November 25th, 2020

Hulgaard pleads guilty to charge of wilfully promoting hatred

By Jeremy Appel on February 28, 2020.

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Loki Hulgaard is seen appearing in a YouTube video in 2018.

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Loki Hulgaard has pled guilty to wilfully promoting hatred and a Firearms Act violation. 

Hulgaard, who was arrested in August 2018 after attempting to circulate currency with anti-Semitic slogans printed on it, was slated for trial Feb. 26-28, but pled guilty on what was supposed to be the first day of the trial.

Upon searching his residence on Aug. 1, 2018, police found a .22 caliber rifle, shotgun, two SKS guns with their serial numbers removed, three over-capacity magazines and ammunition.

As a result, Hugaard – nee Brendan Stanley Dell – was charged with knowingly possessing a firearm with its serial number removed, four counts of careless use or storage of a firearm and eight counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm. 

However, he pled guilty to contravening the conditions of his firearm licence, which is not a criminal offence.

This relates to his firearm licence being under his original name, which he changed in 2013. Under section 15 of the Firearms Licences Regulations, an individual must report any changes of name to the firearms officer within 30 days as a condition of their licence.  

The accused represented himself in an appeal of his federally-imposed suspension of his firearm licence, which was upheld by Judge Eric Brooks on Dec. 18, 2018. 

In that hearing, Hulgaard revealed he was stockpiling weapons in preparation for a post-apocalyptic race war, describing gun control as a way to “prevent the white population from defending themselves from terrorists.” 

Hulgaard was inititally charged with inciting hatred, but that was changed to wilfully promoting hatred in January 2019, an offence which carries the same maximum penalty of two years imprisonment. 

The Criminal Code defines wilfully promoting hatred as “communicating statements” outside of private conversation that promote hatred against an identifiable group, while inciting hatred is defined as making public statements promoting hatred against an identifiable group “where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace.” 

Hulgaard’s sentencing is scheduled for March 26.   

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loki
30 days ago

Hello. My name is Loki Hulgaard and would like to release a message to the public regarding my legal situation:
“I have plead guilty because I was put under duress by my lawyer Scott Hadford of Lethbridge.
-I had no time to consult with knowledgeable people about the terms of the plea bargain offered me as I was in leg irons at the time I saw it for the first time Having been arrested for forgetting the date I was to appear for the set aside decision for my plea. The lawyer claimed he would give me the terms on Monday once he spoke to the crown but did not and I saw parts of them (not the entire document) for the first time while in custody.
-The lawyer used gaslighting and strong arm tactics to get me to accept the plea claiming that he didn’t know how long I would be kept in jail until the Edmonton judge ‘justice’ Mahar could return to Medicine Hat. Thoughts of the death threats I had received added yet more pressure and convinced me to sign as the lawyer was stating I could be held indefinitely. He thus ‘strong armed’ me to accept the plea and tried to convince me there was near zero probability of overturning the plea and that jail was almost inevitable.
The terms I found out later in consultation with people more knowledgeable than myself (who I had no time to consult with though I stated to the lawyer while in jail that I wanted to consult with others he made it clear I would either sign it or be jailed) entailed an attempt to invoke punitive psychiatry to have me psychiatrically assessed and to attempt to justify possible (probable?) institutionalization.
For this reason I argue I had undue influence exerted upon me by the lawyer who is jewish and a freemason and whose representation was not only ineffective but was wilfully misleading. This is the nature of a corrupt ‘justice’ system.
Should you care about ‘justice’ and proper legal procedure please print this in your news media.
Thank you for your work in upholding high standards of journalism.”

Thank you for your time and I hope I will be able to get an unadulterated message out to the public.

Loki Hulgaard