Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Stephen LaRose » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:18 pm

perry wrote:Here is my article posted on Sportsnet about Ritch Dowrey.
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Hoof » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:25 am

Oooops, did I offend some people here? Got your hackles up? Then that's just too damn bad, eh?

Perry asked a stupid question about Ritch and I answered him. Big deal. If the guy had done his groundwork first then I wouldn't have had to give him the shot. Isn't that what professional national media types like Lefko are paid to do? Hell, all he had to do was peruse a few more websites, that pertain to Turd's condition, and we wouldn't even be having this conversation. GWN's recent visit with Ritch, as posted over on Total, would have been a good start.

That being said, I think that Lefko's article on Ritch was well written and to the mark. It's nice to see that the Eskinator was included in there with some solid words of wisdom. Brian Edwards and Ritch are good friends and both Brians just visited Ritch in his new digs down in Langley. From what I hear, a new report should be coming out forthwith. Standby.



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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by woody » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:19 am

Hoof wrote:Oooops, did I offend some people here? Got your hackles up? Then that's just too damn bad, eh?

Perry asked a stupid question about Ritch and I answered him. Big deal. If the guy had done his groundwork first then I wouldn't have had to give him the shot. Isn't that what professional national media types like Lefko are paid to do? Hell, all he had to do was peruse a few more websites, that pertain to Turd's condition, and we wouldn't even be having this conversation. GWN's recent visit with Ritch, as posted over on Total, would have been a good start.

That being said, I think that Lefko's article on Ritch was well written and to the mark. It's nice to see that the Eskinator was included in there with some solid words of wisdom. Brian Edwards and Ritch are good friends and both Brians just visited Ritch in his new digs down in Langley. From what I hear, a new report should be coming out forthwith. Standby.



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If we can ask you to "cut Perry some slack", perhaps we can do the same for you. :wink:

Your post was obviously motivated by your respect and concern for Ritch...No foul...No penalty!


Here is hoping that Turd's situation improves :beer:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Hoof » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:54 pm

woody wrote:
Hoof wrote:Oooops, did I offend some people here? Got your hackles up? Then that's just too damn bad, eh?

Perry asked a stupid question about Ritch and I answered him. Big deal. If the guy had done his groundwork first then I wouldn't have had to give him the shot. Isn't that what professional national media types like Lefko are paid to do? Hell, all he had to do was peruse a few more websites, that pertain to Turd's condition, and we wouldn't even be having this conversation. GWN's recent visit with Ritch, as posted over on Total, would have been a good start.

That being said, I think that Lefko's article on Ritch was well written and to the mark. It's nice to see that the Eskinator was included in there with some solid words of wisdom. Brian Edwards and Ritch are good friends and both Brians just visited Ritch in his new digs down in Langley. From what I hear, a new report should be coming out forthwith. Standby.



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If we can ask you to "cut Perry some slack", perhaps we can do the same for you. :wink:

Your post was obviously motivated by your respect and concern for Ritch...No foul...No penalty!


Here is hoping that Turd's situation improves :beer:

Just standin' up for Ritch is all that I was doin', Woody, and ya know it. The media guy done good in the end and he filed a decent report. I still fail to see the need to kiss media ass, tho. You people treat them like they're celebrities or sumthin' like that. C'mon!

Lefko's a pro so this should just all be water off of a vulture's back for him, so to speak, eh? heh heh.

Oh yeah, rock and roll, Woody! You comin' to Cowtown for Grey Cup? Hope so 'cause it's about time that we hooked up and spun a few yarns.

Keep them cards and letters for Ritch comin', everyone!



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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Sellers » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:37 am

Any new updates?
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Post by SectionW » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:19 am

Sellers wrote:Any new updates?
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Post by Sellers » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:50 am

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Sellers wrote:Any new updates?
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by woody » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:18 am

Sellers wrote:Any new updates?
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Reider » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:50 am

Accused in Fountainhead assault to face trial in Jul 2010

The man accused of aggravated assault in the Mar 13 Fountainhead Pub attack which put a gay man in a coma has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Shawn Woodward will face a four-day trial by provincial court judge without a jury starting Jul 21, 2010. About a half dozen witnesses and three police officers are expected testify at trial.

