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Submission + - G20 critic acquitted of trumped up bomb charges (theglobeandmail.com)

Lev13than writes: A Toronto-based G20 activist has been acquitted on all charges after the Crown failed to prove the Toronto man was planning to combine chemicals to make bombs. Byron Sonne, a self-described security geek, said the chemicals were for his rocketry hobby. Mr. Sonne also maintained he was trying to expose gaps in the $1-billion summit’s security, which the judge agreed was plausible. At trial, his lawyer argued that suggestions Mr. Sonne was planning to blow up the summit flew in the face of his openly stated intentions to expose security gaps. Police found no bombs when they arrested Mr. Sonne, but they did seize potato guns from his cottage. Mr. Sonne's arrest was one of a series of police missteps during the G20 summit held in June 2010 in Toronto.

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