Off the Vancouver train this morning stepped Bob and he headed right for the
and he caught
Paddy downing a quart-and-a-half of Calgary Stock Ale right out of the tap. I
perched myself on Custer's stetson on picture of the Last Stand on the wall. Bob'd
been in New Westminster for the Pickton trial.
You were there Bob - in body - but we heard nothin' in The
Calgary Eye Opener all durin' the trial - in fact - Bob - there was
no Calgary Eye Opener for many a week Bob.
Paddy - New Westminster, where Willie was tried, has moorrrr
electrrrric soup than Glassgie herself - it's the Demon Rum's home base and
headquarrrters. Becoose am a pro rrreporter - every morning - and plenty a
hangoover I always had, Paddy - becoose am a pro rrrreporter - dealin with
a hangooover's in any rrrreporter's kit a tools - I headed doon ta the cooortroom
- but every evenin - I no got ana work doon - the Demon pestered me soo. Nooo
I'm home and I'm flat brrrrrooke and I'm goona ha' Hill Billie Willie Pickton
and the pooor missin' lassies rrreporrrted in the The
Calgary Eye Opener. But yer the expert my Irish friend ... will the
jurrrry find Willie guilty, Paddy ... ?
Bob - I woulda' followed it - but it wasn't in The
Calgary Eye Opener - the ooother journalism's soo bad - sooo I ignored
it. What kinda' case they got Bob.
Well all they got is this: Willy Pickton - whose a bit of a simpleton
from a family of pig-raising, pig stinkin hillbillys, rrran
a pig farm in Port Coquitlam B.C. (known to the locals as "PoCo"), for himself,
his brother Biker Dave and his sister Linda. A Kanada Kop .....
Paddy, although a champion boxer, is not a violent man. But he seized Bob by
his lapels and whispered:
I'm not talking about the ordinary members, Paddy. I'm referring
to their so-called leadership in Ottawa that once the Trudeau Liberals got
hold of them became totally politicized and ridden by pettifogging, petty
bureaucrats and propaganda experts. And the type of mounted policemen who
the bureaucrat staff officers in Ottawa promoted as commissioned as officers
- the type of professional propagandists who were supposed to be providing
leadership in the Pickton "investigation".
Bob when ya call all mounted policemen "kops" you demean the ordinary
I agree Paddy - I'll make the distinction in what I carefully
say from now on. I'll only refer to kops who scrrrewed up as "kops".
Paddy will you agree that the Vancouver Police Department could be aka'd the
There are a few members who weren't. Former Detective Inspector
Kim Rossmo was the very opposite. Once they discovered Kim had got himself
a university degree, the knuckle-dragging kops at the top of the Vancouver
Police tried to demote him to beat constable. Kim quit. There are some other
Kim Rossomo still on the force.
Well Paddy - I agree and I'll make the distinction. But do you
mind if I do refer to the Vancouver kops as "kops" - I'll point
out that unless I explicitly say they were the Kim Rossmos on the force were
not or are not part of a kop operation or misstep.
Alright, Bob ... go ahead.
..... an RCMP officer pulled the lid off an old garbage pail
in the Pickton's pig barn and found Serena Abotsway's and Andrea Josebury's
severed heads inside. But a lot of people worked in the pig barn and a lot
of people hung arooond. And there was no evidence showing Willie knew those
two missin' lassies of the evenin' (as they're called in old Glasgie). A lassie
by the name of Mona Wilson's DNA may have been found in Pickton's trailer
but the kops weren't absolutely sure. Another kop found Brenda Wolfe's (another
lassie from the East End a' Vancouver) jaw bone and teeth in the farmyard.
Another found three of Marnie Frey's teeth in the farmyard. Another found
a bone from Georgina Papin's hand. No one stepped forward to testify they'd
seen Willie with any of them.
Is that all they got, Paddy?
The kops paid one perrrr girl to testify she saw Willie cuttin'
up a corpse but the jury won't pay any heed - Willie's defense demolished
er. No - there's a video where Willie says he was "sloppy" and the
kops were "sloppy". And Willie tells the kops 'I was going to make
it 50'. '50' what wasna' defined. No more except that the kops put a fake
kriminal in Willie's cell - but Willie just complained to the kriminal about
If I was defendin' Willie, Bob, I could get him off with a lot
a blarney and a lot of speechifyin'. But only if Willie was tried by judge
without a jury. In my time, Bob, ya' could do that in Alberta - avoid a jury
because - a judge would use logic and say - with me urgin' him along - a judge'd
say there was a "reasonable doubt' that Willie did it - just like there was
with O.J. Simpson. But a jury has too much of what they call "common sense".
