Stinktown blows pension wad on frivolous lawsuit

Image Source: Benefits Canada
This whole Stinktown pension-defamation debacle will go down in the annals of NB history as the most ridiculous waste of taxpayer money of all time. It's hard to imagine a better way to prove the man's point than to blow several million dollars trying to defend the reputation of the insider clique who oversaw the nearly $200 million dollar pension shortfall. It's incredible that this action wasn't thrown out of court, the poor people sitting on the jury for 9 weeks over this garbage must be ready to kill someone. Saint John civil servants and citizens will pay the price for this malfeasance, the only question left is how big the final price tag will be. - Dan F.

Pension board's legal fees approach $2M in defamation case
Anonymous - CBC News
March 16th, 2012

The Saint John pension board’s legal fees in its defamation action against a former city councillor are approaching $2 million, not including the past 15 months, the Court of Queen’s Bench heard on Thursday.

The board has been paying those legal fees using the pension fund, which has a $193-million deficit, the court heard.

The pension board is suing John Ferguson for allegedly defamatory comments he made in 2005 and onward about the board's handling of the pension fund, which had a $47-million deficit at the time.

The case has become a source of concern to plan members, a trustee testified on Thursday.

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Update on Fredericton PD False Arrest

They seem to have sent a woman out to do a fascists' work:

Fredericton PD unconstitutionally kidnap local blogger

Fredericton blogger jailed again over disturbance

CBC News - September 15th, 2011

Charles LeBlanc spent Wednesday night in a Saint John jail after being charged with causing a disturbance outside of the Fredericton Police headquarters.

Fredericton Police Const. Rick Mooney confirmed on Thursday morning that LeBlanc was arrested on a charge of causing a disturbance. LeBlanc will have a bail hearing on Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Mooney said the police received several noise complaints against LeBlanc. The blogger appeared before a Provincial Court judge on Wednesday and was sent to the Saint John jail.
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Open letter sent to Fredericton city council on the Unconstitutional arrest of blogger Charles Leblanc.

The arrest of Charles Leblanc yesterday for expressing his opinion freely in the downtown area of Fredericton is a shameful act that needs to be addressed immediately by city council.

If the city of Fredericton representatives either approve of this action or sit by and let it occur on their time and the taxpayer's dollar, it will represent one of the greatest stains on the reputation of a supposedly open and liberal capital city that I can remember in recent years.

I hope that those elected to uphold legal (i.e. constitutional) and other obligations towards human rights will act soon to harness in a police force that becomes more militarized, aggressive and ineffective as time goes by. That city council felt so afraid of biker gangs moving in that they were cowed into buying contaminated strip clubs surely indicates that a blogger with a blow-horn in the least of the problems needing addressing by peace officers.

If an annoying protester is the price Fredericton has to pay to uphold the principles of democracy and freedom, then it is a small price indeed. The brutal and illegal way the Fredericton police force has acted in this instance should be a wake up call to all of you to act on Charles' and all citizen's with consciousness' behalf.


Daniel A. Fitzgerald
Fredericton native living in the Netherlands

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Justice in the NWD - The Murder of Kelly Thomas

5 of 6 Fullerton Cops who Murdered Homeless Man Gang Style Still Working
Tim King -

(FULLERTON, Calif.) - Having grown up in Southern California, I have always been well aware of the brutality police officers are capable of. There are many evil horrendous cases of unaddressed police abuse in this country, but some, like the case of Kelly Thomas, the schizophrenic man recently tortured and beaten to death in Fullerton, California remind us that this police abuse is taking place right under our nose.

"I now regret ever having served as a law officer". Those are the words of Kelly Thomas's father, Ron Thomas, who is retired law enforcement. He now spends his time passing out flyers seeking information on the police who killed his son in an open neighborhood while the 37-year old victim screamed "dad" over and over again in vain.

Neighbors said Kelly was childlike and totally harmless. Regardless, even if he wasn't as innocent as he was, there are many witnesses and they all had matching statements and they are published below. If you visit the site you can see a transcript of witness descriptions.

Apparently it took investigators three weeks to conduct their first witness interview. This, while the killer gang of cops continue to roam and endanger the streets.
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