Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Let the evasion re-commence and prepare the engines for failure to be responsive. The Trial of the Millennium swings back into action again this morning at 10:00am, though there was some talk last week that sessions may start later due to a course a juror is involved in. After all we don't expect the information at the attorney general's court service website to be accurate. We know this partly from experience - knowing the court is meeting when it isn't on the schedule or having it scheduled, trudging on down and voila, no court today, matey!
If the lessons of experience weren't enough each time one visits what used to be WallyWeb 1.5 with the Stone Firewall, they remind us each time we arrive with our curiousity (and trust, perhaps) intact with:
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Then just when I was going to set today's schedule to music and record a mega-platinum CD based on it I read on down the warning and discovered that I better not do that.
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June 22, 2010
I apologize for not being able to post for the last few days. Just unable to find transportation to and from the courts.
Last week we began to hear more about the family relationship between RCMP Team Commander Kevin Debruyckere and BC Liberal Party Executive Director. As if on cue, the sharp sounds of police sirens could be heard in courtroon 54 as Michael Bolton began to ask questions of Martyn Brown and his dealings with Kelly Reichert and if Mr. Brown knew of his family relationship with RCMP Team Commander Kevin Debruyckere.
Defense counsel has been allowed to engage in meaningful cross-examination for the last few weeks of Mr. Brown, despite unwarranted objections by Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino.
Bill Berardino raised an objection to the line of questioning regarding the BC Liberal Party and the RCMP. I don't think that I can report on what was said about the objection but can say that his objection was based clearly on the questions around the key relationship with the head of the BC Liberal party and Kevin Debruyckere who was in charge of the RCMP. Why did he object to that line of questioning?
I had thought that today we would begin with those questions about the RCMP but we had another strange twist to this case that I cannot report on.
However, I can say that the issues dealt with this morning are very serious and raise more questions about how this case has been handled.
Citizen Journalist from 54
• The fees were introduced in part to discourage frivolous use of Court Services Online to search for criminal and traffic records.
• However, the media and legal aid lawyers made a compelling case that the fee was impeding their access to criminal and traffic records – which is why the attorney general made the decision to eliminate the fee. 14Jun2010 News: Effective August 31, 2010, the $6.00 fee for online searches of Provincial Court criminal/traffic records will be removed.