Post by TomP
The RCMP have laid charges in the Humboldt bus crash, but are
withholding the name of the person charged.
Earlier a witness had come forward but could not give details of the
crash because of the investigation.
Why all the secrecy?
I think this might be a case like the two recent cases where car thieves
who happened to be native were shot and killed by homeowners and there
was pressure to with a much more serious crime than there is evidence to
support. The guy may have been speeding. He may have been inattentive.
He may have been tired. He might have thought that he was approaching a
4 way stop and expected the bus to stop. He could probably have been
convicted of careless driving, but I will be surprised if they get a
conviction on the criminal code charge of dangerous driving. Even if
they do, the maximum penalty is 14 years. If he has a clean or
reasonably clean record he won't get anywhere near that. While there
were more than two dozen fatalities and injuries, it was basically a
single incident, so if he gets convicted he will serve the sentences
concurrently. If he is an immigrant, there is a chance that he could