Vanncouver BC: 1 criminal, 148 convictions, Walking Free!
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
I have been writing Opinion pieces of Vancouver as the Crime Capital of Canada. Criminals seeking Mecca, choose Vancouver as the Holy Grail in which to Rob, Steal, Rape, Murder, Drug Deal with little fear of prosecution by a complacent and incompetent Lefty Justice System who feel criminals are misunderstood and deserve a second chance to rehabilitate themselves back into society.
A 60's Hippie Culture of Peace, Love and Understanding, somehow have turned Hippies into Judges by all accounts when career criminals like the ones posted in this story are just a minuscule list of Career Criminals walking our streets today, no jail, their rights protected by even a more ludicrous Privacy Commissioner which Prohibits Police from identifying then to the public as Career Criminals thus warning us as taxpaying citizens to beware who are walking our streets.
Fortunately I am not under these strict Privacy Conditions anymore, and can freely do as I please.
So here they are, the worst of the worst. I would state caution and speed up when seeing them crossing our streets while driving... !
VANCOUVER -William Edward Marshall is no ordinary criminal. The 46-year-old has been breaking and entering, thieving and assaulting for the past 27 years, often unsuccessfully. He has been arrested on hundreds of occasions and convicted an astonishing 148 times since 1979.
That's more than five criminal convictions a year, on average. Marshall, it seems, is unstoppable.
He's in and out of jail a lot, thanks to the short sentences he receives. These range, on average, from 30 to 90 days for theft. He's a fixture inside Vancouver's provincial court building, located in the notorious Downtown Eastside.
He often chooses not to show up for a scheduled appearance before a judge. According to Vancouver police, Marshall has failed to attend court 12 times.
Ridiculous? Try "ludicrous," says Vancouver police chief Jim Chu. That's how he describes habitual offenders such as Marshall, now an unwitting poster boy for an aggressive new police program exposing the ugly truth about this beautiful place: Canada's laid-back crime capital is easy on crooks.