Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
~Harry S. Truman in his Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950
It has come to our attention that the crown prosecutor who lead the prosecution of Mark Marek has been fired from the case and the case was given to a senior prosecutor with lots of experience. Writing on the wall has it that the reason the old prosecutor was fired (not from work, just from the case) was because Mark was granted bail and was released from prison. How utterly disturbing that?
In my recent post about the why the police are more dangerous to the public than criminals I have dedicated two paragraphs to the absurdity of prosecution in what I call “paper democracies” (tyrannical societies which despite being oppressive, are quite successful in masquerading themselves as democracies).
The assertion that the Canadian prosecutors don’t give a hoot about the innocence or guilt of civilians in their clutches, and only care about their conviction rate is further proven to be a fact by the alleged firing of prosecutor Julie Roy from Mark’s case. Mark was arbitrarily imprisoned, treated as guilty until proven innocent and had his fundamental human rights violated during the arrest under the fabricated breach of bail conditions, but none of that bothers anyone. All the authorities are bothered by is that Mark, despite having been unlawfully imprisoned, was eventually re-released on bail. That in their minds seems to be unacceptable, so the prosecutor who failed to ensure the unlawfully imprisoned man stays in prison, was fired from the case. Fuck justice. Fuck democracy. If the system of a down wants to silence a dissenting voice, they must make way to oppression and tyranny.
In my previous update on Mark I said that it remained to be seen just how fair and impartial judges were in Canada. Mark had another court date on October 10, 2013 during which his lawyer tried to vary his bail conditions which are intentionally so restrictive, as to ensure that he remains silenced, but they are also too restrictive to even allow him to look for accommodation.
In my opinion, it can be safely ascertained that Mark is not gonna get justice in Canada no matter what. In my opinion, based on this latest ruling, the judge had made up her mind long before Mark’s defence got a chance to present their case and picked the side accordingly. Afterall, she’s employed by the system and paid by the system, therefore I’m not sure why exactly I thought there could be true fairness and impartiality to be found in the courts, even when the accused is persecuted for political reasons.
Mark needs to totally go ahead with his suggestion to wear a kangaroo costume next time he goes to court. I mean – what does he have to lose? It’s not like he’s gonna get justice if he doesn’t…
The only thing that keeps the open season on Mark from going all out is the high media interest in his case. Even though this latest judge seemed to have known how she’s gonna rule beforehand, the bias would have been too blatant, with media representatives listening closely, if she also continued opposing Mark’s right to be allowed to access materials essential for his defence, so there was a tiny, but still very restrictive cave-in there.
All in all, with there being virtually no chance for Mark to get justice in Canada, we, the small but dedicated support team of Mark’s and Best Gore, lead by Vasily, Dr. Nasty and myself, with backing from The Anonymous (props to Cobra Commander from ARBCO Industries), and now a wave of support from our friends from Brazil, are gonna change our focus accordingly.
Report Finds Police Worldwide Criminalize Dissent, Assert New Powers in Crackdown on Protests
I also wanted to point out this recent report by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations which details a global crackdown on peaceful protests through excessive police force and the criminalization of dissent – which we’re seeing a direct proof of here at Best Gore, especially in regards to the criminalization of dissent, cause that’s precisely what Mark’s persecution is about.
The report, “Take Back The Streets: Repression and Criminalization of Protest Around the World,” warns of a growing tendency to perceive individuals exercising a fundamental democratic right — the right to protest — as a threat requiring a forceful government response.
The case studies focused primarily on government’s reactions to peaceful protests in the United States, Canada, Israel, Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Hungary, South Africa and Britain.
In police state Canada, within a span of 36 hours, more than 1,000 people — peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights activists and downtown residents — were arrested and placed in detention during the nonviolently G20 Summit protest in Toronto.
Canada sure does a great job positioning itself as the world’s most tyrannical police state.