The three men accused in a racially motivated attack on a lone biracial man in Courtenay, British Columbia, have been found guilty of common assault. In July, 2009, the victim, Jay Phillips, was captured on video being swarmed, punched and kicked by David Samuel White, 19, Adam David Huber, 25, and Robert William Roy Rodgers, 25, while being taunted with racist abuse.
COURTENAY — Three white men who fought a lone black man in a Courtenay parking lot have been found guilty of common assault.
"On a soft summer evening, in the beautiful Comox Valley, a very ugly incident took place," said Judge Peter Doherty. "Three young white men, fuelled by alcohol and testosterone and their own immaturity, crossed paths with a black man and lives changed forever.
"The acid fog of racism permeates this case."
The incident occurred on July 3 last year after Adam David Huber, Robert William Roy Rodgers and David Samuel White had spent the afternoon drinking beer and tubing on the Puntledge River.
As they returned home, they decided to stop for a burger. As Huber and Rodgers rode in the cab of the pickup White, riding in the box, hurled a racial slur at black man Jay Phillips as they passed him on the road.
Phillips responded by swearing at White and throwing his water bottle at the truck.
"Mr. White then said 'F*** you, you f***ing nigger, we're going to come back and kill you and your family'," said Doherty.
"What Mr. White said was ugly, racist and provoking. It is not surprising, then ... that (Mr. Phillips) was enraged."
The fight that ensued, widely viewed on the video-sharing site YouTube, brought unwanted international attention to the Comox Valley.
But Doherty said the viral video is misleading. It accurately shows a segment of the altercation, but an independent witness who saw the beginning of the fracas confirmed that Phillips invited the three men to a fistfight.
"Mr. Phillips was angry to the point of being entirely irrational," said Doherty. "In his quite understandable blind rage, he wanted to strike out and (was) entirely willing to take on all of his tormenters."
That, however, does not end the matter. When Phillips was knocked to the ground near the end of the YouTube video he was pummeled with punches and kicked in the ribs.
It was three kicks to Phillips torso, delivered by Rodgers, that convicted the three men.
Those kicks were outside the bounds of a fistfight, said Doherty, and Phillips' ribs were sore for about two months. As such, the injuries constitute bodily harm and that invalidated Phillips' prior consent to fight.
"One of the risks participants assume in (a three-on-one) altercation is that one of their number will do something that vitiates consent," said Doherty.
"All three individuals become party to the offence and, therefore, all three are found guilty of common assault."
Huber, Rodgers and White sat impassively as Doherty delivered his verdict. But a few minutes later Huber, who has spent significant time behind bars since the incident occurred, appeared stressed.
Doherty noted that neither Rodgers nor Huber hurled racial slurs, only White.
Phillips' mother Kirsten said that she is beginning to feel sorry for the three young men convicted of assaulting her son, but still hopes they will spend time behind bars for their actions.
"Their stupidity and drinking ... is going to maybe put them away for a little while," she said. "I don't care what the judge says or anybody else says. It was racially motivated and that's the end of it."
She said the high-profile incident has woken the community up to the racism that sits quietly beneath the surface of civil society.
"Racial slurs hurled at (people) from car windows and such happen all the time," she said. "There are a lot of people that are angry about this, white people. They aren't racist themselves and they don't want anything to do with racism or racist people."
Crown prosecutor Bob Richardson said he would study Doherty's findings carefully before deciding whether or not to ask that the racial aspect of the crime be considered an aggravating factor under hate crime legislation.
A sentencing date has not yet been set, but the maximum penalty for common assault, even if it is deemed a hate crime, is six months jail.
Sentencing is now reported to be taking place on August 12, at which point it will be seen whether or not the attack is treated as a hate crime. As we’ve reported earlier, the blog Keep Courtenay Safe has been providing excellent coverage of the incident, including photographic evidence of White and Huber’s racial views.
