Monday, December 14, 2015

Does This Guy Look Familiar?

One of our readers asked to help identify this fine, upstanding, citizen who is currently being sought on assault charges.

Not every bald guy with no neck wearing a black jacket is a bonehead, but.... just in case....

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Students For Western Civilization: Trolls, But Still Interesting (Part II)

In late November we published an article about a group trying to establish itself in a number of Canadian and American universities and colleges. While Students For Western Civilization may or may not be a hoax, we still consider the topic to be of some interest in that some previously unnamed individuals who we've been looking at for a few years have popped up in relation to the group.

When VICE published an article on this movement back in September, we began to focus on some of the people who were posting in the comments section. Two in particular jumped out at us:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Free Dominion Lost Appeal

Hey, remember when Richard Warman sued Free Dominion and a number of "John Does" (some of who's identities were learned, thus losing "John Doe" status)? And remember how excited the Free Dominion Folks were that they would be able to argue their case in front of a jury of their peers, confident that they would be able to use the opportunity to "expose" Mr. Warman?

Yeah, that didn't go well.

Instead of quitting while they were well behind, Free Dominion and the Fourniers decided to appeal, using crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe to raise the necessary cash.

Last week the Ontario Court of Appeal hear their case. Today a decision was rendered.

If it is at all possible, it went even more poorly for the respondents who are now, in addition to the general, aggravated, punitive damages as well as court costs amounting to a total of $104,900, they are now also on the hook for an additional $23,000 in court costs for the appeal.

In short, the court said that in addition to the legal merits of Mr. Warman's defamation suit being perfectly sound, that Free Dominion and the Fournier's own legal strategy did them in and as such they can't complain that it didn't work out as they had anticipated.

To further shorten, it would appear that they may not have received the best legal advice.

Shorter? Their lawyer was crappy.

As of now Free Dominion's forum is down. Perhaps for the count? Time will tell.

Two Men Charged in Calgary Anti-Muslim Vandalism

It didn't take long for arrests to be made.

On Thursday Miguel Lavergne was charged with six counts of public mischief with hate crime harges pending. A second man was in custody as well, but Kyle MacKenzie was not formally charged (also six counts of public mischief pending possible hate crime charges) until today.

Neither at this point seem to have much of a social media presence though we were able to find Lavergne's Facebook account last night:



We suspect that joining the RCAF might no longer be an option for Mr. Lavergne.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Images of Calgary Anti-Muslim Vandals Released

They don't seem to be among the usual suspects in Calgary, but maybe our readers can figure out who these fine, upstanding, jackasses are:



Monday, December 07, 2015

Your Ward News: Birds of a Feather

While we haven't written a great deal about Your Ward News or the current editor James Sears since our last article, the antisemitic, misogynistic, and racist Toronto publication continues to be a going concern. A group in Toronto has been working successfully at convincing businesses to stop advertising in the publication. The number of advertisers has dropped precipitously, however there are still a few holdovers such as these ones found in the December 2015 edition:


The good folks in the Toronto group found something especially interesting about the Gutter Experts' Petrus Zuidervaart:

Teen sexually assaulted after answering room-for-rent ad
Aug 20, 2010

A man faces charges after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Police allege a man posted an ad for a room for rent. A 16-year-old girl contacted the man, who identified himself as Peter.

On Wednesday, a suspect picked up the girl at home and drove her to a house where she was sexually assaulted.

Petrus Zuidervaart, 53, has been charged with invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault.

The irony that an ad for a lawyer specializing in defending clients accused of sexual assault isn't lost on us, though to be fair given Sears' own history it isn't entirely unexpected either:

In spite of this, James was an incredibly bright student, studying at the University of Toronto. He was, however, not devoid of mental health issues. As a 3rd-year medical school student and a member of the Armed Forces Medical Officer Training Plan, his discordant mental state started to become well-documented; notably, James suffered from substance-abuse problems, compulsive masturbation issues, constant sexual harassment of others (including masturbating to women over the phone), and general anti-social behaviour, becoming shunned by his colleagues because of his offensive conduct.

After graduating medical school in 1988 (and being found “competent for unsupervised practice”), James undertook psychiatric treatment at the Clarke Institute where it was advised that he suffered from such psychiatric illness that successful rehabilitation was unlikely. This conclusion would be confirmed after Sears admitted to two counts of sexual assault against one 34-year-old woman and another 26-year-old woman, both of whom accused Sears of inappropriate touching and verbal sexual propositions, so intense that each woman feared for her own safety.

As a result, James Sears would be stripped of his medical license in 1993 — years after the grim diagnosis of his unlikely rehabilitation was made.

The actual hearing details are found here:

 

We've also learned that former Heritage Front voice Gary Schipper has been hospitalized, leaving Sears to write much of the rag himself, or so it would appear.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Poorly Spelled Anti-Muslim Graffiti in Calgary

A couple of days ago, we read an article concerning especially nasty graffiti found spray painted on the walls of a Calgary LRT station and nearby cars:


CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2015 7:11 PM MT
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2015 8:44 PM MT

Calgary Transit responded to some disturbing graffiti at the Tuscany LRT Station Thursday night.

Bhaveek Makan posted three images to Twitter Thursday evening showing spray painted comments disparaging to Syrian refugees and Muslims.
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Several motorists had their cars spray painted, including Tuscany resident Brian Durocher.
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Calgary police say they are investigating the incidents and have obtained video surveillance images from Calgary transit of possible suspects.

So far there hasn't been too much said about the incident on most of the sites we monitor, though Jonathan Kotyk did post a message on Stormfront in which he  (a) any racist worth his salt would be able to spell and (b) insisted it was likely the work of "non-whites" or anti-racists: