This past Saturday in North Vancouver, British Columbia, one woman was killed and six others were injured in what seems to be a random attack. There is no evidence that the alleged attacker, Yannick Bandaogo, knew any of the victims. Right now, we don’t know much about him and what his motivation may have been. Video of his arrest seems to show him stabbing himself before he was taken into custody by police. It seems safe to assume that he has some sort of severe mental disorder.
Several days earlier, in Washington, D. C., a 66 year old Uber Eats Driver, Mohammad Anwar, was working, providing for his family when two teenage girls, aged 13 and 15, attempted a car-jacking. He tried to defend his property and livelihood and was killed when he was thrown from his car as it pulled away, as he desperately hung on for dear life. This was all captured on video: There is no reasonable doubt that the two girls intended to rob him and were willing to risk killing him in the process.
Yannick Bandaogo will surely go to trial and face justice. Let me tell you who will not be facing justice: The worse-than-useless government employees who allowed him the freedom to endanger all of us. According to the Vancouver Sun, this was a man with multiple convictions for assault, including domestic violence, assaulting a police officer, and two additional cases causing bodily harm. In total, that seemed to have netted him eight months in jail.
This is horrendous but the travesty of justice is worse in Washington. According to a D.C. police spokesman: “At least one (teenager) of them had participated in something similar in January.” January? According to Fox News, it wasn’t just one carjacking and robbery, but several. But let’s stick with just one. It is gross incompetence and indifference to the public that this young woman had not already been to trial and if guilty, punished appropriately. The fact that the bureaucrats working in the criminal justice system are so lazy and indifferent to public safety is the real story… and one no-one seems to be talking about.
It shouldn’t be this way. We already have something on our books called an “accessory after the fact”. The legal code defines it in the following way: “An accessory after the fact to an offence is one who, knowing that a person has been a party to the offence, receives, comforts or assists that person for the purpose of enabling that person to escape.” In simple English: It means that someone tries to help someone else “get away with it”.
This is what we should demand for judges, Crown Attorneys/District Attorneys, psychiatrists and social workers: “Accessory before the fact”. In simple English: Anyone in the system who demonstrates the egregiously bad judgment that allows a convicted or suspected offender to commit additional crimes should face consequences. Do I want to put civil servants in jail? No. But I do want to see them held accountable, and I do want to take away their ability to continue making mistakes that damage innocent citizens.
I want the incompetent lawyers and judges fired with cause, given zero severance, and I want the vested amounts in their overly generous taxpayer funded pension plans directed to the victims that they created.
And when they reach retirement age, they can always work for Uber Eats.