The Murder of Lindsay Buziak

TRIAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA


TRIAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA

We are now living in a world where there is no justice in a court of law – where people are turning to social media to seek some kind of justice.

Murder, rape, sexual assault, drug trafficking, and money-laundering runs rampant in our society. What is the psycho-social explanation for this epidemic of criminal behavior? The legal system in this country is not working, and there seems to be no justice for the victims of crime. Murderers and rapists are a menace to our society and until we find a way to stop them nothing will ever change. Media coverage can raise the visibility of important issues, facilitate dialogue and serve as a catalyst for change, but still sadly femicide is increasingly being recognized as a global, widespread and persistent human rights’ violation.

One woman or girl is killed every other day, somewhere in our country, and once a week, a woman is killed by her male partner. Between 2002-2013 there were 290 unsolved murders in the lower mainland. 14% of the cases were women. In 2015, the most recent year for official data – 29% of victims of homicide were women. 48% of all solved homicides were committed by a spouse or an intimate partner.

Lindsay Buziak was a beautiful young 24-year old woman who was brutally murdered while showing a vacant home in Saanich on February 2nd 2008. HERE WE ARE 13 years later and her murder STILL REMAINS UNSOLVED.

The Saanich Police know who is responsible for Lindsay’s murder but of course they are not able to release that information. Crown Counsel will not approve charges when there is not enough evidence for approval. The Crown has to be certain that there is a substantial likelihood of conviction and that it is in the public’s best interest or they will not move forward. So Lindsay’s killers carry on with their lives while her family is left with no answers. I am sure we would all agree that this is WRONG on so many levels.

The police gather evidence, they do not have the authority to make arrests without Crown approval. In some form or another the Crown is responsible for the lack of arrests in this homicide. If the police do not have the power to release the names of the people who conspired to murder Lindsay just who does? Someone on the inside needs to leak the name of the people involved. Let social media put the perpetrators on trial, with probable certainty they would be found guilty and their lives would be short lived on the streets of Victoria. That would indeed be poetic justice.

It seems there is a ME TOO movement going on in Victoria right now with 4 realtors fired because of allegations of rape/sexual ASSAULT.

Andy Rogers and Bowman Rutledge were working for “Engel & Volkers” in 2018 at the time the rapes occurred. They left that firm shortly after, both have been working for “The Agency” the past two years. The good news is, The Agency asked both realtors to leave the minutes the allegations were made public. It is misleading when we hear they were fired because technically realtors cannot be fired because they are not employed by the company they work for.

REALTORS ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS so the company they work at is not their employer. Realtors pay a desk fee for the privilege of using space in an office and for hanging their license there. Therefore a company can ask the realtor to leave but they cannot fire someone who is actually not an employee.

These men were tag team rapists, who premediated the sexual assaults against their victims, lured them to their office, then allegedly drugged them before assaulting them. Not only that, they told the girls that they were nobody’s and if they ever told anyone no one would believe them. After all they said, “we have status you are nothing and by the way next time don’t cry”. Who are the real nobody’s here? ANDY ROGERS AND BOWMAN RUTLEDGE.

Andy and Bowman targeted vulnerable young women knowing they would be less likely to report the crime. Two very successful realtors destroyed their careers, their families and for what? Was the adrenaline rush so high the first time around that they couldn’t resist going back for more? Did they ever stop to think that the drugs they gave the women could have killed them or at the very least caused serious brain damage.

Andy and Bowman were junior hockey players who had dreams and aspirations of making it to the NHL. But they didn’t make it to the big leagues, they got the boot instead. That had to be hard on the ego, they were already special in their own minds and probably felt that sense of entitlement that so many young men feel when thinking that they are NHL material. Once they got the boot they were not “special” anymore, they were just regular guys who needed to find their way in life. Bowman came to Victoria at the age of 17, and Andy not long after.

They chose a career in real estate and both did well. Andy married in 2018, right around the time him and Bowman were luring these women to their offices and sexually assaulting them. Andy and Bowman may now have to give up their high end vehicles and the life-style they have been enjoying these past few years. Giving up their social life and golf at the prestigious golf course their friends all belong to will be the most difficult.

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/latest-news/two-bc-real-estate-agents-fired-in-wake-of-sexual-assault-allegations-3575166

JASON ZAILO, ANDY ROGERS, AND BOWMAN RUTLEDGE HAVE BEEN HANGING AROUND TOGETHER FOR YEARS so there is no way Jason could not know what Andy and Bowman were up to. Jason and Bowman were in Andy’s wedding party, a lavish wedding held at Bear Mountain Resort in 2018. With probable certainty Jason will stand behind and support his friends who have raped multiple women. These type of men will always stick together, because they think alike and no decent respectable man or woman would choose to associate with deviants like this.

