Earlier this year, on March 13th, I blogged about a shooting that had occurred in broad daylight, in a residential cul-de-sac where children play freely.
Some men were arguing in front of one of the homes. The verbal disagreement became a physical fight and at that time another man puled out a gun and shot another man in the back ,paralyzing him permanently from the waist down.
My account of the aftermath is here. http://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/bullets-tear-through-residential-cul-de-sac-home-to-many-families-with-children/
The man who fired the gun,Jessie Dhinda, left the scene and in a press release issued by the RCMP to the public, was described as “armed and dangerous”. Makes sense – he had, after all, just shot a man in the back and left him critically injured.
Jessie Dhinda was later apprehended by police and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one charge of discharging a firearm with the intent to wound or disfigure.
This same man, is now back out on our streets, a free man- as reported by Dan Ferguson in this excerpt from The Surrey Leader :
” Jaspal “Jessie” Dhindsa of Surrey is back on the street, free on bail while he waits to stand trial for allegedly shooting another man in the back.
A Surrey Provincial Court judge ordered Dhindsa’s release on April 9, court records show.
The 22-year-old has been ordered to have no contact with two individuals and is banned from possessing firearms.”
How does this work? You shoot a man in the back and paralyze him, and it’s called assault. On a busy street with children about. Clearly endangering the public.
Of course, it makes sense to give him bail. Of course. He’s been out for almost a month, enjoying the sunshine.
Of course that makes sense.
He must not be armed and dangerous anymore…