You can’t even make this stuff up.
I really wish I could write about all the amazing, common-sense decisions being made by the federal government and the court system.
But you can’t write about stuff that isn’t happening.
Instead, we’re seeing a steady stream of absolutely absurd and crazy decisions from those in power, decisions that make law-abiding citizens question the very authority and legitimacy of the government.
Here’s the latest, as first reported in the National Post:
“A Toronto man ordered out of Canada for being a member of the notorious crime gang MS-13 has won a reprieve — with a judge accepting that his MS-13 gang tattoos could lead people to think he is a member of MS-13.
The decision to grant René Pacheco another hearing to assess the danger of deporting him to his native El Salvador means the same tattoos that prompted his deportation order have now saved him from immediate deportation.
Pacheco’s strange case started when he was arrested in 2016 for several criminal charges and, while he was in jail awaiting trial, Canada Border Services Agency officers interviewed him.
Pacheco, 25, whose nickname is “Machete,” boasted of his ties to MS-13, an international gang also called Mara Salvatrucha that is widely condemned for liberal use of brutal violence.
He showed officers a tattoo of the number 13 on the back of his hand. He also has a teardrop tattoo on his face, a symbol often taken as a sign of serious criminality, and tattoos on his knuckles and back.”
Additionally, “His admissions were deemed believable and CBSA moved to deport him for being a member of a criminal organization. Although he came to Canada at the age of six, he did not become a Canadian citizen.”
Then, he backtracked. Saying he wasn’t in a gang, and that he would be in danger if deported to El Salvador because the tattoos would make people think he was in a gang.
Two court rulings said he could be deported. But then, a judge “noted that Pacheco’s tattoos were the catalyst for his perceived risk,” and stopped the deportation.
As a commenter pointed out online, the ruling is absolutely crazy, and shows no concern for the safety of Canadian Citizens:
“This judge is an example of what is wrong with the justice system in this country. The guy is a gang member, wearing gang tattoos. So her logic is we keep him here because HIS life might be in danger if returned to his home country? No concern about the safety of Canadians. Things have to change in this country, or there is going to be civil unrest. No wonder junior wants to take guns away from citizens.”
Clearly, the justice system is corrupt and broken, with judges living in safe neighbourhoods protected from the crime they unleash upon us with their weakness. The disloyalty and insanity of those in power is growing worse and worse by the day.