MOUNTIES ENTRAPPED B.C. PAIR IN TERROR PLOT: TWO DRUG ADDICTS SET UP TO CARRY OUT A “TERROR ATTACK” ON CANADA DAY
SOURCE: TORONTO SUN
Two people found guilty of terror charges will walk free after a British Columbia Supreme Court judge ruled they were entrapped by the RCMP in a police-manufactured crime.
Justice Catherine Bruce said police instigated and skillfully engineered the very terrorist acts committed by John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, who believed they were planting pressure-cooker bombs that would blow up at the legislature on Canada Day in 2013.
“The world has enough terrorists. We do not need the police to create more out of marginalized people,” Bruce said in a landmark ruling Friday.
“The defendants were the foot soldiers but the undercover officer was the leader of the group,” she said.
“Without the police it would have been impossible for the defendants to carry out the pressure-cooker plan.”
Bruce said RCMP officers overstepped their authority during a months-long, undercover sting and their actions were egregious.