Now, we know what you're thinking. Where is Benson's sidekick and life partner Richard Martin? Surely he must have come with his little buddy? To be sure, he was, and is, invited by Benson, but there's that, whole being in jail thing that's getting in the way of travel plans:
Now this isn't to say that no one showed up. Perhaps they did, however no one we've spoken to or who have contacted us saw hide nor hair of them, which sort of misses the point of a public protest.
Of course the usual suspects did show up with their poorly made signs quoting biblical texts condemning homosexuality. At this point they're just a part of the spectacle right now and are as entertaining as the parade itself. Still, there were those who did confront these protestors in a manner that we in the Collective can respect and would hope others would emulate.
The following were borrowed (shamelessly stolen without asking permission but hoping that the subjects and photographer don't mind because they're really funny) from some of those protesters. We especially like the look of anti-pride protester who doesn't quite seem to get what's going on in the last photograph:
Other photographs from another person attending the event can be found here.
We've been watching Paulie a lot lately mainly because of his current (and inexplicable to us and even his fellow travelers) infatuation with Michelle Erstikaitis. Oh, by the way, he's now promoting her, "art" and an autobiography he's claiming she's writing:
In any case, Paulie isn't just promoting Ms. Erstikaitis' cause. He's also continuing to speak at meetings of organized, violent racists:
According to Billy Roper, Paulie is one of those guest speakers:
Ah, yes. Blood and Honour. Here are a few examples of the fine folks Paulie will be speaking to:
Hey! That's Carolyne in the last picture (one of the targets of the bombing in Calgary last November). Looks like she's moved on quite quickly after her relationship with Sturrup ended. We wonder if immigration officials are aware of her down in the United States?
We've mentioned Billy Roper, the founder and leader of White Revolution, a few times on this blog now. Roper is also currently running as a write-in candidate for governor of Arkansas. He's also someone who claims affiliation with the Tea Party movement and believes that a large number of disaffected White voters will look to him to stem the time of the Black/Hispanic/Jewish menace that he seems to believe exists.
Recently the NAACP have called out leaders within the Tea Party movement to disavow and condemn racist elements that have been attracted to the anti-government rhetoric. In response, some Tea Party activists are claiming that the NAACP is actually the racist organization (as evidenced by the now widely discredited Shirley Sherrod non-story) and have stated that the movement they represent is not racist.
Perhaps ironically, Billy Roper and his followers agree with the NAACP, though instead of believing that racism should be condemned, Roper etal believe it should be (and is in many cases already) embraced:
Bro Ryan is an interesting character as well. Here are some of the tattoos he's talking about that have received compliments:
And a few other interesting screen shots too:
Sadly the pictures aren't very large so we can't see a lot of details, but we would sure like to see a picture of that state senator in the second picture.
Okay, to be fair the White Nationalist Legion (whom we briefly mentioned this past May), who's "leadership" is based in Edmonton, didn't amount to more than few online members who had never actually met each other. And they seem to have done little in the way of offline activism, aside from a few fliers they claim they put up in a couple of Edmonton locations. And the organization, if such a lofty title could even be ascribed to the White Nationalist Legion, consisted of a large number of teens. And no one had heard of them.
Wait, what was the point of this again?
Oh, right. Their forum was shut down.
We know. Who cares, right?
You might be surprised how effective ridicule is in making people who might join up with groups like this think twice about it.
A few weeks ago, Jason and Bonnie Devine's apartment was attacked once again when the windows of the residence were smashed out by a cinder block or a brick. A week or two later, the apartment was hit again. This time a swastika spray painted on the door.
