Hells Angels: "Halos of Innocence"
Defence Lawyers in British Columbia seem to thrive on defending their Criminal Clientele putting them in a positive light resulting in a Catch and Release Justice system which is seen by some as a Justice System which "Deepthroats" defence evidence given to them, only to "Spit out" meager sentences on the convicted allowing them to walk to commit another crime on society who "Swallows" the Justice systems line of "Were winning the war on Crime and Convictions".
Another case of "You have to be kidding me" Defence Lawyer David Giles defending the Hells Angels Innocence on Drug charges in a British Columbia courtroom, brings to mind what is always portrayed by Defence Lawyers who seem to paint a tranqil picture of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club as a Halo wearing, tea drinking and cucumber sandwich eating social club. Mr. Giles fantasies must have brought to mind a lovely vision to the court of days gone by, Patch wearing Hells Angels, Biff and Chad and their social climbing mates briar pipes a smoking, sweaters knotted fashionably around their necks, in a Hells Angels as a clean cut Choir Boy quartette, crooning toe tapping tunes such as Pat Boone gospel hymns to the delight of squealing bee hive wearing fashion mavens virginal girlfriends named Buffy, Debbie, and Delores, a life filled with church lunch box socials, no kissing on a first date premise, with Hugs not Drugs Mantras. One can only assume this Defence Lawyer may have gotten into the Police Evidence locker sight unseen and accidently sniffed some of the Hells Angel white powder, surely that white powder is the icing sugar of his defence of these fine upstanding citizens who are unfairly portrayed as bad boys by a mean spirited Public jealous of their Wholesome Glee Club lifestyle.
Defence lawyer denies Hells Angel involved in drug ringBy Keith Fraser,
The ProvincePublished: Thursday, February 14, 2008
A lawyer for David Francis Giles denied Thursday there was any direct evidence that the senior Hells Angel member was involved in running a drug-trafficking ring out of the East End chapter's Kelowna clubhouse.
Giles, a full-patch member of the notorious motorcycle gang, is charged along with two Hells Angels associates, David Revell and Richard Rempel, with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and associating with a criminal gang.
Revell and Rempel are also charged with trafficking cocaine. The three men were arrested after police seized eight kilograms of cocaine from a storage locker and a vehicle in the Kelowna area in 2005. Crown has argued Giles kept himself well insulated from the handling of the drugs but was in charge of a "cell" that had him giving orders to Revell, who in turn dealt with Rempel, the man at the bottom of the ladder.
But lawyer Richard Fowler told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Anne Mckenzie yesterday that there was no evidence of a "particular act" that proves Giles was in any way linked to the drugs.
He said there was no proof that Giles had knowledge of or was in control of the drugs, no proof of any financial transactions and no evidence linking Giles to sums of cash.
"This is not a relationship in which Mr. Giles is directing anybody to do anything," he said in final submissions. "The kind of thing you see in drug cases is completely absent in this case for Mr. Giles."
Fowler singled out an intercepted communication from a bug placed in Giles' home in May 2005 in which the Crown claims Giles confidently predicts: "We'll get back up," after discussing the loss of the kilos of cocaine with Revell.
He argued that the call, pivotal to the Crown's argument that Giles knew about the trafficking activity, was inaudible and hard to tell who is speaking. The call was replayed three times, once at the request of the judge.
"The Crown takes evidence and molds it to fit their theory but it is ill-fitting at best," claimed Fowler.
The defence continues submissions Friday.