Report on week two of  Supreme Court Trial R v Roy Arthur Topham    by  Arthur Topham

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again, please feel free to use whatever information is contained in this Report in order to spread the news concerning this important trial further afield.

To date only the local Quesnel Cariboo Observer, and CBC Prince George have given coverage to the story so it’s now firmly established that Canada’s major news networks (all of which are either controlled or heavily influenced by the foreign Zionist lobby) have no intention of informing the general public on this matter.

As I previously stated in the first report it’s up to the alternative news media to do its best to cover this important historic event in Canadian jurisprudence and bring it to the attention of internet readers around the world.

The original time period allotted for the trial indicated that it would conclude by Friday, November 6th but such is not the case. It will now carry on into week three and likely conclude on Tuesday, November 10th one day prior to Canada’s federal holiday known as Remembrance Day.
Thank you.

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Arthur Topham
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Report on week two of
Supreme Court Trial R v Roy Arthur Topham

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Arthur Topham

The second week of Canada’s Sec. 319(2) “Hate Propaganda” trial R v Roy Arthur Topham got underway Monday morning, November 2nd, 2015.

Witness #1 former Det. Cst. Terry Wilson of the BC Hate Crime Team

During the fourth day of the first week of testimony (October 29, 2015) Defence attorney Barclay Johnson had cross examined former Det. Cst. Terry Wilson the lead investigator involved in the current Sec. 319(2) charge, arrest and incarceration of Mr. Topham back in May of 2012. Throughout his questioning of Wilson it was clearly shown that the former detective was not an “expert” on what constituted “hate” and that Wilson was solely relying upon only one definition of “hatred” which appeared in the Keegstra case from back in the 1980’s. It was also evident from the former Hate Crime Unit investigator’s statements that after the second complainant had filed his complaint to the BC Hate Crime Team back in May of 2011 Wilson traveled over to Victoria, B.C. to interview the complainant who, during the course of the taped conversation, told Wilson that he’d also been involved in laying an earlier complaint against Topham back in 2007 as a representative of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada. That earlier Sec. 13(1) complaint on the part of B’nai Brith Canada, fortunately for Topham, was stayed in 2010 pending the outcome of a Constitutional challenge to the Canadian Human Rights Act (where the legislation existed); one that ultimately resulted in the repeal of Sec. 13(1) in June of 2012.

In the course of their interview the complainant told Wilson that his organization, the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, didn’t think they had any evidence strong enough to gain a conviction under Sec. 319(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada until Topham published his “book” Israel Must Perish! on his website May 28th, 2011. The complainant, upon reading what was in actuality a satire that Topham had written of the actual book Germany Must Perish! concluded that he now had sufficient evidence to prove to a court of law that Topham was proposing the total annihilation of the Jewish population and would therefore qualify as a candidate for a Sec. 319(2) “Hate Propaganda” complaint with the BC Hate Crime Team.

Under cross examination Defence attorney Johnson suggested to Wilson that it wasn’t until the complainant had told him about the “book” that he made his decision to charge Topham.

Topham’s attorney also brought forth evidence clearly showing Wilson to have abused his police powers during the course of his investigation when he wrote a personal letter to Topham’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) Netfirms.ca back on November 21, 2012 informing them that Topham had been charged on November 5, 2012 with a Sec. 319(2) CCC offence of “Wilfully Promoting Hatred”. Defence pointed out to the court that Wilson had taken it upon himself to go to Netfirms.ca, read through their policy and then suggested to the company that Topham’s Sec. 319(2) criminal charge “may in fact contravene” said policy under section 4(b)(i). The result of Wilson’s letter to Netfirms.ca was that the ISP wrote to Topham the same day issuing what was basically an ultimatum stating, “We have been advised by a visitor to your web site radicalpress.com that such web site contains content that is alleged to be untrue, offensive, slanderous, harassing or controversial in nature.

Accordingly, please remove such content within 48 hours of this notice. Failure to delete such content within such period will result in termination of your website.” It was signed by “Zach P Corporate Support”.

Given such short notice and not having the technical expertise to shift his website to a new (and more secure) server in the USA Topham had to rely upon an associate of his who also wasn’t fully proficient in downloading and uploading websites. The end result was that all the content on Topham’s website prior to November 21, 2012 ended up infected with computer code script that required hundreds of hours of labour to correct and to this day still hasn’t been fully repaired.

Defence also pointed out to the court that when Wilson wrote to Netfirms.ca on November 21, 2012 there had already been one attempt on the part of Crown to have Topham’s bail conditions changed so that he wouldn’t be able to carry on publishing until after the trial (should he be found not guilty). That attempt had failed and Crown was attempting a second time to change his conditions and a hearing on Crown’s application had already been set for January 2, 2013 but Wilson disregarded the court and proceeded on his own to try and remove RadicalPress.com before that date. Because of these independent actions on the part of former Det. Wilson, Defence suggested to the court that Wilson had acted in an extra-judicial manner and in doing so had attempted to circumvent whatever decision the court may have come to regarding Topham’s bail conditions (Crown’s application was unsuccessful). In other words Wilson had acted as judge and jury and concluded, prior to Crown’s application being heard, that Topham was guilty of the crime before having been tried. In other words, according to Defence counsel Johnson, Wilson’s testimony could not be taken seriously and ought to be disregarded by the jury.

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Crown Expert Witness Len Rudner

The first week’s proceedings concluded Friday, October 30th, 2015 with Crown’s Expert Witness, Mr. Len Rudner, former Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, completing his testimony. Week two commenced with Defence attorney Barclay Johnson’s cross examination of Mr. Rudner testimony.

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As noted in the first report the focus of Crown’s evidence was contained in four large binders of which Binder #1 and #2 composed the complete texts of the following online books posted on RadicalPress.com:

1. Germany Must Perish! by Theodore N. Kaufmann
2. Israel Must Perish! (erroneously labeled by Wilson and Crown as a “book” rather than a satirical article)
3. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
4. The Biological Jew by Eustice Mullins
5. The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today by Elizabeth Dilling

Binder #2 was the complete text (580 pages) of Douglas Reed’s historic analysis of political Zionism The Controversy of Zion. Binders #3 and #4 were basically screen shots of all of Topham’s monthly postings on his website which Wilson had “captured” during the course of the Hate Crime Team’s investigation once the initial complaint was laid against Topham and his website on April 28th, 2011. As well, a number of Topham’s personal writings contained in the sidebar on the home page under the heading Arthur’s Court were also included.

