Posts tagged: Byron Sonne

361 University Avenue I photograph everything, so I was frustrated that photography is not allowed inside the court. (I would have loved to be able to photograph the massive coat of arms on the wall behind the judge.) So after closing arguments in the Byron Sonne trial, I wandered around taking pictures outside the court, making a circuit around the vast Osgoode Hall complex. It was cold, and I was busy admiring the architecture, and so didn’t register the Occupy Toronto camp I walked right past. This is the video which shows the arrest that happened Friday March 30th, just off the right side of this photograph.

361 University Avenue I photograph everything, so I was frustrated that photography is not allowed inside the court. (I would have loved to be able to photograph the massive coat of arms on the wall behind the judge.) So after closing arguments in the Byron Sonne trial, I wandered around taking pictures outside the court, making a circuit around the vast Osgoode Hall complex. It was cold, and I was busy admiring the architecture, and so didn’t register the Occupy Toronto camp I walked right past. This is the video which shows the arrest that happened Friday March 30th, just off the right side of this photograph.

Know Your Rights: Do you have to show ID to the police?

Lawyer Davin Charney, gives an overview of the law in Canada.

Produced for the Centre for Police Accountability (C4PA).

www.c4pa.ca

www.facebook.com/centreforpoliceaccountability

Twitter: @thec4pa

Useful law:

R v Honoroski 2003 ABPC http://canlii.ca/t/57jz

R v Moore 1979 SCC http://canlii.ca/t/1z76c


Of course problems arise when the police threaten to spuriously bring a charge against you, as happened in the case of Byron Sonne. Now, I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that since the police got away with using this ruse against >Byron Sonne, isn’t the the effect that any police officer can now threaten or even lay frivolous charges against any citizen and force an identification?

What I wonder is if Canadians have been stripped of this right? — laurelrusswurm

pulling the plug ~ NaNoWriMo

I knew this was going to be a bad year for NaNoWriMo because G20 activist Byron Sonne was coming to trial, and the Canadian DMCA Bill-C11 will most likely be passed by the Canadian government because they have a majority government so they can to appease President Bush… oops, it’s Obama now… #samesame … and now there is also #OccupyCanada and #SOPA …

Making matters much worse, I’ve kind of figured out Tumblr !

Still and all, I’m a self publishing novelist and I have work to do, so I have to go offline for a bit and write.

So I’d appreciate it if you’d keep an eye on civil rights and the Internet while I’m at work. 

Thanks.

xo laurel