Category: Alberta

November 18, 2008

If Ever There Was An Argument For Hanging

Filed under: Alberta,Crime & Punishment,YCJA — Dennis @ 6:11 pm

Well, well. Oh goody. Willya just look who’s back in the news again? It really amazes me the things that happen when I’m away sometimes.

Nobody’s favourite diddling bag of maggot shit, Jeremy Allan Steinke is finally getting his day in court. Not in Medicine Hat, though; oh no, we couldn’t have that. After all in the ‘Hat, everybody knows what an asshole he is. So they moved the trial all the way to Calgary. Because, as everybody knows, people in Cowtown can’t possible have ever heard of this waste of skin.

Just on the remote chance that you’ve been living in a cave for the past God-knows-when and don’t know who this prick is, he’s the worthless puke who helped Jasmine Richardson kill her parents and her 8-year old brother. Not that you’re supposed to know that, of course.

You see, little Jasmine was only 12 when Marc and Debra Richardson bled out their last on the floor of their own home. And, as any expert on the Youth Criminal Justice Act will tell you, just because li’l Jasmine knifed her own little brother while he begged for his life on the floor doesn’t make it any of anybody’s business…

Speaking in a barely audible voice, she admitted to stabbing eight-year-old Jacob
in the upper part of his body.

“I’m scared, I’m too young to die,” the girl told the court, recalling what the boy said during the April 23, 2006, massacre.

Seems Steinke had a harder time than she did…

“My old lady’s father’s a big guy. When he came at me with that screwdriver, I was scared s-less. I screamed. I just stabbed him. I’m surprised I came out on top. I thought I was a dead man.”

Steinke is heard saying on the tape that the girl slit her eight-year-old brother’s throat.

“It didn’t bother her at all. She didn’t cry. . . . She was laughing about it the next day.”

Gee, what a sweet little couple, eh?

I’ll admit that, when this whole damned story first came out, I was a little reluctant to start off on one of my typical rants. The facts don’t support that restraint, though. Jasmine (who you’ll only hear identified as “JR” in the MSM) has already been found guilty of three counts of murder but, thanks to the laughable excuse for a justice system that over a decade of Liberal governments has given us, she’ll be back on the streets before she’s old enough to drink. And you still won’t be allowed to know who she is. I’m starting to feel like I’m flogging a dead horse here.

Steinke is on trial himself now, after having bragged his worthless ass off about what he did. What do you think the odds are, really, that he’ll actually get what he deserves?

April 29, 2008

Something Good For A Change

Most folks know already that it’s not often that I have anything good to say about our courts. Years of infestation with Grit-beholden hacks have made them next to useless for protecting law-abiding folks. Every now and then, though, something good manages to come down the pipe. This time, the source of the sudden outbreak of unasshattery was the Crown Attorney’s office in Calgary and not some Grit flunky judge but hey, these days, you take your good news where you can get it, right?

Some of you might remember me shooting my mouth off a bit about this before (you’ll have to scroll down some; it’s one of my more long-winded posts). I just couldn’t get my brain around the fact that the cops and crown were even thinking about putting this guy’s ass in a sling for nothing more than defending his home and woman.

Well, as it turns out, there’s some good news after all: Dan Olynyk’s as free as a bird, just like he should be (tip o’ the hat to Frank for noticing this first)… (more…)

April 26, 2008

The Way It Is

Filed under: Alberta,Crime & Punishment,The MSM — Dennis @ 9:58 am

Well, my Saturday’s off to a satisfactory start; how about yours? What with all the warm, fuzzy un-language that we get rammed down our throats in the media these days — whores are “sex trade workers,” terrorists are “insurgents,” no-go zones in Paris are “culturally sensitive areas,” rape is “sexual assault,” blah blah blah, ee-eye-ee-eye-oh — it’s nice to see, even if it’s only every now and then, a reporter that decides to just say “screw it, a spade’s a spade,” and hit the nail on the head.

Out in Edmonton, Tony Blais managed to find that nail and give it a good smack…

Crackhead jailed for abduction, rape

An Edmonton crackhead was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison yesterday for the “frightening” and “horrifying” armed abduction and rape of a city teen.

Edward Wayne Belter, 46, put his head in his hands upon hearing the sentence and then looked angrily towards the victim, cursing under his breath.

While Tony seems to have the idea, the judge, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Graesser, doesn’t quite seem to get it. Granted, he gave this scumbag 8 years (not enough IMO, but better than some other asshat judges have done) but then he goes and decides to lay on the fuzzy…

Graesser told Belter, a former construction manager, he accepted the Sept. 5, 2006, attack was “drug-fuelled” and appeared out of character for him and said it was another case of a person having their life “ravaged” by drugs.

