is required to do so.  And I'm not sure if the defence offered up an alternate theory as to how the girl died.


Not sure also how they came to arrest that particular suspect.


How about this twist:




He said the Crown had promised in opening statements that a sexual assault expert would “link the sexual assault to the killing.”


“The Crown either decided not to call the evidence or could not find the expert to say it,” he said.


“Now the Crown is asking you to make the leap in logic without that sexual assault expert.”


The jury did hear from a sexual assault expert who testified that the teen’s injuries strongly indicated that she had been sexually assaulted, but Dr. Tracy Pickett’s testimony under cross-examination was never completed.


Pickett, a specialist in emergency and clinical forensic medicine, was found dead on Sept. 28.


On Nov. 7, Justice Lance Bernard instructed the jury to disregard Pickett’s testimony and to resist all speculation into her death.






In the days leading up to her disappearance, she was testifying in a B.C. murder trial.




Vancouver police said preliminary evidence doesn’t suggest she died of a crime. They would not comment if she died by suicide, adding it is now a BC Coroner Service investigation.

Dr. Khazei said it is unlikely that she would’ve taken her own life.


“She was the medical director of a sexual assault service. She was a champion of helping victims of these horrible crimes gain closure and justice. So to leave a case halfway through that would be really out of character that would really surprise me that she would do that as a choice,” he explained.


Pickett leaves behind her husband and two adult daughters.  



Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2023 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 06:26 AM

^^Looks like they’re having their menzies.

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 06:35 AM

Police officer forgot to record arrest of Ibrahim Ali, jury trial hears Ali was arrested on Sept. 7, 2018, for the murder of a Burnaby teen


Cutler told defence lawyer Kevin McCullough that he had prepared to audio record Ali's arrest, including the reading of his charter rights, with a recorder that was mounted on his body. He said audio records of arrests are best practice to ensure the rights were read to the suspect. There were no mounted body cameras on the officers.


However, shortly after the vehicle was pulled over, another police car crashed into an uninvolved bystander vehicle. Cutler said he jumped back into his own car for safety. He said he then exited and carried out the arrest.


Amidst the chaotic scene, Cutler said he lost his train of thought and never switched on the audio recorder. He said he read Ali his charter rights, and Ali responded "to the effect of, 'no English.'"




Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2023 - 06:36 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 08:17 AM


Not sure also how they came to arrest that particular suspect.




CTV News has also learned Ibrahim Ali has a connection to the neighbourhood where the murder unfolded. According to the family friend, Ali’s family lives not far from both Central Park where Shen's body was found and from the Tim Hortons where she was last seen on video the day she was killed.


"We know what radicals in Syria do to women and children,” the family friend told CTV News. “I never expected someone in this family would (allegedly) do something like this.”


The Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit announced on Monday that Ali had been charged in the death of the 13-year-old girl. The arrest came nearly 14 months after her body was found in a wooded area of the park.


Police said to their knowledge, Ali had no criminal record. They zeroed in on the suspect they said, within the last two weeks, because of new evidence. Supt. Donna Richardson, who commands IHIT, declined to elaborate on what that evidence was, citing the “culmination of a number things.”


Richardson maintained that police believe Shen’s death was random, and that they do not believe Ali and the victim knew each other.


Ali arrived in Canada in March 2017, four months before Shen’s murder. He was one of several members of the same family, one of three or four brothers, sponsored by a Bowen Island community group, and a Vancouver church. The fourth brother had lived in B.C. for a number of years.





Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2023 - 08:18 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 07:16 AM

Would-be home invader 'faced a naked man,' says homeowner

“I got him down on the ground and he was still giving ‘er.”: https://www.timescol...meowner-7924225

Excellent tactic, most people won’t fight a naked man or at least will give you the upper hand.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 09:44 AM

Day parole revoked for Saskatoon killer released to Victoria halfway house

Parole board found Kenneth David MacKay presents an “undue risk to society”

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In January, Kenneth MacKay was granted early parole. In July, the Parole Board of Canada extended his day parole for another six months. 

The Parole Board of Canada has revoked day parole for a convicted killer who was released to a halfway house in Victoria last February, saying his risk to reoffend presents an “undue risk to society.”

Kenneth David MacKay, who brutally murdered a woman in Saskatoon in December 2000, was arrested and had his day parole suspended in September after a woman he worked with in the capital region phoned police and complained about his behaviour.

At a hearing on Nov. 21, the board revoked MacKay’s day parole after concluding he had breached a requirement to report all relationships with women to his parole supervisor.

In January of this year, he was granted early day parole with nine special conditions, including reporting all sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with women to his parole officer.

In July, his day parole was continued for another six months, after the board found he had used his initial day parole well, was complying with his conditions and was working and developing community support.

