According to acquaintances and former colleagues, however, Sonne is not the type to participate in terrorist activities and more likely just an activist and “agent provocateur.”
Hirsh said Sonne attended the G20-themed meeting and made a presentation where he shared plans for using a radio scanner to monitor police activity during the summit and feed information to protesters via Twitter. The same tactic was used during the Pittsburgh G20 and helped give protesters a leg up on security plans.
(1) No person shall, without lawful authority, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) with the intent to provoke a state of fear in
(a) a group of persons or the general public in order to impede the administration of criminal justice;
(b) a justice system participant in order to impede him or her in the performance of his or her duties; or
(c) a journalist in order to impede him or her in the transmission to the public of information in relation to a criminal organization.
(2) The conduct referred to in subsection (1) consists of
(a) using violence against a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them or destroying or causing damage to the property of any of those persons;
(b) threatening to engage in conduct described in paragraph (a) in Canada or elsewhere;
(c) persistently or repeatedly following a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them, including following that person in a disorderly manner on a highway;
(d) repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them; and
(e) besetting or watching the place where a justice system participant or a journalist or anyone known to either of them resides, works, attends school, carries on business or happens to be.
You'll note that there has to be intent to provoke a state of fear, and also that fear has to be in order to impede the judicial system or a journalist's dissemination of organization about a gang.
The cases where "watching and besetting" or threatening have been cited (in Lexis) involve 1) A guy following the person who was his prosecutor in a previous trial [I think; my french is bad]
2) murdering, in prison, a former Hell's Angels contract killer turned informant.
3) Threatening an RCMP staff psychologist during an interview while on parole.
4) Emailing threats to the engineering profession after losing his license.
That'll get thrown out so fucking fast.
Byron Sonne, a respected computer security specialist, has been arrested on G20-related charges..
Respected computer security specialist Byron Sonne and his wife has been arrested on charges stemming from a G20-related investigation.
But these gigantic meetings apparently gratify the feeling of self-importance of our world leaders. It's just a huge exercise in egotism. It has to stop.
He is accused of obtaining the ingredients to make triacetone triperoxide... Friends say he talked about obtaining the “chemical precursors” to explosives “in an attempt to purposefully raise flags and get ‘the man’ to take a look at me... but no luck,” as he wrote on an online forum for HackLab T.O. last fall.
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