Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The face of HUNG VAN BUI graced the front page of THE PROVINCE today. We are told his nickname was "Scarface".
Hung Van (Scarface) Bui, aged 27, had survived two previous ambushes, one in 1999 in Edmonton and the other in 2007 here in Vancouver. In the interim he made his violent living dealing in cocaine, ripping off grow-ops and pulling brutal home invasions. Monday night he was executed in South Vancouver, the "victim" of an extra-judicial contract issued by local Underworld bosses.
The public is now permitted to know something of this outlaw's history:
1999 - a 35-year-old UPS courier, Andrew Allan, was stabbed in an Edmonton parking lot. UPS offered $50,000 cash reward. The police couldn't find the killer. Two months later Hung was arrested in Edmonton when an assassin fired on the car he was in, killing the driver. Hung fled the scene but Police caught up. They charged him with First Degree Murder of Andrew Allan. Why had he killed the UPS Courier? Mr. Allan had offended him in traffic. Hung Van Bui chased, cornered and stabbed Allan. Without an eye-witness the Crown dropped the murder charge.
August 2007 - Gunmen open fire at the FORTUNE HAPPINESS restaurant on East Broadway. Two were killed on the spot. Hung and five others were sent to the hospital. Hung was hit six times but lived to brag about it.
THE PROVINCE located Andrew Allan's mother and informed her of the good news. The mother's comments are worth repeating because her family did what victims are usually instructed to do - Take the pain, and get on with your lives.
"The Edmonton city police told us they were 99.9 per cent sure he was the man. ...They know who did it. But they just couldn't prove it."
"[Our family] figured if this justice system couldn't get him then the one above would. ...There is a higher court than the Supreme Court."
That is quite a compliment to God, or perhaps to the local drug bosses. They who can issue death sentences, while the Crown is limited to sending bad boys to the penalty box.
"I've always felt sorry for that poor young man, that creature's mother. She lost her son a good number of years before I lost mine."
There was a lot of racist blather posted on the Pacific Press web page beneath todays story. I suspect that Hung Van Bui was actually born and raised here. His race has little to do with his taste for violence and his preference for living off our society rather than contributing to it. What is important is that gang violence and our political appeasement of a well armed and motivated outlaw culture, guarantee that another generation of thugs will take over after this one has been decimated.
Constables guard the site of the ambush killing of Hung Van Bui. The shooting was near Fraser and East 65th Avenue, South Vancouver.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Item: 2 Charged in shooting death of UVic student.
Philbert Troung, age 20, was a Psychology Major at the University of Victoria. His girlfriend claims he planned a career in law enforcement.
Police have charged a man from the Lower Mainland - Somphayanh (Tommy) Chanthabouala, age 22, and a 16 year old male with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Tommy was at a downtown Victoria nightclub on Sunday night, carrying a loaded handgun. Male aggression fueled by booze led to a lethal confrontation. Philbert didn't know that Tommy was concealing a hand gun, and of course he didn't back down. His manhood was at stake and psychology failed him. Now he's dead and two others are recovering from bullet wounds. Chanthabouala’s lawyer told Island media that his client is from the Lower Mainland. Chanthabouala's car is registered to a Surrey, B.C. address.
Troung's girlfriend was a witness to the senseless killing and commented: "I just know that if he was sober, he would have walked away. He may be [a] tough guy — really cocky and stuff, may act all tough — but I know deep down he would have been scared, and he would have walked away."
Well ladies and gents, I live in an area where there have been more than a dozen execution murders in last five years, at least three of them at traffic intersections. (Which explains why many outlaws choose to run the lights.)I don't give a damn what some bean counters at Statistics Canada have to report. Crime is not on the decline where I live. It is just under-reported. Unless of course the victim needs a police Incident Number to use in filing an insurance claim. I couldn't total up how many times in a year friends tell me stories of theft or destruction of their valuable property, which they didn't bother to report to the switchboard at the nearest detachment.
Item: "Canada's spreading cannibis crop" In a report written for the BBC, Misha Glenny (author of McMafia) describes illicit drug production and distribution in B.C. and laying blame at the door of B.C.s urban Middle Class. Mr. Glenny, a Londoner, collected RCMP estimates for the drug sector of our provincial economy, supported by 20,000 urban grow-ops hereabouts. "If Inspector Cantera's estimates are accurate, then British Columbia is probably home to the largest concentration of organised criminal syndicates in the world." - Is there anyone in B.C. reading this Blog who cannot go to a window of their home and point at a nearby grow-op or dealer? Their "lifestyle" only becomes a "crime" when bullets start to fly.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
In Ottawa much play was given to the release of crime figures by STATISTICS CANADA. "Less crime could hurt 'law-and-order' Tories at the polls, experts say". Really? And the significance? Well according to the quoted "expert" one Bruce Anderson, president of the polling firm Harris-Decima , this is bad news for the alleged "Law and Order" Conservative Government. What a jerk. (I hear my stomach churning.) Since which decade, pray tell, have the sissy boy Tories been a threat to organized crime or to the legion of urban scofflaws?
Mr. Anderson is thinking of the now defunct REFORM PARTY OF CANADA which had as its stated policy, the building of new federal prisons and getting proactive with the Criminal Code. In the 1990s the Tories consistently described REFORM views on Criminal Justice as "extremist" or "mean spirited" and the current iteration of Tory-Thought is decidedly liberal in tone. It's already well established that B.C. gangs do not fear "the system" or the Federal Horsemen. What Mr. Anderson probably desires, in his heart of darkness, is that those former Reform MPs who manage to survive inside the Tory Regime be swarmed and eliminated by Liberal and NDP operatives. That, I concede, may happen.
BLOODLETTERS AND BADMEN
One thing you must admit about the "soldiers" of the U.N. Gang, they are attracting the affections of many of the best looking young women in the Greater Vancouver. As gang casualties pile up, the online tribute pages overflow with photos of stunning babes. It begs the question, "With so much to live for, why do these guys throw their lives away?"
Elliott Abben Castaneda, nicknamed "Taco", was slain in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico on July 12, 2008. Here he drinks with some pretty girls. Note the body language.
NEWS MEDIA STARTING TO DRIVE EVENTS
"I asked the police officer who spoke to me why there were so many officers there so late at night. The RCMP officer said that many people are not happy to see the CRA, and they have to go with them. He provided no explanation why they were serving documents at such an unreasonably late hour," Castaneda's wrote. He had no choice but to surrender his sales licence
The Vancouver Sun frequently consults B.C. Land Titles and the Personal Property Registry when they profile people, just as Elliott Castaneda might do in his profession before he was killed. Ms. Bolan established that Castaneda recently purchased three Abbotsford homes, with a combined value is in excess of $1.1 million and that he was leasing a BMW sedan.
Each of the fifteen UN Gang members and associates named by the SUN on Friday will react in their own manner. Some will stay cool and let their lawyer speak. Others may engage in violent recriminations. Lawyer Kevin Drolet, alleges in his filing that the Canada Revenue Agency "is illegally working with police in violation of the Charter and Income Tax Act by passing on the confidential information of citizens". It may well be, but Statistics Canada propaganda aside, desperate times do call for desperate measures. Local police are trying their best to crush this outbreak decisively, before it can escalate to the level it has reached in Mexico where government has been forced to deploy the military.