Our bereft of ethics criminal organization posing as the BC Liberal Government, still acting on the orders of the supposedly resigned Capo Gordon Campbell has a busy week of abuse of both judicial process and the people of British Columbia.
The Non-existent Plaintiff
First up is a hearing/trial start or whatever occurring in BC Supreme Court today regarding the Sinixt Nation and their assertion that they exist, have valid land claims in the Kootenays and are entitled to consultation on logging and other resource extraction projects on land they consider their original territory. Late last year in an almost unheard of action from a court in BC, a hearing about an injunction to stop a blockade of a logging show on Perry Ridge was denied to Sunshine Logging pending the findings of the action beginning today regarding the status of the Sinixt and their claims.
Though I knew this hearing/trial was to happen today, it seems to be like the Basi-Virk trial, being kept almost secret as much as possible. I did hear mention of it on the CBC Daybreak Show local news out of Kelowna, yet could find no mention of it on the CBC website or anywhere else on the web through Google or Google news. Even though I know it is based on a Writ of Summons filed July 28, 2008 under BC Supreme Court File No. 14324, initiating an aboriginal title action against the Crown, I was unable to find it on any court schedule published online. On CBC this morning Marilyn James, often spokeswoman for the Sinixt said essentially that:
"Everytime they make us go this route we get stronger and their denials look even more ridiculous"
For more background on this case go to waterwalk and scroll down the front page to Dispatch from Perry Ridge, posted on November 7, 2010.
For background on the history of the Sinixt and/or Arrow Lakes Band and the questionable declaration of their extinction see Legal Action at sinixtnation.org.
I Thought Aneal Got Off!
While searching the online docket for the BCSC (I almost typed BSBS, which somehow doesn't seem all that far from the truth), I came across this:
I'm not clear what this is about, I had thought Aneal was charged with only laundering money for his cousin Big Dave, and those charges had been dismissed as part of the Six Million Dollar Bribe for Silence. Are these new charges, is he bribing people again. Anyway if you click on the image, it will get big enough so can can see that Aneal, Bobby Virk and Mr. "Limited Access" are all facing charges today of "accepting a bribe from a person dealing with government" and "breach of trust by a public official."
The Old Destruction of Evidence Gambit
Tomorrow, January 11, according to the dean of observers of the BC Rail Corruption Trial, Robin Mathews:
Through the pre-trial hearings of nearly three years, documentation was piled up in tens of thousands of pages. In that documentation I believe (as a regular observer of the court processes) that a solid basis for the commencement of criminal investigation of others, superiors to the three accused, is present. I wrote formally to then top BC RCMP officer Gary Bass and asked him to open that investigation. He refused.
And now on January 11, 2011, the (improperly appointed) Crown Prosecutor will appear before Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie and ask her to order Defence counsel to return all documentation.
The conventional wisdom would suggest that this is so the real crooks in this case can then destroy the evidence and get clean away with their crimes and successful frame job on sleazy individuals, but not the real bad guys. If I wasn't over 500 miles away, with other things to do, I would be in front of that courthouse tomorrow with a sign, maybe a pitchfork or maybe even more serious implements, all of which I would surrender to enter the courtroom to see if I could decipher the mumbling of the fakers who have spent the last seven or eight years subverting justice and trying to make the truth go away.
TeaHadists, take note!
The Teabaggers don't seem to realize that you are only supposed to steep tea (well Mu tea for the flu is best boiled into paste), but through their ill concieved, irresponsible rhetoric they have allowed the pot to boil over starting in Tucson on Saturday afternoon. My hopes go out to Congresswoman Giffords for her recovery and my condolences to the six folks who so unnecessarily died as a result of an army reject/college dropout fueled by the idiotic screechings of Sharron "second amendment solutions" Angle, Sarah "crosshairs on dem districts" Palin and the barking chorus of Faux News and talk radio like Rush Limpballs, Glenn Beck and the rest of their ilk.
I have been giving this tragedy much thought and hope maybe it will lead to a turning point in the approach to the issues, the current approach accomplishing nothing but failure and in the case of Saturday, death and injury. I will probably take it up here later or tomorrow - after all, the House of representatives is just another House of Infamy and thus completely within the mandate here!