September 06, 2016

Edmonton man stops violent carjacking: Guess who’s getting charged?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Canada’s lack of a right to self defence has claimed another casualty. An Edmonton man is facing two counts of aggravated assault for capturing and beating up two men who were carjacking his elderly mother.

Johnathan Tews saw his mother being attacked by two men in her driveway and raced out to save her with a baseball bat in hand.

Tews and his father confronted, fought with and apprehended the thugs, holding them until police arrived. For this act of bravery, Tews is facing charges that could ruin his life and take him away from the family he defended.

The charges Tews faces for potentially saving his mother’s life could result in more jail time than the life long criminal dirtbags that tried to carjack her will get. I don't blame the police for charging Tews. They’re following the laws as written which we expect cops to do. But, most cops probably wouldn't lose too much sleep over a couple of habitual criminals getting an old fashioned beat down from a strapping young citizen.

I place the blame squarely on the prosecutors who chose to proceed with this charge and the politicians who refuse to change the way these laws are used against good people trying to defend themselves. They’re the ones responsible for Mrs. Tews having to see her hero son being taken away in handcuffs.

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commented 2016-10-02 17:53:57 -0400
@drew I read the article about this that was carried in the National Post and Toronto Sun and nowhere does it say he struck either of the men with the baseball bat, only that he tackled the one leaving the scene. Perfectly acceptable as a citizens arrest.

What this is really about is depriving citizens the right to defend their own lives and property and monopolise the use of violence to the state. This is the reason why the government is also always pushing to eliminate gun ownership. It is about their monopoly on violence and nothing else.

The ultimate side effect of these policies is that criminals and thugs run loose while the honest hard working peoples of this country are victimised.

One of my friends, girlfriend was carjacked violently a couple years ago. She stopped at a stop sign in a residential neighbourhood with her window half rolled down. Two men approached, one pointing a gun at her through the open window. They drug her out of the car, beat her bloody and drove away with her car.

If this is the type of behaviour you condone then by all means keep supporting Statist principles.
commented 2016-09-23 12:53:05 -0400
Self defense isn’t chasing someone down and beating them with a baseball bat. Even if that’s exactly what most people would be inclined to do.
commented 2016-09-08 11:09:37 -0400
Elton, was it the RCMP? And was it ignored by the press?
commented 2016-09-08 03:32:00 -0400
We recently had a bunch of cops here in Alberta get off for shooting a druggy who was high and waving a syringe with no needle at them in one hand and a lighter in the other. 5 cops felt it necessary to shoot this guy 5 times at point blank range, once or twice in the head for good measure. Meanwhile this guy can’t defend his mother and make a couple of citizen arrests of a couple of habitual criminals without getting charged with even more serious offences than the criminals. What an opposite pansy country.
commented 2016-09-07 23:37:44 -0400
Canada is a great country,but only if you are not a law abiding citizen. Our legal system stinks, and has for a long time. the [pardon the expression]cops are doing the best job they can, and putting their lives on the line every day to do their jobs, which is to protect the law abiding citizen. kudos to the man who saved his mother. everybody calls the criminals the scumbags. I disagree! These are the people that are always a victim of society ore parents mistreating them. The law abiding citizen has never had that happen to them. Now in come the real scumbags, the lawyers & judges, who in my opinion WAY over paid, to let these assholes back on the streets. So I guess it’s not a legal thin we are dealing with, It’s a monetary thing. The more times these assholes appear in court, the more money these scumbags make. Again, pardon the expression, FUCK the law abiding citizen. We are a country with no backbone. You name the subject, & we follow the USA. Why is it we don’t have the balls to follow them on a subject that is as important as this one?
commented 2016-09-07 22:39:00 -0400
This is utterly despicable injustice at its best,
SHAME on those cops. SHAME on those evil idiot LIARYERS.
The man deserves a MEDAL and they are charging with some idiotic crime?!
Canada has been going straight down the tubes of insanity for many years due to liberal cry baby, oh the poor criminal and oh the evil victim insane “thinking”

F**k this so-called justice system – a farce! Everyone with a functional brain that has ever been stuck in it for any reason at all including divorce etc. is laughing and crying at.

This case qualifies as OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE!! The man stopped a crime from being committed and charging him is OBSTRUCTION after the fact!

A man defending his family and property against scumbag criminals is the guilty one?
SHAME on this sick piece of shit system!! SHAME on those fool cops for thinking they’re applying law?

ALL intrinsically unjust law is NO LAW at all – even PE Trudeau stated that as a well known principle of true justice!
This is a textbook example of BAD shitty idiot invented laws that in fact require civil disobedience until they are removed or rectified.
I am utterly disgusted with Canadian judicial idiocy.
commented 2016-09-07 13:03:54 -0400
YVETTE MOZOL: commented 14 hours ago
“…This charge makes no sense at all & the citizens of Edmonton should be furious & bombarding the Notley govt & the law society & their MLA & anyone else who might listen…”
You’re correct of course, BUT, they aren’t listening, they don’t care and nothing will change – only get worse – because no one will stand up and make them listen – this is Canada…
“…This is shameful to say the least & it’s time the laws regarding this be changed & soon….”
Shameful is putting it mildly…we already have the unalienable, God given right to life and the right to defend that life, and as BILL ELDER’s link clearly shows:
…we already have the legal ability to defend ourselves – the problem is, the powers that be won’t ‘allow’ us to…just like getting an ATC (conceal carry or open carry permit). We have the right, the paperwork is there, BUT, the CFO won’t sign off on them…the powers that be won’t ‘allow’ us to – this is Canada…and more’s the pity.