In September, however, police learned MacKay had been talking and texting with a woman co-worker in the capital region. He had been to her house and given her rides to and from work for two weeks.

At one point, the woman blocked MacKay on her phone to avoid further contact. When he couldn’t get in touch with her, he went to her work site to speak to her.

MacKay offered to drive her to her next work site the next day and asked her about her weekend plans. The woman texted MacKay and said she was upset he had shown up at her workplace and asked him not to do it again. He texted that he was sorry and asked her about her weekend plans.

When she learned about his criminal history from co-workers, she called police.

Staff at the halfway house found a box of condoms in his room, suggesting MacKay was “preparing for physical intimacy.”

Police went through his phone and found a photo of an unknown woman MacKay had seen on the street. There were also photos and messages from three other women. One woman had sent him nude photos. MacKay had not reported any of those contacts to his parole officer.

At an interview at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre on Wilkinson Road after his arrest, MacKay appeared with his face bruised and swollen. He had been assaulted by a number of inmates who heard about his case on the news, and had been taken to hospital with broken ribs, said the parole board decision.

The parole board found MacKay was evasive, was not transparent with his case-management team about the “many contacts” he was having with women and had a well-established pattern of minimizing the seriousness of his behaviour, justifying his actions and being deceitful to avoid accountability.

“Given that you killed a woman with whom you were seeking sex and that this crime occurred in a larger context of marital difficulties, secrecy and infidelity, the requirement to report significant contact and/or relationships with women immediately and reliably while you are in the community is a minimum expectation consistent with public safety,” the parole board decision said.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 11:54 AM

Oak Bay Police catch and release repeat offender caught with stolen property

“..a man who has been caught with stolen property recently, was once again found breaking into unlocked cars..”

“..Later that week, the same young suspect was allegedly caught in the act once again...”

“..arrested once again with additional charges and then released once again..”: https://www.victoria...tolen-property/

Edited by todd, 05 December 2023 - 11:55 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 12:07 PM


#20950 pontcanna

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 12:25 PM



Hey Greater Victoria

Saanich Police is looking to identify this suspect who entered a store in the 3900 block of Quadra Street and stole a drone worth approximately $800.00.

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

SPD file: #23-21952


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Posted 05 December 2023 - 12:38 PM

He stole, or is alleged to have stolen?
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Posted 05 December 2023 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 04:53 AM

Youth complete restorative justice forum after slashing tires in mall parking lot

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File #2023-17476

On August 28 2023, The West Shore RCMP investigated a report of tires being slashed on three separate vehicles in the West Shore Town Centre parking lot located at 2945 Jacklin Rd, Langford.

Through the investigation, police were able to identify three 14-year-old youth suspects who were caught on mall surveillance camera stabbing the vehicle tires.

All three youth admitted to being responsible for the damage valued at over $1000 dollars and their parents were notified.

Given the age of the accused, police opted to divert the youth to the Restorative Justice Program. West Shore Restorative Justice is a program facilitated by volunteers with the West Shore RCMP. The primary mandate of West Shore Restorative Justice Program is to facilitate Community Justice Forums where the accused take ownership of their actions and, agree to reparations thereby diverting offenders away from criminal courts.

Recently, the youth participated in a Restorative Justice Forum in which affected parties came together to discuss the impact of their actions.

The reparation agreement was completed this week and consisted of the youth writing apology letters, paying a combined fine of $1050, which was distributed amongst the victims to help cover the cost of tire replacements.

Each of the youth also donated a Christmas hamper this season. The youth were all very remorseful and sincere in giving their apologies to the victims. I am confident the youth have learned a valuable lesson through this process and have successfully been diverted away from the criminal courts, said Randie Johal, West Shore Restorative Justice Coordinator.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 07:21 AM

This was a harsher punishment than most criminals receive in traditional court.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 09:06 AM

Nanaimo man sentenced for disturbing sexual abuse, considered high risk to re-offend

Dec 7, 2023 

NANAIMO — Seemingly with few tools to manage his behaviour, a 20-year-old man was sentenced for a crime an expert believes has a high probability of being repeated.

The man, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of his underage victim, was handed a 21-month jail sentence, followed by two years probation, after a jointly crafted sentence recommendation was accepted by a Nanaimo judge.

In March, the offender pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault, however he was out on bail when he was re-arrested on June 20 for breaching court-ordered conditions.

While on probation for a separate sexual assault as a youth, the offender smuggled the victim into his group home in December 2021.

He then repeatedly sexually assaulted her before stopping and apologizing as she burst into tears.

He later texted her: “Sorry, I didn’t want to rape you, you didn’t want to be with me.”

A night or two later he convinced her to come over again, promising he wouldn’t pressure her for sex this time.

The opposite happened as the offender repeatedly begged for sex, becoming enraged when he was rejected.

