Friday, August 27, 2010

Dates Set for Sentencing

Crown attorney will present additional evidence against David Samuel White on October 5th, 2010.

During the trial, White was found to have initiated the altercation with his unprovoked racial slur at a visible minority last year. That verbal attack spurred a fight that was captured on video and posted on YouTube where it was viewed a couple hundred thousand times.

Sentencing for all three has been set for Dec 16th, 2010.

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Court case resumes Oct. 5 - Comox Valley Record

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Adam David Huber, is now out bail again. David White will find out Aug 26th, 2010 if he will be charged with the tougher hate crime conviction for uttering the racial slurs before, during, and after the fight.

Man in high-profile assault back out on bail
Comox Valley Echo - August 17th, 2010

Adam David Huber is back out on bail. The 25-year-old man, found guilty of assaulting black man Jay Philips in a three-on-one attack widely viewed on the video-sharing website YouTube, was released on Thursday.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sentencing Delayed


Trio sentencing delayed
Comox Valley Record - August 12, 2010

"The three men found guilty of assault for attacking Jay Phillips last year will have to wait until December to hear the repercussions of their actions.

Crown attorney Robert Richardson explained in court Thursday sentencing will take place in two parts for David Samuel White, 19, Robert William Rogers and Adam David Huber, both 25, who attacked Phillips last July."

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Witness to Camping Cross Burning Downplays Event

Anonymous said...
I was at that party. I think teenagers nowadays have a different opinion on crosses and what they mean. For a 17 year old, a burning cross is something cool (if stupid to do) and it gets attention. They arent thinking about how racist it is, or how older generations are going to think about it. I am 20. I understand both sides. But I honestly think those guys were just having some stupid, poorly thought out fun.

And as for the "hate crime video" awhile back. There were more reasons for the fight then the public knows about.

That is all.
August 3, 2010 6:01 PM

I don’t agree with those statements. Burning a cross is such an explicit act of racism that there is no other excuse for it. Young people steal garden gnomes and pull donuts in parking lots for attention. Burning a cross is an act of celebrating hate that reinforces racist thinking and attitudes.

Also, I think David White was well aware of the connotations of burning a cross judging from the KKK reference from the image to the right.

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What sickens me the most are all the comments on Facebook that commended and praised the young men for this disgusting show of racism. If this is how our young people react to men revelling in racist culture, then I wouldn’t want to be around the Comox Valley in the next 10 years.

I think all this is all due to an explosion of a "racist redneck subculture" that started in the mid 90s. We have always been an urban country community, but I didn't really see gun racks and confederate flags on the back of trucks 'till about 15 years ago. Since then, I've been noticing that teenagers are wearing flannel work jackets and steel toed boots. Which, I find ridiculous since they're only teenagers and shouldn't be working laborious jobs

Lastly, the anonymous commenter hinted that there may have been more to the backstory of the fight that occurred last year. I’ve heard about 3 different rumours about that; I won’t speak of them because those stories were never reported or corroborated with other facts.