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    Quote Originally Posted by firemachine69 View Post
    Actually, no. They get charged with criminal trespass, barring them from the opportunity to sue.
    Nobody to charge, they've been bisected.
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    Did RCMP suggest trespasser sue Eddie Maurice?

    Oct 18 2019
    Okotoks, Alberta

    Another case from the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up file.

    Eddie Maurice is in the news again and when he came across this news a few days back it was beyond all comprehension.

    He was baffled, bewildered, mystified. He didn’t understand it. There was only one question. The Mounties did what?

    The Mounties suggested the dude who victimized him turn around and sue him?

    The Mounties said that?

    You have to got to be kidding. But then again it’s the RCMP.

    Stephen Nelson talked to CBC. Nelson is the lawyer for Ryan Watson, the bad guy who is suing Eddie.

    The radio host asks Nelson where Watson got the idea to go after Eddie and his family for damages.

    Talk about a gobsmacking answer.

    “Actually the RCMP, I believe he told me, advised him that it wasn’t a bad idea to do or actually suggested he do it,” says Nelson, the lawyer.

    The host sounds as taken aback as the rest of us. He knows he’s got a fish now he just has to reel it in.

    “The RCMP suggested he sue the Maurices?”

    Nelson answers: “Correct.”

    The lawyer says he believes it’s the RCMP in Okotoks.

    As for the RCMP, not known as the greatest communicators on Planet Earth, they issue a statement.

    They don’t do themselves any favours. If they think this statement will calm the storm, they better find another weatherman.

    “While we can’t say for certain, it is possible that in the heat of the moment, and in response, an officer could have retorted that the subject could pursue civil actions if they felt justice was not being served.”

    There’s more.

    “RCMP officers never give official legal advice on the justice system.”

    No. Nothing “official.”

    Let’s stop here. Hands up. How many are happy with the RCMP response?

    Come on. Don’t be shy. Thought so.

    Eddie says if the Mounties did advise the bad guy, “it’s just another way our justice system has failed me.”

    “Haven’t my family been through enough? Now hearing the RCMP told the criminal to sue me: When is this nightmare going to end?”


    Rancher Eddie Maurice and his wife Jessica.

    Watson is suing Eddie Maurice for $100,000 in pain and suffering and a yet-to-be-determined amount for lost income and expenses because he was hit in the forearm by what was said to be a ricocheting warning shot.

    Watson’s lawyer says his client was doing something wrong but the force used was not reasonable. It was excessive.

    Once hit with the lawsuit, Eddie filed a counterclaim against Watson for $150,000. Two can play that game.

    But sadly, it isn’t a game. It’s all very real. In fact, Eddie and his family are the victims they never thought they’d be. And this tale is far from over.

    The story is Watson and another individual trespassing on the property of Eddie and his family.

    In the wee hours of the morning, Eddie was alone with his 11-month-old daughter.

    In his counterclaim, Eddie recalls how the trespassers entered his family’s vehicles “with the apparent intent to burglarize.”

    Eddie feared for his family. Eddie says he warned Watson to stop. Watson didn’t. Eddie fired a warning shot. Nothing. He then fired again at the ground between the two vehicles while Watson was in one of them.

    Watson and his pal got the hell out. Later we found out Watson was hit in the arm by the ricocheting shot.

    Eddie called the cops. Two hours later they came, arrested him, put him in jail and he faced six court appearances and possible prison time before the prosecution dropped the charges.

    Now here we are with the latest chapter. Was there a mouthy Mountie putting ideas into the bad guy’s head?

    Eddie has been off work for the past two weeks. The strain of all this crap is just too much.

    He’s looking for answers.

    Doug Schweitzer is the province’s justice minister. Justice is his job description. He’s Alberta’s top lawman.

    “If this is true, it’s absolutely unacceptable. When people hear stories like this they lose faith in the RCMP,” he says.

    Schweitzer will be sitting down with the top Mountie in Alberta and they will have a lot on their plate, especially on the rural crime front.

    Schweitzer says he will ask about this story and what went down. He wants “the straight-goods truth.”

    And if the straight-goods truth isn’t pretty for the RCMP, he wants them to make sure it never happens again. Period.

    The plot thickens and you can smell it from here.

    hxxps://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/bell-did-rcmp-suggest-trespasser-sue-eddie-maurice

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    Can he file a lawsuit against the federal cops and their boss? Only in Canada are victims of crime victimized by those who are supposed to be on the side of the good guys and gals.
















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