From: Ontario, Canada
From: B.C. Fathers
Via: The Honor Network
Unjust & Illegal Threats Now Coming Within the Shadow of the Courthouse
Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)
Security at Newmarket, Ontario Courthouse bully and threaten law abiding Canadian citizens!
It was reported to Canada Court Watch that on Thursday, December 21, 2006, court security officers from the Newmarket Court came outside of the court and threatened members of the equal parenting group, Fathers-4-Justice.
Members of Fathers-4-Justice were outside of the front entrance to the court and peacefully obtaining signatures on a petition. The protesters had signs on the grass to the side of the court entrance. Fathers-4-Justice members were told to take their signs down off public property. The one large sign read, “Put the father back in Christmas”
Court officers told the Fathers-4-Justice rep that members of their group would be arrested for public mischief if anyone inside the court complained about their activities against the court system.
Basically, what the officers were telling demonstrators was that if people inside of the court did not like what the demonstrators were doing outside, then they could be criminally charged based on a complaint, not on whether those outside of the court were really breaking the law or not.
But as many Canadians know, false allegations and perjury are used all the time in the courts with nothing being done against those who fabricate lies.
Although security officers allowed the demonstrators to remain outside less their signs, when one of the supporters for fathers-4-Justice attempted to enter the public court building to simply use the washroom, he was told that he was not allowed to enter the public court building to use the washroom.
Court security workers gave the lame excuse that fathers-4-justice supporters might hand out literature inside of the building. Officers could have easily checked for flyers and allowed the citizen to use the washroom but as any intelligent person could see, this was just an excuse to confront the citizen and to punish those who dare to oppose the courts.
It seems that some court security officials don’t respect those sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which are supposed to guarantee Canadians the right to peaceful assembly and association.
As some residents in the area stated to Court Watch, it would appear that the courts have lost touch with the hearts and souls of the people in the community and have become the enemy of the people.
At one time security was not needed at the courts because there was mutual respect between the people and those who managed our courts.
If true justice was being delivered by our courts, there would be no need for security at all. The system is having to protect the judges because they know that some judges are not delivering justice to the people they are supposed to serve.
Our Justice system is supposed to protect our rights and freedoms, not ignore and trample upon them and work against the citizens.
It seems that those who work for the court will step outside of the law and violate the rights and freedoms of Canadians in order to stifle the opinions of those who dare to protest against the justice system and against those judges who oppress our rights and freedoms.