There is much to amuse in this morning's coverage of the resignation of Top Cop, John van Dongen. If only it were in the least amusing.
The nine speeding offences in five years, the man's announcements about crackdowns on speeding, the four contested tickets, the three contests he for which he failed to appear in court, and so on.
Donkey says he always tries to separate his personal life from his work.
Can't be done in your arena, Johnny.
But here is the real news.
Brace yourself. It is unlikely that you will read or hear this anywhere else, because this was sent to me by a friend, who just happens to be a policeman.
I found some more information on Van Dongen's driving record that you might find interesting.... If you look him up at the "Court Services Online" website you will find his speeding tickets, but there is also an open file of him that is reported as this: "10-Jan-2008 MVA - 127(1)(a)(iii) Failing to yield to vehicle on green light". It looks to me like he ran a red light in Delta and might have even caused an accident. His next appearance in court is listed as "Richmond Provincial Court 30-Jun-2009 09:30 AM". If you want to see this for yourself, the website for Court Services Online is located at https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/criminal/partySearch.do You can just enter his name to find the records, or you can use this file number I got from the site - 28738815 (you also need to select the court location which is Richmond).
So, while the Good Burro claims that he has now "learned his lesson," turns out he still hasn't told us the full story.
He still hasn't admitted to running a red light.
This by the way is the exact same action that killed RCMP officer Jimmy Ng.
And this man is going to run for public office again?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Swine flu comes from animals and humans interacting.
The disease jumps the genus barrier and mutates from barnyard pet (or lunch) to keeper.
Don't we just live in the greenest darn city on earth?
Isn't this the forward-loooking place that just voted to allow chickens in your back yard?
In Mexico City, many, many people live in close proximity, right in the heart of the city, to pigs and chickens and goats. How cute.
Let me know when the tacos are ready, Compadre.
Posted by David Berner at 8:39 AM
Step right up! Get 'em here! Get 'em while they're hot!
That's right! Authentic Canadian Flag Pins! Show your true colors, show your patriotism.
Get these authentic flag pins supplied by an authentic Quebec company and made by...uh, that is, made in...uh...
These Canadian Flag Pins were made in China.
We have companies right here in Canada who make flag pins.
One of them has an office two blocks from Parliament.
Pity, you say.
Only in Canerder.
Posted by David Berner at 8:32 AM