Perry has now spent 117 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.
IF Perry was convicted paedophile James Lewis he would be out tomorrow! Lewis – previously convicted (18 month conditional sentence!) for possession of kiddie porn – was sentenced to six months for molesting a 9-year-old boy. He was out and about after serving 118 days!!! Out and about somewhere. Who knows where?
Perry is in jail. Serving every single day and every single hour of a six month sentence.
A national disgrace. Paedophiles prancing the streets in 118 days. “Alleged” paedophiles foot-loose and fancy-free because their Charter rights to a speedy trial were presumably violated. The man who stepped up to the plate to protect children behind bars!!! For who knows how long?!
Something is amiss for next week. Perry is not listed on the Ontario Court of Appeal schedule . The court schedule went up at 2 pm yesterday afternoon (Friday, 13 June 2008). Perry’s name is nowhere to found.
This was not discovered until after hours. As I told you earlier, yesterday afternoon Perry was still at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre awaiting transfer. I understand he was still there last evening. Meanwhile out on the West coast Helen and daughter Heather are packing their bags. They leave in the wee hours – will arrive in Ottawa today. The plan was to be here for Perry’s court appearance. They planned to drive to Toronto Sunday or Monday.
Now? Who knows what’s going on? The one for sure is Perry is not on the roster.
Helen will find what’s going on Monday. As soon as I know with certainty I will relay the word. Right now things don’t sound too good.
As if this family hasn’t had enough!!!
On a perhaps lighter note, I must tell you about this. While I was talking with Perry yesterday I heard an inmate somewhere in the pod scream at the top of his longs: “The Pope is cool”!! Yes. The Pope. That’s what he said. “The Pope is cool.”
Perry tells me that’s the sort of thing they hear from this poor soul all day. That and chatter that he’s met the Pope and he knows the Pope,. Ditto Saddham Hussein . Ditto a host of the Who’s Who of the world. The inmates call him CIA 🙂
CIA starts the day at 6 am. Apparently he’s given to early am call outs for “voodoo child.” “Hey, …voodoo child.” He is greeted by a rousing chorus of “Shut up.”
That’s life behind bars. As I often say, it’s a different world. It’s a little bit funny. It’s awfully sad. And ,meanwhile there’s poor Perry in the midst of that, waiting with great hope to be transferred to Toronto for his court appearance on Tuesday, and he’s not on the roster!!! Something smells here.
Keep him in your prayers. Please keep him in your prayers. And Helen. And the girls. And Perry’s Mom, and his sister.
Hearings wrapped up at 1:45 yesterday afternoon. Former Chief Claude Shaver finished his testimony. Yes, I am pleasantly surprised. He didn’t cover himself in glory by a long shot, but he finished. His testimony such as it was was rife with contradictions and inconsistencies, and endless repetitions of how he did or thought this that or the other thing to protect children. Over and over and over. Did anyone count how many times we heard how much he wanted to protect children? That from the mouth of the man who was so very happy when his officers failed to charge Earl Landry Jr. back in the mid 80s. Happy for Earl Landry Sr!! There was no rush to Children’s Aid back then, was there? No burning concern then for the protection of all those little boys who frequented the park and were in Landry Jr.’s company day in and day out, was there? Just happy. Shaver was happy. Happy Landry Jr, wasn’t charged. Happy for his dear friend Earl Landry Sr.
That is one of the countless contradictions in Shaver’s testimony.
I’ve already touched on the fact Shaver arrived armed with his own personal polygraph. And that he pulled a fast one on the stand. As far as humanly possible Dallas Lee didn’t let him get away with it. Glaude did.
What can I say?
And then there are the website games.
There is lots more. Lots. Those of you with observations and/or relevant excerpts from the transcripts please blog to inform those who don’t have time to follow the hearings or pore through the transcripts. I will never manage to do what I want to do which is point out the contradictions and inconsistencies over a full week of testimony. I will however pick away at it. All help gratefully appreciated 🙂
Father’s Day on Sunday. Perry’s in jail. Another rough day for the Dunlops. God love them all and give them the courage, patience, strength and wisdom to carry on day after day.
Enough for now,