Root causes of court delays, dismissals and abuse of the public

Root causes of court delays, dismissals and abuse of the public

Aug 19 2016 – Kevin Yaworski

Aug 27 2016 – update – Provinces appeal of (R. v. Grant) not being heard till Feb 3 2017
http://wp.me/p1fJaD-na

A dismissal of a sexual assault conviction in MB over unreasonable trial delays is another example of a lack of priority for serious crime in MB.

http://winnipegsun.com/2016/08/18/dismissal-of-sex-assault-conviction-over-trial-delays-will-stand

Is there more serious crime cases like this that were unreasonably delayed in MB that could get dismissed?

Are the senior people in our Justice Department including our new Justice Minister going to look into the ROOT causes of these delays or are they going to ignore as they already know the answers and that they could have been prevented?

Would these delays and resulting dismissal(s) have occurred if our courts were not overwhelmed as a result of serious crime rate (violent and property) being one of the highest in Canada for many years now as per WPS annual reports?

Who at WPS and the City is responsible for assigning so many high paid and we’ll trained police officers ($100,000 – 200,000 plus OT, pension, benefits and training) to $afety revenue generation aka traffic duty when the serious crime rate so high? Why were FIPPA requests needed to expose Project Drive with millions being spent on OT and officers diverted to traffic duty?

Would these delays and resulting dismissal(s) have occurred if some of our Provincial Justices, Crown Attorneys and admin staff weren’t tied up dealing with the accused contesting many of the 150,000 – 200,000 alleged traffic offenses every year?  The majority of these were issued unfairly or illegally by WPS or their 3rd party for profit Partner ACS / Xerox due to aggressive targeting of City known traffic engineering deficiencies in proper and safe speed limits, signage, amber times and more?

At least 2 traffic offenses already stayed since this past June due to unreasonable delay of 4-6 months or more for simple traffic matters based on charter 11b rights.  The Crown’s notice to appeal for one of these two decisions (R. v. Grant) was recently accepted when it should have been rejected. The appeal is set to be heard on February 3, 2017 but should not even been heard since the Supreme Court already ruled on this and that the courts are to presume the accused prejudiced by the delay.  Many more tickets will be stayed including some tickets that were justified when the Provinces appeal is unsuccessful.  Then the public tax payers will be on the hook to pay the bulk of the 10’s of millions in contract and per ticket fees to ACS / Xerox and the salaries, OT, pension and benefits for the officers assigned to traffic duty.

Why are family court admin staff and possibly other admin staff diverted to traffic court duties to call accused to offer meeting with an Crown Attorney ahead of their trial?  Then offered half off bribe at the meeting or at court?  Is this diverting valuable resources from more serious matters in an attempt to salvage as much $afety revenue as possible?  Why is the Crown staying traffic offenses when the accused well prepared with facts that prove the ticket unfairly or illegally issued?

This and much more abuse well documented and repeatedly brought to the attention of the Mayor and other senior people at the City and Province (past and present) by media and the public directly.

Contact your MLA and Councillor and our, Police Board, Justice Minister and Premier to ask them to respond to these serious issues.  Demand those responsible for the decisions that have resulted in this abuse be fired without severance and a formal investigation by the RCMP.  Demand your tax dollars, fees and valuable police and justice system resources be used more fairly, legally and properly.

******** If you are not taking action you are saying you are OK with this abuse.  Please be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Share your communication and responses with this group, other social media, the media and by word of mouth.  Otherwise we will continue to be ignored and suffer the economic and social consequences which are much bigger than most realize. ********

minjus@leg.gov.mb.ca; premier@leg.gov.mb.ca; wpb@winnipeg.ca

FirstNameLastName@winnipeg.ca may work to reach your Counc. but if not use the form below.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/mla_list_constituency.html

http://www.winnipeg.ca/council/contact.stm

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Here is an example but pit in your own words.

———- original message ———-
From: “Kevin Yaworski”
Date: Aug 19, 2016 11:57 AM
Subject: Root causes of court delays, dismissals and abuse of the public
To: , , , ,

Dear Honorable Premier, Minister, MLA, Councillors and officials.