It looks like Andy Roger’s wife is standing by her man. She’s put a facebook page up with lots of pictures of her and Andy. This is such a slap in the face to all the women who have been victimized/raped by these men.

https://www.facebook.com/laura.corfield.165

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ANDY ROGERS, BOWMAN RUTLEDGE, JASON ZAILO

ANDY ROGERS CLOSED HIS FACEBOOK PAGE SHORTLY AFTER THE RAPE ALLEGATIONS WERE MADE PUBLIC. HE HAS SINCE RE-OPENED IT. BOLD, COCKY AND ARROGANT I’D SAY. THAT IS A GOOD GAME ANDY. SHOW YOUR BUDDIES HOW BRAVE YOU ARE, GET THE DUTIFUL WIFE TO STAND BY YOUR SIDE AND TRY TO PUT THE FEAR OF GOD INTO YOUR ACCUSERS. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE A POWERFUL MAN IN TOWN AND ONE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

ANDY IS ALLEGEDLY A TAG TEAM DRUG RAPIST WHO HAS FINALLY BEEN EXPOSED. HE IS A DESPERATE MAN WHO IS ATTEMPTING TO PORTRAY HIMSELF AS THE VICTIM OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS. HE HAS VICTIMIZED AND TRAUMATIZED YOUNG WOMEN IN VICTORIA FOR YEARS AND NOW HE NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. HIS FACEBOOK FRIENDS ARE HIS SUPPORTERS SO LETS BE SURE TO REMEMBER THEIR NAMES AFTER THIS IS ALL OVER.

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ANDY ROGERS MIXING DRINKS AT “THE LOCAL”

The “LOCALbar”/puB on Wharf Street is a great place to dine. It is good to know that the owners have cut all ties with their minor shareholder Andy Rogers. With a guy like Andy who we know likes to drug women you just never know what he could have been slipping into those drinks he was mixing up.

Another victim of sexual assault has reported that she was sexually assaulted by realtor Callaghan O’Connor.

In this woman’s case she went to the hospital after the attack then reported the assault to the police. Whether or not the police will take her accusations seriously is yet to be known but hopefully, because she was brave enough to come forward and make a report, this realtor will be charged. Callaghan comes from a very powerful Victoria family so if he does get charged you can be sure he will be represented by the finest defense lawyer possible.

After reading the Survivor Stories Project it is clear that the people running the site are doing their due diligence in investigating the allegations that these women have made, and have determined that the women are telling the truth. I think that is why the local news media outlets are running with the stories and using the names of the alleged perpetrators. If this is the only way that women can get justice for the wrongs done to them then so be it. These 4 realtors that have been named have tarnished the reputation of the real estate industry and they need to be held accountable for their actions. It is a good thing that these women have come forward, it is allowing the industry to clean house – what Victoria will be left with are the good reputable hard working realtors that we all know and respect

REALTOR KYLE KERR HAS 2 SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST HIM.

Kyle Kerr worked for Re/Max Island Properties. Knowing he would be fired he voluntarily turned in his license to his office. Kyle once served as President with the Victoria Real Estate Board. His office had this to say:

“We can confirm that he is no longer associated with our firm and had relinquished his listings at our request after the first allegation last week,” says brokerage co-owner Susan Froher, in a statement from Prime Real Estate Team and Remax Island Properties. “He also surrendered his licence to us.”

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CHEK News reached out to the Victoria Police Department and the Saanich Police Department to see if they are looking into the allegations.

“We can only confirm an investigation is being conducted when there’s an investigative purpose or a clear risk to the public,” a spokesperson for the Victoria Police Department told CHEK News in a statement.

Michael Mulligan, a criminal lawyer in Victoria, said there is a reason why police departments can’t disclose that kind of information. “It could have the effect of undermining the investigation or interfering with the quality of evidence they may obtain in the course of their investigation,” he said.

One of every 17 Canadian women is raped at some point in her life

70% of rapes are committed by a perpetrator who knows the victims (relative, friend, neighbour, colleague, or other acquaintance)

Neurobiology of Trauma and Sexual Assault – Key Points for Investigators – Jim Hopper, Ph.D. – YouTube

Sexual Assault Statistics – Rape Vicitm Support Network (assaultcare.ca)

Only 6% of rapes are ever reported to the police, and the cases that ARE reported are rarely taken seriously. Victims of rape need to be believed, and they need to be heard. If a rape case goes to trial it is often the woman who is put on trial and not her offender, and once a high-profile lawyer gets the woman on the stand he will rip her apart in every which way he can, as his only goal to humiliate and discredit the victim in order to make sure his client goes free.

This is the reason so few women dare to come forward with allegations of rape/sexual abuse. These have already been traumatized/victimized by the rape itself, if they are brave enough to to report the abuse they leave themselves wide open to re-victimization. If the offender wins in court it leaves the victim with no protection from further attacks by the same offender.

While most Canadian victims of rape, sexual assault know the offenders can be charged criminally, many are unaware they may also sue their assailants in civil court. Evidence in sexual assault cases include witness testimony, witness statements, forensic evidence, photographic evidence. Testimony from the victim is usually the most important weapon they have. Correspondence including email, messenger chat logs, Facebook and other social media messages are now being used more often in sexual assault cases.

UNTIL THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY VICTIMS WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE THEIR STORIES TO SOCIAL MEDIA. The rape and murder of women in this country must come to an end, and it is obvious that the legal system in this country is not taking crimes against women seriously.

EMAIL: murderondesousa@gmail.com

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