“Native discount” sentencing works against aboriginals…

“(Convicted murderer) Kokopenace, has appealed his sentence. He says it was unfair. It was too harsh. Because, you see, Kokopenace is aboriginal himself… And he claims the trial wasn’t fair because aboriginals were underrepresented in the jury pool… Incredibly, the Ontario Court of Appeal agreed with the grounds for appeal – they said the jury pool didn’t have enough aboriginal people in it, so that was racist.” – Ezra Levant.

The above quotes are taken from Ezra Levant’s article “Justice system is racist?” appearing in the Toronto Sun yesterday (1). It reflects on the absurdity of giving natives easier sentences for crimes committed, in this case by a lifelong criminal who finally murdered a fellow native; this lets them back into their “community” much sooner, so they may continue their lives of violence and crime relatively unimpeded.

The sheer lunacy of the situation is clearly demonstrated by Levant’s observations regarding activist lawyer Katherine Hensel, who is involved in the “racist jury pool” appeal: “So she’s a highly paid lawyer, trying to figure out who’s killing aboriginal people in this country. At the same time as she’s trying to get a killer and serial assaulter of aboriginal people off the hook.”

That wraps up her involvement quite nicely; why allow practical realities to interfere with the pursuit of political correctness, even if the “victims” suffer even more as a result…

While I highly recommend Levant’s article, I do feel that in some respects he is missing the mark. Given that it is fashionable and beneficial for minorities to consider themselves to be disadvantaged in the face of systemic white racism, it is my expectation that enforced “juror equity” may well result in minority jurors voting along racial lines with little if any regard for guilt or innocence.

Indeed, given the clamouring and civil disobedience we are so often subjected to based upon historical animosities and a desire to obtain favourable treatment, aboriginal jurors in particular may well consider it to be their duty to force a hung jury, regardless of the resulting negative effects on their own communities.

But then again, why should aboriginals concern themselves about responsibility for anything they do, when the Ontario Provincial Police enable their illegal activities and protect them from public outrage when they block highways, by diverting traffic around the affected area (2)?

And aboriginals had no reason at all to be concerned about consequences when the OPP even prevented White people from defending themselves against physical aboriginal aggression in Caledonia…

In the Toronto Sun’s story “Supreme Court to rule on Native representation on juries” posted simultaneously with Ezra Levant’s article, we are told that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the “jury equity” issue, expected early next year, “…could affect the way juries are selected across the country.”

Or perhaps not. Even if the Court rules in favour of compulsory racial representation on juries, there could be serious difficulty enforcing it, because “it could be virtually impossible to ensure jury rolls accurately list the number of on-reserve aboriginals, considering many don’t recognize the jurisdiction of Canadian courts and don’t fill out the necessary paperwork.”

Keep in mind our being told in the “First Nations protesters demand inquiry into missing and murdered women” article that one woman at the blockade “…continues to seek justice for her daughter, Bailey-Marie Mt. Pleasant, who went missing from a relative’s home in 2002… Just 2 1/2 years old, Bailey-Marie was found partially submerged in a nearby pond. Her death was declared a drowning. But Hill believes her daughter was murdered.”

How utterly ridiculous. This woman’s relatives didn’t maintain a proper watch over the little girl, who drowned in a nearby pond – all this taking place on the reservation – and the mother then proceeds to speculate that her child was murdered, perhaps in an effort to alleviate any responsibility she may feel for the tragedy.

And yet how could this tragic death be anything other than the fault of us racist White people, who are forever trampling all over aboriginal rights, in this case giving her no alternative but to continue to “seek justice”?  How silly of me…!

I for one am sick and tired of the “First Nations” and their apologists and enablers.

I will gladly campaign and vote for any political candidate brave enough to put a stop to these endless assaults against logic and the law, and willing to take the steps necessary to compel aboriginals to take responsibility for themselves and their own actions, and to stop blaming the wider society.

Let’s put a stop to this now, before it gets a lot worse…

Jeff Goodall.

(1) – See “Justice system is racist?” here.

(2) – See “First Nations protesters demand inquiry into missing and murdered women” here.

(3) – See “Supreme Court to rule on Native representation on juries” here.

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