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Old 02-06-2015, 03:40 AM
 
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Racism is not nice. I suspect he felt that he had nothing to lose when he was dying and vented all of his anger that he bottled up over the years...

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A Newmarket, Ont., judge made legal history this week by overturning a man’s last will and testament because his deathbed pleas were overtly racist.


Judge C.A. Gilmore overturned Jamaican-born Rector Emanuel (Eric) Spence’s will, because he had disinherited a daughter who gave birth to a white man’s child.


It is the first known example of a judge nullifying an entire will on the grounds that the motivations of the dead offended “public policy.”


Mr. Spence, who died alone in 2013, disowned his daughter when he found out she was carrying the infant. Instead, he left $400,000 to another daughter whom he barely knew in the U.K., largely out of anger and spite.


The court documents show that Mr. Spence and his daughter, Verolin, had an excellent relationship until 2002.
Judge rejects Ontario man’s ‘racist will’ that disinherited daughter for having ‘bastard white son’ | National Post

Here's his obit...
Rector "Eric" Spence Obituary - Jerrett Funeral Homes | Toronto ON
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Fairfield of the Ohio
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Wow. It was his money to do with what he wanted for whatever reason. The decision will be overturned in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:15 AM
 
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Wow. It was his money to do with what he wanted for whatever reason. The decision will be overturned in a heartbeat.
So you're quite the expert on Canadian jurisprudence, eh?

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Previous precedents have also overruled wills that tried to grant posthumous gifts to entities that judges have deemed contrary to “public policy,” as well. Last year, for example, a New Brunswick court violated the will of coin collector Robert McCorkill, who bequeathed his fortune to a West-Virginia neo-Nazi group.
Also, actually reading the linked article helps.

Again, from the (apparently unread) article:
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Because Donna Spence has so far been unwilling to participate in the proceedings, it’s unlikely the ruling will ever be challenged.
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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So, apparently black people can be racists, too.

Jim B. In Toronto.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Hell
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I think the judge is a moron. Yes it was racist but this man should've been able to do whatever he wanted with HIS money. If I want to leave all my money to the freaking KKK that is MY RIGHT! (and no I do not support the KKK in ANY way this is just to make a point)

I'm so sick of the courts getting involved in this crap. I feel like freedoms are being stripped away one by one. When are we going to say enough is enough?
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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So, apparently black people can be racists, too.

Jim B. In Toronto.
Of course. Every group has racists; there is no race that is exempt from this. In fact, some of the worst racists I've personally met have been non-white people.

However, in general, people of color do get the short end of the stick more often, especially because they also face racism from people of their own race. White-on-white racism pales in comparison; it's almost insignificant. Then there's also the fact that the system, not just in white majority countries but also in other countries, tends to favor white people. Visiting China? Have fun if you're white (or Chinese), but watch out if you're black.

The issue of who is more racist and who suffers more from racism are related but not exactly the same thing.

Getting off-topic here...
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I think the judge is a moron. Yes it was racist but this man should've been able to do whatever he wanted with HIS money. If I want to leave all my money to the freaking KKK that is MY RIGHT! (and no I do not support the KKK in ANY way this is just to make a point)

I'm so sick of the courts getting involved in this crap. I feel like freedoms are being stripped away one by one. When are we going to say enough is enough?
I agree, the man was a racist, but it was his money to do with what he chose. Considering he basically had no contact with the daughter in the UK it was mean and spiteful but still HIS money.
Guess the only way around this is start to bequeath while you still draw breath.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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Who are any of you to tell the Canadians how their legal system should work? If you are from Canada fine. If not, its really none of our business as Americans.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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Even though I'm glad she got a portion of the money, I don't like the fact that a CA judge can change one's wishes. I don't think that's fair.

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So, apparently black people can be racists, too.

Jim B. In Toronto.
Were you being sarcastic?

Um, yes we can. I thought this was a known fact. Lol, if you don't believe me lurk on some black forums and read what they say about white people.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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So, apparently black people can be racists, too.

Jim B. In Toronto.
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Were you being sarcastic?

Um, yes we can. I thought this was a known fact. Lol, if you don't believe me lurk on some black forums and read what they say about white people.
Of course he was being sarcastic.

Not sure about Canadian media but the American media is more of a propoganda machine than news reporting source.

We very rarely hear about black racism towards whites in the American MSM. The American MSM acts as if it doesn't exist.

Black teen criminals are usually referred to as youths or teens. The knockout game has been largely ignored.
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