As promised, I called into the Richmond RCMP over the Rocanini Coffee Incident, and was greeted with Corporal Dennis Wong of the Richmond RCMP. The full video of my call is below, with some of the most important bits transcribed.
Me: Is that just what the fine happens to be for mischief. Is that what they were fined for specifically?
Corporal Dennis Wong: We don’t know what the actual fine or anything that’s not listed here but that’s all the determination of the judge involved.
This one example was somewhat defensible. It’s reasonable for their to be a separation between the police and minute legal details. If the police recommend mischief charges, then it makes sense that the judge would figure out what price they should be set at. But I bring this up because mischief was the only thing they were charged with. As I said in the video text, that’s a crime that’s ripe for legal abuse, because the judge can start hemming and hawing and making up some bullshit amount.
Me: As I looked into this case more and more it started looking weirder and weirder. For instance, there’s a quote from Nikki who is the manager for this coffee shop on Steveston who said “I was shocked, standing over here when the lady passed by me and she poured the leftover coffee on my face and said something like ‘Fuck you Chinese,’ those kind of things.’
The videos that have come out show no such thing. The coffee was poured on the ground and then actually look like Astrid had something, perhaps a napkin, perhaps a serving clothe, hard to see exactly what, that was thrown at her, and then she was grabbed around the wrist. An elderly lady grabbed around the wrist by one of the employees of the store.
So, was Nikki considered a credible witness, and was she at all responsible for the charges that were laid against Astrid and Jean?
Corporal Dennis Wong: Well, like I said, it’s already gone to the court. Even if you’d asked this question before it went to court, the police wouldn’t answer the question. It’s all part of our investigation.
I don’t want to waste my entire life transcribing this twenty minute video, because it’s pretty much all like that. I ask him a basic question, and he tells me either to ask Crown Prosecution, or that he’s just not answering.
What people need to know about the legal system here in Canada, especially in some provinces, is that it’s set up to be as deliberately opaque as possible. In this case, and others, there is a huge discrepancy between what the charges ought to be, such as assault against Astrid, and what they actually are, Astrid and Michel charged with mischief.
Me: The only charge in this entire incident is a charge of mischief. And it looks like there’s a clear example of assault against Astrid, who was the customer at the store, when she had something thrown at her, and then she was grabbed and physically restrained. A frail and elderly lady grabbed around the wrist.
So why were there no assault charges?
Dennis Wong: The police could submit a number of different charges. But maybe that’s the only one that Crown decided to run with.
The way this system works is as follows. The RCMP do a (fake) investigation. Then they recommend charges to the Crown Prosecution. At this stage, they can either just not recommend charges that they should, like assault, or the Crown can pretend that they wouldn’t be able to get a conviction, and suddenly start believing in an impossible standard of evidence, and so not accept the charges recommended.
This system would be bad enough, except that it’s also entirely opaque. The RCMP does not think you are entitled to know what charges they recommended, let alone how they argued for them. The Crown does not think that you are entitled to know what charges were recommended to them, nor what their reasons for not going forward with them were. Because of this, if you get angry at this bullshit, the blue antifa can throw their hands up and pretend that maybe they asked for the charges that they should be getting, and the crown can throw their hands up and pretend that they were never recommended those charges in the first place.
Really these people are all in on it together, as we’ll see with their press release.
Me: Okay yes, yes, but you have to recommend things to the court. You have to recommend charges to the court.
Dennis Wong: Right, but I’m not gonna say what I recommended or what we recommended.
Me: Okay, so you could have recommended assault against the employee, and the court could have said for totally arbitrary reasons “no, we’re just not trying that.” ‘Cause it seems like there’s an assault on video.
Wong: No, but that’s not for us to decide, right? That’s not for me to tell you that.
Me: So what you’re saying is the general public has no way to know what charges were recommended to the court by the police?
Dennis Wong: That’s right.
Just to make it perfectly clear. I’m not exaggerating this. This system is entirely opaque, and there are multiple institutions and people within those institutions who could be the reason why you are getting fucked legally. There is no legal argument for such a system, other than it being perfectly anti-democratic.
Corporal Dennis Wong: If you want those specific things, you should contact Crown.
Yeah, no. I’ve done that before, and they deliberately waste your time and give you nothing.
The next part is something they couldn’t dodge. I covered their press release previously, and how utterly biased it was against the elderly White Couple. They can’t weasel their way out of this, so I asked them why they put the “muh hate incident,” stuff in their press release.
I’ve started the video from the right spot, and I think that it’s a bit too long to transcribe, but is well worth the watch. Ending with him saying that he has all this secret, behind the scenes info that justifies this prejudicial language. But, you know, you don’t get to know any of this information.
It’s not as long, nor as productive as my call in to the Winnipeg Police over the antifa Dave Zegarac’s terrorist crime that wasn’t considered a terrorist crime, where he went two hours drive out of his way to a Trucker Convoy protest and deliberately ran over four people. It also wasn’t as hostile as my skidmark of hate call in, which I will be re-uploading soon. But it’s worth watching for the snarky hostility of the RCMP, if for nothing else.