Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Report from Courtroom 54 -
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
June 22, 2010 1:53 PM
Has that Bass been caught yet?
(No I am not referring to the fish!)
It makes you wonder, what has to happen to hold those accountable?
Is the public interest being served by that information not being possible to report? Would it influence the jury wrongly if they read about it online than finding out about it when they're in court? Or is the publication ban blanking out information that the public's right to know must superseded the sanctity of the jury's info-virginity? How would it harm the case for us to know about it?
And why would the RCMP-Liberal Party relationship need to be sequestered from the jury's ears - or from the public's ears?
Life the publication ban. Televise this courtroom.
Let the people know.
Please come back soon. This blog is not the same without you. Take care and i wish you nothing but good health and happiness.
(please do not publish)
First to exclude a jury from hearing evidence. Which begs the question: Is this trial being manipulated to bring forth a verdict from a jury that didn't hear all the evidence? And is that because the defense perceived a biased verdict from a judge alone?
Second to exclude a vast majority of the public from learning that evidence and forming a public opinion that will further give us lack of trust in our so called justice system?
Disclaime: I have not attended the actual trial portion of this fiasco, so I don't know if any of my thoughts have been discussed in the absence of the jury, in court.
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Is this trial being manipulated to bring forth a verdict from a jury that didn't hear all the evidence? And is that because the defense perceived a biased verdict from a judge alone?
The slight of hand trick:
sanitize, suppress and strip the truth from the central evidence used for the Judgment which ultimately becomes a sham decision in our highest courts.
Ask the BCers who has seen these judicial games up close and personal; they will state with conviction:
Transparency, please - meaning one deck of cards only, not ones with various cards removed and others inserted that shouldn't be there....
Back to BC, the most important court case in recent memory in BC is hijacked by a Prosecutor's Dad by more inappropriate gossip and he cannot be fired but we are assured that it won't happen again. lol.
After the Braidwood inquiry and Majors take on our institutions behavior in the Air India fiasco, and expecially after the string of suspensions without pay over the Surrey 6 investigation (including the man in charge); This has been a very long couple of days that require some serious heads to roll.
I am completely cynical about apologies from Prime Ministers and assurances that we will get competence for a change in the institutions our democracy relies upon.
This is a deadly outbreak and a severe and thorough quarantine must be imposed before we rebuild I think.
We can poke fun and gasp and be as dramatic as we want but I am convinced that jailtime for those responsible will be required for us to heal.
Just because China has been named by CSIS does NOT mean that it's Chinese Canadian politicians who are who he's talking about; I really wish people would stop making that STUPID ASSUMPTION. It plays into the spin doctors' hands all too well.
I trust Ray Louie a lot more than I trust Gordon Campbell. I trust Jenny Kwan a lot more than I trust Kevin Falcon. I trust Bev Oda a lot more than I trust Colin Hansen.
It's the media and the excuse-makers and deflectors/spinners who've made the foreign governments/"ethnic" politicians equation, not CSIS. Unless - given Norway's considerable political and economic clout in British Columbia - you're willing to go after Colin Hansen as a Norwegian quisling in the BC government ("quisling" is actually of Norwegian origin, interestingly).
Corruption, like the money that fuels it, does not have a colour. And it's worth remembering that "ethnic" politicians, i.e. naturalized Canadians, often had reasons to get out of their countries and away from their governments and have no interest in serving them.
It's native-born politicians in the service of foreign governments that I believe CSIS is talking about, and who are more likely to be either gullible or greedy and amoral enough, and "naturally disloyal", than someone who had to study to become Canadian, and who worked hard to prove themselves to this country.
Wally Oppal and Ujjal Dossanjh, likewise, I can't see as agents of the Indian government or of Indian state interests here. They're too determinedly Canadian by choice.
And I'll re-iterate again, and will continue to, that the foreign "government" that's of most concern is the GOP, and those in the US government, who rightly perceive BC and its resources to be high on the list of US "national security interests". Looking at China alone is easy enough, and rightfully so - any corrupt imperial power is going to engage in corrupt and imperialist practicies by definition.
But this is not about race, it's about loyalty, and about corruption. And the corruption that we're all looking at right now, in this blog and others, has to do with American ownership, not just of a former Crown asset (or two or three), but also of whole agencies and services of the provincial government.
Gordon Campbell, I'll wager, has made more trips to New York than he has to Beijing......
So leave the self-righteous ethno-racial paranoia lie right where it is, stinking in the middle of the media's railroading of this issue. Let's hear what Fadden found out, who he's talking about. And I'll be it has nothing to do with politicians of Chinese or Indian extraction, or of Norwegian extraction either.....