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Those charged include UBC student
Stanley Cup rioters convicted for their part in a post-hockey rampage on Vancouver streets are continuing to flout the law, say city police.
Police allege as many as one-quarter of the 42 people they’ve been watching have breached their probation or recognizance orders.
Their contempt-of-court investigation involves 11 people and alleges they ignored court orders over conditions such as curfews, drinking alcohol, and entering Vancouver’s downtown core where they have been banned.
Police have released seven names of adults who have been charged for breaching their court-imposed conditions.
Those charged include Camille Cacnio, a university student who stole two pairs of men’s dress pants from Black & Lee the night of the riot, then posted a lengthy apology on her blog the next week.
A provincial court judge handed Cacnio a suspended sentence, probation and community work, saying the scathing campaign of online shaming that targeted her was more than enough to ensure she learned her lesson.
Police say four of the people being investigated for breaching conditions are youth and can’t be named
Supt. Dean Robinson said he’s disappointed the same people who showed disrespect for the community are now showing disrespect for the courts by violating their conditions.
Sophie Laboissonniere was local Miss Congeniality
A former beauty queen has admitted to participating in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver.
Sophie Laboissonniere of Richmond, B.C., who was crowned Miss Congeniality at a local beauty pageant, wasn’t in court for the guilty plea.
The woman’s lawyer entered the guilty plea of one count of participating in a riot.
She was among the first people charged following the riot, which broke out on June 15, 2011, after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.
A sentencing hearing has not been set, though the judge has granted the Crown’s request for a pre-sentence report with a psychological component.
Rioters spent hours burning cars, smashing windows and looting stores over several blocks of downtown Vancouver until police in riot gear used tear gas to bring the crowds under control.
Nitro cocktails, a botched pick-up attempt & a Toronto killer
1. The Peak student newspaper at Simon Fraser University is warning students against cocktails containing liquid nitrogen, which is added by some daring bartenders who want to impress drinkers with the ensuing cloud of vapour. The reason for the warning: The Daily Mail newspaper says a British student who chugged two “Nitro Jagermeisters” ended up with a perforated stomach. Ouch.
2. “It wasn’t exactly the most successful pick-up attempt,” writes Julian Uzielli of Western’s University’s The Gazette. A student briefly lost consciousness and was taken to hospital last Wednesday after being injured in The Spoke pub. “He basically tried to pick up a girl really high in the air, and she fell on him, and he fell backwards and he hit his head,” student Tony Ayala told the newspaper.
3. People in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood, not far from Ryerson University, are frightened by a killer who stabbed a woman, in her 50s, early on Tuesday. Toronto police released this security camera footage of the victim being followed around 7 a.m. The suspect is a white male.
UBC student penned famous online apology
A B.C. judge says a university graduate who appears to have a bright future in front of her should be spared jail time for participating in last year’s Stanley Cup riot.
Instead, provincial court Judge Joseph Galati has given 23-year-old Camille Cacnio a suspended sentence that includes two years of probation and community service.
Cacnio pleaded guilty after online photos showed her stealing two pairs of men’s pants and a tie from a clothing store during the riot on June 15, 2011.
She turned herself into the police and posted an online apology that explained she was drunk and fell into the mob mentality.
Chuck Norris, Quebec election and Stanley Cup rioters
1. Chuck Norris, known for on-screen martial arts and a certain intractable meme, has a message for Americans. If you love your family and freedom as much as he and his wife Gena do, don’t vote for Obama. America is headed toward “socialism or something much worse,” says Chuck. Gina predicts “a thousand years of darkness.”
2. A Quebec election, which was at least partly called to settle the nightly student protests against tuition, is happening today. Polls put Liberal Premier Jean Charest in third place, but this is Quebec so anything could happen. Charest does look especially desperate. He warned over the weekend that a Parti Quebecois government could jeopardize the chances of NHL hockey returning to Quebec City. Read full coverage here.
One accused of assault
Among the 25 suspected Stanley Cup rioters who were charged last week in Vancouver, at least two are University of British Columbia students.
Alexander Peepre, a 20-year-old political science student, is charged with the assault of Cameron Brown, a photographer who alleges he was struck from behind by Peepre while trying to put out a fire and after trying to capture some of the criminal acts on film. “I tried to get some clear shots of people that were causing the damage because I knew right away that that would be the best way to identify them afterward and send them off to the police,” Brown told The Ubyssey.
Jensen White, a UBC science student from Seattle, is charged with mischief and participating in a riot.