What a bloody mess the Canadian judicial system has come to. It's fit to make one gag time and time again. What has happened to the judges in Canada? They have lost all meaning of Right and Wrong and their heads have swelled up to the size of prize-winning watermelons with their own self-importance.
“Vigilante grocer” David Chen should have stayed behind the counter and not tackled the career criminal, crack addict who had stolen from him, the Crown says.
Chen used excessive force in beating, tying up and throwing the petty thief into the back of a van, the prosecution states in a court document obtained by the Sun.
“Citizens no longer have a legal duty to apprehend felons pursuant to ‘hue and cry.’ Instead, we rely on and expect the police to fulfil their statutory duty to enforce the law and frown upon citizens pursuing ‘vigilante’ justice,” states the Crown in written arguments opposing Chen’s constitutional challenge of the powers of citizen’s arrest.
The 36-year-old Chinatown storekeeper — who was hailed in May 2009 as a hero — will go on trial Monday for assaulting and forcibly confining Anthony Bennett who made a habit of stealing from Chen and other hard-working merchants in his community......