Orion Hutchinson was a young man with a bright future until RCMP Corporal Monty Robinson killed him after having 6 drinks at a party. Now Robinson's much-anticipated sentencing for obstruction of justice in Orion Hutchinson's death will be delayed until July 20, 2012.
My sincerest hope is that Monty Robinson will be sentenced to the maximum time possible for his crime.
As any frequent reader of this site already knows, Monty Robinson has never been charged with killing 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson. He never will be, either.
No, Monty Robinson managed to outsmart the system when he ran home and downed a couple of shots of vodka before returning to the scene of his crime.
What has disgusted me most about RCMP Corporal Monty Robinson's actions the night he callously killed Orion Hutchinson is not that he left the scene nor the fact he downed a couple of shots of vodka so he couldn't be charged with drinking and driving causing death.
No, what has disgusted me most about this case is that this spineless, cowardly and manipulative scumbag with a badge was in such a rush to run home for some vodka shots that he couldn't even be bothered to see if Hutchinson was still alive.
Robinson, instead of doing the decent and honourable thing, walked away from Hutchinson's broken and bleeding body without so much as a second glance.
This case highlights why the RCMP Act needs an overhaul. Despite being the RCMP member in charge when he and 3 other RCMP members killed Robert Dziekanski, lying on the stand during the inquiry into that death, killing Orion Hutchinson and obstructing investigators every move in that death this piece of garbage is STILL on the RCMP's payroll.
While the RCMP is now trying to get his pay stopped, that hasn't happened yet. For well over 3 years this pathetic excuse for a man and even more pathetic excuse for an RCMP corporal has been receiving his full paycheck every month.
This should disgust you. The fact that this man is still receiving a paycheck should cause your brain to reel, your heart to break at the thought of Hutchinson's parents, siblings, friends and family having to endure this man's repeated attempts to avoid justice for killing two men. If it does not, then I really don't know what to say...
RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson wants to make changes to the RCMP Act so that cops like Monty Robinson can be fired faster and easier than they are now. The entire RCMP’s disciplinary system needs to be completely overhauled if we are ever to restore even a glimmer of integrity to the RCMP. Public confidence in this once-great police force is in free fall and will not stop until we as a nation take a stand against murderous thugs like Monty Robinson.
When we shuffle sexual predators from one province to another in hopes that nobody will notice, like was done recently with RCMP Staff Sgt. Don Ray, public confidence in the RCMP takes another hit. In any other line of work Ray would have been fired yet the RCMP keeps him on, preferring to transfer him elsewhere as if he was a Catholic priest with a predilection for small boys.
Need I remind you of how many pedophile priests were transferred to new locations in order to cover up their sexual abusing ways? They never stopped abusing, they were just shuffled to a new victim pool. The same is true for RCMP Sgt. Donald Ray. We're assured this serial sexual predator has changed his ways and will be under the watchful eye of his bosses. If those bosses are as watchful as his last ones, it shouldn't be long before Donald Ray is back to his old tricks.
Ray, like Robinson, should have been fired immediately. That Ray, like Robinson, is kept on the RCMP payroll really says all we need to know about the current sorry state of Canada's national police force.
Reform the RCMP Act immediately so RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson can begin firing cops that deserve to be fired.
The family of Orion Hutchinson deserves that, at the very least, since their son's killer will never actually face justice for his crime.
In case you're interested here are links to my past articles on the Monty Robinson case.