Boswick tries for another mistrial, hoping crown "drops the charge" - 2020-09-25

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F0.png Boswick tries for another mistrial, hoping crown "drops the charge" September 25, 2020, Canadian Anti-Hate Network

Former Yellow Vest and far-right YouTuber Rick Boswick has delayed the verdict in his trial by claiming that he was unaware of a video of his alleged victim speaking with the police about the alleged threat.

Boswick appeared in the Ontario court through Zoom on Friday to receive a verdict handed down by Judge Joseph Bovard. However, immediately after the proceedings began, it quickly became clear that there was an issue.

Self-represented defendants are given extra leeway by the court to account for their lack of knowledge and experience, including being provided with all the evidence by the crown. Boswick claims that he was unaware that he could have watched the video of his alleged victim being interviewed by police. This has raised the question of whether the trial will stay closed and proceed to the verdict, be reopened, or whether Boswick will get the mistrial he wants.

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{{cite news | title = Boswick tries for another mistrial, hoping crown "drops the charge" | url = https://www.antihate.ca/rick_boswick_trial_mistrial_yellow_vest | work = Canadian Anti-Hate Network | date = September 25, 2020 | accessdate = February 8, 2022 }}