Friday, January 28, 2005

The Red Ensign, a symbol of unity and Freedom.

When the United States President visited Ottawa I witnessed a young protester on the TV news preparing to burn the American Flag. A man came up to the young protester, he stuck his finger in the protesters face, I could read the mans lips, he was saying, NO! I would like to think that this man was a Canadian protester. It was a class act.

There is another Canadian protester, the Premier of Newfoundland, he had the Canadian Flag lowered in Newfoundland. He let thousands of naked flag poles embarrass the Government of Canada. An equally class act.

This one young protester would have discredited all protesters everywhere if he burned the flag, chucked a bottle at a police officer or a window or any other act of vandalism.

Careful thought must be given to the misuse of any flag by protesters as one never knows who’s coffin it was draped over. The Government of Canada is failing, not only the people of Newfoundland, it is failing all Canadians. There is a flag that was draped over the coffins of Canadians who died for our Charter Rights and Freedoms. Raise the Red Ensign, the flag that reflects our history and our hopes, stick it on your car bumper, display it on your web and blogspot pages and in your windows if you do not have a flag pole. Let it be a symbol of unity and Freedom for all Canadians fighting for justice. Remember those who died for our Charter Rights and Freedoms and also honour the ever growing number of Canadians like the young father in Prince George who after court walked into the bush and blew the top of his head off.
James Hunter

Saturday, January 22, 2005

What part of harmful don‘t you understand?

More and more Canadians are finding out that Charter Rights that they took for granted are in fact non-existent. Canadians are finding this to be true, not from reading it in a newspaper, they are finding this out from federally appointed judges in a civil, family or criminal court room when they are in desperate need of their Charter Rights.

Law Societies across Canada have the power to police their members. This power is not to protect the interests of lawyers, the Canadian Bar and Trial Lawyers Associations protect the interest of the lawyers. The Law Societies, including the Law Society of Newfoundland, protect the interests of the public, it deals with complaints about lawyers, from the public.

A Newfoundland defence lawyer, Jerome Kennedy, is facing a disciplinary hearing before the Law Society of Newfoundland. It has been reported that Mr Kennedy has said he was disappointed the Lamer Inquiry into the justice system would not be examining the role of judges, and "It's the trial judges, some of whom don't know what they are doing," and "Part of it is as a result of political appointments. Part of this is as a result of intentional or unintentional biases." He has said nothing that has not been said before and is common knowledge. I see nothing in what he has said that a member of the public would complain to the Law Society about.

The complainant is Derek Green, the chief justice of the Newfoundland Supreme Court.

Sir William Holdsworth said:

“The judiciary has separate and autonomous powers just as truly as the king or parliament...The judges have powers of this nature because, being entrusted with the maintenance of the supremacy of law, they are and long have been regarded as a separate and independent part of the Constitution.”

The Chief Justice can not even vote. He does not have the right to speak on behalf of the public. Speaking on behalf of the public is the duty of elected, but silent justice critics across Canada. Mr Kennedy is speaking about Canadians Charter Rights to a trial that is free of favouritism or bias and innocent until proven guilty in a competent court. If the court is not competent, there can not be a verdict of guilty. It is the responsibility of Chief Justice Green to insure the justices in his court are competent. It is not Mr Kennedy’s comments destroying the public’s faith in the impartiality of judges, it is Chief Justice Green’s. and he has placed his court into disrepute by his actions. Chief Justice Green’s actions are interdicting, injunction, and injudicious. Mr Kennedy has found out like many other Canadians that he has no Charter Rights. Justice Green’s court is not based on the Constitution, it is based on fear and intimidation.

Silence by the Canadian Bar and Trial Lawyers Associations will be seen by the public as an admittance that the disciplinary hearing is a message to Canadian lawyers. “Toe the line, or else”. Law Societies across Canada have not been protecting the public, they have been protecting dishonest, corrupt lawyers and an increasingly dysfunctional administration of justice. Lawyer self-regulation in some Australian States has been stopped. In England the government is going to end the practice of lawyers dealing with complaints against lawyers. Canada should be next.

A judicial inquiry that examines the role that trial judges and jurors may have had in a wrongful conviction would be good judgment. It is not just biases, political hacks or incompetent judges, it is also incompetent lawyers. To deny standing to the Trial Lawyers Association at a judicial inquiry is irresponsible. Innocent until proven guilty has no meaning in Canada. They are just worthless words. The simple concept that a judicial inquiry is not to find unjust acts and punish wrongdoers, but to prevent future unfair and unjust acts, also has no meaning. This simple concept was not understood at the Stonechild Inquiry. This resulted in two police officers finding out that they had no Charter Rights. We are all at fault when we allow a newspaper to be judge and jury.

