Barry Winters Gets His Day #Edmonton #RehtaehParsons

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Barry Winters finally got the wish he’s had for years. He’s finally a famous blogger.

Edmonton police said Winters was arrested in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites, dating back to 2012. Winters has been writing since at least 2009, although many of his older blog posts have been removed or deleted. Police said the Hate Crimes Unit began investigating in June 2016, following multiple complaints related to hateful content published on several blogging sites. He was arrested on June 1, 2017.

The Edmonton police hate crimes unit contacted me a few months ago regarding an investigation they started into Winters for hate related offences. I was first in touch with the Edmonton police after Winters told me he had accessed nude photos of Rehtaeh. He made this claim in August, 2013, in a blog post and an email he sent me that week.

Barry makes numerous other outlandish claims about Rehtaeh in a YouTube video interview with John Patrick Doran, a men’s rights activist based in Calgary, Alberta. It’s a pile of filthy victim-blaming bullshit by two men who’ve found much in common with each others sick views of women; especially when it comes to sexual violence.

I’m glad Winters was arrested and charged. More so once he had to take his ignorance and hate offline as part of his release conditions. Winters is facing two years in jail.

It shouldn’t have taken the police to have Winters hate removed from the Internet. I just gave up trying to get WordPress, Blogger, and BlogSpot to remove the mountain of abuse he was posting. The only time anything was removed was when I threatened to take legal action. Repeatedly, they hid behind an argument of free speech while ignoring clear violations of their own standards.

In the end I’ve tried to ignore Winters and just hoped he’d go away. It’s exhausting trying to fight a monster that feeds on the pain of others.


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Email Messages from Barry Winters

These are quotes from some of the emails Barry Winters has sent me over the past few years.

“I do have one question for you, how does it fail to a daughter, and contribute to her death?”

“No Glen, you are a sad man. I didn’t ever fail my children in raising them like you did.”

“I challenge you to call the police! Call them now. In fact I encourage you to call the police. My children are successes….yours is dead. It is because of your failure.”

“Glen, what’s the matter, no balls? Call the police! Do it. Do it now! My daughter is a MacGill Law School grad. Yours is dead because her Father let her down.”

“Again Glen, call them. Call them now! Post my name, I do that here all the time. Rehtaeh is dead. Rehtaeh is dead because her Father failed her!”

“No wonder Rehtaeh got drunk, got laid and offed herself. YOU are the problem. Did you lie to her… ? Well that would indeed explain a lot. Well Glen so much for the cops huh? Glen, you are really pathetic, … How many pieces about little Rehtaeh should I write?”

“Oh dear, I am so frightened. You pathetic little man. I do hope you had a snip and clip job done. We wouldn’t want your ilk to have any more kids.”

“Rehtaeh’s behaviour, promiscuity at any early age, alcohol and possible drug abuse, are all indicators of child abuse. Did you abuse Rehtaeh? Did your abuse of Rehtaeh end before she ended her life? Do the people who engage you in business know you are a child abuser?”

“Glen, little fellah! How do Rehtaeh’s surviving grand parents feel about the suicide of their grand daughter? How do they deal with the reality that she is dead because you and Leah permitted a fourteen year old child to be promiscuous, and abuse both drugs and alcohol.”

“Mr. Canning, You and your ex wife are culpable in a significant way for the death of Rehtaeh. I am not the only one that says that. Rehteah is dead because YOU are, or were rather an incompetent parent. Here endth the lesson.”

“Little Glen. Do try to behave your self little Glen. You are an embarrassment to the memory of your daughter.”

“Little Glen. My wife and daughter have indeed saw my posts. In fact last year I had over 80,000 page views on my blog. And most people or correspondence on e mail seem to concur with the idea you and Leah failed Rehtaeh.”

“There is nothing sick about the posts because they aren’t about Rehteah. They’re about her parents failure, and negligence. I stand behind every word I write. Little Glen, as you no doubt already know, there is nothing criminal about my posts or writings directed at you and your ex wife. You simply are full of hot air. I shall continue to write about you and your criminally negligent behavior as a parent whenever I so chose, or think of different ‘take’ on the issue.”

“It is good for you Rehtaeh is dead! Dead girls tell no tales, do they? Do you think Glen, little Rehteah hanged herself because she had enough of you and Leah?”

Winters blogging goes back to at  least 2009.

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February 20, 2014

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Edmonton Police Press Release

Police arrest male in connection with hate-based websites

For Immediate Release:14-Jun-2017 @ 8:25 AM MRU #:17R083

The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a 62-year-old male in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites.

In June 2016, the EPS Hate Crimes Unit began investigating following multiple complaints related to hateful content published across several websites. The websites included daily posts that used strong, hate-based rhetoric that targeted various communities. Some posts allegedly alluded to violent threats and harm against specific individuals.

Following a thorough investigation, that included websites dating from 2014 to the present, Barry Winters, 62, was charged with willful promotion of hatred.

“There is often an assumption of anonymity when crimes are committed in an online forum,” says Const. Trevor Shelrud with the EPS Hate Crime Unit. “We want citizens to know that regardless of the forum, we take hate crime seriously.”

Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

Where to get help:

If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you’re there no matter what you have to do.

1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online chat counselling.

2. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre here.

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