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Thread: Basile Parasiris trial

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    Basile Parasiris trial

    Your thoughts

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    Yes he is a suspected drug dealer, I dont doubt that 1 bit.

    If you're involved in illegal business you're obviously watching

    over your shoulder all the time and sleeping with a gun, you never

    know who and when they might come after you. If someone busts

    down your door when you're sleeping you're going to come out

    shooting to protect yourself and your family.



    I think the way the cops handled the situation was wrong and

    officer Tessier paid for it with his life. May that be a lesson to

    them for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    They should lock him up for the rest of his life & throw away the key.

    What the cops should do is stop acting like thugs. Sending a dozen masked men to break into people's houses with "no knock warrants" is rarely justified.

    What purpose is there in terrorizing a family by knocking down a door while everyone is asleep? Why not arrest him during a faked traffic stop or when he steps out to get his morning newspaper?


    For what it's worth, I feel terrible for the police officer and his family. It's a tragedy which could have been avoided. I'm usually in favor of the death penalty for cop killers. But in this case, I predict he'll get a total walk.

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    I totally agree with Kepler, he is a suspected drug dealer, fine they want to

    bust him but the way they went about it was totally wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    The best way to protect yourself & your family is not to get involved with the drug dealing business & you'll be fine.

    Well said but we know how the saying goes, more money more problems.

    I dont think people like you and me sleep with loaded guns under our pillows

    he had a reason to.

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    No way he will walk, the system will make him an example. Cop killers never get off, but he will be a hero in prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTA refugee
    Cop killers never get off

    Until this case, cop killers never got bail either. He did.



    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    probably will spend the rest of his life in jail ... Want to make a wager? There's not a chance in Hell that he'll walk.
    Sure. He's facing a dozen charges: first-degree murder in the death of Tessier; attempted murder in the shooting of his partner; and a bunch of other gun related accusations ("endangering the life", illegal possession, etc.)

    The gun related charges he may be convicted on. He will not be convicted on the main charges though: first degree & attempted murder. In no event will he "spend the rest of his life in jail". At most a few years and he'll be out. Heck, even Bernardo may get out one day!

    In any other case I'd have no problem backing this up with a cash wager, but I would find it distasteful in this case. So it will have to be an "honour bet". Good enough?

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    How can he be charged with killing a cop when he was shooting through a

    door not knowing who was behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by master_bates
    How can he be charged with killing a cop when he was shooting through a door not knowing who was behind it?
    Well, again it depends if you believe his story or not.

    I still wonder how he could be found guilty of first degree murder. Second degree or manslaughter, okay...but first degree? He actually might walk if he's not found guilty of first degree murder. Maybe the prosecution shouldn't have charged him with 1st & instead make sure their chances of a conviction were better with charging him with the lesser ones.

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    It's a tragic incident, caused by the police department executing an illegal search warrant (declared illegal by the judge). But it was so obviously self defense that the jury didn't even need to be told that the warrant was illegal to acquit him (the judge kept this secret until after they were sealed in the deliberation room.)

    I hope this spells the end of US style police raids where bands of masked men storm homes in the middle of the night.
    Last edited by Kepler; 06-13-2008 at 09:13 PM.

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    His troubles has just started.

    He faces other charges.

    - Having in his possesion a restricted weapon.

    - Not having a permit to possess a restricted weapon.

    - Having in his possession a firearm not registered with the firearms registery.

    - Not having a firearm in a locked box.

    - Not having ammunition in a locked box away from the firearm.

    - Having other restricted and illegal items and substances.

    Even people with legal permits to have a pistol can not use it in their own homes even to defend themselves. He will do jail time, the other inmates will treat him like a hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTA refugee
    Even people with legal permits to have a pistol can not use it in their own homes even to defend themselves.
    This is 100% false. This case is but one example. You will not find any law or Canadian case stating otherwise.

    His troubles are mostly over. Any other charges would result in nothing more than token jail time, most probably none.
    Last edited by Kepler; 06-13-2008 at 09:13 PM.

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    I would have lost the wager!

    Like many have said in this thread, if you play with fire sometimes you get burned

    I do not agree with police tactics of swarming someone’s house in the middle of the night, but why is it there is never an incident when they take down the mafia, bikers, or the natives in Kanawake who also have families?

    It’s just a guess, but when you’re in that line of “work” one knows…one day to expect LE to come knocking

    GTA refuge, my understanding is he can expect to spend maximum a year in jail for the gun related charges

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    He wont do any time just pay some fines

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