By our count, and if we're to treat these latest cases as separate incidents, the Devine family have been attacked on six occasions since 2008, including these earlier four incidents:
Last week we received a note stating that Cobb was now in Montana. Unfortunately we were a bit busy and didn't follow the lead up until today (anyone interested in being an ARC Collective intern?), but it seems that may be the case. Glenn Miller on VNN has apparently been in contact with Cobb and wrote a post providing some details last week:
At the same time, we received several messages from people who wrote that Cobb had posted a lengthy account of this arrest and his, "escape" from Canada on a racist blog. We won't post a link to the blog, but we will provide his account in full in all it's paranoid glory (spelling and grammatical errors left as he wrote them, though we included some links):
On Thursday, June 17th, I was arrested by Corporals Faulkner and Terri Wilson of the RCMP, the latter being the head of the Hate Crime Unit--and himself an unindicted murderer co-conspirator of Jeff Hughes of Nanaimo. Wilson's female partner on the "hate sqaud" [sic] had emptied her weapon into the unarmed Hughes at distance. I subsequently made a video calling the two murderers and taunting them. Doug Christie, the most renowned free speech lawyer in Canada was kind enough to consult with me from the Vancouver jail. He explained that the B.C. attorney general had to accede to the charge against me--the willful [sic] promotion of hate--which he/she eventually apparently did do...the charge, Christie stated, being considered as serious as murder nor [sic] rape in Canada, though (I believe) with merely a 3 year penalty.
Subsequently I was released and immediately began making plans for successful flight. On Dominion Day, July 1, 2010, I commenced a 30 mile cross-mountain/alpine meadow line-of-sight compass trek from Elko, BC after a 16 hour Greyhound bus trip. I arrived at Roosville, Montana border crossing at 8AM, July 3rd, having escaped from Canuckistan, The Jewish, Chinese, and East Indian People's Dominion.
It is my general belief that senior "last gasp" White elements of the US Customs and Borper [sic] Protection, Secret Service, NSA, CIA, FBI et al must be generally sympathetic--partially, tacitly aiding WN political autonomies, even without our commonly accepted knowledge. I cleared customs in between 30 to 45 minutes. There were no political questions whatsoever...just a very professional and courteous backward/spread legged disarming from my belt-hatchet--which I of course informed them I was carrying, having been on a woods trip.
Richard Fadden, the 58 year old head of Canadian Security and Intelligence Services, two weeks ago stated that foreign elements were unduly influencing/controlling provincial level and municipal level officials in multiple provinces. Later he specifically named China, and it is widely believed India and Israel are the other two manipulating nations. There are 600,000 ethnic Chinese in metropolitan Vancouver and 500,000 ethnic East Indians. Whites are a factual numerical minority.
Fadden was immediately excoriated by Bilderberger attendee BC premier Gordon Campbell and Prime Minister Gordon Campbell [we assume he meant Stephen Harper], despite Fadden's perfect reputation as a particularly conscientious cabinet level federal admin. It should be noted that known conduits to the ADL, SPLC, and AIPAC-- the Canadian Anti Racists Action-- had made online statements that Podblanc and myself were under investication [sic] by Fadden's CSIS. If this is correct, it is entirel;y [sic] possible that Fadden and/or his staff were in part inspired to release the truth of foreign control of high level Canadian officials by incisive Podblanc teaching videos.
During last week's G-20 meeting in Toronto, Ralph Nader stated on the CBC that a billion dollars had been spent on security for the few-days event--over $100,000,000 more than on security for the Vancouver Olympics, itself an outlandish sum. Nader went on to state that the event could have easily been held at a remote castle-like mansion outside of Quebec City. However, the shrieking, domineering pomp of the Rothschild Jewish mega-billionaires cabal could not have been achieved by such relative anonymity; hence, the Orwellian demonstartion [sic] of utter, overwhelming planetary dominance.
Jeff Hughes' unindicted murderer Terri Wilson of the RCMP seized, in a search of my unserviced garage hideout behind the 30-some story Plaza Landmark Hotel on Robson Street, my Macbook, two other laptops, my primary religious text, Nature's Eternal Religion, 4 cameras, a large LED spotlight, 2,250 year old swazi coin rings from the long extinct Tocharian Yuezhi and Kushan-Kunindas civilizations, the English language transcript of my Estonian trial, my US passport, and a legal woolly mammoth tusk on which I had stated in one video I planned to carve swastikas as had been found on a 10,000 year old wooly mammoth tusk in the Ukraine. I had suggested in the video I might present one of the carvings to Jeff Schoep and NSM for their highly public street work work against Mexican invaders.
