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Ottawa, judge refuses to impose mandatory sentence

oldbanger

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An Ontario Superior Court judge has refused to impose a mandatory three-year sentence on a man caught with a loaded handgun...

Instead, she sentenced the defendant, Leroy Smickle, to a year of house arrest. Judge Molloy concluded that Mr. Smickle, a 30-year-old Toronto man with no criminal record, had merely been showing off by striking a “cool” pose over the Internet when police happened to burst into an apartment on March 9, 2009, in search of another man...

When police broke down the apartment door, Mr. Smickle was reclining on a sofa operating a webcam. He had the gun in one hand and his laptop computer in the other...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/in-a-challenge-to-ottawa-judge-refuses-to-impose-mandatory-sentence/article2336816/


apparently the guns were owned by the owner of the apartment

ACCUSED: SMICKLE, Leroy Timothy – 27 yrs
The College Way, Mississauga
CHARGES: Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Possession of a firearm knowing its possession in unauthorized
Possession of firearm obtained by the commission of an offence
Careless storage of a firearm
Careless storage of ammunition
Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition

SYNOPSIS: Police received information that firearms were being stored in the accused’s
apartment. On Monday March 9th, 2009, police executed a search warrant in
the accused’s apartment and located a quantity of firearms and ammunition.

O Canada! Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The true north, strong and free
From far and wide, O Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee. :cry:
 
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John Canuck

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snip
CHARGES:
Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Possession of a firearm knowing its possession in unauthorized
Possession of firearm obtained by the commission of an offence
Careless storage of a firearm
Careless storage of ammunition
Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition
Look at all the crazy ways they can put the words together to create 7 charges for the same victimless crime.

I'm glad I'm outta there.
 
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