Tuesday, November 14, 2006
A police Force who deletes close to 200 pictures must be investigated!!!!
Police officer pleads not guilty to assault
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | 12:02 PM AT
A Fredericton police officer has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a protester during a demonstration in front of city hall in May and will remain on active duty until his trial.
Cpl. Dwight Doyle was charged with assault after an independent investigation into the complaint. His lawyer entered the plea on his behalf in provincial court in Fredericton Tuesday morning. A trial date has been set for March 13.
The 13-year veteran of the Fredericton Police Force was charged in connection with a protest designed to raise awareness about the plight of refugees. Four people were arrested at the event and of those, Asaf Rashid said he was the only one who was thrown to the ground.
Rashid alleges the officer also asked him for information on where he was born and filed a complaint with the Fredericton Police Force, claiming discrimination on the basis of race.
Fredericton police Chief Barry McKnight asked the Saint John police force to conduct an independent investigation into the complaint. That resulted in an assault charge against the officer.
November 14, 2006 - 5:43 pm
By: News 88-9 Staff - Tyler McLean
SAINT JOHN, NB -- Emera and the Passamaquoddy First Nation are at odds over the company's proposed natural gas pipeline route through South-Western New Brunswick.
Chief Hugh M. Akagi says he's disappointed Emera, -- which is proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through Passamaquoddy First Nation territory -- has made no effort to contact it's people.
When asked if company pay-offs, scholarships or training would help move any barriers on the issue, Chief Akagi said absolutely not.
"We're looking for respect in our territory, that has to be number one," Chief Akagi said Tuesday.
"Respect in our territory would be something like the company (Emera) starting the discussion."
"I'd be more impressed if they came and sat down at the table with us and started a discussion -- than it would if they came to the door and offered me money."
Chief Akagi says consultation with all affected First Nations on the proposed pipeline is clearly required before the project can go through.
He says the Passamaquoddy First Nation will be most effected, with 90 per cent of the pipeline's rural development passing through Passamaquoddy territory.
It’s a little scary. Pascal Poinlane a reporter asked me a few direct questions and it was fun to debate the issue with the guy.
He didn’t know the reasons that I banned from the Legislature.
He believed that it was for taking pictures?
As he said - You might not like the story?
I might add that he told me that he was from Quebec? Ohhh Boy????...This should be good!!!...lol
Well, in a joking manner. I told the young reporter not to be that bad because he wouldn’t wish to get a blogger upset with him!!...lol....
I met the two CBC French workers this morning and once again? I wasn’t too keen in bringing them in my small room.
But these are facts and this is the way it is.
I live in a small room and I’m fighting for boarders and roomers rights.
The only problem is that my curtains broke down last week. Good timing eh???
We met Bernard Richard on the streets and they filmed the Ombudsman.
So? I know they are going to interview other people about blogging and I still don’t know how they are going to use the story?
Time will tell I guess?
It’s supposed to be on tonight at 6:00pm on the French Program - Ce Soir!!!
A supportive email from La Belle Province de Quebec!!! < Many from outside of the Province are watching!! >
I came upon your blog after reading an article from the CBC online about your arrest.
I think what was done to you was totally unfair and uncalled for.
I hope the law sees it the same way and that justice falls in your favor.
I admire your dedication to getting your voice heard and for speaking up where some might stay silent.
Keep up the good work and let me know how everything goes ^_^