They'd be sure in their minds and in their bones that Willie was guilty. Just
like they did in the Colin Thatcher case. So Willy'll get convicted.
But his brother Biker Dave's a lot more guilty lookin' than him
Startin' out with the way old Ma Pickton raised Dave. When Dave
was 16 he was out drag racin' and he hit another kid - Tim Barret - only 14.
Bein' Ma Pickton's boy, he didn't stop - he headed home to Ma. Ma had 'im
drive back. Ma didn't check Timmy's vital signs - not Ma - there was a ditch
next to the road - filled with water - Ma Pickton kicked the kid into the
ditch so he'd drown in peace. Which he did. The local judge took away Dave's
driver's license for two years - didn't lay a finger on Ma. Dave soon got
into the earth movin' business and got runnin' with the PoCo branch of the
Hell's Angels - they had their clubhouse across the street. He cooked up an
insurance fraud scam with the Angels - the Angels'd buy a car - drive her
over to the pig farm - strip out the engine and all the parts from her - and
sell em - Dave'd dig a deep hole - bulldoz the rest of the car in - Dave'd
pour in a load of concrete - and the Angels'd drive down to the local B.C.
Insurance (called "ICBC") office and claim the car as stolen. The RCMP actually
caught Dave and Willie red-handed - guess what the PoCo kourt gave Dave -
a $1,000 fine - the average profit he'd make on one car. But he always uses
the best criminal lawyer in B.C. by the name of Ian Donaldson.
Insurance fraud's a long way from murder, Bob.
Dave and his dump trucks and bulldozzers were headquartered on
the pig farm. I soospect Dave buried more n' cars for the Angels. Ma tutored
Dave in how ta' treat lassies. Dave keeps handcuffs and rope etc. in his bedroom.
According to reporter Stevie Cameron: "Another woman who knew him well
told me she had never met anyone more foulmouthed around women than Dave Pickton".
Dave would call any woman who put on a bit of girth a "fat cow ... with
a big fat ass". One day he tried to put the arm on one of his flag girls
- she'd have none of it - among other things he smelled like a pig barn. 'Well,'
said he. 'I'm just goin' ta rape ya'. But another employee walked in. The
flag girl went to the RCMP. Dave fired her and put the Hells Angels on her
- she'd end up just like the cars - in concrete- they warned - the RCMP convicted
Dave but the kourt gave him another $1,000 fine. The flag girl fled.
But Bob - that doesn't say Willie wasn't guilty. There's nothin'
excludin' more than one person from murderin' these ladies.
Could be - the kops admitted at the trial they still suspect
Dave. But Hillbillie Willie's a lot easier culprit to prosecute.
The Willie Pickton case's been goin' on for six years.
The kops've run the wheels off the case - they've spent tens
of millions. Digging and havin' a gang of scientists around analyzin' the
soil and everything under a cloak of secrecy. When the lassies went missing
the kops did nothin' - they had one part-time staffer investigating more and
more missing women from Vancouver's East Side - but when word got out that
a serial killer was out there - 70 women were missing from the Vancouver East
Side - Mr. and Mrs. Vancouver got mad and scared an voted the mayor of Vancouver
out of office. The kops got scared for their own jobs. The RCMP were involved
too. So the kops decided to arrest the village idiot, the easiest guy they
could find and put on the blinkers to anyoone else. They worried about a public
inquiry so they kept the investigation of Willie goin' and dug lots of earth
and analyzed and spent lots of money and got a publication ban. They wanted
to run the wheels off the case so it'd never get to a public inquiry. If they
get a conviction they've won. If not - the Air India scandal'll have nothin'
on this one.
I woden like to be one of those kops if they ever bring Judge
Jack Major into investigate this case like they did with Air India - RCMP
kops are sweatin' aplenty in that case. Goin' after the easiest suspect that's
klassic kop. Their main concern isn't who did it. Their main concern is coverin',
as Biker Dave put it, their fat behinds. That's how I see the case Bob. Willie'll
be convicted. The kops and Biker Dave'll walk away rrrrelatively unscathed.
By the way Paddy - long after the kops arrested Willie, lassies
of the night are still disappearin' from the East Side. The kops now have
three full-time investigators lookin' for them - better than one part-time
but they surrrre havna' caught all the killers.