As Belt Drive Betty, I sometimes forget that I should keep my personal opinions personal and be the conduit for discussion - so instead of me expressing how I feel....Thank you for guiding and coaching me to be the best that I can be people...I appreciate the feedback. BDB

This was submitted by Ron of Chromedreams Appraisals - I offer it here for your consideration.

Written by a fellow biker, and making sense to me, I pass this on for your consideration.
Hope to see many of you there, Ron

Please read the following news release. I know you are a fellow rider and many of you have children who ride or are planning to soon. If it makes you angry, you are not alone as I too am sick & tired of what is happening in regards to this case and many like it involving members of the R.C.M.P. I am at a point where if we do not do something or protest what is wrong with the system, more of us will find ourselves either dead or injured by the same people we pay to uphold such laws.


After you read the following, if it makes you angry as how the officer worked the system to his advantage, please join me and others at this peacefull rally to let the public, court and officers know that enough is enough. I really hope and pray to see you there.

By ourselves, we are strong. Together we can move mountains. If you tell others about this rally, we can let them know in strength and sheer numbers that something has to change because while we cannot bring back Orion Hutchinson to his family, we can stop this from happening to others like our own sons and daughters. There is information on the rally at the bottom of this story that takes place at the Surrey courthouse on December 8th.Thank you for taking the time to read this and pass it on....Sam Singh

Mountie Monty Robinson left crash scene then drank alcohol as Orion Hutchinson lay dying Robinson most senior of four RCMP officers involved in Tasering death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport in 2007

While Orion Hutchinson lay dying, Monty Robinson raced home and had two stiff drinks, but that's not enough to penalize him with a stronger charge.

Simon Fraser University criminologist David MacAlister raised questions Wednesday as to why Cpl. Benjamin "Monty" Robinson was not charged under Sec. 252 of the criminal code - failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of life in prison - the same as impaired driving causing death.

"It sounded like this charge seems to most closely fit the facts of the case," MacAlister said.

"He did stop and give his driver's license but the section also requires you to provide assistance and based on what I've heard, there isn't any indication he did that."

Delta police recommended charges of impaired driving causing death be laid against Cpl. Benjamin "Monty" Robinson for the death of Orion Hutchinson, 21.

However, the attorney-general's office charged the Mountie Tuesday with the lesser charge of obstruction of justice for his alleged actions after the collision, citing lack of evidence.

The obstruction charge, which carries no minimum sentence, has a maximum of 10 years.

Neil MacKenzie, Criminal Justice Branch spokesman, said there was not enough evidence to support impaired-driving charges nor failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

"That was among the charges that the branch considered . . . it did not meet our charge assessment standard," Mackenzie said, declining to elaborate further.

Under Sec. 252 of the criminal code, a failure to stop includes an accident where the driver fails to stop to escape civil or criminal liability, or provide his name and address, as well as where a person has been injured and appears to require assistance and none is offered.

While the Crown is not commenting on the case as it is before the courts, MacAlister pondered whether the obstruction of justice charge stems from Robinson's knowledge of the law.

"By virtue of the fact that he knew the law and he knew what the police had to do to put a case together, for him to make the decision to go home have a couple drinks, he may have known that could interfere with their ability to get a breathalyzer test," MacAlister said.

"I think it's that conduct he engaged in after the accident that constituted the obstruction.

"It's a very serious incident and it calls into question his integrity and how honesty and forthright he is."

On Oct. 25, 2008, Robinson's Jeep crashed into Hutchinson's motorcycle at a Tsawwassen intersection. Robinson, who was off-duty at the time, identified himself to witnesses, then left the scene with his two kids, without checking on the dying Hutchinson.

In March, in a bid to have his driving ban overturned, Robinson told a B.C. Supreme Court that he had two shots of vodka at home before returning to the scene of the accident, where he then failed a breathalyzer test.

The court rejected his version of events.
Robinson is the most senior of four Mounties involved in the Tasering death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport in 2007. The Crown has decided not to lay any charges.

Robinson is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Dec. 8.

PEACEFUL Rally organized by a fellow motorcyclist.

Surrey Provincial Court 14340 57th Avenue Surrey, BC V3X 1B2

December 8,2009 12

Noon Main Lobby

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Phone: (604) 580-0111 or 1-877-580-0111
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