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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.

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

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