Lawrence Manzer goes on trial one week from today in a case that should never be before the court at all. The only reason it is appears to be the local RCMP's hatred of someone doing their job and Crown Prosecutor Paul Hawkins' hatred for a decent man doing the right thing when the RCMP won't. Hawkins certainly doesn't seem to have a problem with actual violent criminals or … [Read more...]
What does New Brunswick Crown Attorney Paul Hawkins have against convicting criminals?
Paul Hawkins is a Crown Prosecutor in New Brunswick. He's the man bringing charges against Lawrence Manzer for the "crime" of standing on his front porch with his unloaded shotgun while he watched his neighbour, Brian Fox, apprehend one of the drunken little jerks that had been vandalizing their neighbourhood for months. Originally Hawkins charged Brian Fox with assault, … [Read more...]
Are the New Brunswick Crown Prosecutors completely out of touch?
I seriously have to ask the question: Are New Brunswick's Crown Prosecutors completely out of touch? I feel compelled to ask this question after hearing about another bizarre decision they've made. The latest case is of 18-year-old Wayne Heighton of Oromocto, New Brunswick. That's just down the road from Burton, New Brunswick's Lawrence Manzer, the man that Crown … [Read more...]
RCMP member loses his service pistol and doesn’t even know it?
Seriously? How the heck can you drop your service pistol on the bathroom floor and not even know it? That's the question of the hour today as Nova Scotia RCMP try and figure out why a civilian was the one turning in an RCMP standard issue Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol. Shall I list the charges that any "mere citizen" would face if they dropped their loaded pistol in a … [Read more...]
RCMP wants to make New Brunswick Safer? Stop abusing law-abiding citizens!
Assistant RCMP Commissioner Wayne Lang, the man in charge of the RCMP in New Brunswick, was interviewed by the Daily Gleaner a couple of weeks ago. He spouted the usual rhetoric… and made a surprising statement in light of the Lawrence Manzer case. Lang said his crime reduction goals can only be achieved through a partnership with the public, "The only way we are going to … [Read more...]
Shoot a man, get RELEASED from prison??? Only in Canada
Only in Canada can this kind of stupidity go on. Our so-called “justice” system is so completely broken that only here would we let someone OUT of prison for the crime of shooting another human being. Curtis Andrew Furlotte has been sitting in jail since he was arrested last December for shooting someone. Last week at his sentencing hearing, the judge RELEASED him from … [Read more...]
Lawrence Manzer Radio Interview on CBC Halifax
Lawrence Manzer, as anyone who's been following my blog for a while will know, is the man currently facing charges of "weapon dangerous to the public peace" in Burton, New Brunswick. His crime? Stepping onto his porch with an unloaded shotgun to make sure his neighbour was safe. Manzer's neighbour Brian Fox was charged with assault for restraining three drunk teenagers … [Read more...]
Laurence Manzer pleads “Not Guilty” to gun charges
Laurence Manzer pleads "Not Guilty" to gun charges New Brunswick Crown Counsel had a chance to come to its senses and failed miserably. Lawrence Manzer's trial for possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace will now take place on June 28 & 29, 2011 at the Burton Courthouse. Personally I think it's absurd that the Crown is moving forward with this case. I have … [Read more...]