Over the course of Len Rudner’s testimony Crown’s Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Johnston led Rudner through all of the above online books and portions of the articles, most of which contained Topham’s “Editor’s Note” prefaces. It was mainly these prefaces to other writer’s work that Crown zeroed in on as they apparently were having great difficulty in finding anything in Topham’s own personal articles on the site that they felt would meet the stringent standards that the law required in order to prove, “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Topham was “wilfully” promoting hatred toward “people of Jewish ethnicity or religion”.

Fortunately, for the defence, Crown’s Expert Witness Len Rudner provided the court with some extremely revealing evidence while under cross examination which, ultimately, led to some damning conclusions.

Given that Rudner had told the court that during the period of his tenure as a Director for the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), which spanned the years in which Mr. Topham had been harassed and dragged through the whole of the Canadian Human Rights Commission Sec. 13(1) complaint process from 2007 until 2012, Defence counsel Johnson began questioning Rudner on statements he’d made under oath regarding his personal involvement in the laying of these Sec. 13(1) “hate crime” charges against Canadian citizens. What Rudner told the court, was most revealing and in some instances totally unexpected. As it turned out, in his capacity as a director of this foreign Israeli lobbyist organization, Rudner stated that as far back as 2007 he had been personally involved in an attempt on the part of the CJC to file a Sec. 319(2) “hate” complaint against Arthur Topham and his website RadicalPress.com with the British Columbia Hate Crimes Team (BCHCT). This was the very same RCMP unit that on May 16th, 2012 arrested Topham and charged him under the same Sec. 319(2) criminal code section. Rudner’s statements were corroborated by the evident from Crown’s disclosure which contained the following document shown below.

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While the document itself hadn’t indicated who, in particular, was responsible for filing the complaint, Rudner having sworn that he was personally involved in drafting a number of such complaints, admitted to having signed off on that one as well.

During the course of his testimony before the court Rudner also admitted to having had contact with Topham’s former Internet Service Provider (ISP) MagNet.com (now defunct) back as far as 2005 wherein he had complained to said company that Topham was publishing “anti-Semitic” materials on his website RadicalPress.com. He admitted under oath that at the time he complained to the ISP he realized that it wouldn’t necessarily guarantee that Topham’s site would be removed from the Internet but that it would at least be an “inconvenience” for Topham! What Rudner and the court, including Defence attorney Barclay Johnson, didn’t realize was that the complaint by the CJC to Topham’s then ISP resulted in Topham losing all of the contents of his website, including a long and lively forum, that dated back to and included the period from 1999 to 2005 and constituted a valuable historic record of a section of history that has since dominated much of the narrative concerning the nascent period of the 21st Century and its reaction to the defining event now known as 911. At the time of the loss Topham had a strong suspicion that the person or persons responsible for filing the complaint to his ISP were most likely connected to either the Canadian Jewish Congress or B’nai Brith Canada (both of whom are admitted lobbyists for the foreign state of Israel), but his then server refused to divulge who had registered the complaint and had only given Topham 48 hours to find a new server. Now the truth regarding that premeditated event finally came to light ten years after the fact.

Given Rudner’s direct testimony that he had personally been involved in two previous attempts to have Topham’s website taken down, Defence attorney Barclay Johnson then questioned Rudner regarding the credentials used in determining his suitability to appear as an “Expert Witness” on behalf of the Crown. Johnson pointed out to the court that in order to qualify for such an esteemed position within the Canadian court system one had to be seen as impartial and unbiased and neutral in order for their “Expert” testimony to be considered credible. He then punctuated this scathing indictment of Rudner’s disingenuousness and confession of complicity by stating that Rudner had, in fact, “a horse in the race” all along and that his admission of these facts could only serve to discredit the worth of all of his testimony in the case before the court.

When Rudner attempted to justify his clandestine attempts to take down Topham’s website Johnson’s response was to suggest that it was nothing but “pure sophistry”.

Defence Expert Witness Gilad Atzmon

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Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born writer, musician, and political commentator who has written extensively about global politics, and specifically the geopolitical role of the State of Israel. Atzmon is critical of the Israeli government and its approach to other countries in the Middle East. He moved to England in 1994 and became a British citizen in 2002.

Mr. Atzmon had agreed to take the stand on behalf of Arthur Topham and testify as to why he felt that the charge of “hatred toward the Jews” was inappropriate and his decision to do so was based upon his strongly held conviction that the vast majority of criticism being directed toward the Jews was in fact political in nature rather than personal or aimed specifically at Jews based upon either their religion or their ethnicity.

While the Crown had made a big display before the court of the fact that their Expert Witness Len Rudner was being paid $195.00 an hour to appear to testify when Mr. Atzmon appeared on the morning of November 3, 2015 Defence Barclay Johnson pointed out to the jury that Atzmon had volunteered his expertise without pay and that only his airfare and hotel accommodations and food were being covered by Topham’s defence fund.

After much to do about having his status as an Expert Witness accepted by Justice Bruce Butler when Gilad Atzmon stepped up to the podium and began to speak it immediately became apparent to the court that here was an Expert Witness to be reckoned with. Being an internationally recognized lecturer and in possession of the academic credentials to back up his philosophical approach to the issues being discussed in the courtroom, Mr. Atzmon’s quickly took control of the narrative and over the remainder of his testimony spoke with an unabashed air of certainty and conviction. Unlike Rudner whose quiet, monotone presentation lacked any overt sense of passion in what he was saying, Gilad’s outspoken oratory coupled with his obvious depth of knowledge concerning what he talked about left little doubt in the minds of anyone in the courtroom that here was a man of scholarly quality who unquestionably knew his subject.

Defence counsel Barclay Johnson then led Atzmon through the various online publications that were the subject of Crown’s evidence and Atzmon framed each book and quotation cited within his own analysis of the overall question concerning the Jewish Question and what Atzmon referred to as “Jewish Identity” politics. He went on to explain by means of visual aids (a graphic of a triangle with the three points headed by “Religion”, “Ethnicity” and “Identity or Jewish-ness”), all of which formed the basis of his thesis as contained in his internationally renowned book, The Wandering Who? which has been a best seller since it first came out in 2011.

