Stephen Williams cops a plea

Stephen Williams… I’m never quite sure what to make of this guy; is he a prize jack-ass leaching off victims’ suffering, or should we thank him for calling into question the competence of police and Crown?



I do know one thing, “Karla – A Pact with the Devil” is one of the lamest titles put into print and begins with one of the worst opening paragraphs I’ve heard in quite some time. Here it is for your enjoyment:

“There are abiding mysteries in life such as who cleft the Devil’s foot or what song the Sirens sang? Two more contemporary mysteries have plagued me for the better part of the past decade: Who is Karla Homolka and how did she come to have a future?”

Isn’t that a masterful piece of shit?



Wait, read it again, only this time intonate it with Rod Serling’s voice, it almost works:

“There are abiding mysteries in life such as who cleft the Devil’s foot or what song the Sirens sang? Two more contemporary mysteries have plagued me for the better part of the past decade: Who is Karla Homolka and how did she come to have a future?”



Ooohh! So Stephen is a haunted man… spooookkkyyy.



I much prefer Alan Young’s question (which at least manages to balance humor with the macabre),



Is the Buddha in Bernardo?



Anyway, for what it’s worth, here’s today’s Globe article on the plea:



Saayyy.. That’s not Williams, it’s the nasty step-father from Harry Potter!

Pursuing Williams

Saturday, January 15, 2005

The sledgehammer has landed on the ant. After authorities spent years and millions of dollars in pursuit of Stephen Williams, author of two controversial books on serial killer Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Mr. Williams pleaded guilty yesterday to breaching a court order by publishing on-line the names of people the couple had sexually assaulted. He pleaded guilty to one criminal count. The police had originally laid almost 100 charges.

Mr. Williams’s books severely criticized the Crown and police handling of the Bernardo case, and the energy with which the authorities went after him was so disproportionate it suggested this criticism had spurred them on. In 2003, the Ontario Provincial Police raided his home and threw him in jail for a night. Two months later, police raided his home and seized not only his computers but his wife’s, including backup files of an unfinished novel.

Yesterday, as Mr. Williams paid the legal price for his action, it was clear the vehemence had not ebbed. Ontario Attorney-General Michael Bryant attacked Mr. Williams as a “criminal” and “serial trafficker in the human misery of victims.” Even now, the state’s sledgehammer won’t rest.

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