HYACINTH commented 12 hours ago
“…Thank Pierre Trudeau and his machinations – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
I’m very glad to see people are waking up and paying attention…you might enjoy William Gairdner’s, “THE TROUBLE WITH CANADASTILL: A Citizen Speaks Out”

“… For the past three decades in particular, Canadians have been discovering that modern democracy has little to do with their consent, and rather a lot to do with the imposition of elite views by way of gutting ancient and hard-won rights and duties. On almost every issue, Canadian public policy seems contrary to the deeply held views of the people…”
commented 2016-09-07 10:50:58 -0400
Expect more of this. We’re not Europeans. We’re not going to stand by and allow muslims to manhandle our women. Also, any new gun laws will be met with even more rejection from the people then the long gun registry was.

How many jail cells does Junior have? Let’s find out. It’s not like life is Canada is worth a damn anymore anyway.
commented 2016-09-07 10:05:51 -0400
Jesus himself had special words directed to crooked lawyers who deliberately pervert the intention of the law:

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.”
Luke 11:52 (NIV)
commented 2016-09-07 09:46:05 -0400
how do these cops even sleep at night, and better yet the prosecutor judges the entire system. The cops expect you to be a good little citizen and just be a helpless victim so they can do nothing. Surprised if these two assholes are not already out and back on the streets. The legal system is all for the criminals. Cops either cannot or will not protect you either way your on your own. After the high river gun grab I don’t trust the police anymore or the legal system. My god they even let out the guy who beheaded the kid on the bus. HE IS OUT AND AMONG US WTF are they thinking.
commented 2016-09-07 09:43:50 -0400
cops and Canada are completely disappointing. I want to move to U.S.A if Trump gets in. if not, then live in poverty and wait for police to get arrest me. what a joke Canada is.
commented 2016-09-07 09:38:51 -0400
That is the politically correct lawyers & politicians in this country for you!
Why would they not protect a thief they are most certainly thieves themselves. They help themselves to our property & tax dollars and give it to their friends. They enable the terrorists and want to disarm law abiding citizens.

That young man was a hero and if he were my son I would be very proud of him and praise his courage. I would be throwing the judge that sentences this hero to long term prison sentence in jail and stripping him of his license to practice law.

As the bible warns wrong become right and right becomes wrong. These are terrible times we live in.
commented 2016-09-07 09:22:09 -0400
It’s all part of the agenda. Poison our food and make harvesting a global problem, dumb down the kids and make them hyper-sensitive and unable to cope in the real world (develop massive insecurities), contaminate the waters with oil spills, create racism, and make it so you are not able to protect yourself or your loved ones. Make/keep us us silent.
commented 2016-09-07 04:01:03 -0400
Sheila the Dirt Bags here are the police, like Marty indicates, they didn’t have to arrest the son. The cops are the ones onsite, I would think they could exercise their discretion, and recognize what the situation was all about. They sure don’t have any problem using their discretion when they’re gunning down an unarmed citizen. If one of those cops were there at the time this was going down and did their job, they would have used a gun and that would have been acceptable and they would be looked at as heroes. It’s as I always say, “The Cops Are Such Cowards”, yes, they can’t do anything about the real bad guys, but they never have trouble doing something about you. And when this comes before a Crown Attorney he/she should just drop any charges on the son and tear a strip of the Coward Cops. And if not and it comes before a judge, he/she should do the honor of dropping charges and ripping the Piggies a new asshole. Make no mistake about it the cops will do the same thing every time, they are not part of the community and they are not on the law abiding citizens side. When you don’t have the right to protect yourself without penalty of law, there is something seriously wrong.
commented 2016-09-07 01:56:19 -0400
My car got broken into last week. I hate criminals!
commented 2016-09-07 01:09:51 -0400
“Honest to God HOW CAN THAT BE???”

Thank Pierre Trudeau and his machinations – The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Twenty-Five Years Later: The Impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms on the Criminal Law
Hon. Marc Rosenberg

