Monday, January 21, 2008
MISS NEW BRUNSWICK 2007 WOULD BE A WONDERFUL VOICE AGAINST THE DRUGGING AND THE KILLINGS OF OUR CHILDREN IN THIS PROVINCE!!!
Last summer, I received an email asking me if I would be interested in meeting the real Miss New Brunswick 2007?
A meeting was set for Tim Horton’s on Regent Street.
Sure enough the family showed up in time.
A conversation took place and the issue change to my six months protest in front of the New Brunswick Legislature.
The mother whispered - Our little boy in the back have ADHD!
There in the back seat was a cute little fella listening to my every word.
His name is Tyler!!!
He’s on medication which he admitted he didn’t enjoy but what choice does he have?
I began chatting with the little boy and he was very surprised how I knew his way of thinking?
He’s a smart little guy.
Tyler told me the problem he’s having in the classroom is the noise.
How many time have I heard this one?
But unfortunately, the Liberals while in opposition promise to do a study on the matter our kids are being drugged.
They used the issue to be elected and that’s sad!!!
Can you imagine taking advantage of an issue such as kids being drugged?
HEY???? Maybe Miss New Brunswick 2007can be the spokesperson against the drugging and the killings of our children in this Province???
She’s a smart one and much better looking than yours truly!!!
Hang in there Tyler!!!
THIS IS A BIG JOKE!!!!
The Government workers in charge of the Methadone program in Saint John are a big joke!!!
They told the CBC that only 48 people are on the waiting list for Methadone.
Guess what these geniuses did???
They remove the names of people who are prostitutes or were in jail.
The number went from over 200 to less than 50!!!
WHAT A JOKE!!!!
Saint John has a major drug problem and it’s getting worst.
You mean these Government workers at the Methadone Clinic can’t take the time to locate and chat with the people selling their bodies for their habit in the uptown area or attend the court session in Saint John????
WHAT A JOKE!!!
There’s hundreds of people doing Dilaudid in Saint John every single day and the problem is getting much worst!!!
If you believe that the drug problem is going down in numbers?
Than you truly believe that Irving is God himself!!!!
Click below for a few blogs on this issue or better yet? Go to the top left hand side of this blog. Go to search this blog and write- Methadone in Saint John.
There was almost a full moon and it was nice.
A couple of minutes later, I noticed some white spots flying around the night skies.
Then I saw four white spots flying together.
I taught - Hmmmm??? What’s in this smoke anyway??? Plus, I only had two beers???
I rubbed my eyes but to no avail. These white spots were still flying over the Milford area in Saint John.
I quickly ran inside and got some people outside as witnesses.
One person shouted - Oh my God??? What is it???
One stand-by told us it was from a couple of spotlights from a new hotel in East Saint John.
Well? They got me!!!
I wonder who many tourists saw the same picture and phone 911 or the local media????
Sent to the Telegraph JOurnal. Times Transcript and Daily Gleaner.....................
Can you please enlighten me on the workings of the New Brunswick judicial system? As a native of New Brunswick , like many others I left the province for work. Now firmly entrenched in my chosen career I have often contemplating relocating to my indigenous province; however after a glance at your newspaper I now have great reservations. How is it that a conscientious police force results in a criminal going free? As any worker knows a job best done is one that is assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated and re-planed if necessary. By being conscientious and evaluating her work ie looking at the photos to ensure she does not send an innocent man to jail, this policewomen’s actions resulted in what appears, for all intense and purposes ,a guilty man going free. If your judicial system is plagued with criminally sympathetic judges I believe I should remain a native of your Province and not a resident. As I am raising my own children now and know all too well how the drug world leads to abuse, prostitution, crime and apparently lack of punishment in New Brunswick, your province will remain for me a nice place to visit with my windows rolled up and my children safely off your streets.
A visitor not a local
MONCTON TIMES TRANSCRIPT
Judge acquits man of drug trafficking
Court rules there was reasonable doubt accused was man who sold drugs to undercover officer
Published Thursday January 17th2008
Appeared on page A7
An undercover police officer's visual identification of a suspect was not enough to convict him of drug trafficking according to a Court of Queen's Bench judge.
Correll Mitchell stood trial on Nov. 21-22 before Justice Stephen McNally in Moncton on two counts of trafficking cocaine in March 2006. Sylvie Godin-Blanchard was the prosecutor while Kelly Serbu represented the defendant.
McNally reserved his decision in the case but delivered his verdict on Jan. 10 acquitting Mitchell on both counts.
In his written decision McNally said there was reasonable doubt as to whether the accused was the man who sold drugs to the undercover officer.
The charges stemmed from an undercover operation conducted by Codiac RCMP's Drug Section in early 2006 designed to battle street level drug sales in Moncton.. Part of the operation involved Const. Marion Yakubow being brought in from outside the Moncton area to go undercover and purchase drugs from suspected traffickers.
