Open Letter to Edmonton Mayor, Police Chief and EPC

Censors Are Snipers with a Bazooka, or Surgeons with a Chainsaw - Quote by Mark Marek of BestGore.com

Foreword by Acneska:

On behalf of Mark Marek and the rest of us who run Best Gore in his stead, Vasily Kirov sent letters to the following organizations and individuals with a petition requesting the investigation of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) detectives involved in what we believe were violations of Mark Marek’s fundamental human rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

  • Edmonton Police Commission (EPC) – the Edmonton Police Watchdog
  • Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht – Person in Charge of the Edmonton Police Service
  • Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson – Commander in Chief and Employer of the Edmonton Police
  • Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken – Representative of the Edmonton City Council on the EPC

The submitted petitions contained information published in the Police State Canada vs Mark Marek Summary of Persecution, plus the specific in the following paragraphs:

Open Letter to the Edmonton Police Commission, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht and Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken

This letter is a petition on behalf of Mr. Mark Marek, of Edmonton, Alberta to have detectives and officers within the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) investigated for possible abuse of power and gross professional misconduct.

The implied misconduct may have included targeted harm to Mr. Marek’s reputation, a show of authority, a threat of force, improper issuance of a warrant for arrest against a private person, illegal denial of personal liberty, arbitrary imprisonment and failure to determine the lawfulness of the imprisonment.

We further suspect that Detective Andre Francois and Staff Sgt. Bill Clark, as part of their personal vendetta against Mr. Marek, violated his fundamental human rights, subjected him to a smear campaign, intentionally ignored evidence that he was innocent to ensure he would be likely to be imprisoned, treated him as guilty until proven innocent, and utilized intimidation and threats to make an example of him.

Based on our review of Mr. Marek’s case to date, we believe that Detective Andre Francois and Staff Sgt. Bill Clark may have committed the abuses described, and call on the Edmonton Police Commission, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht and Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken to take the following actions:

  1. Investigate Detective Andre Francois and Staff Sgt. Bill Clark for Mark Marek’s unlawful arrest and imprisonment, and violations of his fundamental Human Rights.
  2. Investigate Detective Andre Francois for racially motivated prejudices, racial agendas and discrimination of Mark Marek based on his colour of skin.
  3. Investigate the Correctional Officers at Edmonton Remand Centre as to why Mr. Marek was not provided with a mattress and had to spend a night sleeping on a steel plate, and why his release was delayed by almost two days after his bail had been posted.

Call on All Decent Human Being to Support the Petition

We would also like to ask all decent human beings, whether from Canada or from other parts of the world, to take active part in putting an end to human rights abuses and violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and contact the above mentioned authorities by email, telephone, faximile, or mail with a request to act upon their oath and thoroughly investigate the allegations.

We urge everyone to take a minute of their day to support the initiative, as our unity in these actions will determine whether the internet remains a never-ending worldwide conversation, or whether governmental regulation of thoughts and ideas break that conversation.

These officials already have the formal letters that had been mail to them by Vasily on their desks. They just need to be reminded of their duty to exercise their public entrusted, taxes funded authority the right way and without delay. Write something brief in your own words, and attach the relevant Word document for further info. And remember what Theodore Roosevelt said:

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Contact the Edmonton Police Commission

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (780) 414-7574
Fax: (780) 414-7511
Mail: Suite 171, 10235 101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3E9, Canada
Download: Document for the Edmonton Police Commission

Contact the Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Police Headquarters, 9620 103A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 0H7, Canada
Download: Document for Police Chief Rod Knecht

Contact Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson

Email: Use This Contact Form
Mail: 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2R7, Canada
Download: Document for Mayor Don Iveson

Contact Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (780) 496-8128
Fax: (780) 496-8113
Mail: 2nd Floor, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2R7, Canada
Download: Document for Councillor Dave Loken

I’ll close this post with quote from Aung San Suu Kyi who, like Mark Marek, was also a prisoner of conscience, caged by her government:

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.

