Category Archives: Two-Tiered Justice

‘Unequal Justice’

“The lawyer for a drunk driver who killed a family of four in Saskatoon last year has defended ‘alternative justice’ measures after the bereaved family expressed outrage that the driver was no longer in a penitentiary.

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“In January, Catherine McKay received a sentence of 10 years for killing Chanda and Jordan Van de Vorst and their children, Kamryn and Miguire, while she was driving impaired.

“Jordan’s father, Lou Van de Vorst, expressed outrage this week after McKay was transferred to a healing lodge for ‘indigenous’ {‘Siberian settler’} women one month after she received her sentence.

“We’re hurt. We’re angry. We’re upset,” said Van de Vorst. “To me the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Something’s not right there.” {!} 

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‘Conning The System’

Exploiting the racial bias in Canadian sentencing:
‘Man behind violent jewelry store heist delays sentencing at last minute by telling court his mother is Cherokee’ 

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“Just when he was supposed to be sentenced for a violent jewelry store heist, Wallace Piercey surprised everyone with a branch on his family tree.

“Piercey’s mother, Ontario Court Justice Michael O’Dea was told, is Cherokee — a fact he hadn’t told his defence lawyer, the Crown or the probation officer who wrote his pre-sentence report.

“That little detail was enough to require a so-called ‘Gladue’ report, a specialized pre-sentence report {only} for ‘indigenous’ {‘Siberian settler’} people. Continue reading ‘Conning The System’

The Folly Of ‘Gladue’

“Media reports have described Christine Mequish as “among the most dangerous women in the country”, a convicted killer with a record that includes 25 violent crimes since 1984. Last April, following an armed robbery conviction in La Tuque, Que., the 58-year-old was declared a dangerous offender — just the fourth Canadian woman ever designated as such. ERBLTheFollyOfGladue800x800

But while noting her “brutal behaviour” and the likelihood that she will again cause “death, serious abuse or serious psychological harm to other people”, the sentencing judge stopped short of ordering the indeterminate sentence requested by the Crown.

The reason for the lighter sentence: Mequish is an aboriginal Continue reading The Folly Of ‘Gladue’

‘Undermining Public Safety’

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“Last Saturday night, Darrell Moosomin walked away from prison.

“Classified as a dangerous offender, the 54-year-old had been serving an indeterminate sentence in a minimum-security ‘First Nations’ Healing Lodge in central Alberta. Over the weekend, he was granted permission to attend a powwow ceremony under the supervision of an elder.

“He was reported missing at 8:45 p.m. that night…” Continue reading ‘Undermining Public Safety’

‘Ontario Refuses To Enforce The Law’

     “I know I could’ve done  all the stuff that they asked me [to do] by paperwork, but then I’m thinking, ‘I come from here’”, Necan said. “Why would I start paying a permit to build on ‘my own land’?”  

“It’s not a precedent-setting case, because it never made it to trial, but her lawyer said Necan’s unwillingness to be pushed out of her own {ancestors’} ‘homelands’ is a good example for others…  

     “I hope that inspires others to take a stand against ‘colonialism’ and oppression.”

ERBLOntarioRefusesToEnforceTheLaw800x800“Darlene Necan, a ‘homeless’ – and more importantly, in this case, ‘aboriginal’ –woman from northern Ontario, plans to move into the cabin she built herself after the provincial government withdrew its charges against her in court today. 

“The ‘First Nations’ woman was facing charges from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for breaching the ‘Public Lands Act’ and was facing more than $10,000 in fines after constructing a one-room cabin on Crown land… {on what she says was once her family’s trapline}.   Continue reading ‘Ontario Refuses To Enforce The Law’