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#17001 Spy Black

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:31 AM

BC’s Minister of Forests and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy was assaulted walking home from the legislature last night. She was knocked to the ground, according to the Premier’s Office. Her injuries are described as minor. No additional details are available.

There's something odd about this story. 

There are no actual details of any kind available from VicPD, or from Conroy, or from the Province. 

No location, no time, no indication as to whether the attack was random or targeted, no indication that VicPD were call to the scene (it appears they weren't), there's a vague reference made by VicPD that they're looking for a "good samaritan" who "might" have been nearby to help Conroy.

 

It's an odd story, one that doesn't make a lot of sense as its currently being told.



#17002 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:37 AM

...While I know they believe they are doing good, this council is becoming notoriously evil.

And not just this council. Keep in mind they are being enabled by provincial and federal governments who hold not entirely dissimilar views on the issue of crime and how best to address it. 


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#17003 spanky123

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:56 AM

There's something odd about this story. 

There are no actual details of any kind available from VicPD, or from Conroy, or from the Province. 

No location, no time, no indication as to whether the attack was random or targeted, no indication that VicPD were call to the scene (it appears they weren't), there's a vague reference made by VicPD that they're looking for a "good samaritan" who "might" have been nearby to help Conroy.

 

It's an odd story, one that doesn't make a lot of sense as its currently being told.

 

So an MLA is experiencing exactly the same treatment that the average citizen of Victoria can look forward to on a walk in our fair City and VicPD is responding the exact same way?

 

I am surprised that there was no security detail or taxpayer funded car service to escort our elite to and from 'work'. I am sure that will be fixed ASAP.



#17004 Mike K.

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 09:09 AM

VicPD has issued a statement:

Investigators are seeking witnesses and information after Minister Katrine Conroy* was injured in an incident on Tuesday night.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 8th, officers received a report of an incident in which Minister Conroy was injured the previous evening.

Between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7th, Minister Conroy was walking in the area of the BC Legislature when she was knocked to the ground by an unknown person. The Minister suffered non-life-threatening injuries and later attended hospital for medical treatment.

Detectives with VicPD’s Investigative Services Division are investigating the incident and are asking the public for additional information. A Good Samaritan may have helped the Minister during or after the incident. We are asking to speak with that person.

If you have information about this incident, please call our Report Desk and (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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#17005 Barrrister

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 11:28 AM

Just phone Mayor Helps who will assure the Minister that she imagined the attack and that there was no attack and simply a gentle mental health incident. 



#17006 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 11:34 AM

It was an attack of survival, therefore no crime was committed.


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#17007 Spy Black

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 11:43 AM

It was also not reported to VicPD until the following day?

 

The details surrounding this incident still seem to be missing some critical elements.



#17008 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 11:47 AM

“Later attended hospital” is also murky.

I agree it’s a bit odd.

#17009 A Girl is No one

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:10 PM

She’s a very nice person so very sad that it happened to her.

I hope this opens the politicians eyes to what the residents of Victoria have had to live with because of their failed policies.

Whether this happened to her because of her role in government or just as a random assault as
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#17010 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:13 PM

...I hope this opens the politicians eyes to what the residents of Victoria have had to live with because of their failed policies....

Do you want to make a wager on that? 



#17011 spanky123

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 02:46 PM

She’s a very nice person so very sad that it happened to her.

I hope this opens the politicians eyes to what the residents of Victoria have had to live with because of their failed policies.

Whether this happened to her because of her role in government or just as a random assault as

 

Agreed. I wouldn't wish harm on anyone. Every once in a while however those in the ivory towers need to experience life as the rest of us plebes are subjected to it. 


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#17012 Spy Black

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 04:38 PM

With the complete lack of details, she could have just as easily blacked out while walking, and only thinks she recalls an assailant.

 

I'm not saying it's fake news, but I'd also never buy into a strange narrative that is completely devoid of any facts.



