How the Canadian Justice System Fails our Aboriginal Sisters and Brothers

Open Letter to Marc Depatie, communications coordinator, TPS and Mayor Steven Black, Timmins, Ontario.

Timmins Police officer slaps handcuffs on an aboriginal woman who just wanted to get some fresh air. Photo by Frank Giorno TheONEONLINE.CA

Marc, in reading your bombastic and threatening email to me, in which you falsely accused me of writing inflammatory statements about the takedown, handcuffing of a young aboriginal woman in Timmins on Sunday, April 15, 2018, just because she wanted to go for a walk and get some fresh, please read some of the research I have undertaken in support of my statements.

Marc Depatie, is the communications coordinator for Timmins Police Services. Yesterday in response to my video recording the completely unnecessary arrest and re-criminalization of a young aboriginal woman, wrote me a scathing email in which he accused me of writing untrue and inflammatory words.

I respectively disagree with Marc Depatie’s self-serving words and let him know that I am not in the least intimidated by his vile and malicious response. And I am speaking the truth in the biblical senses as John the Apostle said the Truth will Set You Free. http://biblehub.com/john/8-32.htm

I suggested to Marc, that accepting the truth of the situation is needed if TPS ever hopes to heal and improve the rapidly deteriorating relations with Timmins’ Aboriginal community that has been ongoing, but reached a boiling when on one day in late February two people from Fort Albany in Mushkegowuk Territory died at the hands of Timmins Police –21 year-old Joey Knapaysweet and 62- year old Agnes Sutherland.

These deaths are much more serious than the abominable arrest of the young woman on April 15, 2018, but in posting my video recording I wanted to show that Timmins Aboriginal community suffers even when it comes to everyday things like going for a walk in Timmins. Now TPS says this young woman was supposed to be on house arrest and she was required to stay in doors 24/7. What idiot prosecutor and foolish judge would order such a thing? With technology such as it is other more humane options are available like an ankle monitor.

For example, celebrity Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to house arrest in 2011, but unlike the young woman in Timmins who had to stay indoors all day, Lohan was fitted with an ankle monitor and she had more freedom to go about and walk outdoors and enjoy the simple things in life.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/05/27/lindsay.lohan.sentence/index.html

Los Angeles (CNN) — Actress Lindsay Lohan was under house arrest early Friday, authorities said, after she turned herself in early to begin a sentence for jewelry theft conviction.

Lohan showed up three weeks early at a Los Angeles jail to begin serving her sentence, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday.

It was determined that she would serve her time under house arrest because of overcrowding at the facility, authorities said.

She was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor her movements and ensure she stays at home, except as allowed by the court, Whitmore said. But during those hours Lohan could go out and spend time outdoors with the ankle monitor providing tracking of her movements. (CNN May 27, 2011)

Regrettably this option was not provided to this young woman in Timmins.

http://www.timesonline.com/article/20110225/News/302259885

“In the mid-2000s, the population of the Beaver County Jail in Hopewell Township peaked at more than 400 inmates on any given day.

That has since dropped to an average of about 250 county inmates in the facility. One of the things that helped to lower that number – and with it, the cost of county corrections – is a small rectangular black device about the size of an iPhone.

It’s an electronic monitoring device attached to a band and worn around a person’s ankle; it’s more commonly known, simply, as an ankle bracelet.- New York Times Feb. 25, 2011.

Below is the list of suggested readings, there are more, way more. I am going to add this list to my http://www.theoneonline.ca and also my blog http://www.anorthernblog.wordpress.com

Please call me or respond to this email with TPS comment and I will be pleased to include it in my story. The offer goes to you to Mr. Black and Gilles Bisson, Charlie Angus et al.

Rest assured Marc, my statements if anything are understatements given the deplorable situation of how our legal and policing systems mistreats Aboriginal women and men. They history and literature on this deplorable behaviour by the elites has been well document and this behavior has evolved from the British Colonial administration (1672-1867) in the colonies of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, British Columbia and the Rupert’s Land Territories (1672-1870) to our current Canadian system which celebrated it’s 150th Birthday last year.

