"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, 15 December 2014

Beating a dead horse

The Attorney General of Ontario has authority to order charges be withdrawmn.

 A local Councillor has no such authority.

Any citizen has a right to ask a police officer a question of procedure.

The Crown Attorney has responsibility to decide if a charge should proceed to trial.

The police officer who witnessed the incident ,and only that officer, has the duty  to lay the charge.

The Crown Attorney has responsibility to determine if the evidence supports the charge and is sufficient to obtain a  verdict of guilt.

On any day of the week, courts are filled with cases. where the Crown Attorney  has  not opened the file to make a determination until the morning of the trial.

The trial proceeds with no determination the weight of evidence is sufficient.

If a lawyer is assigned chances are there's not much of an argument on either side.

The police officer is in the court awaiting the trial. If he is not on a regular shift, he is of course paid extra for court days.

If the trial does not proceed for any reason  he will be in court on all future days until the trial is heard.

If he fails to show on a particular day, the charge will likely be dismissed.

And so the wheels of Justice turn and turn unless  they fall off.


Anonymous said...

Really?…Are there people still going on about your inquiry in regards to the stolen poppy box?
You are once again being too kind with the title of your entry blog.

Anonymous said...

At least the murder case in Newmarket has finally ended. It is incredible that the jury took 4 days of deliberations.

Anonymous said...

There is another horse in the race for the Hydro funds. Highland ratepayers are meeting tonight to elect their executive and there is not even an offer on the table yet.

Anonymous said...

York Region has a new Chair
He is not from Aurora or Newmarket

Anonymous said...

It seems munipalities across York Region used taxpayers monies to buy tables at Bill Fisch's lavish 125 a seat retirement gig
Anyone know what Aurora (read taxpayers) paid for?

Anonymous said...

20:11- who said there's no offer on the table? That part has already come and gone. Money my have not switched hands yet, but that deal is done.

Anonymous said...

20:44-Aurora or Newmarket? And what kind of influence does our 1 representative and Newmarkets 2 reps. have on the region?

Anonymous said...

We probably bought a table. I heard the food wasn't so good.

Anonymous said...

I believe you are speculating. Developers are not jumping over themselves with anticipation,

Anonymous said...

Aurora had people there.
With all this transparency talk, you could probably match up the photos & ask if they paid for their seats.
Me, I can't be bothered.

Anonymous said...

I bet you got your knickers in a knot over Bev Oda's 13 bottle of Orange juice in London England though