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Posted 09 December 2021 - 04:46 PM

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#17014 pontcanna

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 03:38 AM

'I just don't understand': Wife of homicide victim Jeremy Gordaneer looking for answers

Times-Colonist - Dec. 10, 2021
 
Artist Jeremy Gordaneer was killed on Aug. 31 in Victoria's Rockland neighbourhood
 
 
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Thea Patterson & Jeremy Gordaneer

Three months after the unsolved killing of Victoria artist Jeremy Gordaneer, his wife is desperate for answers.

Police have provided few details about the Aug. 31 homicide on a quiet street in Rockland. Officers were called around 5 a.m. to a home on Carberry Gardens, owned by Gordaneer and his mother and sister, where they found ­Gordaneer inside with life-threatening injuries. Despite attempts by first responders to save his life, he died.

VicPD said at the time they did not believe there was a risk to the public. Three months have passed without an arrest or update.

The unanswered ­questions feel like a “tangible and ­palpable” weight on Gordaneer’s wife, Thea Patterson, who said she can’t help running through hypothetical scenarios in her head about what led to his final moments.

She speaks to police periodically, but they’re unable to provide her with any new information. VicPD spokesman Cam MacIntyre said the department is not able to provide an update, but continues to encourage anyone with information to share it with police.

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#17015 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 03:50 AM

Sounds like the family should hire their own investigator.

#17016 Midnightly

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:06 AM

sadly this seems to be a common thing it seems... did we ever find out about the woman who's body was left on dallas road a year or so back?, or the any of the machete murders from oak bay? i still wonder about the teen who was beaten in a park for his skateboard how he was left with life changing injuries if anything has come of that incident... what about the body they found decomposing half buried at temporary Vic high campus (school building on blanshard and topaz)



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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:10 AM

Man sentenced to 8 years for slashing ex-wife repeatedly with boxcutter

Times Colonist - December 10, 2021

A Comox man who broke into his ex-partner’s home, threatened to kill her and brutally slashed her with a boxcutter has been ­sentenced to eight years in prison.

In August, following a six-day trial, Clinton George Armstrong was acquitted of attempting to murder his former spouse, Taura Leith, on Feb. 10, 2020. He was, however, convicted of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, uttering threats, break-and-enter, mischief and failing to comply with court-ordered ­conditions.

Saunders sentenced ­Armstrong to eight years for the break-and-enter and the “wanton destruction” of Leith’s home and property, and seven years for the aggravated assault against Leith. The sentences are to be served concurrently. With credit for time served, Armstrong has to serve another five years and 128 days in prison.

Court heard that Armstrong and Leith were living in her home in Comox. They agreed to separate and decided Armstrong would move out on Jan. 1, 2020. On the evening of Dec. 28, Armstrong had been drinking. They argued. Leith said she would go and stay with her father but Armstrong threatened to trash her home if she left. When Leith called police, Armstrong slapped her across the face. He was arrested and released on conditions to have no contact with Leith and to stay away from her home.

Armstrong was homeless for several weeks. He was assaulted and ended up in intensive care. An addiction medicine specialist diagnosed him with severe opiate use disorder and possible alcohol use disorder.

Leith remained shaken by the assault. On Feb. 6, she gave the Crown a victim impact ­statement, describing how she was unable to sleep and worried about Armstrong showing up at her home.

Her fears were justified.

 

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#17018 pontcanna

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:30 AM

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#17019 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:49 AM

^ lacks a lot of detail.



#17020 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 04:49 AM

sadly this seems to be a common thing it seems... did we ever find out about the woman who's body was left on dallas road a year or so back?, or the any of the machete murders from oak bay? i still wonder about the teen who was beaten in a park for his skateboard how he was left with life changing injuries if anything has come of that incident... what about the body they found decomposing half buried at temporary Vic high campus (school building on blanshard and topaz)

 

Yes, it seems there are lots of unsolved cases around.

 

What about this one from September?  Where the workers next door heard him yelling for help but did not assist.

 

 

Homicide investigation opened in Saanich after man found dead at home

 

 

https://www.victoria...d_dead_at_home/

 

 

I don't think police ever released the victim's name.


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