Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Justin Bieber’s assault charge dropped over limo driver incident in Canada

Charge dropped ... prosecutors said there was no reasonable prospect of convicting Justin
Charge dropped ... prosecutors said there was no reasonable prospect of convicting Justin Bieber over the alleged assault of a Toronto limo driver. Picture: AP/Mark J Terrill Source: AP
 
PROSECUTORS have dropped an assault charge against Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in connection with an incident involving a Toronto limousine driver. 

The withdrawn charge stemmed from an early-morning incident late last December, when Bieber and five other people were picked up by a limousine from a Toronto nightclub. Police alleged Bieber, 20, hit the limo driver several times in the back of the head.

Prosecutors said the charge was withdrawn because there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.

It was just one episode in Bieber’s ongoing troubles with the law.

Bieber is due in an Ontario court Sept. 29 to fight new charges. Brian Greenspan, his Toronto lawyer, said last week that Bieber had been arrested Aug. 29 on charges of dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a mini-van and an ATV that led to a physical altercation with a photographer. Greenspan said Bieber was near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, on a “peaceful retreat” with actor/singer Selena Gomez that “was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi.”

Media storm ... Canadian musician Justin Bieber is swarmed as he turns himself in to poli
Media storm ... Canadian musician Justin Bieber is swarmed as he turns himself in to police after allegedly assaulting a limo driver in Toronto. Picture: AP/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette Source: AP
 
Police said there were no injuries as a result of the collision, but could not say whether there were any injuries from the altercation.

Bieber had earlier been photographed on an ATV vehicle with Gomez, his on-and-off again girlfriend.
Just days before the Ontario incident, Bieber’s car was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by a photographer in Hollywood. Bieber later tweeted: “I don’t have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger.”

Last month, Bieber pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach for what police initially alleged was an illegal street drag race. In a plea bargain, he agreed to an anger management course, a $500 fine and a $50,000 charitable contribution.

Difficult time ... Justin Bieber was also arrested for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami BDifficult time ... Justin Bieber was also arrested for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street. Picture: AP/Miami Dade County Jail Source: AP
 
In July, Bieber pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour vandalism charge for tossing eggs at a neighbour’s house in Los Angeles. He agreed to pay more than $80,000 in damages, meet a number of other conditions and was sentenced to two years’ probation.

Bieber catapulted to fame at age 15, and then earned nominations for two Grammy Awards for his 2010 full-length album debut “My World 2.0.” Sales of his latest records have fallen off.

news.com.au 9 Sep 2014

This is just another small example of how the corrupt legal system  works in favour of those it supports.

According to this EVERYONE should then go around assaulting people because there may be "no reasonable prospect of conviction".

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