Drunk-driving case tossed after Peel cops retain accused’s turban

A Mississauga man has been found not guilty of driving with excess blood alcohol because a judge found police violated his rights by withholding his turban for more than three hours after his arrest.

Not only did the officers involved not comply with Peel Regional Police’s own policy on individuals wearing turbans in custody, but one officer wasn’t even aware of it, wrote Ontario Court Justice Jill Copeland in a decision released this week.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Sikhs again?
    Yep!

    Although not as noxious as Muslims, the accommodations that we must make for Sikhs also pave the way for Muslims and their demands.
    The Sikh cultural accommodation demands weaken and harm our society and culture just as surely as those demanding accommodations for Shariah law.

    • We kill ourselves with tolerance.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        Scots should claim that being pissed up is a Right.

        • I have long maintained that the only reason the Scots exist is to make the English feel slightly better about their own nightmarish levels of alcoholism.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It is Canada Day and I am readying myself to plumb the depths of my alcoholism.
            As an English-French-Dutch-Canadian descended from grand fathers who fought in both world wars I believe it is my duty to honour them in this way.

        • ntt1

          you just try living in damp drafty Scotland with out underwear, whisky is gods grace.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        We really do, and instead of practicing and preaching tolerance as if it’s some kind of received sacrament, we need a little more intolerance of those that do not share our values and customs.
        These immigrants need to be made to feel a bit more uncomfortable, as well as allowing far fewer of them to reside here in the first place.

    • P_F

      Don’t forget the first & the most horrific/murderous act of terror -till 9/11- was committed by sikh terrorist based in BC when they blew Air India flight 182 killing 330 people mid-air and for which no one has been charged.
      And the level of corruption in the businesses, construction & trucking, owned by these sikhs is unparalleled.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Thank you P_F!
        I learned something new from your post.

      • AlanUK

        http://www.sikhcoalition.org/sikh-theology-why-sikhs-wear-a-turban
        Sikhs appear to take wearing the turban as being of great importance, going back to the original founders of their faith..
        Without a detailed search, I believe hat the wearing of a turban by Sikhs has a more justified position than a Muslim in a burka.

      • Gary

        Close to 260 passenger slaughtered on that 747 at 40,000 feet were Canadians and yet the CBC and Liberals scrub the historical facts of any link to Sikh’s . The CBC had scrub the historical facts for the 9/11/01 slaughter as being done by muslims and that 24 Canadians died.

        Muslims will have their mass slaughter jihad to kill Canadians and it too will be void of islam or the muslims that did it.

        Get used to it because the old Canada is dead and our future belongs to the minority groups that can out breed all other to impose their Faith or Culture once in power. We keep taking in fake refugees that claim to be the oppresses but end up being the oppressors one day by importing their barbarism that they claim they fled .

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      My kids ortho is a Sikh.
      He’s a nice guy.
      Somewhat monomaniacal about his dental philosophy but having suffered through the old school surgery myself I tend to agree with him.
      Best ten thousand dollars I ever spent on my kids teeth.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Sure, everyone knows a nice Sikh, and…
        If they were really that “nice” there would be no demands that we bend to their cultural mores rather than them adjusting to ours since they are the ones that moved here.

  • RAMA44

    That’s the second time that’s happened.Remember this one?http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/skyway-bridge-trial-leads-to-acquittal-on-impaired-driving-charges-1.3493978 ‘Sardul Singh, an observant Sikh’ I thought alcohol was forbidden.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Drunk driving is forbidden, by us!
      If we are demanded to respect his beliefs, then he should be as obligated to follow our cultural norms.

      Yes, he’s so observant that he needs his turban, but not so observant that he actually follows the rest of the tenants of his own religion.
      Deport the dirtbag.

    • Cripes.

    • AlanUK

      You are correct. Street drugs, alcohol and tobacco are banned in Sikhism. Also meat.

      http://www.sikhanswers.com/rehat-maryada-code-of-conduct/sikh-attitude-to-drinking/

      • ntt1

        not what we see on the street here inBC, sikhs are using opioid teas to beat exhaustion from driving massive 18 wheelers for long hours, and personal experience has shown me major alcohol abuse in temple parking lots to the point that signage is posted banning drinking on temple grounds …which is ignored.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Do their heads swell up if it’s off for too long?

    • ntt1

      no but many have hair to their waist or longer

  • ntt1

    You want to see unbridled whiskey swilling tail gate parties check out any Sikh temple parking lot,as the service winds down the woman stay to hear the scriptures and the men repair to the parking lot to pound crown royal.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Hutterites drink a lot as well.

  • Alain

    So retaining his turban for, heaven forbid, more than three hours, is much worse than allowing a drunk driver to hit and kill someone. Little wonder we are in the mess we are in, and we are guilty of making the mess.

  • ontario john

    So if a muslim female terrorist is arrested, will the charges be thrown out because the bag over her head was removed?

  • Spatchcocked

    Gee ……..special rules eh?

    And what are the special rules for the Irish?

    • Alain

      We no longer have the rule of law. We have instead special laws for special groups and whites of course are not a special group.

  • Spatchcocked

    Being a mick I have nice bowl of peat porridge every morning….sets me up for the day….and .makes you shit which is good.

    And let me remind you that it’s all bullshit that we eat our young.