If you are not sure who Ian Thomson is then watch the video and read the story below. Ian will be on Byline tonight to explain the unfair prosecution he has faced at the hands of an over zealous crown prosecutor. He is facing huge legal bills and needs help. If you can help defray the costs contact Ian’s lawyer below.
Ed Burlew, In Trust
16 John Street
Thornhill, Ontario L3T 1X8
or call 1-888-gun-loss
Protecting home and family with force appears to be a risky move in Canada.
Ian Thomson was acquitted this week after the judge ruled the former firearms instructor had no choice but to defend himself when attackers firebombed his rural Ontario home. Thomson has spent thousands defending himself.
“I frankly don’t know how I am going to come up with the rest of the money,” Thomson told QMI Agency.
Canada’s justice system has a knack for punishing people for defending themselves and their property, often called “castle law.”
Joseph and Marilyn Singleton of Taber, Alta., have been forced to spend $30,000 in court after the couple encountered thieves who ransacked their home and nearly drove over Marilyn while fleeing in May 2010. Joe hit one of the thugs with an axe handle to keep him from running over his wife. The homeowner was charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.
And Toronto shopkeeper David Chen was charged after he defended his business from thieves. Chen was found not guilty and was the catalyst for the federal government to change Citizen Arrest laws. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is also awarding him the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
“This legislation provides clear direction on the use of citizen’s arrest, self-defence and the defence of property,” Sean Phelan, spokesman for Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, said in a statement to QMI.
“The fact is Canadians who have been the victim of a crime should not be re-victimized by the criminal justice system.”