Human Rights Day #freebyron #chargeflanagan

I’m not a lawyer, so I mistakenly thought the Straight.com article meant that University of Calgary Professor Tom Flanagan would be charged once the complaint was filed.

Article 7.

* All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

the Universal Declaration of Human Rights>

Ordinary people may be able to make such comments as calling on Presidents to assassinate people as a “joke,” but people with strong ties to a sitting government should not be making such statements on news magazine programs that are being broadcast across Canadian’s national television broadcaster, CBC.

No doubt Mr. Flanagan was on the program in question because of his strong ties to the Canadian government.

For a political scientist employed at a Canadian University professor teaching young Canadians it was an unconscionable thing to say.

This reflects badly on all Canadians. I do not want my government either condoning (if serious) or trivializing (if not) something as heinous as assassination. If nothing is done about it, the implication left with the world is that this is how Canada is run. Not my Canada.

But it’s an unusual case, so no one really seems to know how to proceed with it. And it was couched as a “joke”, so some people don’t take it seriously.

Yet the man whose assassination Tom Flanagan has called for is under attack from all sides right now. Other threats to his life and liberty and his family have been leveled at him. I doubt he finds it a laughing matter. I am horrified at the thought that my country would condone such a thing.

Yet nothing is being done about it. No one seems to want to do anything about it.

I wrote to Gail Davidson of the Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the lawyer who made the complaint. Ms. Davidson initially tried to report to the RCMP, but they referred her to the Vancouver Police Department, where she made her complaint, which was assigned a file number (10-206617).

464 Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of persons who counsel other persons to commit offences, namely,
(a) every one who counsels another person to commit an indictable offence is, if the offence is not committed, guilty of an indictable offence and liable to the same punishment to which a person who attempts to commit that offence is liable; and
(b) every one who counsels another person to commit an offence punishable on summary conviction is, if the offence is not committed, guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

464. Criminal Code (R.S., 1985, c. C-46).”

Gail Davidson has since learned that the Calgary Police Department (Tom Flanagan’s current location) has opened a file. From the RCMP, to the Vancouver Police Department to The Calgary Police Department, no one seems to want to do something. Is it because they don’t know how to proceed? Or is it that there is no law to cover it?

equal before the law

Yet the authorities managed to arrest and charge Canadian businessman Byron Sonne on the basis of Twitter remarks protesting the G20.

Byron Sonne is currently being held without bail, and may remain so incarcerated,

deprived of his liberty maybe for years pending trial.

Without having been convicted of anything.

The question then becomes: is it that there is no will to proceed because Mr. Flanagan has strong ties to our government? Charges are not even brought against one man, while another man without such ties is deprived of his liberty.

Maybe a court would find one or both guilty. Maybe not. I don’t know. The point is this issue is serious enough that a court must try.

How does it look to the world?

Canadians engaging in peaceful protest are arrested and brutalized during the G20. Citizens expressing dissent like Byron Sonne are punitively incarcerated.

While a University Professor calling for the assassination of Julian Assange – on National television – in an infamous clip seen around the world, is given a free pass.

Canada looks very very bad indeed.

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Making it even worse:

According to this CTV article a Toronto woman received threatening email from Mr. Flanagan, but the police in Calgary will not do anything about it unless she makes a complaint in person:

Woman felt threatened by Flanagan email

To lend your support to the complaint against Tom Flanagan, you can contact:

Vancouver Police Department,
or the Calgary Police Department.

Free Byron

5 thoughts on “Human Rights Day #freebyron #chargeflanagan

  1. A great piece. Thanks! You speak the utter and absolute truth – something some ‘powers that be’ appear allergic to. We, the people do not need lies / deception / deceit in order to be / feel safe. In fact, the exact opposite is the case. As the momentum grows – this will be fixed. WE WILL NOT LIVE IN FEAR.

    “Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.”
    – Hafsat Abiola

  2. OH they can push back, but Dick Cheney and other Bush-era folks (Not to mention Flannigan et al as well here in Herr Harper’s Reich) are silently quivering in their space boots, I’d imagine, a little more than Julian is. Although most of the sheeple are still watching the MSM, most of us really know that there is an info war going on. The Corporate Banksters are losing ground – fast. A Tsunami of revolt is neigh. It’s all over for the JP Morgue nonetheless..
    ***
    “Nigeria files bribery charges against Dick Cheney”
    By: By The Associated Press, Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

    “Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency on Tuesday charged former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney over a bribery scheme involving oil services firm Halliburton Co. during time he served as its top official, a spokesman said.

    The charges stem from a case involving as much as $180 million allegedly paid in bribes to Nigerian officials, said Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Halliburton and other firms allegedly paid the bribes to win a contract to build a $6 billion liquefied natural gas plant in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, he said.
    ***
    From: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/nigeria-charges-dick-cheney

    I hear there are many more charges such as these in the ready for other parasites, predators, and cancers. Watch the developing world jolt up in sequence, and then en-masse as they realize that arrest warrants issued in their respective nations against the Bilerberg crew are just as worthless as the US paper currency they keep on reserve.

    It’s rather simple really; the longer Jullian is imprisoned by the West, the more plain and obvious it becomes that REAL criminals remain not only at large, but in some instances in POWER.

    Once tried and convicted, I hope these cancers are sentenced to mine silver in Nigeria for the JP morgue.‌

    JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained

    “Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.”
    – Hafsat Abiola
    From: http://livefree-chooseoptionc.tk/

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