December 12, 2011
Passing Judgment On Mother Earth
How one narrow-minded judge can wreak havoc on all of
Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland
do I get so heated up by injunctions?! Because we are being ruled by them.
How so? Because a single judge in the province can allow enormous swaths of
forests to fall, creeks to be ruined, wild animals to die, and allow the
murderous fracking of gas wells. If a citizen becomes so outraged he or she
stands in front of this activity, or pitches a tent in general disgust with
the society, immediately the injunctions seekers heads for the court to seek
The Canadian Criminal Code is a living, breathing document that has evolved
over the years with thousands of people being involved with the coding. In
contrast, because a court ordered injunction (one judgeís order) is not
encoded, it amounts to being only one personís opinion. And if one is
accused of not obeying the opinion of the judge, then one is charged with
Contempt of Court. And there is no defense for Contempt of Court. Why not?
Because Contempt of Court is not encoded. It isnít in the Criminal Code. And
this is exactly why the Province of BC loves them. Itís the one sure way to
rob a citizen of all legal rights because it robs citizens of the right to a
As there is no defense for Contempt of Court , if you are accused, all that
is relevant is whether you disobeyed a judge's order. If you did, you are
guilty de facto of Contempt of Court. So is anyone else who is in a area of
contention. It doesnít matter whether you were trying to protest against
environmental destruction or connected to a protest like Occupy Vancouver.
By adding Jane and John Does to the order, the sweeping nature of this of
these additions could hypothetically include everybody in Canada, or for
that matter, the entire world. See why logging and mining companies along
with mayors and police chiefs just absolutely love injunctions?
Injunctions relieves all responsibility from private and public officials.
Why even bother with a police chief if he had to go to court to beg the
judge to do his job for him. As police chief heís supposed to arrest people
breaking the law. But instead of doing his job and ordering the protesters
to move their tents he decided that was what needed to be done, and instead
goes to the BC Supreme Court and asked Madam Justice Mackenzie to do it for
him. She happily obliged. And was promptly elevated to the Appeals Court for
her pains almost immediately after she issued the injunction order.
This is the same judge Patrick Dohm appointed to replace Madam Justice
Bennet in the Basi-Verk case. This was done because Madam Justice Bennet was
in the process of allowing the defense to call Premier Gordon Campbell and
Deputy Premier Christy Clark to the stand to be examined for their knowledge
of the scandal. No telling what they might have revealed under cross
examination about their own actions. Patrick Dohm as protector of the 1%ís
dirty laundry couldnít have that. So he appointed Madam Justice Mackenzie to
set things right. She promptly accepted a two million by out for guilt pleas
from Basi and Verk and shut the trial down before it could do any real
criminal damage to Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark.
You know what? I am offended by this. I am offended by having this
provinceís fortunes being ruled by crooks who have hijacked the Supreme
Court of BC and uses fascist methods to shut down all opposition to their
selling off of the natural resources of BC along with the shut down of any
hope of legal justice. Itís too much. Itís just too much. We demand a decent
government, a decent BC Supreme Court, a decent rule of law. Weíre citizens.
And injunctions be dammed!
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