After a long break away from blogging, i’ve decided to start posting a few things again. Here’s my letter to the topmost legal captains of B.C. on a matter of some import. First, the situation, excerpted from an excellent post on the rather blunderbuss The Galloping Beaver blog, called Life sentence for Betty K? (well worth the quick read):
. . . Betty Krawczyk was 65 years old when she went to jail for Clayoquot Sound. . . . She went to jail again at age 78 for standing in front of bulldozers in 2006 to protest the building of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. . . . She . . . went back to prison for another 10 months. . . .After serving out her last sentence in full, Betty appealed it on the grounds that the squelching of protest inconvenient to corporations and governments is an illegitimate use of the legal system.The Attorney General’s response to her appeal has been to recommend the court re-sentence her under the rules of “accumulated convictions”, designate her a chronic offender, and lock her up for life!
So, my letter:
TO: Michael de Jong, Attorney General <AG.Minister@gov.bc.ca>
Michael Brundrett, prosecutor: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: Gordon Campbell <email@example.com>