Hypocrisy: how minority status trumps Justice
Delta B.C., October 2008. 21 year old Orion Hutchinson pulled into an intersection on his motorcycle and was struck down by a jeep, brutally being torn from this world. The other driver, who failed to stop, was Monty Robinson, on his way home from a party, his children in the back seat.
Immediately after accident, Robinson, an off-duty RCMP officer, began acting strangely. He handed his driver’s license off to a witnessing bystander and left scene on foot to put his children to bed. Upon arrival home he took a moment to hurriedly pound down a couple of shots of vodka. After tidying up, Robinson leisurely returned to the four-way stop and greeted police, now-on-scene. He explained to police that he had gone home to put his kids to be and to ‘calm his nerves’ with some alcohol.
Just the usual routine right? Not conspicuous at all, right?
Funnily enough, an unnamed toxicologist at the ensuing trial testified that she had given classes to police officers how to properly administer breathalyzer tests. One of the components discussed in her course was dealing with a tactic called the “drinking after driving” defense, in which a driver might drink alcohol after an accident in efforts to disguise how impaired he might have been while driving.
It is perhaps important to mention that Robinson had been one of the officers present at this informative lecture.
It is also important to note that the toxicologist was adamant that this particular defense was a clear cut case of obstruction of justice and, although it may obscure measurement of alcohol consumption at the time of an accident, it would be considered a crime in the aftermath. But obstruction of justice, unfortunately, isn’t exactly as damning as a drunk driving leading to manslaughter.
Adding fuel to the fire, Robinson’s own daughter testified that she had witnessed her father consume several beers prior to the accident at the ‘Hallowe’en party’ they had attended. She could not remember the brand or how many, but it was definitely more than one. 
To continue on, the word ‘alcoholic’ was bandied about during the trial a great deal. Robinson admitted to drinking to “dull the pain of the job”. An unidentifiable Crown witness even came forward to testify that she had heard Robinson consulting with another individual about how to beat drunk driving charges by consuming alcohol afterward. 
And this was not the first time that Monty had found himself on the wrong side of the law while in uniform. Monty Robinson was also one of the RCMP officers involved in the tasering death of Robert Dziekanski in October 2007, almost exactly a year prior to his drunken accident. At this trial he was convicted of perjury by the Supreme Court in Vancouver. The final verdict in that incident: “The final inquiry report released Friday June 18, 2010 concluded the RCMP were not justified in using a Taser against Mr. Dziekański and that the officers later deliberately misrepresented their actions to investigators.”  One could say that Monty had had practice lying to officers and was accustomed to using deception to justify his actions in the line of duty.
Damning evidence indeed. And, if the story were to end here, one might draw the sensible conclusion that this off duty RCMP officer, who ought to have been held to higher standards than common citizens, should have had the book thrown at him by the courts. He would have had to have been made an example and seen the fullest extent of judiciary punishment. That would make sense, wouldn’t it?
Let that sit with you for a moment. We’ll get back to this in a moment, but first, let’s have a look at different individual and an unrelated incident, coincidentally in the same part of the country.
Let us now turn to an incident that occurred on February 2011, Edmond’s Station in Burnaby B.C. Veteran bus driver Charles Dixon noticed an individual sneaking through the rear door of the bus he was operating without payment. Dixon demanded that the man approach and pay for his ride or exit the bus. The stranger made his way to the front of the bus, seemingly to make payment. Suddenly and without provocation, the passenger attacked Dixon, smashing his fists into the unsuspecting bus driver’s face. Shattered face in his hands, the 55 year old driver crumpled and fell to the floor from the sucker punch.
Dixon’s son, who also happened to be on the bus at the time, went to the defense of his father and was also assaulted by Louie who at this point it was noticed was also extremely intoxicated.
This was also not the first time he had attacked a late night bus driver.
His single blow broke two bones on the right side of the driver’s face and caused other injuries, including cognitive and psychological difficulties. The momentary lapse of sanity and act of extreme aggression by Louie had forever altered Dixon and his life.
A man just trying to do his job was assaulted and very nearly killed.
Again, common sense would dictate that Louie would be behind bars for a very long time for his violent and psychotic act.
But this is Canada – where common sense is far and few between.
And both of these men have one ‘Golden Ticket’in common – they are both aboriginal.
Robinson’s sentence for the death of Orion Hutchinson that night when he mowed him down with his jeep, children in tow?(Keep in mind, he stonewalled at every turn and was caught lying on the stand more than once during his trial)
One month of house arrest, 11 months on probation. A letter of apology to the Hutchinson family and a fine of $1,000 to Victim Services.
Why? B.C. Supreme Court Judge Janice Dillon is quoted as stating “mitigating factors” – including taking into account his aboriginal heritage. No charges for driving under the influence, only charges for obstruction of justice.
Del Louie’s sentence for assaulting and forever altering the life of Charles Dixon?
Provincial Court Judge Karen Walker handed him an 18-month conditional sentence to be served at a rehab residence, 200 hours of community service and two years probation – due to his ‘aboriginal heritage’ and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.
The ‘Race’ Card wins again – Hell, it trumps the rest of the deck any time its played it seems.
Leftists lauded these decisions as a victory for equality and compensation for our cruel and malevolent dealings with our natives.
I could go on and on with examples, but will digress after these two.
Since the 1998 ruling of Regina v Gladue – where the Supreme Court of Canada issued an iron-clad edict that sentencing judges must search out lenient or creative sentences for aboriginal offenders that recognize the oppressive cultural conditions, there are many court cases available to peruse where perpetrators of horrific crimes both to native AND non-native individuals were thrown out or given slaps on the wrist due to aboriginal ancestry.
What I consider extremely racist however, is the Liberal mentality that these people are somewhat ‘inhuman’ and not up to the standards of the law and should therefore be exempt due to their ‘having to be cared for’ status. All the while, individuals seeking equality and justice are then considered RACIST…You know, like the average common sense Canadian…oh, and did I mention THE BC UNION OF INDIAN CHIEFS?
“This is a misapplication in his case because (these provisions) were never meant to be a loophole or a matter of convenience that high-priced lawyers can reach for in order to keep their clients out of jail,So I think in that regard, this is a miscarriage of those provisions in the justice system.”
-B.C. Union of Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip to ‘The Province’ Newspaper in regards to the trial of Monty Robinson
The hypocrisy of Liberals implying that aboriginals and other minorities should not be punished due to their inability to tell right from wrong, and then push quotas of ethnic minorities into positions of dutiful law enforcement is so ridiculously racist and at the same time hypocritically insane that I have no idea how they can argue either side of their farce of an argument with a straight face knowing what is on the other side of the coin. It is refreshing to see that a considerable amount of natives see the ridiculousness of the scenario as well.
The color of your skin, your ethnicity, and your upbringing are no excuse for blatant criminal activity.
Being more of a minority does not make the extent of the crime any less horrific and the victim any less victimized.
In my opinion, if we are all equal, there should be no conceivable premise for favoritism with anything – especially the law. It could have just as easily been a caucasian to perpetrate the crimes above. The only difference would have been that justice probably would have been served.
Justice may be blind, but she can apparently see skin color – at least in Canada…