Richmond couple’s actions partially motivated by ‘bias, hate or prejudice’: Decide – BC Information

Richmond couple’s actions partially motivated by ‘bias, hate or prejudice’: Decide – BC Information

Probation for racist rant

Vikki Hui / Richmond Information – | Story: 394508

A Richmond man and girl have been every sentenced to one-year of probation with the potential of a prison report for his or her half in a racist incident at Steveston’s Rocanini Espresso Roasters final 12 months.

Michel Jean-Jacque Berthiaume and Astrid Maria Secreve, who represented themselves in court docket, had initially pleaded not responsible to a cost of mischief, however modified their minds through the trial final month.

The couple was sentenced Thursday afternoon.

Berthiaume and Secreve have been charged with mischief for pouring espresso, throwing a espresso cup and making racist remarks corresponding to “F***ing Chinese language.”

These actions, stated Richmond Provincial Courtroom Decide Diana Vandor, have been a minimum of partially “motivated by bias, prejudice or hate” in opposition to the Chinese language group.

Vandor gave Berthiaume and Secreve a suspended sentence for 12 months, together with the circumstances to not go to Rocanini Espresso Roasters, to don’t have any contact with the sufferer Nikki Tan and fellow barista Raymond Chan and to not go to Tan and Chan’s faculties or locations of worship.

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