Stanley Cup rioter gets eight months in jail 0
Vasilios Makris (in the blue Adidas shirt centre) was charged with assault and taking part in a riot for his role in the Stanley Cup riot, which erupted shortly after the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 in June 2011.
A Vancouver man has been sentenced to eight months in jail for taking part in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver.
Vasilios Makris was charged with assault and taking part in a riot for his role in the mayhem, which erupted shortly after the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7.
Makris was filmed taking part in the torching of a car, beating someone trying to stop rioters, pouring beer on himself, breaking into the Hudson’s Bay Company, and challenging the police through a reporter at the scene, among other infractions.
Provincial Court Judge W.J. Kitchen mentioned Makris has a lengthy record of volunteer work, including time spent in Afghanistan with an initiative driven by the United Nations.
The history of community work, however, did not spare Makris from the eight-month sentence.
“But the added aspects of his involvement in the various arsons, the confrontations with police, the break and entry of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the incidents that followed takes Mr. Makris’ turpitude to a much higher level,” wrote Kitchen.
“In fact, my assessment is that because of the aggravating aspects of the case the indicated sentence is at least that sought by the Crown; a sentence of a year or more in jail could be entirely justified as generally indicated before consideration is given to Makris’ personal circumstances.”