Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shots fired in Langley

The Langley Times is reporting that "Police were called to the scene of a reported shooting in a quiet neighbourhood of new houses near 211 Street and 79A Avenue in Langley early Sunday morning just before 4 a.m. RCMP could be observed in front of a taped-off front yard taking photos of what appeared to be shell casing markers. According to one online comment the shooting caused property damage but no injuries."

Human remains at farm outside Salmon Arm

Castanet is reporting that "After three days of extensively searching a rural property in the North Okanagan, police have confirmed they have found human remains. On Thursday, dozens of officers swarmed the farm at 2290 Salmon River Road, northeast of Falkland, and they've continued the search into the weekend. 'During the course of executing a search warrant at a property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road, human remains have been located,' Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Saturday in a statement."

"On Oct. 13, police put out a warning to the public about an incident on Aug. 28, where a 36-year-old man allegedly arranged a meet-up with a prostitute in the Salmon River Road area, and threatened her with a gun, before she escaped. Police arrested the man at the time, but he was later released without charges."

"A Canada411 search of the rural property where the human remains were found turns up Wayne Sagmoen. A Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, born in 1980, has been recently charged with six charges stemming from an Aug. 27 incident near Falkland, including intentionally discharging a firearm and uttering threats. A warrant was issued for Sagmoen's arrest on Oct. 17, and he was arrested the following day."

Global is reporting that "Last Friday, police issued a warning related to Salmon River Road after a woman was allegedly threatened with a firearm earlier this year. Police said a man and woman used a “website utilized by escorts and sex workers” to arrange a meeting in the area of Salmon River Road. Neighbour Ryan McDonald said police have been to the area multiple times since August, when his wife heard a gunshot on the property."

The property is north of Vernon outside Salmon Arm. Police are still searching for more bodies.

Kelowna Orchard body identified: Castanet is reporting that the identity of the woman's body found in a Kelowna orchard last week is Russia Nicholson who locals remmber as a nice girl who had her struggles but was a very good person.

Three Stooges in Drayton Valley

The Medicine Hat News is reporting that "A Medicine Hat man was one of three arrested by RCMP in Drayton Valley after a stolen vehicle fled from police and crashed into trees. Thorsby/Breton RCMP report that on Sept. 16, they located a stolen truck in the Buck Lake Area, with the truck followed by an unmarked police vehicle before it parked on a residential street in Drayton Valley. Police blocked the vehicle in, but the vehicle fled by backing up through trees and damaging not only the trees but a parked civilian vehicle and an unmarked police car in the process. The damaged, stolen vehicle crashed into nearby trees and the occupants fled from police on foot. All three were located by police."

Jayce Beaven of Medicine Hat has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 along with two men from Buck Lake, Murlin Becker and Levi Rain.

Drayton Valley is a small town where everyone knows everyone. Seemingly Murlin Becker knows Dusty Blades / Dusty Swanson from the Dirty Flu who became a prospect for Westrdige Hells Angels and swarmed a father in Greece beating him to death. Not a very good PR event for the club on an international event. Swanson was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder.

Dusty Black appears to be affiliated. In this picture he is posting with someone in a Hells Angels support shirt under his vest. Seemingly Jayce sells more than just stolen vehicles to Dustin.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beijing Smog

This is what Surrey's increased coal exports are doing for China's air quality. Natural gas is clean burning. Coal is not. Beijing Vows Deep Cut in Coal Use in 2017 to Fight Smog.

Atlantic Salmon caught in Harrison river

The Agassiz-Harrison Observer is reporting that local sports fisherman Don Temple caught an Atlantic Salmon in the Harrison River on Oct. 8. This is not the first time this has happened. September of this year the Abbotsford News reported that "At least three Atlantic salmon showed up in aboriginal fishing nets along the Fraser River - including one near Chilliwack."

August of this year CTV reported that "More than a week after a fish farm collapsed south of the border, there are now reports that the escaped Atlantic salmon are being found in B.C. waters." The reason this is concerning is because Atlantic Salmon swim up the rivers and eat the BC salmon fry. That is why our spawning salmon numbers are down in BC but up in Alaska.

When you buy Atlantic farmed salmon you aren't supporting a Canadian fish farm in Nova Scotia. You are supporting one on the west coast and the destruction of our native salmon stocks. Don't buy farmed salmon. Buy wild local salmon. We need to think sustainability. That is good business.

Protecting the integrity of the Media

There was an interesting editorial in the Vancouver Province talking about the freedom of the press. It was criticizing the Trudeau government for not doing more to protect local media. It's kind of a catch 22. Everybody wants a free handout. It's not the government's responsibility to create jobs just create an environment where business can prosper. Likewise it's not the government's job to fund the media. Yet without funding the media is often doomed to the special interest of corporate advertising. All these corporate mergers has shown us how local media has become one great big clone show. When all the local media is owned by one entity, it becomes easier to control.

I agree the freedom of the press is a sacred principle. Postmedia news is reporting profits are up but at what cost? With one sweep of the pen they eliminated the Surrey Leader and all the jobs of those credible reporters. The Surrey Now Leader has become just another corporate spin doctor for insider trading and fiscal irresponsibility just like the Vancouver Province has. The Surrey Leader and the Vancouver Province used to be the last frontier for an alternative to corporate propaganda. Now they have merged with the others in the great big clone show spamming the public with nonsense. There is no freedom of the press in Western Canada. Corporate monopolies killed it. Yet I don't think it's the government's job to fix it.

The First Amendment of the US Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." The government's only responsibility is to not make a law that restricts the freedom of the press. Preserving the integrity of the press is up to the free market and to supply and demand. If the media prints trash, the people won't read it.