So WHAT??? Nobody put a gun to this asshole’s head and rammed a crackpipe in his gob…

January 5, 2008

WHAT Law??

Justice If you ever needed any proof that the HypoGrits and assorted other Leftbots have shoved this country through the looking glass, you got plenty of it lately. While the warm, fuzzy, colon-myopic “progressives” purr on and on about how wonderful our “justice” system is (inexhaustibly echoed by their fellow travelers in the MSM, such as the Ministry Of What You Should Think), the emperor’s dick is still swing in the wind. Two recent cases do more to make this argument than I ever could…

First, there is the tragic death of yet another innocent young girl in the Arsehole Of The Universeâ„¢. The senseless killing of Stefanie Rengel at the hands of some murdering little sonofabitch whose name we aren’t allowed to know, because the little bastard was FIVE DAYS shy of his eighteenth birthday, has brought about yet another chorus of “something must be done” from the sheeple in the Big Smoke.

RantsExcuse me all to hell for being the cynical asshole here, but I’ve heard all this shit before. I heard it when Jordan Manners died. I heard it when Jane Creba died. I heard it when [fill in the blank] died. Every time a kid gets killed, the City That Never Thinks® farts its indignation for a few days and then goes back to sleep. They moan on that “something should be done,” howl about how screwed up the system is, and demand that changes need to be made. Then they go back to sleep and vote for the same pricks that created the problem in the first place. Why the hell should this time be any different? Do any of us even bothering hoping that things will change this time, when they never did before? I’m not the only one asking this…

You can add the name Stefanie Rengel to the already enormous list of those stolen from us.

And what the heck are we going to do about it? Any outrage out there? Anybody planning a mass protest for tougher justice at Parliament Hill?

If we do nothing as usual, the next name to be added is out there right now, dreaming about his or her bright future.

Hopefully, it’s not your kid — but he or she will be somebody’s. In my 17 years as a reporter at this newspaper, there have been more than 1,000 homicides in Toronto, so I am pretty sure there will be more. Needless to say little has been learned — and even less done.

Well, maybe. Maybe, just maybe, this time just might be different…

The stabbing death of a 14-year-old girl in Toronto this week, and the subsequent murder charges against two teenage acquaintances, opens a year in which Canada’s youth justice law will come under intense legal and political scrutiny.

Parliament is expected to vote in 2008 on legislation to radically toughen the Youth Criminal Justice Act by increasing sentences for serious youth crimes and making it easier for judges to keep young people locked up before their trials if they are considered a risk to public safety.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has also promised this year a sweeping review of the entire YCJA, a controversial law long criticized for being too soft on teenagers who commit violent or repeat offences.

And the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to announce a decision on whether two clauses of the YCJA violate the Constitution. The clauses would put the onus on violent young offenders to prove why they shouldn’t be sentenced as adults, or to have their names published.

If the country’s highest court upholds those clauses, the Conservative government will likely be emboldened to press forward with an election promise to impose automatic adult jail terms on teenagers, 14 and older, convicted of serious crimes.

At least it would be a start. Now all we have to do is toughen up the treatment of the full-grown scumbags. Not that it will make much difference to the worthless sacks of shit that killed Stefanie, but at least it would be something.

Oh, but wait… all those partisan hack judges that the Grits stacked the courts with are still around to bugger up the works. Screw what the public wants or what’s good for the country, it’s the unelected judges that make the rules, right…?

But if the court strikes down the adult sentencing clauses, as many legal scholars expect it will, there could be a showdown between the court and the government on the subject of youth crime – a tricky political issue in what may become an election year.

“As we wait for the Supreme Court’s ruling on the case, Canada’s judiciary seems set on a collision course with the legislative branch of government,” says Rishi Hargovan, writing recently on The, an online Supreme Court discussion forum hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School.


Utter BullshitIn 2003, when prosecutors asked for an adult sentence for a 17-year-old Hamilton youth convicted of manslaughter, the lower courts said no. That case is currently before the Supreme Court.

The Ontario Court of Appeal, bolstered by a separate ruling by the Quebec Court of Appeal, said the law violated the Charter of Rights. It said the onus should be on the Crown to show evidence why an adult sentence is necessary, rather on the youth to prove otherwise.

The Ontario and Quebec courts also said the Constitution guarantees young offenders a separate system of youth justice, with its reduced set of penalties and its emphasis on rehabilitation.

And just where the FUCK does the Constitution say THAT???? Oh, wait… that must be one of those things that some shithead judge someplace “read into” the Constitution.

We’ll just have to wait and see (yet AGAIN) if anything gets done. I’m not holding my breath. But if you think that our “justice” is only busy looking out for the garbage in over-liberal Ontario, think again. Things are just as FUBAR out west…

HUH???It’s now getting reported that a guy from Langdon, Alberta might himself getting hauled before the Kangaroo Kourt for having the gall to defend himself and his girlfriend from a pair of masked assholes that burst into his bedroom in the middle of the night.

