Surveillance video shows attack by alleged Hells Angels members
Mother of innocent Surrey slaying victim pushes for tougher laws for gang-related crime
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 8:53 PM PT
A surveillance video obtained by CBC News shows a 2005 incident in the Vancouver downtown area where two alleged members of the Hells Angels jumped the line at a nightclub and punched a bouncer to the ground.
Surveillance video released by Vancouver police shows a nightclub bouncer being punched in the face.
(Vancouver Police Department)
The video, released by the Vancouver Police Department, shows Ronaldo Lising punching a bouncer outside the Au Bar nightclub on Seymour Street, while Rob Alvarez was kicking him. The May 2005 attack came after the bouncer told the pair to wait their turn.
According to court documents, Lising and Alvarez were initially charged with assault causing bodily harm but the charges were reduced by the courts to the less serious charge of common assault.
A provincial court in Vancouver last week handed Lising a $600 fine and a two-year firearms ban. Alvarez received a conditional discharge, one-year probation and an order to do 50 hours of community service.
Eileen Mohan speaks on CBC Radio about her public campaign for judicial reform in terms of tougher sentencing.
Eileen Mohan, the mother of Chris Mohan — one of two innocent men slain in last month's multiple killings in Surrey, said she's outraged by what she says are the light sentences Lising and Alvarez received.
"I think the public at large will be appalled to see the amount of sentences that were given that were so lenient," Mohan said. "In this case we should have put these people away for a longer time."
Mohan launched her own public campaign for judicial reform on CBC Radio on Tuesday, pushing for tougher laws for gang-related crime.
Mohan is also calling on authorities to set up a website that posts photos of known gang members so that the public can be alerted.
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