WINNIPEG – Two youths in a remote Manitoba community accused of intentionally torching an RCMP station did so as part of a bizarre plan to get arrested and flown to a Winnipeg youth jail to visit a pal who is also currently facing arson charges, prosecutors alleged this week. And the suspected arson case comes at a time RCMP in remote St. Theresa Point, Man., are contending with an emerging crime problem where a “gang” of youths are engaging in a destructive ritual dubbed “Bad Ass Sundays” as they mark out a weekly time to wreak havoc there, Judge Rocky Pollack heard. The boys, 13 and 14, were collared after what’s known locally as the “justice building,” leased by the RCMP from the Island Lake Tribal Council, caught fire and was destroyed just after 4 a.m. Sunday, July 21. The younger boy appeared for and was granted bail at the Manitoba Youth Centre (MYC) on Thursday. He has no record or other pending charges and is presumed innocent. Pollack was legally bound under the Youth Criminal Justice Act to give him a shot at freedom with many restrictions attached. He and his co-accused are suspected of picking the lock to the RCMP section of the side-by-side building with a paper clip then using matches and a lighter to torch paper and the back of the building, Crown attorney Courtney St. Croix said. When police caught up to the 13-year-old, he told them it was a joint arson attempt made to get out of the community and into the confines of MYC, St. Croix alleged. “They both planned to get arrested to go be with (a third youth) in prison,” St. Croix said of the youth’s comments. The youth already in lockup is being held there for his suspected involvement in torching a community RCMP truck and the arena.
Can I just say 2 things:
1. I don’t have any friends that would ever do anything like this for me. I need to get a new crew. Need some guys who would burn shit down and hit the clink just to stick by my side. You don’t have any credibility in the streets until you got henchmen who will set shit ablaze because they’re loyal to you.
2. I need something along the lines of Bad Ass Sundays in my life. I don’t quite know what it would be for me. As of right now my Bad Ass Sundays is like 12 hours at the bar and about a dozen pitchers of Bud Light and 100 buffalo wings. I need to incorporate some crime and mayhem up in that shit. Like some Fight Club sorta shit but with minimal physical activity. Maybe it will just be like every Sunday I pick a twitter fight with another group of minorities or Third World Countries. Thats about as bad ass as KFC’s life gets.
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