|"Rape in British Columbia" 1979|
|BC Attorney-General Did NOT share the Author's view|
You may recall the 2009 non-disclosure incident where the local Ontario police used their Versadex database to determine if jurors were suitable or not.... to the Crown's liking ... ONLY
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Windsor police will no longer conduct background checks of prospective jurors on behalf of the Crown unless a specific request is made under the Juries Act, says Chief Gary Smith.National Post
Chief Smith said his decision will hold while he awaits the results of an investigation by the Ontario privacy commissioner’s office, and the further determination of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
“At that point, I will have some written policy and instructions for the officers,” Chief Smith said Tuesday.
The checks are made through Versadex, a confidential database that contains information on any contact an individual has had with police. Snipped
The commissioner is also asking every Crown office in the province to report back and to disclose if it conducted secret background checks into potential jurors in the past three years. Snipped
National Post More On This Story
A judge in Windsor ordered a mistrial this week in the prosecution of two men charged with murder, after it was disclosed that police conducted similar checks earlier this spring on the eve of jury selection.
The practice was described as “offensive” by Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas, who suggested that a formal inquiry might be appropriate.
The Ontario government has refused to call in an independent agency to find out how widespread the practice was by Crown and police in the province.
This week, a judge in Windsor ordered a mistrial two months into a first-degree murder trial after learning of the background checks. The information gathered on the 200 people selected for the jury pool included speeding tickets, pardoned crimes and young offender records, which were secretly used by the Crown.
The conduct of the Crown and police was described as “offensive” by Justice Bruce Thomas.
Despite the judge’s criticisms, Chief Smith stressed his officers did nothing illegal. “For there to be a criminal offence, there has to be criminal intent. There’s no criminal activity we know of,” said the Windsor police chief.
|Conducted on Prospective Jurors - Investigation|
Locally under the steady hands of Vision Mayor and Council in 2009:
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Google Search Criteria: Versadex Prime-BC RCMP Highway of Tears
If Transportation staff have access to Versadex and PRIME-BC, does Health officials too? Firings, were they based on Versadex? Premier's Office has access? Party Whip? Do all of the hand picked GCPE staff, like the one before the courts now with his trial starting in 2016, did he have access? Do they?
When constituents write a letter to their BC Liberal Member of the Legislature is there a security check done by the office staff using Versadex, in either format: Private or Invisible?
Is the reason that so many a FOI comes back whited out is because of Versadex software?
Was the suspended with pay Senior executive for Minister Todd Stone's office who has been accused by a former employee of deleting valid FOI request ...... was that senior exec only doing his job because the Ministry wasn't supposed to have access to the Versadex?
From our October 2012 Post:
Cobweb covered RCMP Reports kept safe and sound by the Legislative Library for 33 years
.... 33 years ago, ten years after the Highway of Tears started to happen in 1969, The Report was published, centering on RAPE in British Columbia, involving mostly young women, some men.
The BC Legislative Library recently scanned their copy of the original Report for a "Patron" of the Library. Was it for the Press, the Police, or the Public to peruse? Was it only requested because of a death of that inmate in a prison in the United States of America? The prisoner's DNA matched the DNA found on victims, but why did it take so long?
The "Report" that the Attorney General of BC (Garde Gardom 22 Dec. 1975 - 24 Nov. 1979) received in March of 1979, is titled, "Rape in British Columbia", written by Nancy Goldsberry. The document is available in the BC Legislative Library.
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Don't forget about Versaterm / PRIME working in conjunction with Versadex