October 22nd, 2020

Man sentenced for obstructing, assaulting peace officer


By Shurtz, Delon on November 16, 2019.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A man who was accused of making a rather nasty deposit at a city bank earlier this year will spend some time behind bars.

Dana White Quills and two other men were in the bank’s vestibule on Sunday when employees noticed someone had defecated and urinated in the same area. When the men refused to leave, police were called, but the men simply laughed when questioned by police, and again refused to leave, claiming first they were waiting for a cab, then claiming they were waiting for a family member.

When asked to identify himself, White Quills provided another name, which, police soon discovered, belonged to a 13-year-old boy.

As police attempted to arrest White Quills he became aggressive, struggled with the officer and attempted to kick and bite him. He was finally taken to the ground where he hit his head and had to be treated by EMS.

White Quills pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of breach of probation obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer to prevent arrest. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but given credit for the equivalent of nine days spent in custody, leaving 21 days on his sentence.

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Dennis Bremner

I note the Lethbridge Herald question is “Will you feel safer downtown now that nine Community Peace Officers are on patrol?” So far 70% of the respondents say NO! Why? Its not a policing problem, its the rest of the “Players”! The LAPD must feel like they are riding a Merry-go-Round, with a judicial system in “Full Catch and Release” at the same time the leadership of Lethbridge is inviting in the “regional fish” too “restock the lake” with any appearance that the LAPD may be winning!

ewingbt

This is a perfect example of what is seen often in the downtown core in and around businesses! Ths is also a perfect example of what employees face when they try to move them along. I personally had to call police when I went into a downtown bank one Sunday when the main section was closed but there was access to use the ATM. There on the floor were two young FN kids, one laying down and the other laying down with her head in his lap performing a sexual act. Cigarette butts and an empty vodka bottle were on the floor.

He said, “hello Sir, nice day today, eh!” She stopped while I was getting my money. They just couldn’t grasp the fact that what they were doing was wrong!

Thanks to such episodes we now have to use the drive thru in the alley since they no longer allow access to the ATM inside when the bank is closed! That is safe . . . yeah right!!!

There are literally hundreds of such stories downtown businesses could tell you and many more I could tell you!

They would not get away with the things they do on our streets on the Blood Reserve! We need changes in the judicial system and penal system! Right now the Ottawa says there are too many FN incarcerated and judges must adjust sentences to reduce the numbers.

Last time I checked the Charter of Rights and Freedoms still states that “ALL are to be treated EQUAL under the law.

Police are just as frustrated as the public!!!

Seth Anthony

Most of the scs users are from the blood reserve, and the blood reserve utilize “banishment” as punishment. Basically, it means that when one of their tribe members continuously harms others, they are removed from their society. Before colonization, it would have meant the perpetrators spiritual or physical death.

On the reserve, they don’t tolerate that which chooses to harm them. They have a little thing called “consequences”. Makes sense doesn’t it?

Also, the blood reserve people DESPISE the scs. They consider it insanity to not only provide addicts with drug paraphernalia, but then also allow them to do what they do without consequences. They also consider it an enabling facility that makes money on the backs of addicts.

larry

If the Band Council do not put up with this kind of brain dead behavior on the reserve why does the City Of Lethbridge Council put up with it in Lethbridge ? When “these people” are released, ban then from the City of Lethbridge even if it goes against their “rights and freedoms”. Their horrific behavior demonstrates that they do not care about any persons rights or freedoms so why should anyone care about theirs ?