Of particular note were Atzmon’s comments on the controversial satire which Topham had written in response to his reading of the actual book titled Germany Must Perish! by Theodore N. Kaufmann which Topham then satirically titled  Israel Must Perish! This was the already noted article on Topham’s website that the complainant in the case told former Det. Terry Wilson of the BC Hate Crime Team was sufficient evidence that Topham was promoting the total genocide of the whole of the Jewish population. When Gilad Atzmon addressed the issue he was adamant in his appraisal of the satire stating that it was an exceptionally important contribution to the overall discussion of Jewish identity in that it basically represented a mirror image of what Kaufmann’s book had said and that this mirror was now being held up before the Jewish people and in particular the Zionist state of Israel as a reminder for them to reflect upon their own actions and behaviour in todays political setting. He made reference to the plight of the Palestinians in his comments but Crown was quick to object (and Justice Butler was also quick to agree with Crown) that Atzmon wasn’t an expert on the Palestinian issue and therefore his testimony in that regard should be disregarded.

As Atzmon stated in his book, “As far as self-perception is concerned, those who call themselves Jews could be divided into three main categories:

1. Those who follow Judaism.
2. Those who regard themselves as human beings that happen to be of Jewish origin.
3. Those who put their Jewish-ness over and above all of their other traits.

Crown’s Cross Examination of Gilad Atzmon

Crown Prosecutor Jennifer Johnson commenced her cross examination of Expert Witness Gilad Atzmon at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4th and it resumed the next morning of November 5th. It was basically on the second day of cross examination that the Prosecutor began her laborious efforts to try and get Atzmon to agree to the Crown’s position with respect to the term “Hatred” and also to many of the quotations cited throughout the trial that Crown felt showed evidence of Topham’s wilful promotion of hatred toward the Jews in general. Suffice it to say that every attempt at twisting Gilad’s words to conform to Crown’s preconceived mould of what “hatred” meant was met with not only dismissal but further testimony on Atzmon’s part as to what he actually was saying. This process continued on throughout his cross examination and it would not be unfair to say that the following exchange was typical of Crown’s approach and Gilad’s reaction:

Crown: Mr. Atzmon, I’m sure that you would agree that ….

Gilad Atzmon: No.

The jury and members of the public sitting in the gallery witnessed this scenario occurring over and over and the end result was that Crown was unable to refute any of Atzmon’s testimony nor discredit his presentation in any way.

Defence’s Summation to the Jury

Friday, November 6, 2015 was originally the final day scheduled for R v Roy Arthur Topham. But like most things the numerous delays throughout the past two week due to Crown’s own actions (which will be touched on at the end of this report) the only thing that happened on this day was that Defence Attorney Barclay Johnson was able to (after numerous interruptions by Crown and Justice Butler) finally sum up before the jury his arguments as to why they should find the defendant not guilty. That summation, in itself, was prolonged by the presiding Justice so that it wasn’t until 2:30 p.m. that Johnson finally was able to speak to the jurors. He ended at precisely 4:00 p.m.

The main thrust by defence was to speak to the jury about Crown’s two witnesses, former Det. Terry Wilson of the BC Hate Crime Team and Crown Expert Witness Len Rudner. Johnson outlined for the jury the many instances of bias displayed by both these two individuals while testifying. In addition to that he also (after much wrangling with Justice Butler) presented to the jury some of Arthur Topham’s writings taken from an article which had been included in Crown’s disclosure. That article, titled KILLING THE HUNDREDTH MONKEY: The Battle for Control and Censorship of Canada’s Internet by B’nai Brith Canada was originally posted on the website back in 2008 and dealt with issues related to the first complaint laid against Topham by B’nai Brith Canada under the former Sec. 13(1) Canadian Human Rights Act in the article were references made to the character of Topham which the defence wanted the jury to hear.

Defence then read out the following to the jury: [please note that the defendant is restricted by his current bail conditions from naming his accuser online and therefore the individual in question is simply referred to as “Mr. Z”]

“I have lived, uninterruptedly, in the province of British Columbia since December of 1956. After leaving high school I attended university (SFU) in 1965 and there obtained a Professional Teaching Certificate. I worked for a short number of years in this capacity both in the public school system and for First Nations school districts, all of which were located in the province of B.C., and taught grades ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 5. I left the profession in 1978 and worked for the Provincial Parks Branch for 8 years where I was a Supervisor and Park Ranger in the Quesnel District of the Cariboo region of the province. After losing that profession to government restructuring in the late 1980’s I returned to teaching for a couple of years and worked for the Nuxalk Education Authority out of Bella Coola, B.C. in 1991 – 1992 where I taught on reserve Grades 2 and 3. From there I returned to Quesnel and worked in a substitute capacity for the local School District (#28) until I resigned in September of 1998. It was also during the year 1998 that I established my publishing business known as The Radical Press. From June of 1998 until June of 2002 I published a monthly, 24-page tabloid called The Radical which sold in retail outlets throughout B.C. and across Canada and by subscription around the world. Due to financial challenges the hard copy edition of the newspaper ceased in June of 2002 and from that date I carried on publishing online with my website known as http://www.radicalpress.com . In 2005, using my lifetime of personal experience in the log building trades and construction industry which I had developed in conjunction with my tenure as a school teacher I formed a carpentry business and have been operating said business up to this point in time. I have lived out in the country for the vast majority of my life, have build my own home, grown my own garden, and maintained a philosophy of independence both in thought and deed. Throughout the course of my life I have fathered four children and now, along with my dear wife of thirty years, also have been blessed with seven grandchildren.

In many respects my life has been an open book to the community in which I have resided since 1970. I began writing letters to the local Quesnel newspaper known as The Cariboo Observer, newsroom@quesnelobserver.com beginning in 1976 and have steadily contributed to that publication over the ensuing years both as a regular columnist and an inveterate contributor on matters of public concern. While I would describe myself as a very controversial writer (and most, if not all of my readers would agree) I nonetheless need to stress the fact that throughout all the years of presenting my ideas to the general public on a number of issues ranging from politics to religion to social justice and environmental issues, I have never made any racist, hate-filled remarks against any person of Jewish or any other religious or ethic grouping. All this I state with respect to the present allegations made against me by Mr. Z and the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada; charges that they would fain convey to the public that insinuate I am a person who promotes hatred toward others, in this case Jews. The records of my writings would not, I suggest, indicate this to be the case….

There is one last, missing factor in this “hate” equation which Mr. Z and the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada have accused me of which needs to be mentioned. I feel it poignantly illustrates the absurdity of what is going on with respect to the danger of abuse inherent in such laws as Sec. 13(1) when exploited for partisan purposes by people and organizations such as Mr. Z and the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith. It also epitomizes the spuriousness of all the allegations and contentions which they have used in their attempt to harass and intimidate me by falsely and publicly accusing me of the crime of promoting “ongoing hatred affecting persons identifiable as Jews and/or as citizens of Israel.” I now present this final factor to you Ms. Kozak and to the CHRC Tribunal as the culmination of my testimony to the frivolous and vexatious nature of these charges. For me to either admit to or accept that I am promoting hatred toward Jews would be tantamount to saying that I hate, rather than love and cherish beyond description, the one person in my life who has been wife and friend and companion to me over the last thirty years. For she too is Jewish.”

