After seeing the devastation of the Vancouver riots and sharing in the collective craving to see that justice be meted out to those involved, DoubleHearsay has been scouring the criminal court lists for information about charges being laid in connection with the riot.
So far, no obvious hits on either the Vancouver, Surrey or Port Coquitlam adult court lists for appearances related to freshly laid criminal charges. Our search so far has been limited to offences related directly to the riot and unlawful assembly provisions of the Criminal Code, though there’s doubtless several other offences that rioters could have been charged with depending on the scope of their involvement. We’ll keep checking and keep you posted as information becomes available.
In the meantime, DoubleHearsay is pleased to provide some (publicly available) background information on individuals who have already been (self-)outed through social media as having played a role in Wednesday night’s riot in Vancouver.
First on the list is the now infamous Brock Anton, poster boy for idiocy after having publicly declared his role on his Facebook page as follows:
“Maced in the face, hit with a batton, tear gassed twice, 6 broken fingers, blood everywhere…Through the jersey on a burning cop car, flipped some cars, burnt some smart cars, burnt some cop cars, im on the news … one word … history 🙂 🙂 :)”
A Georgia Straight article published this morning suggests there’s no evidence that Brock Anton actually exists. We beg to disagree.
According to court materials, a “Brock Ernst Anton” born in 1988 has had three run-ins with the law already. One was a relatively common conviction for failing to wear a seat belt in Duncan, BC on April 20, 2010. Nothing serious.
But back on May 16, 2009, the same Brock Anton was alleged to have been in possession of a controlled substance. And when we say “alleged”, we hasten to point out that he was convicted on September 16, 2010. He was also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, but was convicted of the lesser included offence of simple possession.
Is this 23 year old Brock Ernst Anton from Duncan the same Brock Anton who has become the latest nominee for the “World’s Dumbest Criminals”? Those who have the misfortune of knowing him may be able to shed some light on that. One thing’s for sure: it’s an unfortunate name to have for anyone hoping to find employment for the foreseeable future.