2 March 2010

Former Heritage Front Member Going to Prison For a Long, Long, Long, Long Time

Remember when we wrote about how Chris Newhook snapped a prosecutor looking to put him away after he stabbed another resident of a rooming house in the eye?

He didn't help his case it seems by that stunt:

Halifax stabber declared a dangerous offender

A Halifax man who has spent almost half his life behind bars for committing violent offences has been declared a dangerous offender and locked up indefinitely.

Christopher Edward Newhook, 40, appeared in Halifax provincial court Monday for the judge's decision on a dangerous-offender application.

The Crown launched the application in 2007 after Newhook pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of a knife.

On April 3, 2007, Newhook stabbed a man just above his right eye during a dispute in a North Street rooming house where he was living. Newhook thought the man had ratted him out to the landlady for making too much noise.

Newhook has about 50 convictions on his criminal record and has served four federal prison terms for violent offences in Ontario. He has associated with skinheads and white supremacists and has committed many of his crimes against visible minorities, although his victim in Halifax was white.

An attack on a Vietnamese shopkeeper in Toronto in April 1989 left the man blind in one eye. Mr. Newhook also assaulted two black women on a bus in Toronto in September 1995 and an aboriginal man in Hamilton, Ont., in May 2000.

The stabbing in Halifax took place less than six months after Newhook was released from prison after serving an entire two-year sentence for a September 2004 assault with a weapon in Kingston, Ont. In that case, a rent disagreement led him to attack a man with a piece of wood and throw him through a plate-glass window.

Crown attorney Catherine Cogswell told the court last October that Newhook is a racist and a psychopath with alcohol-abuse issues whose risk of reoffending is so high that he must be locked up indefinitely to protect the public.

The defence asked that Newhook be declared a long-term offender and given a determinate prison sentence, followed by up to 10 years of strict supervision in the community.Judge Bill Digby, who reserved his decision until Monday, accepted the Crown's position.

“It is necessary for the protection and safety of the public to declare you a dangerous offender,” the judge told Newhook.

Digby did not give the reasons for his ruling, saying he would release his written decision within a couple of days.

Cogswell said she was satisfied with the outcome of the case.

“These are rare and exceptional applications, and the Crown doesn't take these applications lightly,” the prosecutor said.

“As I've said before, Mr. Newhook is a threat to anybody, anytime, anywhere. ... His violence can be planned and premeditated or it can be spontaneous, and they're equally dangerous.”

Newhook lost his cool and shouted at the prosecutor during closing submissions at the dangerous-offender hearing last fall.

“I hate your (expletive) guts,” he yelled at Cogswell from the prisoners bench. “I wish I could cut your (expletive) head off with a rusty hacksaw blade.”

The prosecutor filed a complaint with Halifax Regional Police, who charged Newhook with uttering threats and intimidation of a justice system participant.

Newhook appeared in another courtroom Monday on those charges. Judge Michael Sherar adjourned the matter until April 27.


We thought that we would re-post Bob Smith's stirring poem in which he mentions Newhook and other "martyrs" for the cause (Smith is of course one of Don Andrews' fellow travelers). Again, we provide some links for historical background:

This Canada Week, just for a change, instead of the usual fare
I thought I'd reflect on our progress up here
And the good people who got us there.
"The only thing needed for evil to win,
is for good men to do nothing (at all),"
Those were the words of Edmund Burke,
and his namesake's Society's call;
Always our rock, always our leader, who led us from Day One
Till racial awareness was a household word
Don Andrews got the job done.
From the EBS to the Western Guard, to the Nationalist Party's epoch,
He was there to man the trenches in front
He talked the talked and he walked the walk.
In a hotel, he, and music teacher Leigh Smith,
and Paul Fromm were the original three
laid the EBS groundwork, for a group that would fight
For a Canada independent and free;

And later, in Ottawa, clad in green
Donna Upson caused quite a stir,
Running for Mayor in the nation's capital
Was the one they called Baby Hitler.
Let us pause in respect for fallen Wolfgang Droege,
Led the Heritage Front, then was gone
And the HF's Jim Dawson, and Ken Barker,
They was a big men in more ways than one.
Young Geza Matrai, from Hungary,
and his daring feat, 'twas quite grand
Jumping onto commie Kosygin's back,
and cried freedom for all captive lands.
And John Ross Taylor, wise to the enemy's ways, of their deeds and cunning he'd preach;
Longtime enemy of the reds and the Zionists,
to them, quite a lesson he'd teach;
He cornered them in the courtroom, with the truth that glowed like light;
"Truth cannot be a defense" said these weasels;
To his last hour he'd not relinquish the fight;
There's the man of Allan Gardens,
William John Beattie by name
When first he hung out the swastika here,
free speech would ne'er be the same.

And the Latvian gent Armand Siksna, who would tolerate none who were rude
Jim McQuirter, budding Klansman, quite famous
As a racist and a Sunshine Dude.
Hats off to all the early stalwarts,
serious Joe Genovese and Jaanus Proos;
And to the ones who came later like Max French, who was
alternately staid and footloose;
Mel McCready, from the Isle of Erin, irrepressible iron-willed boy
Pete Metrewski and the crew of young skinheads
Who made the reds and ARA holler "oy!"
There was stoic and wary Jim Simpson,
Bob Ruminski, with a grin ear to ear
Leo Jutting, the Australian adventurer,
who knew the good life, good art and good beer;
Gerry "Mad Dog" Doyle, a great friend
A hero to the White Nationalist cause,
Limey Stephen Hammond, now known as "Andrea"
He's just not the man he once was.

