Ontario Appeal Court reduces Syrian bank robber’s sentence so he’ll avoid deportation

An Ontario Appeal Court has reduced a Syrian bank robber’s sentence.

  • andycanuck

    So he’ll avoid deportation. 🙂

    • He needs a fair chance to rob more Canadians, after all.

  • eMan14

    What a joke. Who was the idiot judge?

    • Pick one at random.

    • Waffle

      Robert Sharpe was one of a panel of 3 judges.

  • wallyj180

    Syrians, doing the jobs that Canadians won’t.

    • Pitiful lot we are.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        This confirms that Canada has a severe shortage of bank robbers so we need to import them.

  • Dana Garcia

    Is bank robbing a job Canadians won’t do?

    • kkruger71

      I guess he was a getaway driver because all the foreign trained “doctors and engineers” had already taken all the cab driver jobs 😉
      And actually I found that too much of the story focused on the fact that he couldn’t be deported anyway, that actually lessens the initial, more serious point, that the judge should not have taken the deportation law into account in the first place. If the crime was deserving of a 9 month sentence, then that is what he should have received. The deportation law was written with the average sentences in mind.

  • cmh

    just more of those unelected judges

  • Brett_McS

    Tar and Feathers is an appropriate response to these judges.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    What a big welcome to those Muslims here in Canada.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    The judges in Canada are getting progressively stupider.

  • More madness by our law courts.

  • lolwut?

    This isn’t the first time this has happened.

    Plenty of south American drug dealers working the streets in Vancouver
    exploiting refugee laws to stay in the country have had this happen
    when the leftie law groups come to their defense when Immigration
    starts prowling around.

    Back in the early 90’s the VPD, RCMP and Immigration did a massive joint blitz on the DTES (Downtown East Side) making several hundred arrests in a single week.

    Pretty much all of them got off with sentences a day short of facing deportation rules if they agreed to plead guilty.

    On top of that, once they got out they simply left the area and started doing their drug deals downtown in the financial district and near the library.

    Basically the cops were forced to back off and let them ply their trade in the DTES
    without any worries to draw them back out of the downtown areas.

    it was a fucking mess..

  • That looks like a pattern – last April I was in a courtroom at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice waiting for a specific hearing. The judge handled several criminal cases before that. One of them involved a Jamaican charged with assault with a weapon. His sentencing was scheduled for a certain date, but his lawyer applied to have it postponed, because his client was due to appear at an immigration hearing after that day and a criminal sentence could jeopardize his chances. Incredibly, the judge agreed to postpone the date. Canada is being sold out piece by piece.

  • G

    These scumbag judges don’t have to ever live near the trash that they release onto the street so they have the luxury of endless, easy appearance-only “compassion”.

    As far as the people who *DO* have to be affected by the release of this garbage? The judge thinks “Hey, fuck them. They’re peasants.”

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    I’m glad people are actually picking up on this.

    On April 17th, 2015, I attended, as a spectator, a court in Toronto where a number of these types of cases were heard:

    Moving a court date until after immigration hearing so that the sentence (over 2 years) would not come down before the immigration hearing and ‘prejudice’ the board into deporting the accused…

    Reducing a sentence to less than 2 years so that it would ‘not prejudice’ an immigration board into deporting the convicted…

    Permitting an appeal of a sentence well after the last legal date to d so had passed because the immigration hearing had been called after that date and having a conviction of 2+ years would be ‘unduly prejudicial’…

    The day was FILLED with these!


    It seemed that the judge (Madam Justice Kelly, if I am not mistaken) seemed to take it for granted that being sentenced to 2+ years in jail for violent crimes will ‘unduly prejudice’ any and every immigration board hearing.