Final observations on Crown’s handling of evidence

Given that the total cost to Canadian taxpayers to proceed with this trial is likely over one million dollars throughout the duration of this two week trial the court has been witness to endless problems dealing with Crown’s disclosure materials. Given the fact that Crown has now had over three and half years to put together the evidence in a format that would easily facilitate the normal reading habits of the jurors and Defence counsel what we have witnessed throughout the trial is a disgrace to the supreme court system in British Columbia.

From the onset of the case (beginning in May of 20120), defence had to fight tooth and nail to get disclosure from Crown and to try and have Crown particularize the evidence so it was clearly evident what would be used in the actual trial. Instead Crown insisted that the case was an “ongoing investigation” and therefore they couldn’t provide the full disclosure until final weeks preceding trial. When they did send Defence counsel their Disclosure much of it was unreadable. Defence had to redo pages and pages of Crown evidence in order that it could be read in court, not only by defence but also by the jurors who would be expected to follow along in their own Binders. This aspect of the trial consumed hours of time and even after the trial was well underway it became blatantly obvious that the last two binders would have to be republished so the jury might have a readable copy to refer to. Those final two binders didn’t enter into the court until the morning of Friday, November 6, 2015!

Typical of the quality of the documents is the image below taken from one page of KILLING THE HUNDREDTH MONKEY: The Battle for Control and Censorship of Canada’s Internet by B’nai Brith Canada It would not be a stretch of the imagination to conceive of the jurors being each given a magnifying glass in order to try and read the evidence. Given that it cost the taxpayers an additional $2000.00 to have them reprinted twelve magnifying glasses might have been a more cost effective measure.

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Still to come

Monday, November 9, 2015 will see Crown present its summation to the jury. On Friday Justice Butler asked the jury if they would be ready to have him charge them on Tuesday morning the 10th of November. He told them that if he charged them on Tuesday that in the event they couldn’t come to a decision by the end of the day that they would have to remain sequestered through to November 11th which is Canada’s Remembrance Day federal holiday. The jury went out and discussed this and returned to tell Justice Butler that they would prefer to be charged on the 10th. That meant they didn’t think it would take more than one day to make their minds up.

As it now stands Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 will conclude the trial and a verdict will be handed down on that day. Stay tuned folks!

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RCMP Corruption, Judicial Chicanery & Small Town Nepotism: The Bizarre Case of Robert White-Erickson by Arthur Topham

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“What has transpired since I complained about the malicious actions performed by my neighbours, has morphed into a massive character-assassination attempt, labelling me a Domestic Terrorist by Government officials, as they continue their attempt to subdue, subvert and suppress any opportunity for me to defend myself and expose their corruption and cover-ups. It is blatantly obvious, these individuals will stop at nothing to cover up their crimes and shift blame for their wrong-doing towards me.”

~ Robert Erickson, yet another victim of RCMP corruption and collusion.

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Editor’s Background Notes

It’s not surprising news these days that the RCMP and similar police force members across Canada have gained a reputation for brutal violence and lethal abuse of citizens who happen to get caught in their dragnets for whatever reason. We all saw the results in the killing of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport back in 2007 by the RCMP; only last month we witnessed the heinous and disgusting case in Alberta where a young female dentist, Dr. Simona Tibu was beaten and sexually assaulted on her way to work by a sheriff; we still are awaiting a public inquiry into the alleged murder of a young B.C. woman by Quesnel RCMP officers that was witnessed by a local resident and then covered up by all levels of government. Further examples abound of cases of corruption involving the RCMP and the Judicial Court System in B.C. including the Jack Cram case going back to the mid-1990’s and the more recent example of RCMP and Court collusion in the Jim Townsend story which was extensively covered in the RadicalPress.com website back in 2012 in a series of articles including this one and this one and this one.

Given the above examples and many more that I haven’t the space to mention I’m still forced to confess that the following report is literally so bizarre that more than once during the course of putting it together I was faced with serious doubts as to the authenticity of all I was told and shown by Robert White-Erickson, the man who contacted Radical Press sometime ago regarding his criminal charges. Since then I’ve interviewed White-Erickson on a number of occasions via telephone and email.

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Were it not for his presence of mind and his determination to keep detailed records of all of the instances and acts of willful collusion by not only the RCMP and the courts but also those individuals in the village of McBride who were responsible in one way or another for instigating all the alleged offences which the police then acted upon without solid evidence, it would have been virtually impossible to accept that the whole series of events actually took place.

The degree of deliberate deception that appears to have been consciously committed by Cst. Peter Berndsen and his Commanding officer, Cpl. Kennedy with respect to the brutal beating and subsequent torture experienced by Robert White-Erickson on June 19th, 2012, on first glance appears incomprehensible, yet, given all the evidence that White-Erickson has provided to Radical Press during the course of my interviews with him it now takes on the appearance of a massive cover-up of immense and sinister proportions.

If nothing else, it is hoped that what Robert White-Erickson has revealed of this incident will somehow inspire others, be they mainstream media journalists, independent researchers or alternative media publishers to investigate the story further so it doesn’t get side-tracked and lost in the endless maze of news stories that appear daily on the net.

Were it not for his presence of mind and determination to keep detailed records of all of the instances and acts of harassment, stalking and willful collusion by not only the RCMP and the courts but also those individuals in the village of McBride who were responsible in one way or another for instigating all the alleged offences which the police then acted upon without solid evidence, it would have been virtually impossible to accept that the whole series of events actually took place.

The degree of deliberate deception that appears to have been consciously committed by Cst. Peter Berndsen and his Commanding officer, Cpl. Kennedy with respect to the brutal beating and subsequent torture experienced by Robert White-Erickson on June 19th, 2012, at first glance appears incomprehensible, yet, given all the evidence that White-Erickson has provided to Radical Press during the course of my interviews with him it now takes on the appearance of a massive cover-up of immense and sinister proportions.

If nothing else, it is hoped that what Robert White-Erickson has revealed of this incident will inspire others, be they mainstream media journalists, independent researchers or alternative media publishers to investigate the story further so it doesn’t get side-tracked and lost in the endless maze of news stories that appear daily on the net. At this point it is far from over.

