E130: Baljit Singh Buttar

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss Baljit Singh Buttar, who went by the nickname Bal. He was a member of an Indo-Canadian gang in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, and it’s unknown how many people he killed, but more than one!

We dive into the setting (09:29), the killers early life (25:32) and the timeline (28:23).  Then, we get into “Where are they now?” (49:05) followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (51:02).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered (57:07) and our shout outs (59:22). 

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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

604Now. (11/11/2011). Bindy Johal Associate Bal Buttar Dies At 35. Retrieved 07/16/2021 from https://604now.com/bindy-johal-associate-bal-buttar-dies-at-35/

Bolan, Kim. (07/16/2011). Bal Buttar Agrees to Plead Guilty in Murder Conspiracy Case. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 07/16/2021 from https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/bal-buttar-agrees-to-plead-guilty-in-murder-conspiracy-case

Sharma, Viney. (07/01/2018). Punjabi gangs’ claim to shame in organised crime. Tribune India. Retrieved 07/16/2021 from https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/archive/column/punjabi-gangs-claim-to-shame-in-organised-crime-613120

Kerr, Samuel. (01/07/2019). I’m Still Around. Medium.com. Retrieved 07/16/2021 from https://medium.com/@Samuel.kerr/im-still-around-32db1572765a

Amar, Mani. (n.d.). Bal Buttar Finally Dead. A Warrior’s Religion. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from http://www.warriorsreligion.com/news/balbuttarfinallydead

Bolan, Kim. (10/01/2005). Stepping Up The Ranks. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from http://www.primetimecrime.com/Recent/Organized%20Crime/VS20051001Indo.htm

Bolan, Kim. (06/10/2005). 1991- 2004: NRI organized crime in NRI Community in BC. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from https://www.nriinternet.com/NRI_Murdered/CANADA/BC/Gang_Killing/2_BC_NRI1991-%202004_Ganf_Murders%20.htm

Bolan, Kim. (09/06/2007). Paralysed blind man charged in murder conspiracy. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from https://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20070906/281513631770250

Staff Writer. (06/05/2011). No jail time for paraplegic who conspired to have man killed. Surrey Now Leader. Retrieved 07/25/2021 from https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/no-jail-time-for-paraplegic-who-conspired-to-have-man-killed/

History

City of Richmond. (08/2019). Immigration Hot Facts. Retrieved 07/17/2021 from https://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/Immigration6252.pdf

World Population Review. (n.d.). What Languages do People Speak in Canada? Retrieved 07/17/2021 from https://worldpopulationreview.com/languages/canada

Walton-Robert, Margaret. (05/1998). Three Readings Of The Turban: Sikh Identity In Greater Vancouver. Researchgate. Retrieved 07/17/2021 from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/250171093_Three_readings_of_the_turban_Sikh_identity_in_Greater_Vancouver

Pier 21. (n.d.). Continuous Journey Regulation, 1908. Retrieved 07/17/2021 from https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/continuous-journey-regulation-1908

Bakshi, Renu. (12/23/2002). The Roots Of Gang Warfare: B.C.’s Sikhs Must Look Hard At Themselves. Sikh Pioneers. Retrieved 07/17/2021 from https://www.sikhpioneers.org/roots-gang-warfare/

Preet, Jatinder. (07/15/2012). Canada gang wars have a Punjab connection. The Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 07/17/2021 from http://www.sunday-guardian.com/news/canada-gang-wars-have-a-punjab-connection

Wikipedia contributors. (06/17/2021). Indo-Canadian organized crime. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07/24/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Indo-Canadian_organized_crime&oldid=1028990557

Sangha, Amandeep Gill. (2003). The Pathway To Gang Life: A Descriptive Analysis Of South Asian Youth Most Susceptible To Recruitment. University of The Fraser Valley. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from https://ufv.arcabc.ca/islandora/object/ufv:18288/datastream/PDF/download

Wikipedia contributors. (07/22/2021). Punjabis. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07/23/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Punjabis&oldid=1034916633

Books

Schneider, Stephen. (2009). Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Video

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How Not to Get Murdered

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