Where is the Iron Curtain?

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 Perry has now spent 93 days in jail – for stepping up to the plate to protect children, and then daring to say he has lost faith in the justice system. This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.

[a note on the above.  The 93 days are not 93 days of Perry’s six month sentence.  Three of those days were after he was arrested and in custody pending his appearance at Toronto Divisional Court.  A further 14 days were accrued when Perry was sent back to jail while the Divisional Court justices pondered his fate (no bail).  All up Perry has spent 17 days in jail which have NOT, as is the norm for inmates, been doubled and deducted from his sentence.  Therefore while Perry has indeed served 93 days in jail, – only 76 of those days will apply to his six month sentence.]

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PLEASE NOTE:  Hearings resume at 1100 hours (11 am) this morning, 21 May 2008. Justice Glaude has business of some kind hence the delay.

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A sad day indeed yesterday.  On so many counts.  Perry & Helen’s 19 Anniversary– with Perry behind bars.  The heartless refusal by “officials” to escort Perry to Ingleside, Ontario say goodbye to his believed Nan.  And Nan’s death. 

All this on the heels of Heather’s graduation.  It’s a lot for one man to take. 

The sheer vindictiveness of what “the system”  is doing to Perry in the name of justice defies both logic and comprehension.  The animosity directed his way is palpable. 

How is Perry?  I haven’t talked to him since he received the sad news that Nan is dead. I did talk to him after he was told that the powers that be would not allow him a temporary leave to allow grandmother and grandson to say their final farewells – in person, with a hug and a kiss and a few tears. 

Perry was upset by the finality of that news.  Obviously he was upset. Nan was like a second mother to him.  She helped raise him as a child.  Until 19 May 2008 she was holding on to the hope that she could see the boy and hold him one last time. Perry too had hoped against hope. 

I am inclined to think that Justice Glaude and the gang responsible for this whole vindictive travesty are sorely mistaken if they think for one moment that such acts of  cruelty and godless inhumanity will restore Perry’s faith in the justice system! 

Mother Russia.  How often do I think of Mother Russia these days?  Where is the iron curtain?  I can’t see it, but I surely think I can reach out and touch it – I can feel it :(.
 
Cards of sympathy, Mass cards and condolences can reach Perry at:

Perry Dunlop c/o OCDC
Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road
Ottawa ON
K1B 4C4

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I mentioned that Richard Hickerson had written a book.  Here are the details.

Author: Hickerson, Richard F.

Title: Music and spirituality / Richard F. Hickerson.

Publisher: Cornwall, Ont., Canada : Vesta, c1980.

Description: Book

170 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

LC Subject(s): Music –Religious aspects –Christianity

 Music –Philosophy and aesthetics

 Spirituality

Notes: Bibliography: p. 164-170.
 
ISBN: 0919806856

Published in Cornwall no less.  I will track this down one of these days and see what this former clerical paedophile turned secular paedophile had to say about music and spirituality.  I shudder at the thought.   With his collection of porn and books advocating man/boy sex I shudder at the thought.

Will now get together some further Hickerson information. Also want to do a scan of  yesterday’s transcripts and recap testimony of interest.

Enough for now

Sylvia

(cornwall@theinquiry.ca)

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2 Responses to Where is the Iron Curtain?

  1. RealityChecker says:

    Unfortunately Sylvia – we have very lame Whistleblower laws in this Country – and this is a prime example of what the “powers that be” can do to destroy a whistleblower’s intrgrity, credibility, life, career, reputation, economic stability etc.etc. etc.

    They have the “power” and they can do it.

    Perry Dunlop’s saga is a lesson for every Canadian in this country – DON’T BLOW THE WHISTLE OR DO WHAT’S RIGHT – it will land you in jail!!!

  2. Sherlock says:

    Some words from Confucius:

    Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings.
    Now the course is checked;
    now it runs straight again.
    Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words;
    There the heavy burden of knowledge
    must be shut away in silence.

    But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
    They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
    And when two people understand each other
    in their inmost hearts,
    Their words are sweet and strong,
    like the fragrance of orchids.”

    –I Ching commentaries

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