UPDATE 03. June 2015: Truth & Reconciliation: A Mohawk Chief says finding of cultural genocide a long time coming

UPDATE 06. April 2014: Mass Child Murder Trial Launched

UPDATE 02. April 2014: Mass Murder of Canadian Children Admitted

Canada: Mohawk Elders looking for mass graves of Children that died in Residential Schools

Image result for mwhawk elder genocideA Weekly Update on the Mohawk Inquiry: The Search for the Dead Continues

By itccs - 17. October 2011

A second indigenous Nation authorizes digs for their lost children and endorses the ITCCS – The Canadian government strikes back against the Mohawk residential school inquiry, and a long cover-up is revealed.

Brantford, Ontario - At the start of a third week of an unprecedented aboriginal-led investigation into the burial sites of missing children at Canada’s oldest Indian residential school, more native nations are rallying to the cause of Mohawk elders hunting for mass graves – and the government of Canada is striking back.

A second indigenous group, the traditional Squamish nation on Canada’s west coast, has authorized ITCCS Secretary Kevin Annett to begin surveys and digs for graves of residential school children on their own territory. In a written declaration, traditional elder (siem) Kiapilano stated,

“As the Landlord to the Squamish Nation lands and natural resources, I appoint Kevin Annett Eagle Strong Voice to act with a Right of Entry to claim the said buildings of all the Anglican, Catholic and United churches located on Squamish Nation territory … Kevin is given full authority to access the burial sites for excavation, conduct (of) forensic research as to the cause of death, and provide a proper traditional burial pursuant to Squamish nation ancient ways, and surrender those responsible for this genocide to my people or a public inquiry …”

The Squamish territory comprises all of the present city of Vancouver and its surrounding region, including the location of three former Indian residential schools.

Groups among the Anishnabe (Ojibway) people in central Canada, and the Maliseet nation in the Maritimes, also announced this week plans to conduct their own inquiries into children who went missing in local Indian residential schools.

In response to how quickly the Mohawk example is spreading, the Canadian government has moved quickly to undermine and stop the survey and excavations in Brantford, and continue a history of concealing the remains of children who died there.

After initially supporting the Mohawk elders-led digs and survey at the Brantford residential school site, “chief” Bill Monture of the state-funded Six Nations Band Council announced on October 10 that he now opposed the project, and denied further use of the council’s Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Unit, and the data it had gathered on the school grounds, to the elders’ group.

Monture’s sudden reversal occurred shortly after he was summoned to Canada’s capital for consultation with government officials.

Monture’s band council has a history of concealing the deaths of children at the Brantford school. In 1982, and again in 2008, skeletal remains of children were found on the grounds of the former residential school, but the results of forensic examinations were kept secret by the band council, and the remains vanished.

Meanwhile, the inquiry continues on the site of the Brantford residential school as Mohawk volunteers survey grave sites, take samples and uncover documents indicating that the death and burial of children at the Church of England school was reported as recently as 1969, a year before the school closed. These and other accounts of crimes at the school were deliberately buried by Anglican Church officials of the local Huron Diocese.

“We’re securing another GPR scanner and are going ahead with plans to excavate at the school once an archaeological and forensics team is gathered over the next few weeks. We need the help now of all good people” said Mohawk elder Bill Squire today.

To aid the Mohawk inquiry and its work with Kevin Annett and the ITCCS, contact Squire at 519-757-3624 or Kevin Annett through this website or at 250-591-4573.

Issued by the ITCCS head office, Brussels

Mohawk Inquiry Communiqué No. 3  Source

Mass genocide of Mohawk children by UK Queen and Vatican uncovered in Canada-Rev Kevin Annett

Oct 8, 2011

By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

BRANTFORD, ON, CANADA – Mass graves of Mohawk children have been uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute, a residential school for Mohawk operated by the Church of England and the Vatican before its closure in 1970.