When I realized how much information White-Erickson had in his possession and the manner in which he was being treated by both the police and the courts I suggested he create a web blog and post all his corroborating evidence so investigators and the general public might have a source to access independent of what the mainstream media and spokespersons for the RCMP and the Attorney General’s office might attempt to offer in explanation for this, thus far, hidden case of yet more RCMP corruption and brutality. Mr. White-Erickson (hereafter referred to as Robert Erickson in this report) took heed of my suggestion and has taken on the additional effort of creating a blog site while at the same time working around the clock to prepare for his upcoming trial to be held in McBride, B.C. on the 12th and 13th of September, 2013 less than a week from publication of this report. The blog, which is in the beginning states of construction, can be found at the following address: http://rubiconcrossroad.wordpress.com/

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A Back-to-the-Lander’s Nighmare begins

By 2008 Robert Erickson was done with city life. His dry-cleaning business in Squamish, B.C. had provided him with a good living and a few years before he had bought a home in the prestigious Brackendale area. But being a man of strong convictions and principles, who also took an avid interest in world affairs, he also spent time studying and researching global events, politics and finance, all of which added to his growing awareness of the temper of the times we live in and eventually culminated in his decision to get out of the big city environment and relocate to somewhere in the province where he and his girlfriend Michelle MacDonald might escape the incessant crying of police and ambulance sirens, the violence and drug culture and city gangs and find some seclusion and peace of mind in a more moderate, environmentally friendly area where the air was still fresh, the water clean and the soil organic enough to grow their own food.

But never in his wildest dreams did Robert Erickson ever think that by selling his business and moving with his girlfriend up to what he thought was the quaint and quiet community of McBride in northeast B.C. and joining one of the local Christian churches that he would soon end up being harassed, stalked, falsely accused, beaten up and tortured by the local RCMP detachment and then repeatedly jailed on numerous fabricated criminal charges that subsequently forced him to deal with the realities of a corrupt and compromised police and judicial system intent on turning his dream of a simple, sustainable lifestyle into a living nightmare.

The whole absurd spectacle of injustice began on August 31, 2010 when Erickson and his girlfriend, Michelle MacDonald first moved into their modest home in McBride, B.C. that Robert had purchased back in 2009.

A friend of theirs came up from the coast about a month later for a visit and while there he and Erickson were out in the backyard when his friend noticed that the neighbour across the back alleyway had some fancy siding on her garage. Seeing as the woman was out doing some landscaping in her yard he decided to engage in a friendly conversation with her about the siding. Little did Robert realize that this harmless, neighbourly gesture on the part of his buddy would be the beginning of three years of a legal hell on earth for himself and his girlfriend Michelle MacDonald; one that would eventually culminate in the destruction of their relationship.

Upon approaching Robert’s neighbour to ask her about the siding she became extremely vexatious toward the two of them, displaying inexplicable anger. They immediately backed off and it wasn’t until some time later that Robert was able to discover that the woman was suffering from mental problems exacerbated by the fact that her son had just recently been convicted of First Degree murder.

Nothing further came of the incident until the following spring when Robert was out cleaning his up his backyard, burning leaves and assorted organic matter in a regulation fire pit. During the cleanup Robert noticed his neighbour sitting in her vehicle staring at him for some time then suddenly driving off and giving him the “finger”. A few minutes later, as Robert informed Radical Press, “approximately four members of the McBride Volunteer Fire Department arrived explaining that the distraught neighbour had filed a complaint against me.  They requested me to extinguish the fire and I complied and they left.  Minutes later, a member of the Fire Department arrived again, explaining that the neighbour had filed another complaint.  The Fire Department member realized there was no danger, shook his head in frustration and drove off.  Moments later, the neighbour having returned home, approached me, yelling obscenities and threatening to “kick my ass and kill me.”

Fed up with his neighbour’s abusive behaviour Mr. Erickson decided to call the local RCMP detachment and report her threatening, aggressive behaviour to the authorities. Erickson did this on April 25th, 2011. When he called the station all he got was busy signals so the next day he approached Cst. Berndsen at the McBride Trading Company and reported the threats to Cst. Peter Berndsen and asked him to look into the matter. For whatever reasons Cst. Berndsen never responded to Robert’s complaint regarding his neighbour’s bizarre behaviour. Thus the nascent beginnings of what was to grow into a major abuse of process, power and cover-up first began.

The next incident occurred around July 15th, 2011 when Robert discovered that some of his other neighbours (two females) who were renting a home adjacent to his property had began to build a driveway and that the contractor they had hired for the job was dumping aggregate on his property without Robert’s permission; aggregate that he knew was chemically treated. When he approached the man and asked him not dump the material on his property and also asked to see any building or variance permits that would allow for such actions he was again greeted with rude and disrespectful reactions by both the contractor and his neighbours. It also didn’t take a lot of deliberation on Robert’s part to realize that the contractor was also on friendly terms with his other neighbour who he had recently filed a complaint against with the local RCMP.

Seeing as no one was willing to be civil about the matter Robert went to the McBride Village District Office and filed a formal complaint while at the same time requesting information about whether or not the parties in question had obtained a permit for constructing the driveway. The clerk in the office couldn’t or wouldn’t help him and also acknowledged that she hadn’t received any permit applications from the property owner, the contractor, or the two neighbours renting the home.

When Robert got back to his home Cst. Berndsen of the McBride RCMP detachment was waiting there and began interrogating him after informing Erickson that the contractor had called the police and alleged that Robert had threatened him with violence. Erickson explained to the Cst. what had happened and no charges were laid against him but it was plainly obvious at that point the contractor’s allegations had been made under false pretenses and also that the police were willing to go along with the contractor’s spurious claim.

Not long after this incident on July 22nd, 2011 rainwater began to leach from his neighbour’s illegally constructed driveway and flood Erickson’s property. In order to rectify or cover up the incident his neighbours had called someone who worked for the Corporation of McBride Yard Works and was a McBride Volunteer Fire Department member and they arrived with a front end loader and proceeded to once again dump more chemically treated dirt on Robert’s property necessitating further problems with the Yard Works department. As the area was close to Robert’s garden he could only conjecture that his neighbours’ actions were designed to anger him so that he would say or do something which they in turn could try and use against him in order to press criminal charges.

In August Jeff Wagner had come to help Robert with some work on his home and had his truck full of tools. It was during this time period that they were again aggressively accosted verbally by the same woman who Robert had filed a complaint against with RCMP Cst. Peter Berndsen. This time, on top of her verbal insults, the woman also had the audacity to scratched the word “asshole” into the paint on Mr. Wagner’s truck in what was plainly a blatant and intentionally malicious act designed, for some as yet unknown reason, to create further discord.