During interrogation, I stated "five words" to Wilson and Faulkner approximately 150 to 250 times. Wilson told me that I "had been arrested because of the Jews". As a quick afterthought he added--"and to a lesser degree because of the blacks...and other races". He was inordinately concerned that I "wanted to found a White country".
So far, four nations have either tried and convicted me for hate speech crimes (Kingdom of Sweden convicted in absentia and Estonian in-person trial; Finland and Canada arrested and remanded for trial). We hate that which threatens that which we love. Or as Linder puts it: "The term 'racism' is genocide. It is the attempted mass murder of Whites".
I will most probably take a lesson from Terrible Tommy Metzger and Glenn Miller and run for Congress from a northwestern Montana district in an internet/door-to-door campaign in 2012, by which tuime [sic] unemployment will surely have hit Weimar 35% levels. I will run on James Bowery's 3 point platform with the simple additions of outlawing the Federal Reserve, AIPAC, ADL and SPLC. The SPLC will be investigated and its members and cash contibuters [sic] will be convicted as the bombers of OKC. As well, I will support unilaterally transferring/converting all the USA's Jewish and part-Jewish citizens into global Israeli citizens. In other words, their American citizenships [sic] will be officially changed into deported "dishonorary" [sic] and actual Israeli citizenships [sic] (whether or not Israel approves)--a service for which the White American taxpayers have pre-paid many times over through decades of extreme monetary gifts to Israel.
It is fantastical that loud-mouthed. cocksure [sic] of himself, terribly homely Jew Ken Feinberg has been named the Obama BP oil spill payout-control czar for the southern gulf states. This is roughly equivalent to Dr. William L. Pierce being appointed to admin a NYC/CT area ecological disaster. Who can forget that aged Jew Henry Kissenger [sic] was originally slotted to sanitize the Israeli 911 attack and Jew Philip D. Zelikow finally executed that lie?
I want to thank the Montana militiaman and his Jesse James-descended wife who picked me up 60 miles into my walk just outside Olney, MT. There is no public transport up here; my knee and foot were swollen.
The Podblanc team will of course work to get Podblanc onto new servers ASAP. Thanks to the Podblanc team. If anyone cares to write me: Craig Cobb, General Delivery, Kalispell, MT59903 (I think the zip is correct) I will try to read any personal messages here on ***** *********.
RAHOWA, Craig Cobb Kalispell, Montana, July 6th, 2010
So on the one hand we're pleased that the BC Hate Crimes Division dealt with Cobb, we are disappointed that a trial seems to be out of the question right now given he's out of the country.
Cobb later added more information regarding his, er... political aspirations:
Turns out there is a sole US representative for all Montana, so I may as well run for US Senate from Montana in 2012.
Also, one Andrew J. Bonfield--a probable Jew [lawyer] who I peered at through the glass without my glasses was curious about Creativity. I told him that we live in a soft Jewish dictatorship in which they can no longer crush our testicles with special pliers as the Jews did to Whites in Lithuania in WWll. His voice immediately became ebullient: "It's pretty good, isn't it!"
It takes two to three weeks just to upload Podblanc's almost 20,000 videos to new servers. Maybe we will use Metzger's server company. I am not yet in touch with the Podblanc cell. You Tube has been online 5 years; Podblanc 3 years--we will be back to culturally influence the world. We certainly could use help with server costs.
New contact phone and address for media or personal communications:
124 9th Ave. West, KalispellMontana59901 Friday, July 9th, 2010
The phone number and address are for a homeless shelter in Kalispell which Cobb also mentions later in a further paranoid post on the blog:
I am Craig Cobb; I think there is a good chance that new signup "Andrex" on VNNF is RCMP Terri Wilson, one of the two primary murderers of WN Jeff Hughes. I had googled "Andrex" and saw it to be a Brit toilet paper brand too. Even in their "investigations", these esteemed-up shabbos "Unitarian" racial moralists can't resist judeo crissed-insane based slurs. At least, Andrex is likely an anti.