According to Rev. Kevin Annett, Secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (www.itccs.org), the Mohawk Institute was “set up by the Anglican Church of England in 1832 to imprison and destroy generations of Mohawk children. This very first Indian [First Nations] residential school in Canada lasted until 1970, and, like in most residential schools, more than half of the children imprisoned there never returned. Many of them are buried all around the school.”

Preliminary scanning by ground penetrating radar adjacent to the now closed main building Mohawk Institute has revealed that “between 15-20 feet of soil” was brought in and put over the mass graves just before the Mohawk Institute closed in 1970 in order to camouflage the mass graves of Mohawk Children and avoid prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity under the Geneva Conventions, the International Criminal Court, and cooperating national courts.

International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) is expected to commence judicial proceedings starting in late October 2011 in Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland for child genocide crimes against humanity against defendants Elizabeth Windsor, head of state of Canada and head of the Church of England and Pope Joseph Ratzinger, both of whom knowingly participated in the planning and coverup of the child genocide, according to forensic evidence.

The Tribunal sessions were originally to have been held in London, U.K. However, The U.K. government has denied entrance to the Secretary and major jurists and staff of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) without cause.

The discovery of the mass graves of Mohawk children, uncovered by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute comes on the heels of videotaped evidence by eyewitness William Coombes, who in Oct. 1964 witnessed Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, visit an aboriginal school in Kamloops, British Columbia, choose 10 young aboriginal children, made them kiss her feet, and allegedly took them from the school for a picnic at a lake.

The 10 aboriginal children were never seen again.  Mr. Coombes, who was to give evidence at the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (ITCCS.org) of Elizabeth Windsor’s child genocide, was murdered in Feb. 2011.  Fortunately, Mr. Coombes’ testimony was videotaped before his death and is available for the Tribunal.

Rev. Kevin Annett states that instruments of torture such as a rack for torturing the Mohawk children in ritual torture have been found at the now closed Mohawk Institute.  Eyewitnesses from the Mohawk community have stated they witnessed priests in red robes torturing children in ritual torture.

Rev. Annett made these revelations in an exclusive Oct. 7, 2011 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre. In the interview, Rev. Annett acknowledges the close parallels between the Oct. 1964 personal child genocide and possible ritual killings of 10 aboriginal children by Elizabeth Windsor, Head of State of Canada and Head of the Church of England, and the child genocides occurring during the same period at the Mohawk Institute.

These parallels suggest that Elizabeth Windsor, as Head of State and Head of the Church of England was personally aware of, ordered, and participated in this systematic program of genocide and ritual torture and killings at Church of England residential schools operated by the Church of England and the Vatican.

In his interview, Rev. Annett stated that the mainstream Canadian media, as well as the government of Canada, are maintaining a coverup and media blackout of the discoveries of Mohawk child genocide at the Mohawk Institute. Source

UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S GENOCIDE (documentary)

Hidden from History. The Canadian Holocaust

International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and State

This is  a must read book. Do take the time to download it and read it.

It has witness testimony documents and extensive information on the systematic abuse of Indian children. Including torture, imprisonment, experimentation and numerous other horrific abuses perpetrated by the churches, the Canadian government and the US government.  50% of children in the schools died at the hands of their captors. These were not really schools they were prison/death camps.

So download, save a copy and take the time to read it. You will be shocked at the appalling, abuse suffered by these children.  No child should ever have to suffer this type of maltreatment.

Download Hidden No Longer:
Genocide in Canada, Past and Present  pdf

Good luck with this investigation. Sending love and best wishes to all concerned. Maybe finally the truth will be reveled and there is a horrid truth. The Government of Canada, Britain and the Churches involved have done everything in their power to hide the truth.

May the Power of truth walk with you.

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Truth & Reconciliation: A Mohawk Chief says finding of cultural genocide a long time coming

•Published on Jun 3, 2015

Montreal Gazette

Kahnawake Grand Chief Michael Ahrihon Delisle, Jr. says the commission’s finding that the policy of forcing young aboriginal children into residential schools amounted to cultural genocide. (Vincenzo D'Alto / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

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Just coincidence Obama and the Queen visit Pope.

