margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

22Feb/120

criminally bad luck

This is such an amazing piece of caselaw (I lol'ed)!

R. v Smickle
2012 ONSC 602
http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2012/2012onsc602/2012onsc602.html

A. INTRODUCTION

[1] At just before 2:00 am on March 9, 2009, Leroy Smickle was engaged in a very foolish act. He was alone in the apartment of his cousin, Rojohn Brown, having elected (because he had to be at work in the morning) to stay in while his cousin went out to a club. Mr. Smickle was reclining on the sofa, wearing boxer shorts, a white tank top, and sunglasses. Thus clad, he was in the process of taking his picture for his Facebook page, using the webcam on his laptop computer. For reasons known only to Mr. Smickle, and which arguably go beyond mere foolishness, he was posing in this manner with a loaded handgun in one hand. Unfortunately for Mr. Smickle, at this exact moment, members of the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force and the Guns and Gangs Squad were gathered outside the apartment preparing to execute a search warrant in relation to Mr. Brown, who was believed to be in possession of illegal firearms. They smashed in the door of the apartment with a battering ram, and Mr. Smickle was literally caught red-handed, with a loaded illegal firearm in his hand. He immediately dropped the gun and the computer, as ordered to by the police, and was thereupon arrested.

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10Feb/120

following the music

Loving Toronto now, as I have lots going on that's aimed at the long term.

Am not so eager to run away anytime soon anymore...

Bench with Grafitti "Escape from Parkdale" in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

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