Sigh of Relief
From the Portland Oregonian
BC Rail Trial Thrown Out
"Special" Crown Prosecutor Wild Bill Berardino and defence lawyers for Basi, Virk and Basi and Justice Anne Mackenzie have agreed to dismiss charges against the defendants, pay all their costs to date, including damages for lost income and damage to their sterling reputation as public servants. Unfortunately none of this information can be shared with the victims of the theft of BC Rail, the citizens of British Columbia due to a draconian publication ban issued by replacement justice Anne Mackenzie that disallows publication of anything according to the following conditions "there shall be no publication in any document or broadcast or transmission of any evidence, submissions, rulings or Reasons for Judgment given in these proceedings in the absence of the jury until the jury renders its verdict"
Since jury selection hasn't even begun after six years of obfuscation and possible evidence tampering, it will be illegal to tell the citizens of BC about this decision. However thanks to the Public Affairs Bureau (the taxpayer supported PR firm for the corrupt Gordon Campbell Crime Family) and the complicit corporate monopoly Lamestream Media in British Columbia, the average citizen thinks this case was resolved years ago already.
I would suggest that that if this ban is interpreted the way the forces of Gordo would like to hope, this may be what happened earlier this week. The above is a headline and article that could only legally be published by a paper like the Oregonian outside of Canada, whose reporter would then be banned from the court.
For further discussion regarding this bizarre and draconian publication ban and the confusion it has engendered, including whether or not even the publication ban itself can be mentioned please see - "Basi-Virk Publication ban: interpreted by Patrick Brown and Robin Matthews".
I don't know if I can be charged for Contempt of Court. But I will readily admit that I DO hold THIS court in the highest (or lowest) CONTEMPT!
No one should be surprised if British Columbians seem to be losing confidence in the administration of justice in our province. Events such as the recent judge replacement in this trial, StoneWally's prosecutor shopping over the Bountiful polygamists, the government's enthusiam for pursuing appeals in a Harper like fashion of any legal decisions challenging their all out attack on the people and assets of the "Bestest Place on Earth" (to be friends with the Boss - CEO Lord Gord)!