Open discussion will enhance the administration of justice, Justice Green’s Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench will not come crumbling down. Suppressing the exchange of ideas in a trepidation of reprisals from the Law Societies or the Canadian Judicial Counsel will result in the continuation of, “Where Angels Fear to Tread“. Canadians recently voted for the greatest Canadian, the father of universal health care was the winner. Would Canadians be as proud of their justice system today, as they are of universal health care, if a book written by Elizabeth Bethune Campbell in 1935 was not kept locked in the Librarian’s Desk at Osgoode Hall? Could this happen to-day, ask Richard Klassen and a Saskatoon homeowner? Justice Paul Hrabinsky and Madam Justice Dovell need to read this book, and when they are done, pass it on, to Saskatchewan attorney general, Frank Quennell.

For years and years, over a generation of Saskatoon children have heard their parents talking, its been on television, in newspapers, the internet, radio and on telephone poles. Police officers kill, highest crime rate in Canada, racism, racism and continuing racism, police officers persecute innocent people, innocent people are sent to jail, “it is an evil place“, judges protect corrupt police officers and don‘t take candy from a stranger.

What part of harmful don‘t you understand?

Saturday, January 15, 2005

“Eat your weakest man”

There is talk of disbanding the Saskatoon City Police Service. The Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded after Canadian soldiers tortured a Somali teenager caught stealing from the Canadian base in Somalia. The Regiment was in the control of a small band of solders who did not display the Canadian Flag, they proudly displayed a battle flag that is a symbol for the likes of the KKK. This lack of authority and leadership at the command level left members of the Canadian military demoralized knowing that their so called leaders were incapable of supporting them and that their leaders lacked the very skills and knowledge that the members of the Canadian forces at the platoon and commando levels had themselves been trained to deal with. Who would have thought that “Eat your weakest man” was not a new recruit, but the leadership.

The talk of disbanding the police service is nothing more then another Saskatoon media fuelled hysteria. At the height of the latest media hysteria the mayor was interviewed and he did something not seen for some time in Saskatoon, he showed leadership qualities, he stood up for Saskatoon City Police Officers. I would hope he continues. He needs to find out why a large percent of Saskatoon Police Officers do not support the chief of police and insure that the hearings in May for the two officers fired as a result of the Stonechild Inquiry are conducted fairly, with due process, and does not end up being another incongruous charade to sell newspapers.

The family of Neil Stonechild is asking for compensation. This family should not be subjected to the same treatment by the city legal department protecting Superintendent Dueck that the Klassen’s, John Lucas and his wife and others were subjected to. They should not have to endure the fear strategy of the Attorney Generals office or the Star Chamber Proceedings of the Kings and Queens in the Court of Queen’s Bench that kept a crown prosecutor named Terry Hinz from speaking the truth for ten years. Mr Hinz was silent for the same reason a lawyer who was asked to help me said, “I do not want Justice Dovell after me“.

Saskatoon needs to start supporting Saskatoon Police Officers and the mayor and police commission need to know that they will be supported in their attempts to clean up this police force. The Stonechild inquiry has raised more questions then answered, it is clear on one thing, the Saskatoon Police Service failed in its duty to the Stonechild family. The Stonechild family is asking for a written apology and compensation. Show some leadership and give it to them, we have witnessed the value of Chief Sabo’s verbal insincere and worthless public apology to Richard Klassen and the irresponsibility of the city legal department with the tax payers money. It is time to start doing what is right, not just for the Stonechild family who have suffered enough, do it in the memory of a 16 year old kid left to freeze to death in a city claiming to have Christian beliefs and values.

James Hunter

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Devil made me do it

Saskatoon Crown Prosecutor Terry Hinz said after reading the Klassen sex abuse file he received from Cpl. Brian Dueck. "I was completely floored when I read the documents". "It made me feel I was transported back into the 17th century reading about the Salem witchcraft complaints."

Author Paul Johnson, in his book, A History of the American People, Phoenix Giant, said on page 82 “The ostensible facts of the Salem case are not in dispute. Early in 1692, two children in the household of the vicar of Salem, Samuel Parris - his daughter Betty, aged nine, and his niece Abigail, eleven - began to be taken with hysterical fits, screaming and rolling on the floor. Their behaviour affected some of their friends. Neither girl could write and they may not have been able to read. They were fond of listening to the tales of Tituba, a black female slave who formed part of the household. When the girls’ behaviour attracted attention, they were medically examined and closely questioned by their credulous father and local busybodies. The girls finally named Tituba as the source of their trouble and she, under pressure to confess witchcraft, admitted she was a servant of Satan, and spoke of cats, rats, and a book of witchcraft, “signed by nine in Salem.” Two names of local women were screamed out by the girls, and this set off the hunt.”