My new email is craigcobbpodblanc@*******.com Anyone can phone me at that VNNF telephone number too. I'd like to find April Gaede and her husband Mark Harrington.
The shelter I stay at accepts is federally funded. My religion is Creativity which differs from theirs. All my political and journalistic works are seminally, religiously informed and predicated.
I just read an interesting story in April 2010 Wired mag about Gerald Blanchard, a Canadian master thief who served less than 2 years and is currently in a Vancouver halfway house. Blanchard served less time than several "thought criminals" in the Jewish, Chinese and East Indian People's Dominion of Canuckistan.
I did NOT write these two paragraphs which Andrex melded into my WR Blog posts:
One thing you have to laugh at is Taylor Bowles' blog. Everytime they expose him a little more, he runs over and starts belching out more generic white power essays. It's like he thinks that increasing his pro white act will sway anyone coming to his site. It's more transparent than window glass.
Now he's over there comparing how communists run candidates the right way and white nationalists do it all wrong. You ran for president and blew tens of thousands of dollars, you fucking idiot. Where do you have to stand and tell anyone about politics? Notice how the communist run for realistic offices that they are likely at least somewhat qualified to hold? I bet he blew at least 50k on his campaign. And then he'll turn around and bitch about the NSM selling records to people.
So, what was once our problem is now, sadly once again, our American friend's problem.
When we published our last article detailing Paulie's efforts to spring Bernardo groupie and arsonist Michelle Erstikaitis from jail, we mentioned that no where in any published document concerning her long record has there been any indication that she harbored far right beliefs (aside from her infatuation with McVeigh) and that she herself had never indicated any political views.
Hey! Guess what? Paulie has published a letter on Stormfront (as well as the Facebook group he set up in her name) in which Ms. Erstikaitis claims she's in detention because of her political beliefs:
Well that was certainly convenient.
Paulie has had to acknowledge some inconvenient facts about Ms. Erstikaitis' past. Previously, he had only mentioned that she had written a letter to Timothy McVeigh, the terrorist who murdered 168 people (including 19 children) in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. That actually wasn't a problem, as a considerable individuals in the, "White Nationalist" movement are either sympathetic to McVeigh or even support his actions. However, problems sort of arise when people actually throw this woman's name into a search engine and learn that not only did she have a thing for Bernardo, but she also tormented the mother of one of his victims (including saying she would kill the mother and yer young son). And the time she tried to burn down her apartment which put at risk a number of other residents.
But don't think for a moment these are actually a big deal. Writes Paulie:
As you can see from the wording of Sec. 753, the Dangerous Offender Law, the state may effectively lock up a person so designated and throw away the key. What is so mystifying in Miss Erstikaitis case is that her crimes have been relatively minor, except for arson, actually a suicide attempt, in her troubled teen years. She has currently been warehoused at the Vanier Detention Centre in Milton for 18 months and counting, without bsil [sic]. She’s been imprisoned longer than any conceivable sentence even if she were convicted for assault where no one was hurt. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that she’s being punished and jailed for her VIEWS not her relatively minor DEEDS. -- Paul Fromm. Director, Canadian Association for Free Expression
Sadly for Paulie, people aren't falling into line simply because he has asked them to. As in the first article we published concerning this issue, people are beginning to ask questions, including some of Paulie's supporters.
The first image is of a screen shot of Paulie's Facebook group set up to support Ms. Erstikaitis. One of the individuals is not a racist, but a good friend of the ARC Collective who's name and picture we've redacted (though we're sure this person would be okay if we published the original document):
This post in the discussion board has opened up a great deal of discussion on the group's wall, even as Mr. Free Speech Paulie continues to remove posts that don't toe the line and do damage control (each of the next three screen shots are essentially the same, but you'll notice that Paulie removed posts found in the first screen shot when you look at the second):
The discussion about Ms. Erstikaitis and her past is also occurring on Paulie's own profile:
Paulie's supporters are even talking about their concerns off-site:
As much fun as this is for us, we imagine it might be a little embarrassing for our, "White Nationalist" readers. Perhaps those readers would like to share their thoughts about Paulie's efforts on Ms. Erstikaitis' behalf?