“He grabbed her by the shoulder and ultimately punched her in the face,” Bennet told court.

He demanded she stop crying so he could have sex with her and wouldn’t let her go unless she complied, court was told.

He then became remorseful, was apologetic for his behaviour and said he loved her.

In addition to sexual and physical abuse, the offender inflicted another form of abuse by coercing the victim to send nude pictures of herself.

Following a second traumatic trip to the group home, the victim’s mother was looped into the situation, Nanaimo RCMP were contacted and a formal complaint filed.

A pre-sentence report outlined how he lacked insight into his offending.

“She hurt my feelings by calling me a rapist, so I raped her. She wouldn’t have sex with me so I had to rape her,” he told his probation officer, with the offender admitting to assaulting her several times.

Bennet said the offender’s compliance while in custody and on bail has been poor.

A psychologist’s forensic evaluation determined the offender is “in the high range” to re-offend both sexually and with violence, citing a lack of empathy, awareness, anti-social attitudes, sexual pre-occupation and impulsivity.

Reporting the offender is motivated by desires to punish victims for perceived transgressions, the psychologist noted resistance to make personal changes renders rehabilitation “quite challenging.”

Born to Middle Eastern refugees, the offender was placed in foster care at three-years-old and began displaying behavioural issues three years later.

He bounced around to several foster homes, was abused by his foster mother at 16-years-old and spent time homeless as a youth, Churchill told court.

Churchill said his client was the victim of racial based discrimination numerous times.

Numerous cognitive challenges inflict the victim, Churchill said, including ADHD, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Judge Hodge said the offender’s sentence moral culpability was high “but that must be tempered with consideration of his personal circumstances and how his upbringing may have effected or contributed to his offending behaviour,” she said.

The offender is slated to serve a further 377 days behind bars due to pre-sentencing credit served behind bars.


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Posted 07 December 2023 - 09:14 AM

...She hurt my feelings by calling me a rapist, so I raped her...

Lock him up and throw away the key. Some people aren't meant to be part of society.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 09:24 AM

This was a harsher punishment than most criminals receive in traditional court.

Yes, but no criminal record, even more important no court record(due to its easy online searchability)

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 12:03 PM

even more important no court record(due to its easy online searchability)


Don't think underage offenders' court dates are searchable.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 12:04 PM

Project Lifter | VicPD Makes 109 Arrests And Recovers Over $29,000 In Stolen Merchandise During Eight-Day Operation

Date: Thursday December 7, 2023

File: #23-25087

Victoria, BC – Officers made 109 arrests and recovered over $29,000 in stolen merchandise during an eight-day retail theft crackdown in Victoria.

Between November 27 and December 5, officers from VicPD’s Patrol, Outreach, and General Investigations divisions worked with retail loss prevention staff to identify and arrest violent and chronic shoplifters at various stores in Victoria.  

This operation, called Project Lifter, was created in response to ongoing concerns from local businesses about regular retail theft, increased violence when there are attempts to intervene, and the impact this has on business operations and staff safety.

“Coordinating with VicPD on this project helps to address some of the issues our retail employees face every day,” says Tony Hunt, General Manager for London Drugs Loss Prevention. “Violence and threats are an increasing aspect of retail theft. Effectively dealing with these crimes is of interest to the public, as everyone pays for retail crime, and all of us know someone who works in retail who is impacted by retail crime. We are grateful for the police support, and we need to continue this type of collaborative enforcement involving police, government, our courts, corrections, social services, and retailers.”

Project Lifter highlights:

109 Arrests
$29,000 in recovered property
Four individuals arrested multiple times during the project
Of the 109 individuals arrested, 21 had outstanding warrants
In total, those arrested had 1,103 previous criminal convictions, including 186 violent offences

“The results of this project are staggering, and clearly indicate that even though there has been a decline in shoplifting reports, retail theft continues to be a huge problem in our city. VicPD is committed to continue addressing this problem, in partnership with our community, and helping people feel safer,” says VicPD Chief Del Manak. “A project like this takes considerable planning, coordination and resources, and we encourage businesses to report retail theft so we can prioritize current resources, access additional funding and continue taking action against chronic shoplifting and the violence related to retail theft.”  

The operation was funded by the Special Investigations and Targeted Enforcement (SITE) program – a three-year pilot aimed to increase police capacity to collaborate on new initiatives and supplement police resources for targeted enforcement on addressing violent, repeat offending. The funding for SITE comes from the Provincial Government’s Safer Communities Action Plan.

Officers with VicPD’s Outreach Section are working with arrested individuals to provide information on access to housing, substance use, and other community supports in an effort to break the cyclical nature of these crimes.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 12:46 PM

Don't think underage offenders' court dates are searchable.

The program is also commonly used for young adults

https://bccla.org/wp...ook-English.pdf a David Eby book

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