The solution lies within the free market. If all the local media outlets merge into one big propaganda clone show, then private independent media outlets are free to rise up and fill the void. Rebel Media started to but then went weird. It just shows how difficult it is to create and preserve independent media.

Rebel media started off as an independent voice for Conservatives. It was great. I saw them at a Falun Gong demonstration. They were reporting on the atrocities of the Communist Government in China when no one else would. Then I read people trashing them so I had a look to see what was up. Seemingly they had a split over difference of opinion. The owner, Ezra Levant, started ranting about anti Semitism and extremism so co-founder Brian Lilley left as well as several others. Fair enough but there's nothing stopping Brian Lilley or anyone else from starting up their own outlet that is more balanced. Supply and demand yo. We know there is a demand for it. All we need is a like minded capitalist to fill the void. I use the term capitalist tongue and cheek.

I'm not talking about corporate monopolies. That's Communism. I'm talking about small business and free enterprise which is the backbone of the free market. We need a Ron Paul not a Richard Spence. We need a Preston Manning not a Brian Mulroney. When the Reform party merged with the very entity they were created to correct, the dream died. Yet there is nothing stopping anyone from picking up the torch and fulfilling the dream. That is the reality of the free market.

However, the CBC is independent and still does investigative journalism.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Salvatore Scoppa in the news

Salvatore Scoppa in the news. His name came up when his co accused William Robinson originally from Victoria was found dead in Montreal June 2013. Turns out last February Salvatore was shot himself but survived. March of this year Salvatore was tied to a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that bilked millions of dollars from the elderly in the U.S. and in Canada.

Two weeks before Scoppa was shot he and his brother Andrew were busted with over 100 kilos of cocaine. Seemingly one of Salvatore's dealers flipped and he is being investigated for a double murder. No doubt he is also the prime suspect in Will's murder as well.

Interesting wiretap evidence produced in court.

Woman’s body found following dumpster fire in Langley

Global is reporting that "RCMP were called to the area of 20150 Langley Bypass just before 6 a.m. Friday. In the process of extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered the body of a woman. Langley RCMP Serious Crime unit has taken over the investigation." CBC is reporting that it happened in a business area so the police are combing through surveillance videos.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10th Anniversary of the Surrey Six Murder

Eileen Mohan Tweeted "10 years ago today my Son, Chris was alive and beautiful till evil took his innocent life..I miss him so much." Her son was one of the two innocent victims in the Surrey Six murder which was a complete game changer for everyone involved and everyone in this community. CBC ran an editorial about it today as did the Peacearch News.

It all started for me February 3rd 2008 when I attended an anti gang violence rally at Bear Creek Park where they released doves in memory of loved ones lost to gang violence. I heard Eileen Mohan speak and it broke my heart. She made a public plea for a website to identify known gang members. She said they had no idea they were living beside gang members. She said if they had known, her son would still be alive today. Her grief moved me.

I knew there would be legal challenges. I knew there'd be threats. Knowing my background with the Guardian Angles during the US crack epidemic and my experience defending free speech in the courts, I knew that would be something I could do. So I did. The rest is history.

In this murder two innocent witnesses were not just stuck by stray bullets, they were intentionally executed simply for being witnesses. That outrageous act changed everything. Everyone and their dog flipped on them and no one calls them rats for testifying. The ones who committed that heinous act are the rats not the ones who testified against them.

October 2nd 2014 there were two convictions in the Surrey Six Murder. A copy of the court decision was posted online. They were sentenced December 2014.

Since one of the police investigators had an affair with one of the witnesses, Jamie Bacon's trial was separated from the others. Jamie Bacon was the one that organized the hit. He tried to tax Corey Lal on behalf of the Hells Angels and Cory said no. Jamie's brother Jonathan was close friends with Larry Amero for many years. Before the Surrey Six the Red Scorpions worked for the UN. After the Surrey Six they started working for the Hells Angels. It's that simple.

Eileen Mohan is a remarkable person. Although she was the one that inspired my blog and website, she obviously doesn't agree with my politics. I respect that. Yet most people realize my aggressiveness is driven by my sincerity. I do care and I have seen Curtis Sliwa do what others said couldn't be done on a daily basis. Eileen has taken the higher road.

Eileen Mohan held a memorial mass for her son May 31 2008 where numerous politicians attended and spoke. May 26, 2012 Eileen organized a memorial forum at Queen Elizabeth Secondary where Kim Bolan spoke. July 24th 2014 Eileen contracted Katy Hutchison to speak at the Sheraton in Surrey. That was profound. I still wish we had Eileen Mohan for Mayor in Surrey instead of Linda Hepner. Eileen Mohan can't be bought.

Ontario Outlaws arrested in foiled murder plot

The London Free Press is reporting that "A London man police say is a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is charged in a murder plot, the third member of the biker club’s London chapter to be arrested in less than two weeks."

"Ryan Mark Daigneault, 41, of London, is charged with counselling to commit murder. Nobody was injured, said police, who confirmed Daigneault’s membership in the Outlaws’ London chapter. Daniel Traquair, 30, of London, is charged with possession of a restricted firearm and another weapons offence."

The Toronto Sun is reporting that "The Outlaws, a biker club with chapters across the world, opened a London clubhouse on Brydges Street in May. The club had previously kept a low profile in the city following the demolition of its Egerton Street clubhouse in 2009. But the bikers left their clubhouse shortly after The Free Press published an article on its opening, the woman who owns the building said." This is obviously proactive targeting of the Outlaws MC.

Ontario still has a Biker Enforcement Unit. BC got rid of theirs after the David Giles and Johnny Newcome bust in Kelowna. The Outlaws MC don't exist in BC. Although the Outlaws are well respected, here it's all Red and White. The Hells Angels get police protection in BC now.