The next event occurred when his two renter neighbours called the RCMP and tried to have Robert arrested for allegedly cutting the electric cord to the heater plug that hung out the front of their vehicle. In response to their call a Cst. Nathan Fox came and inspected the cord and informed the couple that it was just old and corroded. He didn’t charge Robert with any act of vandalism but later, unbeknownst to Robert, went to his girlfriend Michelle MacDonald’s place of work and interrogated her regarding the incident.

Finally, in late December of 2011, the same two women renting the property next door called the RCMP again alleging that Robert had tried to assault them while he was out shovelling snow off his walkway. Once more Cst. Berndsen arrived at Robert’s home and began interrogating him regarding the accusation. Having had the prescience of mind after all the previous incidents of vexatious allegations and harassment Erickson had gone to the trouble and expense of installing video surveillance cameras around his home and it was then that he told Cst. Berndsen he was being recorded by one of the cameras he had located around his property.  As Robert put it, when Cst. Berndsen noticed the camera, he “about-faced’ and made a hasty exit towards the RCMP Suburban and as he departed, said: “I wasn’t here and didn’t see anything”.

As in all the other previous claims of wrong doing Robert was not charged with assault for the simple reason that there was no proof or evidence to support the most recent claim made against him.  The two complainants had used fictitious allegations and false accusations and even though this was plainly evident Cst. Berndsen still failed to charge the two of them for having colluding in an obvious attempt to coerce him to press false charges against Erickson.  As Robert put it to Radical Press, “Cst. Berndsen’s failure to perform his duties and charge them for violating sections of the C.C.C., clearly indicated his intent, which was to protect them as well as his own involvement with their schemes to stalk, harass and bully me.  Once they became aware of the cameras on my property their scandalous dirty tricks to have me arrested on false charges were foiled.”

RCMP abuse and cover up take on a whole new dimension

It appears that a relative period of peace ensued during the winter interlude that lasted until March of 2012 when Robert’s other neighbour, the woman who first initiated all the subsequent events in this story, tried to run him down with her Jeep Cherokee while he was walking to the Post Office. As before Erickson reported this attempt on his life to Cst. Berndsen and while doing so had two witnesses present with him but, just as with his first complaint, Cst. Berndsen once again failed to follow up on Robert’s complaint and investigate the incident, again leading Robert to conclude that the officer was in fact condoning their behaviour or else colluding with his attackers for some reason.

The shyte finally hit the proverbial fan on June 19th, 2012 when his estranged neighbour made a 9-1-1 call to the RCMP detachment just after midnight alleging that Robert was out in his back yard screaming and hollering, playing extremely loud music, shooting off a rifle and generally disturbing the peace. This is where the two paths; one of truth and justice and the other of subterfuge and crime parted ways and the relatively harmless incidents prior to then took on a much more sinister and dangerous aspect.

Cst. Berndsen arrived at Robert Erickson’s house alone without a warrant, entered the premises and proceeded to beat him, choke him and then arrest him for Breach of the Peace. In Robert’s own words he described the incident thus:

“After a long day of working on the renovations Michelle and I and our guest Jeff Wagner had a nice meal followed by an evening of social discourse. Around 10:30 pm Michelle went to bed as she had to get up early for work the next morning. Jeff and I continued our discussions further until close to midnight when he retired and I decided to clean up the kitchen before doing likewise. While I was near the kitchen window I noticed a flashlight shining in the front yard. The streetlight outside was out at that time because of a malfunction and in the darkness the flashlight was easily visible.  Thinking there could be a thief breaking into Mr. Wagner’s work truck and stealing tools, I opened the front door to investigate. That’s when Cst. Berndsen suddenly entered my house.

He grabbed me by the throat, dragged me into the bedroom, threw me on the bed, scaring Ms. MacDonald to death, and threatened to beat me if I moved.  Cst. Berndsen is formidably sized, standing approximately 6’6″ and weighing around 250 lbs.  He then raided the entire house for anything he could find that might incriminate me, knowing that he needed something to support the unsubstantiated, fabricated lies of my neighbours.  Eventually, he found a pellet gun and confiscated it for evidence. This act of theft and asportation by Cst. Berndsen was apparently needed to create evidence supporting his neighbour’s fictitious claims.

After Cst. Berndsen obtained what he needed, he cranked his handcuffs around my wrists so tight they were bleeding. I believe he did this intentionally, tempting me to act out against him, so he could create more charges against me.  Cst. Berndsen was aware he needed to force me to retaliate, because the Breach of Peace charge was false, fictional and fabricated with no proof, evidence or merit.  Cst. Berndsen became frustrated when I didn’t retaliate in front of any witnesses during the arrest to give him the excuse or alibi he needed to justify his actions.

Cst. Berndsen waited until we arrived at the RCMP Detachment, then proceeded to punch, choke, assault and beat me while I was handcuffed and defenceless.  He must have thought the public wouldn’t see it and he wouldn’t get caught, as he was the only officer on duty at time of night and there were no auxiliary guards there either. Possibly he thought that I might attack him so he could fabricate further charges against me.  During my incarceration Cst. Berndsen intentionally left the handcuffs on so I would suffer excruciating pain even though I was already locked up behind bars.  He forced me to starve, freeze, suffer the incessantly loud noise of a 24hr. fan, the blinding of a 24hr. spotlight and the inability to sleep during incarceration. Because of these torture tactics my wrists suffered nerve damage that I am still having to contend with.

Ultimately, Cst. Berndsen fabricated three (3) additional charges after the Breach of Peace charge while I was incarcerated.  Two (2) counts of Uttering Threats to Cst. Berndsen and One (1) count of mischief.  Cst. Berndsen failed to explain how I broke any laws, while he covertly added on these additional charges.”

At this point in the story it’s imperative that readers understand just how totally contradictory the two versions of Robert Erickson’s arrest truly are. In order to juxtapose Robert’s version of his arrest with that of the RCMP’s I would suggest that readers view the following report submitted by Cst. Berndsen. It flies in the face of everything that Robert Erickson has stated and also contradicts the statements in the form of legal affidavits which both Michelle McDonald and Jeff Wagner both submitted on Robert’s behalf attesting to what took place on the evening of June 18th, 2012 leading up to the subsequent events which transpired after the arrival of Cst. Berndsen around 12:30 am on June 19th. It’s as if we are talking about two completely different incidents and it quite frankly boggles the mind to have to entertain the idea that the police report on this incident could be so diametrically opposite that which Erickson and not only two immediate witnesses, but others as well, have submitted to the contrary.