But Marc, you must realize that last year a great number of Aboriginal Men and Women across Canada were not celebrating because of a history of systemic discrimination and at times down right harm of Aboriginals in places across Canada and Canadian institutions including here in Timmins “The City with the Heart of Gold”.

https://youtu.be/3uF6YRDdnk0

I hope you don’t mind but I am sharing with you and others my reading list with you, that back my claim that there is something seriously wrong with Timmins Police Services and Aboriginal Community relations.

Did the Timmins Police Department miss or not hear the protests that included Walter Naveau,former Mattagami First Nations chief, were held on the steps of Timmins City Hall as an outcry of injustices in the aftermath of the single day killing of two Aboriginal people in Timmins, Joey Knapysweet, 21 and 62-year old Agnes Sutherland.

And there is still the issue of the six unsolved murdered and missing women in the Timmins area since 1989 and the still unsolved murder of Mario Wesley in 2014.

Mario Wesley was stabbed to death in a house on Windsor Ave on July 28, 2014 and Timmins Police still have no clue as to who murdered Mario Wesley. Photo by Frank Giorno TheOneOnline.ca

Below is the list of suggested readings, there are more, way more. I am going to add this list to my http://www.theoneonline.ca and also my blog http://www.anorthernblog.wordpress.com

Please call me or respond to this article with TPS comment and I will be pleased to include it in my next story. The same invitation is extended to anyone who is copied in this email including Mayor Black, and Gilles Bisson and Charlie Angus.

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/how-canadian-legal-system-fails-indigenous-people-colten-boushie-u-t-expert
The verdict in the Colten Boushie case has provoked outrage across the country and prompted reflection about how the justice system treats Indigenous people. After 15 hours of deliberation, the jury acquitted Gerald Stanley, a farmer, of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Boushie…

https://www.firstpeopleslaw.com/index/articles/215.php
Ignorance is not an absence. Ignorance is a force. It justifies. It silences. It perpetuates.

https://www.firstpeopleslaw.com/public-education/publications.php

http://www.themanitoban.com/2013/08/canadian-justice-system-failing-aboriginal-people/15822/

http://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1421&context=ohlj

When the Law Breaks Down: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and Governmental Defiance of the Rule of Law
Abstract: Comments on Aboriginal peoples, governmental defiance, and the breakdown of law and the balance between law’s roles and limits.
Keywords: Civil disobedience–Law and legislation; Indigenous peoples–Civil rights; Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/justice-system-failing-first-nations-report-finds-1.1321866
Justice system failing First Nations, report finds: Iacobucci urges action to get aboriginal representation on Ontario juries

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Timmins police manhandle aboriginal woman for being outside enjoying the day

Timmins Police officer slaps handcuffs on an aboriginal woman who just wanted to get some fresh air. Photo by Frank Giorno TheONEONLINE.CA

Timmins Police manhandled a young aboriginal woman around 7 p.m. Sunday April 15, 2018 by the Timmins Fire Department Parking Lot on the corner of Second Ave. and Cedar St. S.

Apparently, the woman was under house arrest and a draconian judge and prosecutor asked that she be under house arrest and not be permitted to go outside. This is a draconian sentence and verges on cruel and unusual punishment. Possible violates her rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedom. I called the OPP to come and investigate the TPS Police manhandling of Marie from Moosonee. A Constable Johnson said he would go down to the TPS office and see how the woman was doing but he never reported back to me.

In this day and age with technology such as ankle monitors you kinda wonder what idiot prosecutor and foolish judge sentence a young person to house arrest where they can’t get fresh air. I mean even prisoners in solitary confinement are allowed to go outside and get exercise by walking and inhale the fresh air.

Unmoved by the young aboriginal woman’s plea to let her go unreasonable Timmins Police man slaps handcuffs on her and bundles her into the back seat of the car and arraignment at TPS headquarters. The sensible thing would have been to apply the spirit of the law and drive the woman home, instead these two insensitive officers unnecessarily re-criminalized this young person. Photo by Frank Giorno TheOneOnLine.ca

TPS policy makes no sense at all. As 63 year old father of a 30 year old daughter and 28 year old son, I would have driven the young woman home instead of re-criminalizing for a very minor, minor and from her point of view completely understandable desire to walk outside.