Why the hell can I never be making this stuff up? Just once, that’s all I’m asking for…

“It is a homicide; (the intruder) didn’t die accidentally. Whether or not it’s murder isn’t clear.”

Gang and drug ties have been ruled out as motives in the case, said Neely, and no one involved is a “well-known, hardened criminal,” she said.

Okay, lemme see if I’ve got all this happy bullshit straight in my wee, tiny, disadvantaged, non-leftbotuniversityeducated melon or not…

  • No drug ties? Check.
  • No gang ties? Check.
  • Nobody (especially the homeowner) a “well-known, hardened criminal?” Check.
  • Guy wakes up in the middle of the night to find a pair of masked shitbags in his bedroom with him and his sleeping girlfriend and does what any normal, non-testosterone-challenged human male would do? Check.

And still, he might be the one with his ass in the box?

“The two assailants entered the bedroom where the victims had been sleeping and a struggle ensued in the bedroom and that’s where (the body of) one assailant was discovered,” said Strathmore RCMP Cpl. Patty Neely.


The male occupant of the house was also injured and is listed in stable condition. Police say they are now trying to determine whether or not to lay murder charges against the him.

“Obviously, we know how he became deceased. Whether or not it’s a homicide or murder investigation or simply (a case of) protecting yourself will be determined,” said Neely.

AsshatteryUnder the law, people have the right to protect themselves and their property within certain limits. The criminal code states that the victim of an unprovoked attack is justified in repelling force by force if it is “not intended to cause death or grievous bodily harm” and is no more than necessary for self defence.

WTF is that bullshit?? I don’t know if things have changed or not but there’s a principle that I learned back in the stone age when I was going to school. It went something like this: If a man attacks you with his hands, you can defend yourself with a stick. If he attacks you with a stick, you can defend yourself with a knife. If he attacks you with a knife, a gun isn’t an unreasonable means of defending yourself.

Apparently, if you wake up in the middle of the night and find a prair of masked malcontents standing over you, you’re expected to call a timeout so you can take the time to Monday morning quarterback yourself for an hour or two.

Yeah, right. Not this kid. Bleep off

Damned right!On the bright side, though: not everybody’s a friggin’ idiot in this country. While the Hug-A-Thug Brigade® pisses and moans about all the mean, nasty evil things that decent folks do to the poor, disadvantaged, misunderstood shitbags in our midst, Bob and Betty Lunchbox don’t seem to give a damn what those buggers are wailing about (tip o’ the hat to JR for the poll and pic). Click on the pic and you’ll see that a whopping 97% of people couldn’t give a rat’s ass about Leftbotâ„¢ bullshit, scumbag “rights,” or even the law, when it comes to keeping their loved ones safe. Screw the consequences, it’s one hell of a lot better to be judged by twelve than it is to be carried by six.

For the record: I agree. Break into my house and pose a danger to my woman or kids, and you’re gonna find yourself on the wrong end of a 12-gauge. You will shut your God damned mouth and do exactly as I say, and do it damned quick, or you’ll die on my floor. That’s my God-given right, whether the law says so or not.

MY home, MY castle, your sorry ass.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a law-abiding kind of guy. I believe in the law and I respect the men and women who put their asses on the line to uphold it each and every day. But if you pose a threat to the ones I love… well, then, the rulebook goes out the window. Along with a few chunks of your grey matter.

And no, I won’t lose any sleep over it.

August 16, 2007

“But, They Know I’m An Asshole…”

Filed under: Alberta,BS,Courts,Crime & Punishment,Justice — Dennis @ 10:19 pm

Jeremy Allan SteinkeJusticeWell, of course they do, you son of a bitch. That’s the whole point. But now that everybody and their dog in Medicine Hat knows what a worthless bag of maggot shit Jeremy Allan Steinke is, he wants his trial moved to another venue. Maybe he’s hoping to get his trial moved to someplace where murdering sacks of shit that screw little girls aren’t seen in such a nasty, intollerant light. 🙄

Hell, for all I know, he’s hoping to get it moved to London in the hope that he’ll find himself in front of Jerkweed Jack Carrol… But that’s another rant, isn’t it?

Jasmne RichardsonFor those of you that have been living under a rock for the last year, Steinke is the diddler who helped Jasmine Richardson murder her parents, Marc and Debra Richardson, and 8-year old little brother, Jacob, in Medicine Hat in April of ’06. Jasmine has already been found guilty of three counts of first degree murder back in July and now Stinky is trying to get his trial moved to someplace where the heat isn’t on so much:

Jeremy Allan Steinke, 24, who once described himself as a 300-year-old werewolf, appeared in a local courtroom Thursday.