Author: Acneska

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39 thoughts on “Open Letter to Edmonton Mayor, Police Chief and EPC”

  1. I am so happy to see that steps are being made to bring to light the atrocities that have happened and continue to happen against Mark Marek. It’s comforting to know that these issues are still at the forefront of our minds and that no matter how long it’s been since the beginning of said atrocities, we are still fighting for justice. I am so proud that we’re not giving up or giving in to the unjust treatment against Mark as well as many others. I truly hope that these actions will open the minds of most if not all. Thank you for continuing the fight of freedom and not giving up or giving in. It’s so comforting to know that Mark has others willing to fight along side of him regardless of fear of persecution or intimidation. Keep up the good work and don’t give up no matter how tough the going gets.

  2. Despite my many ramblings I could never hope to encourage people like Mark did because I am a pessimist and a drunk and my conclusions always end in negative solutions and I care nothing for my own life let alone other peoples but Acneska, Vasily and the rest, you are doing a good job and this website would have collapsed by now if it wasn’t for you.

    Now on to the case,

    163. Corrupting morals

    Defence of public good

    (3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section if the public good was served by the acts that are alleged to constitute the offence and if the acts alleged did not extend beyond what served the public good.

    Question of law and question of fact

    (4) For the purposes of this section, it is a question of law whether an act served the public good and whether there is evidence that the act alleged went beyond what served the public good, but it is a question of fact whether the acts did or did not extend beyond what served the public good.

    Motives irrelevant

    (5) For the purposes of this section, the motives of an accused are irrelevant.

    http://yourlaws.ca/criminal-code-canada/163-corrupting-morals

    The above extracts show an interesting position, The accused cannot be convicted if the offence proved to be of public good.

    It also says “For the purposes of this section, the motives of an accused are irrelevant”, so from this we can see that ad hominem reasoning cannot be used in court, they cannot make assumptions about Mark’s character as a means of establishing motive for the motive is irrelevant, this means that they cannot talk about Best Gore itself or their assumptions of it’s content because that would come under motives as well, all they can base the case on is the one video in question.

    It also means Mark cannot use personal motive as a defence as well which is not a bad thing since it creates a level playing field.

    What it comes down to then is this, was the video for which this case was brought about on an act of corrupting morals?, the answer, no, it was not, why? because it comes under the “Defence of public good” and how do we know this?, because the end result of the video being viewed created an high profile of the perpetrator which led to his eventual arrest, case closed.

    1. I’m sorry but your interpretation is not the way the prosecution will argue the case. They will put to the jury that serving the public good would have been to post stills only of the murderer’s face and maybe the victim. They will suggest that by providing motion video of the numerous acts within the video, BG went beyond the service of the public good. They will put this as a fact to the jury.

      Mark’s team will then need to demonstrate that providing an unedited ‘raw’ video establishes authenticity of the source video and that this provides the viewing public a basis to better recognise the perpetrator and victim, and establish that a genuine crime has occurred and worthy of investigation. Valid arguments can be established by both camps, and I think Mark has a good chance to establish a winning argument.

      The problem I see is jury selection. The prosecution will challenge any prospective if they have ever heard of/viewed the website, viewed websites containing similar content or been active in expressing or supporting freedom of the press or internet. In other words, the jury will be weighted heavily with morally upright and backward individuals.

      Once they are then forced to watch the video (something BestGore has never done to any person) these uptight … I mean, upright individuals will view Mark as the antichrist and find him guilty.

      In my opinion Mark can’t win this with a jury because the jury will never be selected based on a realistic cross section of society. He should be petitioning for a judge trial on this basis. This way, a professional who will judge Mark on Mark’s actions can consider the arguments on their merits and not emotional repugnance at the video.

      As for intention, that is about hamstringing people from saying their intention was to act in the public interest and it is a big misunderstanding. This doesn’t apply to Mark.

      I am of the opinion that should Mark successfully petition for a judge trial (not sure on the laws and processes in Canada regarding this) the prosecution will drop the case. Mark winning would set a precedent on internet censorship that won’t be worth the risk.

