Perry Dunlop is a political prisoner. He has spent 187 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. He has served his six months and then some – he’s still in jail – perhaps in Lindsay Ontario? or somewhere between there and the notorious Don Valley in Toronto? or perhaps he’s now in “the Don”? Who knows when he’ll be told to load into the paddy wagon and where he’s dragged off to next? The only for sure now is he’ll be in Toronto for 03 September 2008 so “they”can throw him back in for another 15 months on a criminal contempt of court charge and conviction which morphed out of the civil contempt charge and conviction because he told the media the same thing he told the commission – he had lost faith in the justice system in Ontario.
This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.
Roger Robertson will appear in Cornwall court tomorrow morning (Friday, 22 August 2008) around 0930 hours (9:30 am). He is being kept in the Cornwall Police Service building for the night.
His wife Patti Newport is understandably concerned.
That this belated arrest – on what is presumably an outstanding fraud charge – should be handled by the Cornwall Police boggles the mind. There is I do believe an extremely serious conflict of interest. But, silly me. I forget. It’s Cornwall. According to the testimony we have heard to date few if any officers with the Cornwall Police Service know what conflict of interest is.
Yes, I know, a touch sarcastic, but I can not for the life of me see how the Cornwall police can handle charges or warrants of any kind against this man. They should bow out and hand whatever it is they have over to another police force. Who I don’t know, but it certainly should not be the CPS.
Prayers. Lots of prayers.
Two things I omitted to say in my last blog:
(1) The co-owner of the Harley Davidson of Ottawa was extremely receptive to Roger. John Hubbard did an oil change and whatever else needed doing to Roger’s Harley as a courtesy. Patti and Roger told me that is worth a few hundred dollars. And not only did he service the bike, he pushed it to the head of the que so Roger could be on his way.
John’s generosity and kindness was deeply appreciated by both Roger and Patti.
(2) Patti contacted a ton of media for the press conference 20 August 2008. I listened to her talk to one after the other and helped her get a press release out on my computer.
CTV, CBC-TV and the Standard Freeholder covered Roger’s arrival. That was it.
For the record. This is bothering me.
Perry did not ask for this inquiry.
I don’t believe Perry was adverse to calling for an inquiry but he did not spearhead a campaign for an inquiry never mind this one.
I also know for a fact that at a point in time Perry was ready and more than willing to testify at AN inquiry. I also know for a fact that after he saw and pondered the mandate, and realized that Justice Glaude was awash in red flags he wanted nothing to do with THIS inquiry.
Finally, like all of us, Perry was led to believe that absolutely no one would be forced to testify at this inquiry against their will. He understood he was allowed to stay clear of it and he took that to heart.
The long and short as I understand it is that Perry did not ask for this inquiry and he refuses to participate in this particular inquiry with its flawed mandate, and inability to touch federally-appointed judges such as Justices Colin McKinnon and James Chadwick, and its commissioner engulfed in real and/or perceived conflict of interest.
Put together a decent inquiry with the ability to look at criminality and allegations of a paedophile ring and cover-up and I am nigh to 100% sure Perry would be on the stand in a heart beat.
Enough for now,