In Saskatoon, children, some with health problems aged nine and eight were looked after in a special foster home run by the Thomson’s. Their foster home was not special because anyone in the Thomson home had any expertise in dealing with children with special health problems. It was special because they had expertise in dealing with children processed by the Devil. The children were encouraged and rewarded by the Thomson’s and the interrogators of the children who were anxious to hear about devilish activity to confirm their preconceptions , the children intuited their needs and supplied it.

In Salem a special court was set up. Its proceedings were despicable. the court was finding innocent people guilty to justify its existence. Innocent people who pleaded guilty were released, those who pleaded not guilty or refused to plead were hanged or pressed to death. It was an open court as one would expect in the land of the free. The rule of law broke down.

In Saskatchewan there was no special court set up. The courts excluded the public and media and accepted the evidence of children who any parent hearing what they were saying would have told them, “if you keep talking like that I will wash your mouth out with soap.” Innocent people were being charged and sent to jail. The rule of law broke down.

Salem is not just famous for the hysteria that left people unable to think for themselves in the summer of 1692, it is also a story of the American peoples resolve for justice and truth. The lead witch hunter believed if the trials were pursued the work of the Devil would be exposed and this would benefit mankind. Author Paul Johnson, in his book, A History of the American People, said on page 85. “The Salem trials, then, can be seen as an example of the propensity of the American people to be convulsed by spasms of self-righteous rage against enemies, real or imaginary, of their society and way of living.” “We have here a phenomenon by no means confined to the 17th century. Perhaps the best insight into the emotional mechanism which got the Salem trials going can be provided by examining some of the many cases of child-abuse hysteria, and cases in which children were alleged to have been abused by Satanist rings, occurring in both the United States and Britain in the 1980s and 1990s. The way in which children can be encouraged, by prosecuting authorities, to “remember” imaginary events is common to both types of case. The Salem of the 1690s is not so far from us as we would like to think.”

What lead up to the Salem and Saskatoon hysterias is strikingly similar. The similarity ends there. A community leader returned to Salem from England in 1692 and he said that it was the hunting of witches that was the work of the Devil and it was the Devil that led foolish men to do the work of the Devil by hanging innocent people. The court in Salem was abolished. The General Court of Massachusetts passed a motion deploring the action of the judges. Jury members signed a statement of regret. Indemnities were paid to family members of the victims hanged. Some of those who made false statements later confessed. It was over in Salem in about a years time. This is outstanding, in 1692 the people confessed to unlawful activity, paid compensation and searched for the truth. The rule of law was restored. This was the result of leadership, Christian values and a society that valued good old common sense in doing what was proper, it was the right thing to do.

In Saskatchewan the people did not know what happened, when the authorities came to their senses the people responsible in government and the courts did just the opposite to what happened in Salem. A good number of people in authority were not capable of coming to their senses, they live in their world of hysterical delusions year round, to this day they believe that they saved the people of Saskatchewan from clever cultists who were baby killers, drinking blood and eating eyeballs and worked with "brood mares" -- women who breed children specifically to sacrifice them.

For over ten years the government of Saskatchewan and the courts engaged in the cover-up. The media and reporters who published information about the cases were charged and off to the court with them. People discovered that two eight year old girls making the accusations were in fact being sexually and physically abused and it was not being done by the people who were charged. They picketed to let the people know that the girls were being raped with the full knowledge of the court and officers of the court. They were charged and off to jail with some of them. In a way there was a special court set up in Saskatoon. It did not deal with the sex abuse cases, it was set up to deal with the cover-up of the child-abuse hysteria, the brake down of the rule of law and the worst case of child abuse at the hands of government officials and courts in Saskatchewan history.

The appeal of the Baynton Judgement is nothing short of a government protecting itself, the court and the people responsible. As we have seen with Mr Dueck, no one is going to be held accountable. Brad Wall, the Leader of the Official Opposition, said in his Christmas interview that the scandal of the century in Saskatchewan has to do with potatoes. There is a lack of a credible Official Opposition in Saskatchewan. The people have no voice in Regina. If the NDP party feels a need to protect the people of Saskatchewan from the Devil and Satanist rings the good Reverend Lorne Calvert and his coalition church at work gang need to stop using government agencies and the court, resign and build a church in Riversdale.

Richard Klassen is being encouraged to run in the next civic election in Saskatoon for the mayor’s chair. Open a bank account in Riversdale for donations to his campaign fund, I encourage Mr Klassen to run in the next provincial election in Riversdale. The people of Saskatchewan and Riversdale need a voice in the Legislative Assembly. The campaign platform could be an independent inquiry into the administration of justice in Saskatchewan. He could say to anyone that ask him why if he decided to run: “The Devil made me do it”.
James Hunter