      1. @McTreblar, I see your point about the raw vs the stills argument, but then again Mark had, at that time, expressed a view that the video may be fake and had put this to the viewers, so, like you said, it can be argued that the raw footage was needed to establish authenticity, which of course would set the rest of the case up as ? Defence of public good?.

        I am swayed by your position on jury selection, even though we know that the case the authorities have against him is weak and based upon an old and rarely used law it is the human element at the end of the day that may swing it, what kind of people will they choose?, will they already possess negative opinions of Mark and BG before the trial even starts?.

        This is why I hate law and reading it even bores me to death because it?s written in a way that seems at first to be without argument, to be a purely reason based position but the way it is used is like a religion, it is used in an emotion based way and the case ends up being a game of who can make the jury and judge feel special that day, completely ridiculous but then that?s the system we all love and follow without question.

  3. There’s fuck-all chance of the police department turning on its own “minions” I think, they’ve made their attitude towards Mark clear as day, they’ll just continue to slander him and simply claim he is full of shit and they did nothing wrong. Does anyone really expect any less at this stage? This is like their downtime from imposing their rules and social structures onto our pitiful species, just a bit of fun for them, a little personal vendetta. A right shower of cunts.

  4. Excercise your right to free speech peacefully, or use any resources at your disposal to help catch a murderer, and they’ll put you on trial for your life. Smoke crack, make death threats on camera, and commit other acts of general buffoonery, and they’ll make you Mayor of Toronto. Welcome to Canada. Pretty fucked up, eh?

  5. Totally off subject, or maybe not,but I wanna/havta say is, and this may sound fucked up, but I am so sorry that I had a person /kid /daughter born into this world. Right now everything seems “hunky and dory” but the truth is it’s not, (as we all know?) I live upstate ny, and right now the hasidic jews, “you know “THE JEWS” just bought a whole bunch of acres of land to “camp?” Upstate ny is done. They come here every summer and take over, not in the sense of we will rape and pillage but in the sense of we are slowly taking over everything. The sad part is there is not enough people doing anything about it. They already built thier “bungalows” and churches. They will soon be takin’ over my living space, their sorry stinking and I mean stinking asses will invade where I live. I will have to make a stand cause this is bullshit. How (and don’t answer that one) why can they get away with it? Somthing has to be done. Sorry for venting on you guys but I’m fuckin’ pissed and certain people do not stick together and I’m sick of that too. So much more to say but I would just implicate myself

        1. Here’s a summary, a guy feels there is something wrong with society. He decides to do something about it. He starts killing interracial couples. He shoots white women and black men who are couples as a way to attack multiculturalism. He eventually finds out that Jews are behind the attack on white people. He becomes a hit man and starts whacking Jews in all sorts of different ways.

  6. Funny shit about moral clauses I guess its not a moral offense to be the mayor of Toronto Canada smoking crack:
    TORONTO A new video that surfaced Thursday shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a rambling rage, using threatening words including “kill” and “murder,” as the saga that has gripped Canadians for months took yet another twist.

    The mayor told reporters moments after the video was posted online that he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” in it and “embarrassed” by it. The context of the video is unknown and it’s unclear who the target of Ford’s wrath is. The video, which appeared at length on the Toronto Star’s website and in clips on the Toronto Sun’s website, prompted another round of calls for Ford to step down.

    It’s been a whirlwind of a week for Ford, who on Tuesday admitted to smoking crack in a “drunken stupor” about a year ago. Police said last week they had obtained a different, long-sought video that shows Ford smoking a crack pipe.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57611342/rob-ford-embattled-mayor-of-toronto-caught-on-video-tirade/

  7. Shit like this must me morally correct:

    Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has acknowledged smoking crack cocaine in a secretly taped video, has been caught on a second video, this time staggering around an unidentified living room in a rage, threatening to kill an unnamed person.

    The 44-year-old mayor of Canada’s largest city is shown enraged, gesticulating as he stumbles around the room.

    “I’m gonna kill that (expletive) guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” the visibly agitated mayor shouts.

    The target of his wrath is unstated, but at one point Ford says, “I need (expletive) 10 minutes to make sure he’s dead.”

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