16 DAYS TO FREEDOM DAY: 04 October 2008.
Time served behind bars for caring about children and losing faith in the administration of justice:
Perry served a six month sentence for civil contempt of court!!! He is now serving an additional 30 day sentence for criminal contempt of court. No early release. Unlike other inmates Perry will serve every single day.
This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.
Out and about all day yesterday (Wednesday, 17 September 2008), but time to visit Perry. Good visit. He is well, and counting the days. Pretty soon it’s down to fingers and toes 🙂
By the way, that five-legged fly maybe didn’t get out after all. He was back between the two panes of glass in Perry’s cell yesterday. And it was him: three legs on one side, two on the other. Where he disappeared to for that little spell is an unknown. Perry was convinced he was gone. But, there he was. Back. Trapped between those two panes of glass. Still very much alive. A mystery 🙂
Yesterday Perry had yard, a shower, canteen and several pieces of mail. All in one day. A big day!
My how his life will change after 04 October. It’s going to be quite a re-adjustment. Feel like a shower? Hop in the shower. Want a little fresh air and sunshine? Step out the door. Have a yen for a snack? Open the fridge door. Craving a chocolate bar? Zip off to the store.
And then there’s TV. And radio. And the computer.
I must admit I am getting excited for Perry, and Helen, and the girls, and Perry’s Mom, and his sister.
Freedom! It’s been a long time coming.
I am doing some catch up in my personal life. Lots of things which needed doing getting done 🙂 Off to the dentist in the morning 🙁
Keep an eye on New to the Site on the Home page. As I buzz about I am trying to at least get the media articles posted.
I have lots I want to say and little time to say it right now.
Note the Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal has declared a priest you and I would call a clerical paedophile is not a paedophile at all – ‘ he made a mistake’! And note where De Maupeou is now. In Ottawa. Another paedophile at St. Paul University. Some day when I get a moment or two I must compile a list of the clerical sexual predators whom I know have graced the halls of St. Paul University. I assure you there has been more than one or two.
And he’s studying canon law!!!
Do the parents of Ottawa know he’s there?
Dear Lord have mercy on us!! Spare us and protect our children from priests who ‘ just made a mistake,’ and from Cardinals and archbishops and bishops who make excuses for them
Note too the allegations from St. Stanislaus in Australia. Of particular interest note the defence claim that the whole thing is nothing but a witch hunt.
And then there’s the article about the two little foster boys in the Cornwall area who apparently ran away from their foster home. Did your skin crawl? Mine did. I trust that an in depth investigation is under way. I can’t imagine that I am the only with questions. Why did those children leave? Assuming they left voluntarily, why did two little boys leave the comfort of their foster home? I trust – I hope – I pray those children haven’t been – aren’t – returned until a thorough investigation has been conducted.
Seems to me when it comes to protecting our children, as much as we are told things are evolving for the better worldwide the more they seem to stay the same. Examples:
– A Cardinal-Archbishop makes excuses for a clerical paedophile.
– A defence lawyer proclaims his clients’ innocence while demeaning the victims.
– And two little Cornwall area foster boys disappear from their foster home.
A final note on media. It looks like politics prevailed and the selection committee for AM 1220’s Greatest Cornwallite – Past has excluded Perry Dunlop from the final vote. Joe St. Denis made it through. Is that the former Deputy Chief of Police? I’m guessing it is, but not 100% certain.
Anyway I must say I’m not totally surprised Perry was excluded. Disappointed? Yes. Surprised? No. I had a hunch Perry’s name would never make it through to the final cut
The committee is comprised of Citizen of the Year, Roy Perkins, former school trustee, Joe Gunn, and Corus Entertainment General Manager, Scott Armstrong.
Enough for now,