Note: I originally wrote about Loki Hulgaard’s case in my column “Another Racist Manifesto” published on March 10, 2020.
Loki Hulgaard, aka Brendan Stanley Dell, found himself in hot legal water last year when he was arrested for inciting public hatred for attempting to pass paper paper money with various anti-Jewish slogans written on them.
On February 29, 2020, Loki Hulgaard pled guilty on what was supposed to be the first day of his trial.
At that point he was scheduled to be sentenced on March 26, 2019, but a week after pleading guilty Mike Gilchrist, Hulgaard’s defence attorney, asked to be removed from the case.
Hulgaard is now trying to use his lack of legal counsel to have his guilty plea set aside. It is unknown whether his attempt will be successful.
Hulgaard told VICE that a combination of being harassed by Antifa members and police officers and feeling persecuted by society led to him taking a plea deal. He said he was scared someone was going to kill him in jail by feigning a suicide, poisoning his food, or using a “particle beam” or “microwave” gun on him.
After his arrest last August, police searched Hulgaard’s home and seized a .22 caliber rifle, a shotgun, two SKS guns with their serial numbers removed, three standard-capacity magazines (Prohibited Devices under Canadian law) and 1,200 rounds of ammunition.
As a result, in addition to the Section 319(2) criminal offence, Hulgaard was charged with an additional 13 firearm-related criminal offences.
Multiple sources report Hulgaard pled guilty to contravening the conditions of his firearm licence, which is not a criminal offence, but are unclear if that was in exchange for Crown dropping the other firearm charges.
Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms we have the right to remain silent. While it’s far too late now, it’s a right Loki Hulgaard should have invoked from the start.
He seems incapable of keeping his mouth shut and will talk to anyone and everyone about his case, including leaving comments on news stories about him.