He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Marc and Debra Richardson and their eight-year-old son, Jacob, who were found stabbed to death in their blood-smeared suburban home on April 23, 2006.

The killings made national headlines in part because Steinke’s co-accused was his 13-year-old former girlfriend.


Utter Bullshit Steinke’s Calgary lawyer, Alain Hepner, said Thursday he is concerned about the publicity the high-profile case has generated already through the girl’s trial.

Jurors in that trial were never shown websites entries from where she called herself “killer kitty” and where Steinke, a high school dropout, claimed to be a 300-year-old lycan, or werewolf.

Jasmine, meanwhile, is trying to milk that 2-for-1 presentence credit for time served for all it’s worth

CALGARY – Sentencing is being delayed until fall for a 13-year-old girl convicted of murdering a Medicine Hat family.

Psychiatric and pre-sentencing reports ordered by Justice Scott Brooker for the girl’s Aug. 23 sentencing date are taking more time than expected, according to the girl’s defence lawyer.

Sentencing is now expected to take place in October, according to lawyer Tim Foster.


The girl, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was tried in Medicine Hat’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

She was found guilty July 9 of three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Marc and Debra Richardson and their eight-year-old son. She is the youngest person in Canada convicted of multiple murder.


The girl faces a maximum 10-year youth sentence, with no more than six years in custody.

The rest of the sentence would be served under supervision in the community. When the sentence ends, she will be free. Adult murderers are monitored for life.

A youth accused of murder must be at least 14 to be tried as an adult.

Why don’t we just cut the bullshit, ladies and gents? Try Stinky right the hell where he is and sentence Jasmine NOW. If she doesn’t like it, let her appeal. But at least the two-fer credit will stop and then maybe, just maybe, we can keep her locked up until she’s old enough to drink. Not that I’m going to hold my breath…

As an interesting side note: the Wikipedia article, “Richardson family murders” seems to not be there anymore…

July 10, 2007

The Hammer Comes Down…

Filed under: Alberta,Crime & Punishment,Justice,YCJA — Dennis @ 5:28 pm

Jasmine Richardson… And God damned good that it did, too. Sorry for not posting this sooner, but I’ve had me one hell of a busy day on Monday. For whoever hasn’t heard yet, the jury in Medicine Hat took less than four hours of deliberation to come to the same conclusion that everyone else with a brain in their head had already come to long ago:

Jasmine Richardson is guilty as sin.

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. (CP) – After deliberating for less than four hours, a Court of Queen’s Bench jury returned Monday with a decisive verdict for a 13-year-old girl accused in the grisly killings of her parents and little brother: guilty of first-degree murder on all three counts.

The accused began weeping silently and then put her hand over her mouth as the foreman of the seven-man, five-woman jury read out the verdicts. Her lawyer, Tim Foster, stared at the ground and appeared to be struggling even to look at his client, but then later moved to the prisoner’s box to put a comforting arm around her.

Minutes later, the jurors filed out of the courtroom one by one, a few stealing glances at the girl as they passed by her but most just looking away.

Jasmine RichardsonLooking away in disgust, no doubt. Can you blame them? This little bitch (and no, I don’t care how old she is; that’s still going easy on her in the language department after what she did) would be damn near enough to make me puke, too. The problem now is that she’s still not going to be properly punished for what she did. Commentor Ann pointed this out the other day:

[…] And I agree with your opinion on the YJA. What a joke. Though the verdict is now in, I doubt this little whore will do more than 3.5 years in custody (don’t forget she’ll be credited with 1.5 years of time served).

Actually, Ann, it’s even worse than that. According to reports, the court has scheduled the sentencing for Aug. 23, which means that Jasmine will have spent about 16 months of “dead time” (how’s that for ironic slang?) since her arrest in late April, 2006. This means that, under the bullshit 2-for-1 system that judges in this country use to credit time awaiting trial, she’ll be getting 32 months of credit for time served. In other words, she’ll be out and on the streets again no later than December, 2010. Just in time for Christmas, no doubt. And even that‘s assuming that her lawyer doesn’t pull some stunt to delay sentencing in order to rack up more 2-for-1 credit (not an unheard-of tactic).

Jasmine RichardsonHer family, however — her mother, father and eight-year old brother — will still be dead. But that won’t stop the pro-YCJA shitheads; hell, no! It won’t even slow ’em down. There’s already rumblings and bumping in the night going on in the dark corners of the Charter-heads…

But more in that later. For now, I’m gathering up some of the sleaze that the jury didn’t get to look at. Believe me folks, it makes you wonder how much faster they would have convicted her…

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