And let's pause to also mention George Burdi
An activist and reverend too,
In the flesh, and online and in print
He remained a white racist guru.
There was Rod Young, who was there from the earliest days,
Henrich Van Windt, also along
Captain David Astle, a movement pioneer,
Newshound David Sloan too, did belong,
And from the sun-drenched British Columbia coast
Fred Woodward sent occasional dispatch,
And in typing and spelling and clerical finnesse
Janice Solary was truly unmatched.

There was a master of metals, Horst Gobbels,
With a blowtorch, created beauty,
There was young and sarcastic Tom Druery and
Romana Andrewchuk, a Ukrainian cutie
There was Janice Arsenault, the Acadian,
The HF's Chris Newhook, tough as can be,
Dawyd Zarshansky, A.K.A. "Tarzan",
His tough guy image fitted him to a "T";

From Canada's London, there is Martin K. Weiche
A man we would occasionally come see,
And Al Overfield, the only one of our band
Who could trace his line back to Tecumseh;
There was Jeff Goodall, civil servant
And the electronics whiz Michael Doyle,
There was Donna Elliott and husband Wayne, a tree surgeon,
made his living with saw, and in soil;
And baseball-capped Jimmy Spearin, with a vision he would apply,
A white traffic signal man, his idea;
"White man says go" was his cry.

There was wrestling's Masked Marvel, Mr. Jack Prins,
A kind man, and who always was heard
And his spirited wife, Sabina,
Who went sky-diving and soared like a bird;
Gary Schipper, who played axe and railed
of "hippie-crites", his passion would burn,
And Gerry Lincoln, eclectically interested
In cats, computers and in Howard Stern;
And while we are talking performers,
There's Rob Livingston and Janice and more
Flamenco guitarist John Thomas, who knew
Classic Spanish music down to its core:
There was Peter ("The Actor") Herod;
Actor and male model Bob Mann contributed, too;
There was Ilmar Kitsas and Urmas Toming
Proud Europeans both, through and through.

Imprisoned Brad Love, and Ernst Zündel,
Caged men whose spirits are still free;
Our Dale Gribble, John Morgan and also Russ Varey,
Who amused with his flim-flammery.
Let us not forget, let us mention honorably
Other stalwarts who should not be missed,
Mr. George Barkhouse and Mr. Verner Cinis,
the Latvian and anti-Communist.

There was the charming Marian McGuire,
Who gave our image more polish and class
George Keeping and his brother, always ready for action
And willing to kick commie ass;
Let us also remember Jack Morrison,
From Social Credit's Ontario days
And the "Chosen One" novelist Eric Thomson;
Was he really in the CIA's pay?

And let us include in this list Marc Lemire
and Barbara Kulaszka, here, too
Who hung in against Orwellian tribunals and
Would not flee at the enemy's first 'boo';

And let's give a few lines in salute here,
To the western heroes who had fought the good fight:
Alberta's James Keegstra, Battling barrister Doug Christie,
Who knew telling the truth was just right;
Joining them, persecuted Bill Noble,
To the tyrants a dangerous brain,
Professor Terry Tremaine, the "Mathdoktor"
Targeted in tolerance's name.
Tom Winnicki, four years ago sentenced,
To four months in the dungeons for "hate"
And Chris Kemperling, against gay agendas,
Lost his livelihood, a punishment great;
Also we honor here Melissa Guile;
Al Kulbashian, Peter Kouba, Glen Bahr,
Ciaran Donnelly, were more of the many the law said
Carried Freedom of Speech way too far.
There was Jessica Beaumont, Bob Wilkinson,
Alexandro di Civita, and
Craig Harrison whose names we also add to
The hounded of the so-called fair land.

We cannot forget comrade Terry Long,
Fought for freedom and truth without fear,
Stared down JDL thugs, defied federal bugs,
After starting Aryan Nations here

As we pause now to dwell of the good in this land
Let us all in unison celebrate
What they all did to make our race proud, make it wise, just and good
What they all did to make our race great.

Every one is a flag for our racial identity
A credit to our race and our nation,
And each one of these heroes truly deserves
a "Real Order of Canada" commendation.

Let us raise a one-handed salute to them all,
Each, a woman or man of the hour
For all, in one way or another helped uphold
White survival, white pride
and White Power!

Ugh, wretched. We continue to wonder why every racist we know seems to think he or she has the soul of a poet? You'd read better verse on a Bazooka Joe comic strip. Still, it is good to know the kind of people that boneheads believe are worthy of praise.


Anonymous said...

We wonder if Newhook and Paul McGraw will reunite, seeing as both a doing Federal time.

Newhook/McGraw were just plain animals, back in the W.A.R (Toronto) days.

Guirid said...

How long, do you know? Can you tell us?

Anonymous said...


Think Natalie is up to no good on campus? I doubt she's dumb enough to do this... but you never know

Anonymous said...

"Newhook/McGraw were just plain animals, back in the W.A.R (Toronto) days."

Wow! That was a long ass time ago. W.A.R. was around in Toronto in the late 1980's, if I'm not mistaken? I remember some of those guys,OBB,WAR,the Islington Crew (Griffin was playing in Vacant Lot, before starting Aryan?). I always wondered what happened to some of the old school guys, except Newhook. Somehow I knew he would be a lifer someday.

Chris was always the loose cannon.