Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sorry Won't Cut it, Baby

Gordon Campbell made me do it.

Or so the perp's wife would have us believe.

A man bashes women on the head with metal pipes and steals their purses. Curiously, most of his victims are Asian women. Most end up in hospital with serious injury, not to mention life-long trauma.

Now, he pleads that he is so sorry and that he was a poor crack addict.

O.K. We can listen to all that.

Then his wife gets up on the stand and tells the court that "He's an amazing father, an amazing husband," she testified, saying he was "absolutely devastated" when he lost his hospital job in 2004. She blamed Premier Gordon Campbell and his government for bringing in legislation allowing health employers to lay off union members.

"I've never seen a grown man cry in bed," she said. "He was very proud of that job."

So, let me see if I've got this right...

Gordon Campbell, undistracted from his job as Premier, came down to the Joyce Street Skytrain Station every week or so and put a crowbar in this asshole's hand and instructed, "You go, Boy, and crack some skull for us today!"

Probably not.

Ten years in prison will be a gift for this man.

And if one of these victim's had died?


Anonymous said...

He sounds like the perfect guy to be working at the Children's Hospital.

Ronnie said...

Because I don't currently live in BC, sometimes I have trouble following the story without a little bit of background info.

I found out more about this sorry little man in the following article:

I know you usually provide the relavant links, but this time it was no where to be found..

Nonetheless, always love your commmentary!

David in North Burnaby BC said...

""I have to live with what I've done for the rest of my life," Siniscalchi said"
Will he indeed? Oh dear. Ah, but more to the point, his victims, at least one of which has suffered brain damage, will have to live with what he's done for the rest of their lives. Looking for sympathy in the wrong places, fella.
And, excuse me, but how many people lose a job and don't become a crackhead and attack people with weapons? We are looking at a full employment economy (or as near as damnit) in BC after all.

"She also said her husband wasn't racist, citing the fact that Frank used to supervise 100 people, many of them Asian."
Simon Legree's wife could've told you he worked well with Africans. Spare me.

And what's with this "Frank" thing, Neal? Wipe away your tears, boy; go see Mildew for a toke, you'll feel better, and remember: the parole board will have poor poor Frank out of nasty Gordie Campbell's prison just as quick as they can anyway.

sign me: fed up with addicts, their crimes and their enablers - dnb