A letter of apology from a Stanley Cup rioter?

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      A Facebook user is apologizing to Vancouver, his family, and his friends for the part he supposedly played in the Stanley Cup riot.

      Tim Kwong, who is reportedly 29, is identified as being from Burnaby.

      Here's his seemingly heartfelt but spelling-challenged Facebook apology:

      A Letter of Appoligy to Vancouver and Family and Friends

      Hey Everyone ! The status is : I Turned myself in to the VPD today on Jun 16th 12pm I am now being charged on 4 counts. I am Truly Sorry for what i have done !!! I have no excuse for my actions during the Riot. To my Friends, Family, Coworkers, and of course all of Vancouver and BC i am SORRY for what i have done.

      I would like to say on my behalf that I LOVE VANCOUVER ! I've been Born n Raised here all my life !! and that This Town means everything to me !!! again i understand that my actions caused did not show any of that ! But i hope you one day see that i do care about this town and my friends n family and this is NOT like me !!

      I am ashamed at what i have done, I am ashamed of being a canucks fan and vancouverrite. I know i may never gain the respect of this town again. But I PROMISE that i will do whatever i can to make this up !! I am a big believer in Cleaning up your mess !! I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to make things right ! I hope this will insite some of the other rioters to do the right thing and turn themselves in !!!! I will do whatever it takes to help out and clean this town up and do what i can to prevent actions like this from ever happening in our town again.

      I know I deserve all the hate !! but please be respectful and don't hate on any of my friends or family or co workers since these actions are only caused by ME and ME only !!!! Again SORRY VANCOUVER ! SORRY BC !!

      You can follow Stephen Hui on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenhui.

      Comments

      31 Comments

      romeogolf

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:26pm

      Must be doing poorly in English. The grammar in this letter is truly atrocious!

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      Timmy Wong

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:31pm

      "The man, who we won't name here because he may be a minor, is identified as being from Burnaby."

      Don't need to; it's in the URL ;)

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      Abelardo Mayoral

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:36pm

      Apology not accepted. He was not drunk but conscious when he planned to drive a car to downtown with the sole intention to set it on fire. Lame attempt from his family's lawyer to soothe the case.

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      Bee M. G.

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:37pm

      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.....how dare you assume I, we, are not respectful after what you have contributed too!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!! And that I hate people for their actions because I don't hate people!!!! Anybody!!!! I do appreciate that you stood up after the fact....

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      Adam Woodhouse

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:43pm

      This apology will not be in Vancouver's history. The riot you were part of will be. I hope you learn from your mistakes and feel the full force of the law. You will pay for your actions in a court of law, and I hope in the future you repay your country back for the shame you have caused it.

      An Englishman living in Vancouver

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      Robert P.

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:48pm

      YOU AND LIKE ALL THE RIOTERS SHOULD BE SHACKLED AT THE ANKLES AND PARADED THROUGH GEORGIA STREET AND THE REST OF DOWNTOWN AND RECEIVE THE ALL THE HUMILIATION YOU GET. YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING THAT IS COMING TO YOU. ALL GOOD TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR DAMAGES, LET ALONE THE STRESS AND THE HARD WORK THE CITY DID MOMENTS AFTER AND THE HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS LIKE MYSELF WHO RETURNED HOURS LATER IN THE MORNING TO CLEAN UP YOUR MESS. YOU AND THOSE DETAINED/ARRESTED DO NOT DESERVE THOSE JERSEYS YOU PUT ON AND PUT SHAME TO OUR CANUCKS - I BET THE THOUGHT OF LOSING THE CUP LEFT THEIR MINDS THE MOMENT YOU GUYS BEGAN THE MADNESS.

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      Haze

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:55pm

      Actions speak louder then words... At least whomever this is owned up and is not hiding like some coward. I hope that justice is served quick and to the fullest extent. I still have a hard time forgiving for such pure idiocy but I am sure over time the harm caused will heal. It is a step in the right direction.

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      Atlee James

      Jun 17, 2011 at 5:13pm

      Whether we like it or not this person will have to be back in society once they pay their due with the law. Personally, I would rather they begin the healing process and learn a huge lesson. We are allowed second chances and I for one have no problem forgiving the people who own up to their decision to take part and pay the consequence.

      This is just my personal view.

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      Downtown resident

      Jun 17, 2011 at 6:00pm

      I would like every rotten brat who participated in trashing downtown and looting the retail stores rounded up, forced to wear uniforms branded "I am doing time for disgracing Vancouver" and forced to do public service every weekend in the DTES for a year. If they think they're entitled, they should learn a lesson in humiliation.

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      R2

      Jun 17, 2011 at 6:08pm

      I got a feeling his parents saw what he did and opened up the riot act on him, good for them if that's the case.

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