Is this for freakin’ real?!!!

One can only shake their head in utter disbelief and exclaim: Is this for freakin’ real?!!! Is this what really goes on in McBride, B.C. (and in so many other rural and urban centres around Canada) under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s mandate to “serve and protect”? Surely there has to be some mistake here; some reasonable explanation; something logical that would justify to a person’s common sense how a member of the RCMP could instigate such a horrendous act of physical abuse on a prisoner whose hands are tied and unable to defend themselves? But, of course, it isn’t a mistake, and in fact it’s only a foreshadowing of more to come as Robert Erickson’s tale of police abuse, cover up and collusion continues to unfold.

Following Cst. Berndsen’s power-tripping, sadistic attack upon Mr. Erickson he then locks him up in a cell and proceeds to “guard” him as Erickson, all the while, pleads and struggles to have the excruciatingly painful steel handcuffs removed. Unable to even unzip his fly when he had to go to the bathroom Erickson was forced to urinate on the cell floor, an act that could easily have been prevented had he not been handcuffed, yet now is being used as further justification on the part of the RCMP and the courts to charge the victim with still another sham count of “mischief”.  This went on until 6:30 am when another officer came in for duty. But even then Cst. Berndsen didn’t remove Erickson’s handcuffs but made him wait a couple of hours more before finally removing them and even then he commanded Erickson to stick his hands through the small opening in the cell door and then proceeded to wrench and twist on the handcuffs for about fifteen minutes causing additional pain and anguish to the victim. When he finally removed the cuffs and Robert stood up he was able to see through the small window opening and noted that Cpl. Kennedy had been standing next to Cst. Berndsen all the while this abuse of Erickson was taking place.

Robert Erickson is then held in jail until Cpl. Kennedy, Berndsen’s superior officer transports Robert to Prince George, B.C. Throughout the whole of the trip which takes a few hours Cpl. Kennedy refused to give Erickson any water to drink even though it was a hot, dry day. Upon arriving at the police station in Prince George Erickson is held in a cell until a duty counsel comes in and tells him he’s going to act on Erickson’s behalf. Erickson objects telling him that he will act on his own behalf (as is his legal right) and then demands that he be allowed to appear before a judge (again his legal right) but the police obviously don’t want Erickson appearing in a public courtroom given his physical appearance where his eye is black and swollen and bruise marks are visible around his neck and cuts on his wrists. Erickson is told that he has to sign the Bail of Recognizance document before being released but he refuses stating that he acknowledges having had it read to him and is willing to accept a copy and adhere to the bail restrictions but is unwilling to agree in writing to the charges. They finally released him and his girlfriend Michelle picked him up and they immediately return to McBride.

Sometime after Robert Erickson returned to McBride he did what any normal, sane person would do under such circumstances – he filed a complaint with RCMP Complaints Commissioner Bob Paulson, the man appointed by PM Stephen Harper back in November of 2011 to oversee and put a stop to just the types of increasing Canada-wide acts of gross abuse and injustice as Mr. Erickson had only recently experienced.

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Robert Erickson, after submitting his nine page complaint, on November 23, 2012 later followed up by sending additional correspondence to Commissioner Bob Paulson requesting a reply. The result? There was nothing in the way of any formal acknowledgment of his letter to the Complaints Commissioner. Instead, Cpl. Kennedy, Cst. Berndsen’s friend, colleague and commanding officer, was, as Erickson informed Radical Press, eventually “tasked by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP to investigate the complaint against Cst. Berndsen.”  In other words and par for the course, the fox was once more charged with overseeing the mayhem within the chicken coop caused by his cunning brother vulpes in yellow stripes, Cst. Peter Berndsen.

Rather than Cpl. Kennedy dealing directly with this blatant assault upon Erickson, Robert concluded that it was, “…obvious, throughout the investigations, Cpl. Kennedy was perpetuating the cover-up of Cst. Berndsen’s wrong-doings and has not answered, replied, refuted, rebutted, or responded to any of my correspondence, statements or questions.  Cpl. Kennedy, by his silence and refusal to cooperate with the investigations, his failure to provide proof or evidence, follow procedure of law, due diligence or due process, clearly has indicated his own involvement in all this scandalous corruption.”

It must be mentioned at this point that McBride is a small community of approximately 400 souls that has neither a Court Registry nor a presiding judge, nor any law offices available and so all legal matters automatically revert to the closest urban centre providing legal services to British Columbians, that being, Prince George. And that is where Robert Erickson ended up for his first court appearance but never was given the chance to appear before a judge at that time. According to Robert’s statement regarding this event the Crown Prosecutor, Mr. Geoff McDonald, “Immediately dropped the Breach of Peace charge, as it was apparently obvious there was no substantiating evidence to support the charge that was initially and  intentionally used as a gateway to create and fabricate the additional charges.  The decision to drop the Breach of Peace charge, clearly established the intent to use the charge as a means for set-ups and entrapments to ultimately fabricate additional charges.

The Court imposed a Recognizance of Bail against me. In the Recognizance of Bail, I was now under house arrest and ordered to have no contact directly or indirectly with any of the three people who had laid the complaints.  The Recognizance of Bail is a trap, set up to prevent me from following due process and the procedure of law by requesting an Examination for Discovery from the three people involved who now happen to be key Crown witnesses.  The Crown doesn’t want me to investigate these witnesses on record.  The Crown is not willing to follow the procedure of law or due process, because the gaping hole they have dug is so deep, they need to do everything possible to cover it up.”

Along with the setting of bail the Court ordered Robert Erickson to report once a week to a Bail Supervisor in McBride. Realizing that McBride has no Court Registry or any lawyers Robert requested that the supervisor provide him with a Provisional Curfew Exemption, a document that would allow Erickson to travel to areas where he might seek counsel. The Bail Supervisor flatly refused to provide him with such a document. As Robert put it, “The Bail Supervisor’s abuse of power is an obvious indication she is willing to perpetuate the injustices, crimes and scandalous dirty tricks committed by a carefully orchestrated, sophisticated network colluding together.

Keeping me trapped in McBride has forced me to defend myself, prevented me from preparing a proper defence and provided another scheming opportunity for the Court, the RCMP and other key individuals to attempt further assassinations of my character.  The Government of Canada has recently character profiled those who defend themselves in Court as Domestic Terrorists and Crown Prosecutor Geoff McDonald in the transcripts of my hearing as well as in unsolicited letters sent to me unabashedly goes out of his way to label me in this regard.”