Thanks for choosing to serve the public to make Manitoba and Winnipeg a better place to live and work.

I am contacting you today to talk about some very serious issues that are affecting all Manitobans and the reputation of this once great City and Province.  We need you to do your part to right some wrongs, prevent it from reoccurring and help restore this greatness.

I have excluded our Mayor Brian Bowman because he has not once responded to any of my numerous communications about this abuse and similar from others inducing the media so he is obviously part of the problem and you will find some suggestions for him and others like him shortly.

The dismissal of a sexual assault conviction in MB over unreasonable trial delays as mentioned in the article below is another clear example of a lack of priority for serious crime in MB.

Is there more serious crime cases like this that were unreasonably delayed in MB that could get dismissed?

Are the senior people in our Justice Department including yourself Minister going to look into the ROOT causes of these delays? It is imperative you do not ignore this as you did the root causes of the unreasonable delays in traffic court when you said you would be open to suggestions but only allowed the unfair if not unjust behavior mentioned below to continue and get worse.

Was this because you already know the answers, that they could have been prevented and you did not want to deal with the consequences?  You had just been elected and appointed and had done nothing wrong but now you are informed and if you continue to ignore you will be just as guilty.

Would these delays and resulting dismissal(s) have occurred if our courts were not overwhelmed as a result of the serious crime rate (violent and property) being one of the highest in Canada for many years now as per WPS annual reports?

Who at WPS and the City is responsible for assigning so many high paid and we’ll trained police officers ($100,000 – 200,000 plus OT, pension, benefits and training) to $afety revenue generation aka traffic duty when the serious crime rate is / was so high? Why were FIPPA requests needed to expose Project Drive with millions being spent on OT and officers diverted to traffic duty?

Would these delays and resulting dismissal(s) have occurred if some of our  high paid Provincial Justices, Crown Attorneys and their admin staff weren’t tied up dealing with the accused contesting many of the 150,000 – 200,000 alleged traffic offenses every year?  The majority of these were issued unfairly or illegally by WPS or their 3rd party for profit Partner ACS / Xerox due to aggressive targeting of City known traffic engineering deficiencies in proper and safe speed limits, signage, amber times and more?

At least 2 traffic offenses already stayed since this past June due to unreasonable delay of 4-6 months or more for simple traffic matters based on charter 11b rights.  The Crown’s notice to appeal for one of these two decisions (R. v. Grant) was recently accepted when it should have been rejected. The appeal is set to be heard on February 3, 2017 but should not even been heard since the Supreme Court already ruled on this and that the courts are to presume the accused prejudiced by the delay.  Many more tickets will be stayed including some tickets that were justified when the Provinces appeal is unsuccessful.Then the public tax payers will be on the hook to pay the bulk of the 10’s of millions in contract and per ticket fees to ACS / Xerox and the salaries, OT, pension and benefits for the officers assigned to traffic duty.

Why are family court admin staff and possibly other admin staff diverted to traffic court duties to call accused to offer meetings with a Crown Attorney ahead of their trial?  Then offered half off bribe at the meeting or at court?  This looks this diverting valuable resources from more serious matters in an attempt to salvage as much $afety revenue as possible?  Why is the Crown staying traffic offenses when the accused well prepared with facts that prove the ticket unfairly or illegally issued?

This and much more abuse well documented and repeatedly brought to the attention of the Mayor and other senior people at the City and Province (past and present) by media and the public directly.

All of you have the ability to take actions that can stop or help stop this abuse and
I expect to hear a respond to these serious issues.

I expect to hear those responsible for the decisions that have resulted in this abuse be fired without severance and a formal investigation by the RCMP be initiated.   The people demand their tax dollars, fees and valuable police and justice system resources be used fairly, legally and effectively.

I will be sharing this communication and your responses or lack of with groups with over 20,000 members that are advocating for true public safety and public service accountability as well as other social media, traditional media and by word of mouth.

You cannot continue to ignore this abuse as this City and Province suffer the economic and social consequences which are much bigger than most realize.

http://winnipegsun.com/2016/08/18/dismissal-of-sex-assault-conviction-over-trial-delays-will-stand

Yours Truly,
Concerned Citizen
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