Monday, September 19, 2005

Returned to Canada

The US send the real Criminals back to Canada, as they are only interested in the Politicals.


A New Brunswick man wanted in connection with the slayings of an elderly couple was extradited from the U.S. to Canada Thursday evening.

[..] He has been in jail since he was arrested in Massachusetts on April 27 in connection with the murders.

[..] On April 25, a day before the bodies were discovered, Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chainsaw stained with what appeared to be blood.

Although U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres, the border guards decided that he should be allowed to enter the country.

Bill Anthony, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said Despres, who was born in Canada, could not be detained because he is a naturalized U.S. citizen and he was not wanted on any criminal charges as far as customs officials could tell.

"Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up," said Anthony, adding Despres had not violated any regulations.

Anthony admitted it "sounds stupid" that a man wielding what appeared to be a bloody chainsaw could not be detained. But he said, "Our people don't have a crime lab up there. They can't look at a chainsaw and decide if it's blood or rust or red paint."

On the same day Despres crossed the border, he was due in court in Fredericton to be sentenced on charges he assaulted and threatened to kill Fulton's son-in-law last August.


Police are analyzing piles of documents stretching 20 feet higher than the Empire State building from pot crusader Marc Emery's computer, court heard on Friday.

Prosecutors say it will take until January for them to analyze. Emery is wanted by the United States for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet to Americans.

Lawyers asked Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm for more time before setting a date for Emery's extradition hearing, because they have so much evidence to examine."