Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Pickton case 'has all the familiar hallmarks of a police cover-up'
.BC Mary comment: British Columbians and those who care about this province suffered through 7 years of the Basi, Virk, Basi pre-trial) shenanigans which could well be described in these words.
'... the familiar hallmarks of a police cover-up'
National Post -- Feb 3, 2012
Cameron Ward, the lawyer for the families of 23 women who disappeared in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, no longer believes the commission probing the police investigation into their murders will produce answers. [Please visit the story to see a good photo of Ward. - BCMary.]
Cameron Ward once had faith in B.C.’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, called to examine how police investigated the disappearance of dozens of sex trade workers from Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. From 1997 to 2002, the period under review, prostitutes were murdered by pig farmer Robert “Willie” Pickton, all along a prime police suspect.
Mr. Ward is a lawyer who represents the families of 23 missing and murdered women at the inquiry. Five months into public hearings, his faith in the process has crumbled.
Certain police documents — including notes from their investigations — have not been disclosed. Pages from reports have mysteriously vanished. Police witnesses have offered conflicting accounts of key events. “This case has all the familiar hallmarks of a police cover-up,” says Mr. Ward, choosing his words carefully. “And I’m afraid the inquiry may be enabling it.
Can't allow the can of worms to be opened, there would be many people charged with corruption, obstruction of justice etc., including gordo and his lieberal regime in other shady/secretive dealings/sells offs as well.
Hmm, we'll start back in 2001 (or let's go back to 1996) with BC Rail.
Cameron Ward evidently passed his bar exam, so I find it difficult to believe he ever believed a commission overseen by the compromised StoneWally would be anything more than another Campbell/Clark - VPD - RCMP coverup!
By the way Mary, Ian Reid is really hammering out the stuff on BC Rail lately, unlike someone else I prefer to not even mention, or picture in my mind within 24 hours of eating.........and of course I don't mean your should be sainted self!