Woodward did not attend court for arraignment but his lawyer, Joel Wysall, entered the plea on his client's behalf Jul 30.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 14 years if a conviction is handed down.

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by ticatfan » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:18 am

Thanks for the update Reid. Can anyone comment on the text in the link? No access from work

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Post by Ron » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:56 pm

ticatfan wrote:Thanks for the update Reid. Can anyone comment on the text in the link? No access from work
The man accused of aggravated assault in the Mar 13 Fountainhead Pub attack which put a gay man in a coma has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Shawn Woodward will face a four-day trial by provincial court judge without a jury starting Jul 21, 2010. About a half dozen witnesses and three police officers are expected testify at trial.

Woodward did not attend court for arraignment but his lawyer, Joel Wysall, entered the plea on his client's behalf Jul 30.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 14 years if a conviction is handed down.

The case stems from an incident in which a man allegedly punched Ritchie Dowrey, then 62, after the suspect was allegedly touched inappropriately in the pub.

Dowrey allegedly fell to the floor and smashed his head with what friend Lindsay Wincherauk described as "a sickening thud." Witnesses told media the suspect then fled and was chased and subsequently held until police arrived.

The attack left Dowrey in a coma for several weeks.

Since coming out of the coma, the father of two reportedly vaguely recognizes friends but has been making a slow recovery. Wincherauk says Dowrey is now in a care home in Langley but does not really recognize friends or understand where he is.

And, he adds, Dowrey sustained severe brain damage and speaks "in a code that only he can understand."

Wincherauk says coming to grips with the fact the friend he knew isn't coming back is hard to deal with.

"On March 13, Ritchie was sent to a prison he'll never come back from," he says.

Wincherauk says Dowrey's family still scrambles to find positives anywhere they can in the situation.

"As for a miracle, I'm not a believer in miracles. I guess I'm glad he's still alive."

Wincherauk's amazed a trial is a year away.

Criminal defense lawyer Garth Barriere says the scheduling of the trial a year from now is "about right."

Most people charged with assault elect to be tried by a provincial court judge alone, he notes. "There's a belief that sentencing can be better in provincial court," he says. "It's a faster process. You just go straight to trial."

And, he adds, the other option of a preliminary inquiry and then a trial in the Supreme Court of BC is also a more costly option.

The case received significant attention in the city's media.

The incident ignited anger in the city's queer community, a population already upset over the apparent unwillingness of Crown prosecutors to ask for a hate crime legislation in bashing cases.

Hate crime designations are applied at sentencing if the evidence has shown that hate was a motivating factor in the crime.

The incident also spurred the organizing of a rally Apr 4 that saw some 2,000 people take over Davie St for a march to English Bay where various community members spoke.

While their words were different, speaker after speaker pressed home a simple message: enough is enough.

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Herbert was one of those speakers and has continued to watch the case carefully.

"Wow," he said, when told the trial was a year away.

"That's an awful long time to wait for justice," he adds. He wondered how the passage of time would affect testimony.

"The longer you delay criminal proceedings from when the incident occurred, witnesses' memories get fuzzy," he says. "I'm sure they'll do what they can."
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by OrangeShoes99 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:17 pm

Well, the timing could not have been better. We had been planning a visit to practice for Ritch for about a month and chose today as the day. Little did we know it would be Casey's first practice with the Lions.

I was there to witness the events, and have compiled a story and a photo album on my site. I encourage you all to leave comments for Ritch and the family.

Please note I'll have to approve your comment as the blog is set to only auto post comments from those who have a previously approved comment. So please be patient of your comment doesn't show up right away.

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Post by ArgoDave » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:09 am

Awesome to see Ritch up and about. Hope he had a great time! :D
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Post by Rammer » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:06 am

ArgoDave wrote:Awesome to see Ritch up and about. Hope he had a great time! :D
He seemed to have his sparkle in his eye back for this one...Caseymania timing is incredible. Big thumbs up for those that got this one rolling.
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by 1argoholic » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:56 am

I remember my first responce when I saw the story about the attack on our news. Needless to say I can't post what I was saying to my wife at the time. Then when I found out the results and that it was a member of this great CFL family of ours I felt even more rage.

It's great news that Ritch is able to get out to see his beloved Lions and that he has terrific friends with him through this all the way.

I surely hope that scum sucker that did this to him gets the max.
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