Timmins Police has been having major issues dealing with indigenous people. Two months ago two aboriginal people died in Timmins on the same weekend on February 27 at the the hands of Timmins Police. Joey Knapaysweet 21, Fort Albany, was shot to death on the shore of Gillies Lake. After being shot his body was dragged on the snow according to witness from the nearby homes who saw the killing of Joey Knapysweet and that was reported on by the Timmins Daily Press.

That same weekend Agnes Sutherland,62, also of Fort Albany, died after she was manhandled by Timmins Police after she was removed from a shelter in Timmins…the rough handling of the frail Sutherland, who was placed in a holding cell where she died, likely was responsible for Agnes Sutherland’s death.

The Province’s Special Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of these two unnecessary deaths by members of the Aboriginal community while interacting with TPS.

Mario Wesley was stabbed to death in a house on Windsor Ave on July 28, 2014 and Timmins Police still have no clue as to who murdered Mario Wesley. Photo by Frank Giorno TheOneOnline.ca

Mario Wesley, a gifted sculptor, from Moosonee was murdered in July 28, 2014 his murder still has not been solved by TPS. Therese L’Abbe was murdered in 1989 and the crime was never solved. There are about 6 aboriginal women whose murders were never solved by Timmins Police.

Timmins police handcuff and led young aboriginal woman into the back seat for a drive to TPS headquarters where she will charged for simply wanting to take a walk in the late afternoon air. Photo by Frank Giorno TheOneOnLine.Ca

There needs to be better training for police, especially for those that work in Northern Communities where future police officers grow up in a contaminated community filled with hatred and disdain for indigenous people…young men and women who are filled with these hateful , racist views should never be allowed to serve. A psychological screening test to identify bad apples and filter them out should be developed and applied.

NOTICE: Readers who have returned to this page since the original posting may notice that the original 7 minute video has been reduced to 1 minute and 35 seconds.

The reason for this is that several individuals including His Worship Steve Black, Mayor of Timmins and a person who is in the Aboriginal community asked that I remove names of people in the video including one of the very young policeman.

I have listen to Mayor Black and the other individual and removed the names, consequently the recording is now only 1 minute and 35 seconds.

The recording actually benefits from the editing as there was a lot of just standing around after the police cornered the young woman in the Fire Department parking lot and the more concise focus on the actual handcuffing and apprehension portion makes for a quicker understanding of the situation rather than wading through 6 minutes of waiting and inactivity.

Timmins Police Response to my blog: Since the posting of my video recording I have received a rather threatening email from Mr. Marc Depatie, the acting communications coordinator and the Timmins and Area CrimeStoppers coordinator.

Mr.Depatie, I am not intimidated by your malicious language.

He on behalf of the TPS board I guess has accused me of inflammatory writing.

I disagree with this assessment. I quote John the Apostle 8:7 I believe THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.

Please stop being in denial Mr. Depatie, accept the truth as it is only with the clear view of the truthful situation that the community can heal and move forward to reconciliation.

Denying the truth and finding against media will only prolong this very sad, unfortunate situation that TPS is solely responsible for by its unwise actions.

I do hope that Mr. Depatie and the TPS Police force have the courage to accept the truth of the rapidly deteriorating relations with our First Nations People. I note that in the aftermath of the the twin deaths on February 27, 2018 of Joey Knapysweet, 21 and Agnes Sutherland, 62 that members of the Mattagami First Nations and members of the public protested the apparent mishandling of the two situations. Former Chief Walter Naveau was one of the leaders. I also note that in media articles Alvin Fiddler the Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation said he was concerned about the two unexplained deaths of Knapysweet and Sutherland.

Should Mayor Black, Police Chief John Gauthier and Mr. Depatie wish to meet with me I will be pleased to interview them and write about their point of views and post them on either http://www.anorthernblog.wordpress.com or http://www.theoneonline.ca or both.

Healing through acceptance of the Truth and Open Dialogue:
It is important to foster a community dialogue in an open and frank discussion and not one where the powers that be are more concerned about protecting Timmins for negative publicity.

It’s too late for that, the moment the officer pulled the trigger and the moment the officers allegedly mistreated Agnes Sutherland until she died in a holding cell, the story was out in the Timmins Daily Press, TimminsToday.com, The Toronto Star.

My story adds a slightly different perspective…it is not only the major events like two unexplained deaths that are harming Police-Aboriginal Relations. But it is also the banal, small, picayune, everyday minor encounters between the courts, the judicial system and Timmins Police that are problematic.

