HEADLINES

Canada: The Power Of One Matters – Amazon Pulls Pickton Book

By Alistair Reign, February 23, 2016. Alistair Reign News Blog.

Robert Pickton’s self published book has been pulled from Amazon’s website following a petition placed on Change.org yesterday by the Solidarity with families of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton – and within two days the petition reached its goal.

Solidarity with families of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton · logo

I decided to publish this story, because it is a testimony to the power of one voice, and how that one becomes many, and changes are made. 

Pickton was convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of six women. He was also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; however, these charges were stayed by the Crown in 2010. In December 2007, he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years – the longest sentence then available under Canadian law for murder. [01]

In December 2007 Justice James Williams handed down the harshest sentence possible for the second degree murder at a hearing in Vancouver. ""Mr Pickton, there is really nothing that I can say to adequately express the revulsion the community feels about these killings," he said. "Relatives of the victims erupted in cheers in the courtroom. Pickton did not react.In December 2007 Justice James Williams handed down the harshest sentence possible for the second degree murder at a hearing in Vancouver.

“”Mr Pickton, there is really nothing that I can say to adequately express the revulsion the community feels about these killings,” he said.

Relatives of the victims erupted in cheers in the courtroom. Pickton did not react.

“Pickton, 58, had been convicted for the murders of six women whose bodies were butchered in the slaughterhouse of his pig farm near Vancouver.” [02]

So apparently, the next on the” to-do list” for Solicitor General Mike Morris is looking into how Pickton got his book outside of his prison to the publisher in the first place.

We’re looking at all avenues,” says Morris, “I’m not going to speculate on what we can do in the United States, but we’re certainly looking at all the opportunities available to us.

Needless to say, I was more than pleased to be greeted by the following message this morning – the petition had succeeded with just over 55, 000 signatures.

Needless to say, I was more than pleased to be greeted by the following message this morning - the petition had succeeded with just over 55, 000 signatures.. Petition update · Thank you for signing Amazon took the book down. · UpdatePetition update · Thank you for signing Amazon took the book down. ·Number of supporters

Needless to say, I was more than pleased to be greeted by the following message this morning - the petition had succeeded with just over 55, 000 signatures. Petition update · Thank you for signing Amazon took the book down. · Change.org

The heartbreaking consequences of allowing killers to profit from their horrendous crimes is that the victims’ family and friends are made to relive the violent deaths all over again – Canada is better than this – We are not an “American Crime Story.” 

The heartbreaking consequences of allowing killers to profit from their horrendous crimes is that the victim's family and friends are made to relive the violent deaths all over again - Canada is better than this - We are not an "American Crime Story." Petition · Amazon.com Tell Amazon to refuse to sell serial killer Robert Pickton s book · responses

Faces of the women who had their lives cut short by Pickton.

Faces of the women who had their lives cut short by Pickton.

Canadians need to be on the watch, and never let Pickton get his book published. 

Ontario is one such province which prohibits criminals cashing in by writing about their offenses.

🔝


Please send inquiries and permission to re-blog this article to Alistair.Reign@Gmail.com, thank you.

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • Two homeless brothers try to survive on the streets of India.
  • The remnants of a US drone strike on August 29, 2012 in Khashamir, Yemen. The strike killed three alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a policeman, and a cleric who preached against the armed group.
  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, with more than 40 percent of people living below the poverty line Reuters
  • Fatik Abdullah al-Rodaini, a Yemeni Journalist and humanitarian worker
  • Mona Relief Delivering Lifesaving Food, clothing, blankets and medicine to villages dying under the siege of Saudi War on Yemen. (Photo: Mona Relief) alistairreignblog.com
  • The May 18-21 festival appeared to be a Saudi charm offensive aimed at federal policy makers as the Trudeau government fields questions about its decision to grant export permits for the armoured vehicles to a country that U.S. watchdog Freedom House regularly ranks among “the worst of the worst” on human rights. The Saudi embassy blamed “logistical reasons” for its last-minute change of plans when contacted Monday and a spokesperson said the country’s decision was not motivated by fear of protesters. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s office had already said he would not be attending the “Saudi Cultural Days in Canada.” The embassy was adamant the event “had nothing to do” with the $15-billion arms deal and said it had been planned for years. Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, however, said it was notified of the “Cultural Days” on Jan. 14. That date was nearly two weeks after mass executions in Saudi Arabia drew public condemnation from the Trudeau government.
  • Yemen woman in bright scarf and hat, "War humiliated my daughter." Aunt Khemissa argument.
  • Refugee-girl-cries-as-her-Central-American-shanty-town-is-destroyed-0714-by-Spencer-Platt
  • Documentary: Part One - A Year In Space With Scott Kelly
  • Donald Trump Jumps The Shark
  • A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Company F, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, provides security aboard Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 25, 2016. The recruit simulated providing security while the rest of the recruits carried ammo cans to their fighting holes to simulate combat preparation. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta).
  • The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is amongst 17 organizations and two individuals that sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today (January 5, 2016) urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and several other demonstrators from the country’s marginalized Eastern Province. On October 24 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court ratified the death sentence issued to Sheikh Nimr in October 2014. Since September, the Saudi criminal justice system has also ratified the death sentences of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher, three men arrested as minors in 2012 for their protest activity.
  • Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov listens to U.S. Secretary of State Kerry during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Nicki 'Minnie' Minaj
  • The moment Bruce Jenner realized he was a woman
  • The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1The Donalds invade Washington Caption This photo winner 1
  • Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled files stolen from Iran,
  • Donald Trump kissing his daughter
  • When cartoons turn into people
  • In episode two he addresses the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the humanitarian catastrophe in the impoverished Republic of Yemen. Minhaj warns America to reconsider their attitude toward Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Satire: USA Denies Whites Can Be Terrorist
  • Victoria's 'Homeless' Drug Addicts
  • Donald Trump will save the day
  • Putin Pumpkin Head
  • What Donald Would Do!

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.