May 20, 2015

Ontario Appeal Court reduces Syrian bank robber's sentence so he'll avoid deportation

Marissa SemkiwArchive

An Ontario Appeal Court has reduced a Syrian bank robber's sentence.


So he'll 'avoid deportation.'  But why would we want criminals roaming Canadian streets?

Except, he wouldn't have been deported anyway. Yet he's still getting a reduced sentence.

This is why we need mandatory minimum sentences.

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commented 2015-05-22 01:46:30 -0400
I actually HOPE that the judge in question as well as the defence lawyer are victims of crimes enacted by non-permanent residents.
commented 2015-05-21 14:27:49 -0400
Mandatory Minimum Sentences won’t work. Our Liberal Appointed Judiciary will simply find a way around it, especially if to spite the sitting Gov’t as we have already seen examples of. These judges must be replaced with elected judges responsive to their communities and the voters that placed them in office. The terms should not be infinite. They should have to face the voters every so often to keep laws upheld and powers in check.
commented 2015-05-21 11:22:01 -0400
It’s all part of the “Legal Industry” in Canada . . . short sentences keeps the criminals working in Canada, keeps the Judges busy and the Lawyers employed. This is the lieberal way . . . the last thing they want is a criminal on vacation in jail or a criminal foreign national deported from Canada.
commented 2015-05-21 10:32:16 -0400
Just another example of socialists partnering with islam.
commented 2015-05-21 10:07:47 -0400
It’s time to get RID of these unelected Judges, and go to an “elected” system, as in other countries. These Judges are NOW responsible to NO ONE, and just do as they please, with no worries about backlash or repercussions…as they’re appointed “for life” in many cases. BOOT them ALL. Go to an elected system, where at least they will be responsible every 3 or 4 years to the people whom they are SUPPOSED to be serving.
commented 2015-05-21 09:59:54 -0400
Judicial reform is long over due in this country – political appointees with loyalties/biases to political agendas, fringe ideologies and partisanism, rather than the rule of law and exercise of justice, have put the law and justice system in wide public disrepute – Judges must be accountable to the law and the public.
commented 2015-05-21 07:44:30 -0400
And THAT is why I hold the courts and most judges in contempt.

A POS allowing another POS to stay in Canada.

commented 2015-05-21 01:51:31 -0400
There is a very simple solution to judicial activism. Simply create a judicial accountability act that allows for judges who release conv icted criminals back into the general populace to be sued in civil suits and to be held criminally liable for the actions of the criminals they release back onto the streets. If a judge could be charged with criminal negligence for letting Omar Khadr into the public to murder again do you think any judge would take that chance? Currently there is no system of judicial accountability or, “checks and balances”.My solution would solve this dilemma.
commented 2015-05-21 00:37:59 -0400
What if angry citizens began a full scale assault on the courts by staging sit ins , pickets , loud protests. Make it impossible for them to show up at work. A massive sit in by the fed up right minded people of this nation . But then we’d be tossed in jail with no chance of release.
Oops,I forgot. We’re too busy working to pay taxes to our enslavers to engage in massive sit ins.
commented 2015-05-20 23:43:43 -0400
Send the judge to Syria in his place!
commented 2015-05-20 23:09:23 -0400
Deborah – "The Charter needs to be updated, so that we the public can remove these activist judges from the bench. "

I am not sure making the public able to remove them is the best idea because the judges would just pander by way of the judgments they make to the largest group, and in this case it is the left at about 60% of the population.

Making them accountable to the law they swore to uphold I think is better, and unable to over-rule laws made by the legislative branch. If a law made by the legislative branch is wrong, the people in a referendum should be able to veto a bill.

Because certainly at present, the judges seem to be as close to omnipotent as can be in out justice system. There is no real check and balance for the judiciary.

At least that is my take on the subject.
commented 2015-05-20 23:01:43 -0400
Do you want me to edit your page Marissa? I will do it for free. “… robber’s sentence SO he’ll avoid (not TO he’ll avoid)”
commented 2015-05-20 22:46:31 -0400
Judges certainly have agendas these days, and are getting away with it. They have absolutely no respect for the citizens of this country, and no respect or interest in justice it self. They pander to the elite, and minority groups, and us peasants are just supposed to settle for their socialist poison. The Charter needs to be updated, so that we the public can remove these activist judges from the bench. We need justice for all, not justice for some. What really bothers me, is they ensure they reap the benefits of their powerful positions, and have the gall to give us fractured justice?
commented 2015-05-20 22:44:20 -0400
Personally, I would ! LOVE ! to see people hold judges as accountable as they deserve to be.

Restaurant waitress: "Oh my aren’t you Justice Beverly McLaughlin of the Supreme court?
Biased Bev. (haughtily) “Why yes I am.”
Waiteress – “Oh how wonderful! I thought it was you! Imagine such an important person in our little eatery!”
Biased Bev. “Harrumph, well thank you! Is that my meal?”
Waitress -"Yes, it is. When I told our devoutly Catholic kitchen staff that they were preparing a meal for the same woman who voted for gay marriage, and against the Lord’s Prayer you can’t imagine how excited they were. Here …. eat up.
commented 2015-05-20 22:42:05 -0400
Well said Semkiw, you make a very strong case.
commented 2015-05-20 22:26:56 -0400
Peter there is only one way I know of to to fire a judge and that is by an act of parliament or provincial legislature. (Must be nice to have a guaranteed job & guaranteed increases in salary for life just because sucked the proper politician’s knob (Right Bev? Right Rosie?).

There may be some unknown arcane means hidden deep in legislation in the judicature act or something but really it would boil down to a judge being fired by other judges, and really does ANYBODY have the tiniest belief that will ever happen?

When was the last time you ever heard of a judge being convicted of a crime- even a minor one like speeding? Right! NEVER! Because, you know, they are just so much more pure of heart and noble of spirit that we mere mortals.
commented 2015-05-20 22:00:14 -0400
When I hear of judges that are quite literally not doing the job they were appointed to do, I have to ask is there no way to fire these judges?

One more point, it seems to me that the judge would have known about the 2002 ruling that made it against the law to send this Syrian back, so the very fact the he did lower the sentence below the law the Conservatives created means, to me, that the judge was making a political statement. I think the judge knew that his decreasing the sentence would not have gone unnoticed for the statement that it made.