Let’s work together to heal this community.

A millennium of Christian White Terrorism has given birth to counter terrorism from the IRA, African National Movements, the PLO, African National Congress, Al Qaeda and ISIS

British Colonial troops at war in 19th C Sudan

British Colonial troops at war in 19th C Sudan. Photo courtesy of Pineterst

Britain through their 400 years of British Atrocities and the United States with its slavery and attempted genocide of Amerindians and other European Imperialists who invaded and illegally occupied peoples from S. America, Central America, North America, Asia, Australia, India, China, have in the age of Christianity killed more innocent people around the Globe that ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Palestinian Liberation Front, Mao Tse Dong’s Communist China, The USSR, the Algerian Revolutionaries, The Irish Republican Army will ever do…the balance sheet is fact…the murderous Christians easily out kill even the most vile and disgusting excess of ISIS and ISIS is totally deplorable, but as John 8:32 says Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” It is time every Christian from Moscow to Mexico City, from Santiago to Vladivostok, from Fairbanks Alaska, to Sydney Australia, from Wellington, N,Z, to Accra Ghana From Berlin to Rome to Paris, to Madrid, to Vienna, to Warsaw, to London, fucking England that Christian Terrorism has over the last millenia killed more people than any other people in the history of mankind..

I studied the oppression and brutality of Western Imperialism under Professor James Jordan at York University, I studied The Politics Of Military Dictatorships from Latin America to African with Professor Liisa North at York University, I have studied Political Philosophy of 18th, 19th and 20th Century; I studied the disgraceful Opium War in which the Christian Anglican England used brute military force under General Gordon to ram opium a harmful drug down the throats of innocent Chinese…how Christian is that?

Oh yes, I remember now LOL hahaha Christ in his last dying breath on Mt. Golgotha saying unto the Christians ” And may all you fine followers of me invade China and do me a big big favour before I die on this pleasant Good Friday afternoon —GO TO CHINA AND RAM OPIUM DOWN THEIR THROATS.

I remember how a Queen Victoria was so disgusted by the treatment of her Indian subjects and the abuse of India my the British Military that on several occassions she threatened to resign along with her entire royal family as Queen of England. But Victoria is too conflicted she did not resign and the weight of history doubts her sincerity…also note Queen Victoria is a Lady McBeth for ever tainted by the colonial excess of her British Mauraders and Invaders and exploiters of lands far away from Buckinghan Palace.

BBC – Radio 4 Empire – Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim
www.bbc.co.uk/radi…/history/empire/episodes/episode_66.shtml
May 15, 2006 – Did You Know… Such was Victoria’s feelings about India – a place she never visited – that there were moments when she exhibited pangs of alienation among her own British subjects. When a courtier confronted the Queen with evidence of Abdul Karim’s doubtful doings, she is said to have angrily …

Of course the British cut their teeth conquering and exploiting her neighbours primarily Ireland and the Irish did what any self righteous people do when they are mistreated they fight furiously for justice from oppression and thus Irish terrorists emerged and paved the way with the blood of their English Overlords to Create Ireland.

Ireland vs. the British Oppressors provides the model of  how Christian colonial terrorism generates and gives birth to liberation movements for all the oppressed people of the world. Of course what is a liberation movement in the oppressed nation is always distorted by the oppressor into the pejorative linguistic juggling act which returns the negatively tinged “Terrorism” with which the Oppressor can bamboozle their own people and world opinion against legitimate liberation movements.

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The Irish Republican Army was created in the dialectics of colonial Christian Terrorism giving birth to Liberation movements like the IRA, PLO, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Al Qaeda and ISIS. In other words the terror of the Christian Colonial Oppressors generates the terror of those who want Liberation from Oppression. Photo Courtesy of Youtube.com

Facts are facts. Consider, the Irish did not colonized Britain, The African Nations did not invade England, India Did Not Invade England and impose a tyranny there; Afghanistan did not invade American, Iran has not invaded Britain or the US; North Korea has not invade the US but the US and the misnamed United Nations troops did invade Korea; Algeria never invaded France, but France did invade and occupy Algeria. Do you get my lesson.

