"In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.” ? Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People’s History of the United States
This is amusing, if not likely fake. If true, then the real fraudsters apparently don’t tolerate competition. If false, then this story is again used to google search block anyone wondering if the Humboldt Hockey Hoax GoFu**Me constitutes fraud.
I sincerely doubt there is any regulator body anywhere, if not the police, trying to figure out which GoFu**Me campaigns are legit. When you donate your money to any cause, there are no warranties or refunds. When you give to the beggar at the end of the hiway off ramp, is anyone checking that he doesn’t get into his Mercedes at the end of the day?
RCMP in Saskatchewan say a man has been charged after two fake fundraising efforts for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team were discovered. Police say a joint investigation last month with the province’s Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority uncovered an alleged investor fraud running under the name Aero Capital Inc.
The drunks are out on the roads this season – I personally caught one and turned him over to our fine police force last week. Amusing element of this story is that the described victim also assisted in arresting a drunk driver the day before.
This case, however, seems rather staged.
Even the crash scene doesn’t look like normal physics at work, as described. What are those crash test symbols on the back of the Paragon car?
What irks me, and should irk everyone in a free and open society, is why this case, or any case, should be allowed to be conducted in secrecy?
A publication ban prohibits reporting on evidence presented at the bail hearing and reasons for the decision to release St. Louis. Hours before the fatal crash Lindsey, an employee with a private security company, had assisted Durham officers in a separate incident by identifying a suspected drunk driver, which led to impaired charges laid against that driver, police said Monday.