Good Lord. I have been writing this blog for a long time. It's over five and a half years since I wrote that post about the shutting down of the illegal bars in my old home in Canada's eastern province of Prince Edward Island. Well, apparently they didn't shut them all down as the sentencing of 85 year old Alexander (Slick) Rhynes today shows. I like his submissions to the court:
Alexander (Slick) Rhynes told provincial court on Monday that he was "just trying to make an honest living." He was found guilty of possession of liquor for sale and selling liquor. Rhynes told the court he's been selling liquor out of his house since he was nine and he's not hurting anyone. He also said he buys liquor and beer from the liquor store and pays taxes on it, and that he also pays taxes on the income he makes.
Therefore... Slick can make up his own laws, too! Slick seems to have forgotten the death of a man in a booze can like his which went unnoticed for sometime back in 2004. An honest living, indeed. The comments to the news item are priceless. I can't speak to the minimum fine imposed as I know the judge and like her a lot. Good hockey player. Got to watch those hockey playing judges. Just saying.
Is this so wrong? What sentence would Slick have received in your jurisdiction?