B.C. Appeals Court Acquits Cocaine Dealer
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Here is the story in a nutshell on why the British Columbia Justice system needs a well placed Kick in the Ass.
Police noticing a vehicle driving at night with his headlights off, stop the vehicle, notice a open liquor bottle, conduct a further search for liquor, discover cocaine, the accused admit to being dealers, get arrested, upon court trial, appeals Judge aquits Cociane Drug dealing, and opt to just charge pair for open liquor in the car, because Police violated the accused rights because their intent was to seach for alcohol, not drugs, so a acquital was warranted.
My Final Thought
One can only breath a sigh of relief, that Canada's infamous Mass Murderer Robert Pickton accused of murdering 50 women did not have an open liquor bottle in his truck or we certainly would have seen this Judge acquit Robert Pickton of mass murder.
Perhaps now food for thought for all criminals who will make a run for the nearest liquor store to have a well placed open liquor bottle prominently displayed on their front seat, while transporting mass amounts of drugs, guns or perhaps even a dead body or two, knowing full well Police like most people see the first thing illegal that comes to mind and goes with it, unaware that there are insanely stupid Judges out there who are not part of the solution are most likely complicit in the problem.
Oh yeah, to turn a phrase by British Columbia Politicans to the world, "British Columbia is the best place to live in the world" 99.9% of all criminals think so.
Based on this acquital one can only assume, both the Judge and the Criminal, tissue in hand will head off to the judges chambers for a mutual well placed "Porn Star Finish".
Cops only looking for liquor so man acquitted of drug trafficking
The ProvincePublished: Thursday, February 28, 2008
A young man convicted of cocaine trafficking has been acquitted on appeal after B.C.'s highest court ruled his rights were violated during a liquor search of a vehicle.
Mark Thomas Dreyer was in the front passenger seat and his sister was behind the wheel when their vehicle, with its tail lights off, was pulled over by RCMP in White Rock in September 2005.
It was later revealed that Dreyer's sister was doing a favour for him in making drug deliveries at his direction, but, at the time, police became interested when they spotted an open 1.2-litre bottle of beer on the floor behind the driver's seat.