You may have heard one of the 3 thermodyamics of physics — every force has an equal and opposite reaction — Christian Terrorism every where it has gone, assisted by its hand maiden priests and nuns sows the seeds if reactive and justifiably counter terroristic movement by oppressed people who want what the oppressing nations have — freedom from being invaded and oppressed. Ironic eh?

The tyranny of Colonizers will be fought strenuously as the Irish Republic Army said to cruel Christian Oppressor Britain. All others, because it is human nature to want justice and freedom from oppression, have followed the Irish Model of how to battle disgusting invaders like the Britain, France and, Spain.

In fact, 19th Century South American liberator Simon Bolivar assisted by Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi may have served as role models for the 20th Century Irish Republican Army who in turn inspired a host of 20th and 21st century liberation movements.

These groups that some call terroristic were created in response to Christian terrorism opposed by justice seekers who want to overcome the tyranny of foreign oppressors and death merchants has set up a crazy dialectic of terror perpetuated by Christian terrorists and opposed by Hindus, Muslims, Incas, Aztecs, the African Peoples, the Aborigines and Maori in Australia, the Chinese, the Mayans, the Amerindians, the Black Slaves in American, the Canadian First People, including First Nations and inuit.

The Aggressors have always been the heavily armed Christians who aimed the total force of their military might to conquer, subjugate or exterminate innocent peoples around the world in the rush to colonize that lasted from about 1850 to 1950 when decolonization began but didn’t end until 1990 and in some places it continues still. Culminated in the holocaust by Germany and the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan.

Today the Christian overkill continues in the long wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria.

The truth will set you free…open your eyes and minds. The facts are there for you to see. Get your calculators and notebooks and do the math of Christian Terrorism and its death toll over the last 1,000 years.

And I have, of course read up, on various trains of thoughts emanating from theses strands of study.

I am not just whistling Dixie, naked by the statues of Hitler, Stalin, Andrew Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

Also consider the number of annual murder by Christian Americans by guns of other Christian and non-Christian Americans by NRA sponsored terrorism 34,000 per year over 10 years 340,000 Christian murders, over 30 years 1,300,000 Christian murders.

I would love to research the Age of Christian Terrorism more thoroughly for a Master and PHD , because the rhetoric of self-righteous Christian Truth deniers is staggering in how they are condemn defensive and reactionary terrorism Mark my word ISIS and Al Qaeda are every bit as murderous as Colonial and Post Colonial Christian Terrorists and the recent overkill of the reactionary Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorists have provide the umbrella that Christian nations headed by the US Britain, Fance to continue the millenial excess of previous Christian murderous excess in:
1. The Crusades which the Christians and the disgraceful popes and kings of Christian Countries started
2. The fraticidal pope vs. pope wars between France and Rome — Avignon Pope vs. Roman Pope
3. The fraticidal Christian vs. Christian religios wars in the 14, 15, 16 , 17, 18, 19 and 20th Century culminating in the aggressive fight for colonies in the late 19th Century, World War 1 and World War 2.

The question to be answered who started the mess we see being played out in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria…the question is its the Christian nations. who after leaving the middle east and the Indian subcontinent set up murderous regimes to defend their economic interests like Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Assad family in Syria,  the Mubarak/ Al Sisi Dictatorship in Egypt and the Rezha Pavlahi Shahship in Iran until it was as in the Irish oppression-liberation cycle by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1979.

Watch the movie The Battle for Algiers The Battle of Algiers (1966) – IMDb
www.imdb.com/title/tt0058946/
Rating: 8.1/10 – ‎44,703 votes
Drama · In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Read or Watch The Quiet American – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_American
The Quiet American is a 1955 novel by English author Graham Greene which depicts French colonialism in Vietnam being uprooted by the Americans during the 1950s. The novel implicitly questions the foundations of growing American involvement in Vietnam in the 1950s and is unique in its exploration of the subject topic.

In Deer Dance, System of a Down explore the dynamics of oppression…”Pushing little children with their fully automatic they like to push the weak around.” That prophetic line from System of Down simply captures the dynamics of oppression…the little children will grow up to be the IRA, the PLO, ISIS and Al Qaeda

The quicker Christian nations accept this murderous dialectical sword dance as the truth, the sooner we can start to heal and build towards reconciliation