“… the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1 is most visible in the field of criminal law. It has changed the way crime is investigated in this country. It has changed the way offences are prosecuted. It has changed the way that criminal law is practised. And, it has changed the way that due process is valued in society. … the Charter represents a devolution of power and responsibility from the executive and Parliament to the judiciary. …”
commented 2016-09-07 00:59:16 -0400
Sheila I totally disagree with your statement that you don’t blame the cops as they were only doing their job.
Sorry but BS! The cops are supposed to serve and protect and they did not have to proceed with any charges.
The police can not and will not prevent a crime from happening as they are a reactive force and nothing else. Actually they can prevent crime by charging the criminals not the victims. Maybe if proper charges were brought then the jerks would be behind bars and not able to commit more crimes.
So yeah, the cops are to blame and so are the holier than thou prosecutors, and the Attorney General and of course the politicians that refuse to protect the citizens.
Canada is going to hell in a hand basket.
commented 2016-09-07 00:51:10 -0400
D.H. Chaisson , Criminals can turn around idiot and why should they get away? Not everyone is a pantywaist like you.
commented 2016-09-06 22:49:51 -0400
Honest to God HOW CAN THAT BE???
I’m so angry right now, my hair is on fire. What the hell are you supposed to do, stand still & let this attrocity happen or do the right thing like Mr. Tews did. This charge is abominable & disgusting & makes our justice system stink even more than it does. Where are the protesters on this one? This charge makes no sense at all & the citizens of Edmonton should be furious & bombarding the Notley govt & the law society & their MLA & anyone else who might listen. This is shameful to say the least & it’s time the laws regarding this be changed & soon.
commented 2016-09-06 22:03:10 -0400
The heart of this uncivil prosecution of self defense lies in the fact Cops have been told to lay charges in ALL clear cut cut cases of armed self defense ( the baseball bat was deemed a lethal weapon) it is an unstated directive of the crown prosecutor’s office and the federal justice ministry – they pretend that police have a monopoly on the use of defensive force and arrest powers – even though the criminal code states otherwise.

Here’s what you do when you are put in the situation of either being a victim or watching another be a victim of a criminal act – you yell these magic words : “STOP YOU’RE UNDER ARREST!” According to the criminal code you are now lawfully acting as a citizen peace officer in lieu of the absent police officer and are within all legal rights to stop a criminal breach of the peace – during this time you have all the powers and rights to defense a police officer would who is stopping a violent fellony in progress – by whatever means necessary (force of resistance equal’s force of apprehension) to subdue the offender and stop the attack or his flight from arrest.

If you are charged after you give a statement to police that you were effecting a citizen’s arrest under the strictures set out by the code, you have grounds to charge the crown with false arrest and malicious mischief.
commented 2016-09-06 21:48:04 -0400
This kind of activity is so confusing for the police. If the so called attacker is injured and the so called victim is victorious it blows all them little doughnut saturated brain cells. Victims are supposed to be injured and perps are supposed to flee. Don’t mess with their heads. Okay?
commented 2016-09-06 21:41:40 -0400
I bet you the cops had shaved heads, sported goatees and wore sun glasses. They all want to look the part but so many have no capacity to think………..the image is all that counts.
commented 2016-09-06 20:47:35 -0400
That Cdns are not allowed to arm themselves, or even protect themselves, is obscene, and we need to take action!!
commented 2016-09-06 20:45:38 -0400
Sheila. I have to disagree about not blaming the cops. BOTH the Crown and the Police have a duty to not lay charges if there’s little prospect of conviction. Under the criminal code, one has a right to defend themselves, even though it’s being ignored. That’s the real issue. In fact – it’s the Attorney Gen’s office you should be going after and demanding answers, as both the cops and the crowns are doing as directed by THEM!! Stop by their office and the crown, and demand answers!! Ask them if they truly think they’re “reflecting the values of our society”?!?!
commented 2016-09-06 20:38:47 -0400
The Canadian legal system is broken. It’s run by politically correct SJW prosecutors and judges who were educated by Marxist atheist law professors who cater to “feelings” and embrace a “white guilt” and “criminal is victim” mentality, but lack the basic qualities of logic and common sense. I don’t see any possibility of turning things around unless all liberal professors, lawyers, judges and politicians miraculously die of a heart attack on the same day, and we get to start over from scratch.
commented 2016-09-06 20:37:18 -0400
D.H. Chaisson – I call you out for being such a Libtard! – you most likely are a criminal yourself – so you had better rethink your positions here @ the Rebel!!
The prosecutors need to be charged with dereliction of duty & conspiring with criminals – like the above named asshat.
commented 2016-09-06 20:27:31 -0400
Two weeks ago my brother woke up to an armed robber with a hatchet in his bedroom at 5 am. He got him down and got his name but he got cut up pretty bad and let the guy flee. He dropped his cellphone and the cops took my brother to the hospital. Charged with B & E, aggravated assault but the RCMP have no arrest
commented 2016-09-06 19:23:35 -0400
MIKE KRCHNAK commented: "
D.ick H.ead Chaisen his tail….who cares how far or long he chased. He got the dirtbags. Thats not the story here. Just like wee vajay jay, you leftist regressive fucktards are continually trying to make chicken shit out of chicken salad."

I believe “citizen arrest” and use of force to achieve same is still in the Criminal Code not that the leftards would admit it. Perhaps each municipality should have a vat of acid standing by controlled by the citizens as an alternative to expecting police to respect the citizens.
commented 2016-09-06 19:20:34 -0400
if that was your mother or father what would u do?….interesting I have a baseball bat that has been used makes me sad but what makes me happy no more car break ins…what has happened to this county of ours….God forbid if someone breaks into your home and u try to protect your family