Despite Weiner [Kellestine's] strange and violent ways, Boxer [Muscedere - head of the Canadian Bandidos] wasn't about to abandon the man who had brought him into the outlaw biker fold. During Kellestine's frequent stays behind bars, Boxer would pass a hat for donations to help pay the mortgage and utilities at Weiner's farm. Others in the club grumbled that they weren't entitled to such largesse when they were in custody, but they didn't dare challenge Boxer on it, more out of respect for his hard knuckles than for Weiner's financial well-being. For his part, no one gave more to Kellestine than Boxer, so he didn't see why his other brothers shouldn't help out too.
As Boxer assumed the Bandidos' top Canadian post, he found he was always defending his old friend to other members. There was the embarrassment about the time that Weiner crashed a gay pride parade in London, flanked by white supremacists with shaved heads and black T-shirts with a clenched white fist logo on their backs. It was a public display by the Bikers Against Pedophiles group founded by Concrete Dave Weiche, the biker son of local Nazi Martin Weiche. In a symbolic message that only he could understand, Kellestine waved a Confederate flag in front of the news cameras and made a great show of moral rectitude. Toronto-area clubmates shuddered at the unseemly media freak show of Kellestine attempting to mock gays.There is an understanding that a one percenter club shouldn't get involved in any political cause, unless it was something that directly affects them, like motorcycle helmet laws. The idea is that they are supposed to be freedom-loving rebels, not bigots who try to impose their values on others. The Greater Toronto Area Bandidos worried that things like the Pride Parade debacle only destroyed whatever mystique they might have built up, and would inevitably make them targets of jokes themselves. "It makes you look like small-town hillbillies," one former Toronto area Bandido grumbled. "If you keep your mouth shut, you keep some mystique." Boxer also veered away from gay-bashing, just as he made it clear he wasn't a racist or anti-Semite. For someone who looked like a good old boy, he could be surprisingly liberal and tolerant. "They all have a mother," Boxer told a club friend. "People are who they are. They just have to be given respect. Look at how people look at us."
Hey, remember back in May when Paulie inexplicably decided that Michelle Erstikaitis was in prison not because of the assaults, arson, threats to murder a child and a number of other crimes she was involved in, but because of her political views?
Those views being of the, "White Nationalist" variety. In spite of the fact that in not a single news story has there ever been mention of her holding such views. Oh, and really nothing in the police record... unless he considers having a crush on Tim McVeigh is a valid, "White Nationalist" policy platform in which case we invite other, "White Nationalists" to run with that position.
We thought that since so many people shot Paulie down that he would decide that maybe Ms. Erstikaitis wasn't worth spending whatever capital he possesses in the Canadian, "White Nationalist" on her case. She's clearly a damaged individual who needs to be kept in detention for the safety of the public and for her own safety. Even Bill Noble, not exactly someone with a firm rooting in reality himself, can see Ms. Erstikaitis for what she is. Paulie MUST have come to his senses, right?
Good god he's still on this... and he's made a Facebook group to try and drum up support for her:
Hey, looks like Billy Roper is a supporter. Interesting.
Again, we can't help but note that he glosses over some pretty significant portions of Ms. Erstikaitis' criminal curriculum vitae, characterizing her crimes as mere youthful tomfoolery:
Maybe this would be an appropriate time to reacquaint our readers with Michelle Erstikaitis?
Michelle Erstikaitis: Canadian Dangerous Offender Michelle Erstikaitis has consented to being designated a Canadian dangerous offender. This is a very rare step for someone to take as that is Canada’s most serious criminal designation. Ms. Erstikaitis told Ontario Superior Court Justice Todd Archibald that she was confident in her decision to agree to that designation when she appeared in court on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
She plead guilty to charges of mischief, armed assault and threatening. The accused arsonist stated in court that she would not oppose the Crown’s request to declare her a dangerous offender. That decision could result in her being in prison indefinitely.