Yakubow was briefed by local officers in late February 2006 and given profiles and descriptions of 29 targets, one of whom was Mitchell. She was shown photos of Mitchell dating back to 2003 and given a phone number he was suspected of using.
She called the number and met one individual for a drug sale on March 32006but it wasn't Mitchell.
On March 9 she bought $50 worth of cocaine from an individual in a parking lot at St. George Street and Lutz Street arranging the meeting with the same phone number. The seller pulled up in a large dark colour Cadillac and sold the officer a half-gram of crack.
The transaction took place in about 30 seconds through the car window.
After the buy Yakubow gave a detailed description of the suspect during a debriefing. In court she identified Mitchell as the seller saying there was "no doubt in her mind that he was the same person" according to McNally's decision.
A second transaction took place on March 16 under similar circumstances and the officer again identified the seller as Mitchell. The next time she attempted to buy cocaine the dealer accused her of being a cop and wanted her to smoke some crack so he could take photos of her doing so. She cursed at him and left the vehicle.
The officer identified Mitchell as the driver of the car in this instance as well.
On March 30,2006 Mitchell was arrested while driving a dark colour Cadillac and charges were laid.
During the trial Yakubow told the court she reviewed a photo of the accused prior to giving testimony at the preliminary hearing and trial"just to be sure."
While she told the judge she was "100 per cent sure" Mitchell sold her the drugs the fact she looked at his photo prior to testifying was a problem.
"In my view her confirmation that she reviewed Mitchell's arrest photograph immediately prior to her trial testimony 'just to be sure' betrays this level of certainty" wrote McNally in his decision adding that it created reasonable doubt in his mind with respect to the reliability and correctness of her visual identification.
The judge wrote that the undercover officer's meetings with the dealer were quick and held under stressful circumstances.
Also the dealer's head was partially covered by a hood during the first two meetings. The judge said her descriptions were "fairly generic and would likely apply to a good number of adult male persons of colour."
The judge said her identification of Mitchell as the offender would have been stronger had Yakubow picked him out of a photo lineup after the drug deals.
Also the fact he was arrested driving the Cadillac was not enough for the judge to conclude he was the driver at the time of the transactions.
Prayer and Devotions
Behold the Lamb of God!
by Father Walter Schu, LC
Resolution: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you openly bear witness to Christ during the day.
January 20, 2008
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."
Introductory Prayer:Jesus, thank you for this opportunity to be with you, my Lord and my God. You always seek me first. Even my desire to encounter you is a fruit of your love for me, of the action of your grace in my heart.
Petition:Lord, help me to be a witness to you with the same courage, humility, and openness to the Holy Spirit as John the Baptist.
1. John “Saw Jesus Coming Toward Him.” Jesus is always coming toward us, too. Why? Because he loves us. He never imposes himself. He doesn’t burst through the door and force us to accept him or even acknowledge him. But he does remain close, hoping we will catch a glimpse of his love and, in that instant, recognize that he is everything our hearts long for. What will happen if we open the door of our life, of our heart, to Christ? He will call us to abandon the tight confines of our egotism, greed, lust, envy, and selfishness. He will open undreamed-of horizons and give a rich, new dimension to our poor, fleeting days on this earth. He will bestow on us a transcendent mission: to testify to him not only with our words, but with everything that we are.
2. John Testifies to “the Lamb of God.” As John the Baptist sees Jesus coming toward him, he proclaims: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John’s title for Jesus is rich in meaning. Fifteen hundred years before Christ, during the exile in Egypt, the blood of the paschal lamb spread on the Israelites’ doorposts saved their families from the angel of death, who slaughtered the first-born of the Egyptians. As a result, Moses was able to lead the chosen people to the Promised Land. Christ is the true Lamb of God who offers himself in sacrifice to take away our sins and to open to us the Promised Land of heaven. John’s testimony requires humility: His own disciples leave him to follow Jesus. Do I strive for this same humility? Do I put my testimony to Jesus above my own self-interest?
3. John Recognizes Jesus Through the Holy Spirit. John’s testimony was so convincing that many of his own disciples became followers of Jesus. Yet John himself claimed that at first he did not know Jesus. What did he mean by this enigmatic phrase? As Jesus’ relative, John certainly knew who he was; however, the precise moment in which Jesus was to begin his Messianic mission remained unknown to John. It was only through the action of the Holy Spirit that John fully recognized Jesus as the Chosen One of God, who was now to be revealed to God’s chosen people. The Holy Spirit seeks to work with the same power in our own lives. What attachments to worldly interests still distract me from the Holy Spirit’s action? What fears still hold me back from letting him do with me whatever he pleases? Do I fully trust in him who is love itself?
Conversation with Christ: Thank you for always coming toward me, Lord. Thank you for your love for me. At times I don’t know what you see in me, Lord, but even in my weakness and sinfulness I want to return love with love. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, help my love for you to be bold and ardent.
Resolution: I will ask the Holy Spirit to help me openly bear witness to Christ during the day.