Atalante bigwig doesn’t want a record

Raphaël Lévesque, at the time a bigwig in the white nationalist group l’Atalante, has been found guilty of breaking and entering in the course of his and his pals’ invasion of the offices of Vice Quebec in 2018. He was tried, found innocent, but the verdict was reversed on appeal. Now he has to be sentenced.

It always amazes me when defendants make a plea in court that having a criminal record would mess up their life. It’s lucky for them I’m not a judge because that would make me crack down harder while taking pleasure in pointing out that they should have thought of that before choosing to do the thing that messed up their life.