Erstikaitis is accused of assaulting her boyfriend with scissors and throwing a glass plat at his during an argument in Toronto last January. He was not gravely injured, however, she was was in the last six months of a six-year sentence as a long-term offender. In addition, she had served two years in prison after pleading guilty to a 1999 arson fire at a Hamiltonapartment building. As a long-term offender, she is required under Canadian law to be closely monitored in the community. The next step beyond ‘long-term offender’ is to be declared a dangerous offender who is a risk to the public.
In the past, Erstikaitis has expressed her admiration for serial sex killer Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. In June 1999, she was convicted of threatening to kill the mother of Leslie Mahaffy, the mother of one of three girls Bernardo and Homolka murdered. She has also expressed admiration for Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. She has been diagnosed as a psychopath.
In June 1999, Erstikaitis was convicted of threatening to kill the mother of Leslie Mahaffy. She is the mother of three girls who were murdered.
At her hearing on January 5th, Erstikaitis declined the judge’s advice to seek the advice of an attorney before entering her guilty plea. She stated she didn’t need a lawyer, that she was sick and tired of lawyers and knew more than they did. She told the court, ‘I have a bit more intelligence and education than the average criminal. I have read Martin’s Criminal Code twice.’ The judge appointed her an amicus curiae, otherwise known as a friend of the court, to assist her with her own defense.
Michelle Erstikaitis went on to tell the Ontario Superior Court that hers was a lost cause and she would write a book about being the only female Canadian dangerous offender. Of course, she went on to say she would write a lit of ‘nasty sh*t’ about those who had wronged her.
Female dangerous offenders in Canada are, indeed, rare. The first was Marlene Moore who committed suicide in 1988.
As a biography, Michelle Lyne Erstikaitis, 30-years-old, is the oldest of three daughters of a sex worker, drug addict mother. She lived with her mother until she was about 5-years-old. When she was 8-years-old she was adopted. Over the years, she was hospitalized at least five times with mental health issues including depression, hysteria, psychosis, borderline and anti-social personality disorders. She was a chronic drug abuser and cut herself.
She began writing Paul Bernardo in jail when she was just 13-years-old. When Bernado was on trial for the murders of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French in 1995 she began threatening the life of Debbie Mahaffy, the mother of the murdered girl who was her own age. The messages she left on Debbie Mahaffy’s answering machine were sadistic and threatening. At times she pretended to be her murdered daughter. Other times she threatened to kill her and her son. She was convicted of making death threats in 1999.
She poured gasoline around her Hamilton apartment in the fall of 1999 and set it on fire. She was rescued by emergency workers. At that time she was hospitalized in the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, then charged with arson, endangering life and breaching her probation. She plead guilty and received a two-year sentence. She was diagnosed as a psychopath at the time, but since she was only 22-years-old, the judge ruled she was a ‘long-term offender’ and sentenced to a six-years of supervision after her release from prison. She was still on supervision when she is alleged to have slashed her boyfriend with scissors about a year ago. That is the incident that landed her in court in January 2010. She has been in custody since January 2009.
At this point, it appears that Michelle Erstikaitis will get her wish and be a rare female Canadian dangerous offender.
So, just to reiterate, Ms. Erstikaitis:
Became so obsessed with Paul Bernardo that she began contacting the mother of the victim and eventually threatened to kill her and her son.
Poured gasoline in her apartment and set it alight. Keep in mind that there were other tenants living in the apartment building who may have been harmed as a result of her, "tomfoolery."
She has been diagnosed as a psychopath.
She assaulted her then boyfriend.
She was involved in other unnamed violent behavior.
And finally, she has ASKED to be declared a dangerous offender.
This is the woman, a human being that is seriously ill and desperately needs to be treated in a secured facility, whom Paulie has decided is a political dissident who's only real crimes really aren't very serious to be concerned about.
But this time Paulie has managed to get a little more support for his latest cause... from people who will believe anything they're told by a prominent member of the, "White Nationalist" movement and who don't know how to use Google: