Commuter Boy posted something I believe to be pretty useful:So, how about a big fat thread sharing your difficulties, experiences and headaches after you had your bike stolen from you. Some of the things that Commuter Boy mentioned definitely sound like something a defence lawyer would do so, with that in mind, we'll just make a nice clean thread about how getting your bike stolen has taken a couple of years off your life. Include as much detail as you like.Originally posted by Commuter Boy
Great! Glad to see some bike theiving scum get to sit before
a judge and have a finger shaken at them.
I have no doubt that his lawyer will be more than happy to
take the postings from the thread as evidence that his client
has suffered enough due to the nature and number of threats
directed to his person, causing him to live in fear, bite his fingernails
and wear mismatched socks to work.
There might be more to be gained legally by contacting the Crown
Prosecutor and offering statements from the number of people
who've had bikes stolen recently about how much agony they've
gone through, loss of use, ICBC ruining reputations due to
fraud investigations, etc.
That might tip the judge to issue a harsher sentance to a
professional without remorse, who willingly cultivated an
online personality to meet potential bike owners for the purposes
of abusing their trust to steal.
It's all in the sentancing, kiddies. If there's no victims to speak up,
it's treated much more lightly by the judge. That means a little
more effort than just showing up looking menacing in leathers.
That might work to the little prick's favour.
My 2 cents, worth what you paid for it. I'm glad you had the stones
and luck to get the ball rolling on him Cosworth, and whoever
If someone wants to compile them in the end, and send them off to the Crown (after getting contact details or what have you from the posters) then do you think that'd help?
Copy/paste if you've already posted something like this in another thread. I hope this doesn't become redundant.