Given this preposterous scenario it’s difficult to comprehend, yet clearly evident, that Crown Prosecutor Geoff McDonald not only placed Mr. Erickson in serious legal jeopardy by forcing him to remain stuck in McBride without any means of obtaining counsel or legal advise but on top of all that had the brazen audacity to actually send Robert an unsolicited letter claiming that he was a “silly, ridiculous, absurd, paranoid terrorist that wastes everyone’s time.”

Responding to this bizarre ad hominem attack upon himself by Crown Prosecutor McDonald, Robert told Radical Press, “Mr. McDonald, in his frustration, has lowered himself to name calling, which should raise some serious public concerns, as the continuous defamation and character-assassination, on record, seems to be his only strategy for prosecution.”

The last two strikes (so far)

Two further incidents of vital importance need to be mentioned in this report, both of which are intrinsic to it and relevant in the sense that they highlight even further the degree of malfeasance that occurs when attempts are made to cover up one crime by committing additional wrong-doing.

Robert Erickson was now trapped in McBride basically under house arrest and unable to get away for more than part of a day. But that apparently wasn’t good enough for the local RCMP and whomever else in the small community didn’t want him to remain even relatively free while awaiting his upcoming trial  scheduled for Thursday and Friday of September 12th and 13th, 2012.

When bail restrictions were first imposed on Erickson the time for him to report each Tuesday was deemed by the supervisor to be “flexible”. Robert usually arrived at some point in the morning and reported in but then on one of two separate occasions when he didn’t get there until after the noon hour one of the staff people in the police station told him that he was in breach of his conditions. Robert questioned the person  about it and she then showed him what turned out to be a secret bail agreement that he had not been privy to which said he had to be there by a specific time. Robert obtained a copy of the agreement and then over the course of the week contacted his bail supervisor and others involved in order to straighten out the situation. It obviously didn’t help as the following Tuesday when he arrived around 12:45 pm he found the doors locked (which on more than one occasion was common). He had to go and make a phone call in order to have the doors opened and when he walked into the police station Cpl. Kennedy was waiting for him and immediately arrested Robert for breach of bail and carted him off again to Prince George, this time to the Prince George jail below the court house . When he appeared before another judge he was then told that there were stated time restrictions which he had broken and that he should have known not to arrive too late for reporting in. Robert then explained to the judge that he had never been informed of the fact and had not seen any document stating the precise times nor had he signed anything indicating such. As it turned out the person issuing the bail document hadn’t confirmed these regulations with Erickson and he had the proof that it was that way.

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The final (or should I say latest?) attempt to destroy Robert Erickson’s defence and discredit him was the underhanded efforts by Cpl. Kennedy to turn Robert’s girlfriend against him which, unfortunately, due to the stress incurred over the past two years and more of relentless harassment, stalking, abuse and imprisonment finally proved successful. Having endured the same onerous tactics by the police and courts myself over the past seven years of litigation and knowing just how hard it is on one’s spouse with all the legal proceedings and debilitating effects it creates, it’s not too difficult to understand how Robert and Michelle’s personal relationship finally reached the point where the police were able to entice Michelle into playing along with their intended program of entrapment and through their direct influence were able to persuade Michelle to file charges of criminal harassment and theft against Robert Erickson based upon information given to them by Michelle McDonald.

The result was that on the morning of August 22nd, 2013 Cpl. Kennedy once again arrested Robert Erickson on the two latest charges and he was incarcerated in the McBride jail and then transported back to the P.G. Regional Correctional Centre on August 23rd where he remained in custody until the morning of the 26th when he was taken downtown to another holding cell in the basement of the Prince George Courthouse. After three attempts before a judge where Erickson refused to sign the Bail of Recognizance the judge finally told him that he would not release Robert until he signed it. Under duress Robert signed it and then was released and had to make his way back to McBride via the Greyhound Bus which the court had to cover.

When Robert Erickson finally made it back home around midnight on the night of the 26th and walked into his house he found the place totally ransacked. His safe and computer and all his money and documents were gone along with his former girlfriend and his truck which she had stolen in order to haul away her belongings and some of his. The next day Robert reported the incident to the RCMP and filed charges of theft against Michelle McDonald in order to get his truck back. To date he has not heard a single thing from the police regarding his vehicle and so he’s stuck in McBride now without any means of transport other than his mountain bike.

Concluding remarks

Too many questions remain unanswered regarding the arrest and abuse of Robert Erickson by the RCMP. Cst. Berndsen’s story about empty booze bottles and a drunk and stumbling man screaming and yelling and playing loud music late at night flies in the face of all that Erickson says and Michelle MacDonald and Jeff Wagner have sworn in their affidavits. If Erickson was plastered like Berndsen claims in his report then why did he not administer a breathalyzer test at some point and confirm the fact?

Why too has the Crown Prosecutor in this case Mr. Geoff McDonald displayed such unprofessional behaviour throughout the whole of the litigation process? Why the attempts to try and discredit Robert Erickson at every turn by accusing him of being mentally unstable and trying to associate him with the Freeman on the Land movement and more recently the latest attempt at pigeon-holing anyone who challenges the courts as being part of what is being touted by lawyers and the judiciary as the Organized Pseudo-legal Commercial Argument (OPCA) Litigants?

These and more beg the question as to why the police and the courts are doing their damnedest to destroy this man’s reputation and life.

This report, for all its length, hasn’t covered all of the events that Robert Erickson conveyed to me throughout the many conversations and email exchanges over the past few weeks. There is just too much material to condense into one article but what I have covered, I believe is the gist of all the main components of his case. All that now remains is Robert’s upcoming trial that begins this coming Thursday, September 12th and runs until Friday the 13th. Erickson remains without legal counsel and although he is an articulate man and fairly knowledgeable of the law and the court system experience has shown that the RCMP and the courts will resort to anything and everything in their power to silence and punish anyone who attempts to stand up for their basic human and constitutional rights and who refuses to compromise themselves with corruption and injustice. It is hoped that his story, told here in brief, will somehow help to bring his plight before the eyes of the general public and also act in a positive way to shield Robert Erickson from any further deliberate collusion and abuse.

Those interested in social justice and the growing threat of Canada turning into yet another police state are earnestly requested to pass this report on to as many other websites, publishers and media outlets as possible.

Anyone wishing to contact Robert Erickson can do so by either emailing him at the following address: foghorn.leghorn_175 foghorn.leghorn_175@zoho.com
or else via telephone at 1-604-229-0924

For further information on Robert Erickson’s case please visit his blog at http://rubiconcrossroad.wordpress.com/

The author can be reached at radical@radicalpress.com

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