Kevin Annett: Ratzinger is acting Pope; Francis is PR front; Pope, Cardinals are Satanic Coven 


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y96c-y6mDQ


Published on 24 Mar 2014 

Kevin Annett -- Evidence Ratzinger is acting Pope; "Pope" Francis is PR front; Pope 
& Cardinals are a Satanic Coven

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27 March 2014 Last updated at 17:51 
Pope Francis raises 'right to life' in Obama talks


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7daGhuNYHo

The BBC's Alan Johnston describes the relaxed atmosphere at the meeting

Pope Francis has met President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the 
contentious issues of abortion and contraception on the agenda.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26761181

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Quote It is the Queen's first foreign trip since a visit to Australia in 2011.


3 April 2014 Last updated at 20:47 


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss6uHI22lok

Queen meets Pope Francis at the VaticanPrince Philip, the Queen and the Pope in a 
room known as the "Pope's study" The Queen presented the Pope The Queen has 
met Pope Francis for the first time, during a one-day visit to the Italian capital, 
Rome.The meeting in the Vatican was described as a private one and pomp and 
protocol were kept to a minimum. Earlier, the Queen and Prince Philip had lunch 
with the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife Clio at the Quirinal 
Palace.The Queen gave the Pontiff a hamper of British produce and received a lapis 
lazuli orb for baby Prince George. 

It is the Queen's first foreign trip since a visit to Australia in 2011.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26867032

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Trial of the Century Launched?

Stopping the predator?By GPD on April 6, 2014

Mass Child Murder Trial Launched

Justice and Safety for Children?

… by  Cara St.Louis

Stopping the predator?

As we truly get into the meat and bones of the coming trial, I continue to be amazed by the sheer courage of the principals involved.  It is also clear that humanity has had enough of the predation of its children, for it is a Predator of the deepest evil that we face.

I would assume that the overwhelming avalanche of evidence regarding the predation of children by individual clergy in the Catholic church worldwide is fairly well known.

Yet, there are still individuals who would stop this effort, this arrow aimed at the jugular of the satanically-driven harvesting and sacrifice of children. That, I find to be stunning. “Stop Kevin Annett!” they cry.

The documented evidence over decades now is that children are being ravaged by the Catholic church, and then the deeds are being buried (please don’t make me tired by ignoring the legal cases.) Let’s stop the man who is trying to flush all of it to the surface once and for all. This is some of the response.

Rev. Kevin Annett

(Picture Left: Rev. Kevin Annett)

The pedophilia in the UK leads right back to the royal family but, hey, let’s stop Kevin Annett! Well, good. Well done, because you are all telling on yourselves, and I think that’s a great thing.

Those we were wondering about… whose side are they really on… are answering that question, loud and clear. I’ll take it.

We’re not falling for it, this diversion telling us to concentrate on hating the messenger, no matter how smooth or velvety the delivery. Children are being predated by this entity and it will be brought up into the light and stopped.  Meanwhile, here is the latest release from the source in Brussels.

And, by the way, it has not escaped anyone’s attention that all of a sudden there are massive protests breaking out in Brussels.

The Secretariat of the Court has today released the following statement:

Jorge Bergoglio (a.k.a. “Pope Francis”), Adolfo Pachon (Jesuit Superior General) and Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury) will stand trial in absentia on Monday, April 7, after refusing to challenge or deny the criminal charges made against them in the Trial Division of the Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels.

The Prosecutor’s Office will commence its case against these three chief defendants on that day and will present evidence linking them to the trafficking, torture and death of children, and to the concealment of these crimes.

The Court has delayed the opening of the trial by one week, from its original commencement on March 31, after it received confirmation that a covert operations team has been dispatched by the Vatican to disrupt and destroy the work of the Court.  The team consists of paid agents of the so-called ‘Holy Alliance,’ the Jesuit-run spying and assassination  agency responsible for the silencing and murder of papal opponents.

The Court has accordingly established new security arrangements for its members and especially for its key public spokesman, Reverend Kevin Annett, ITCCS Field Secretary.  The Court’s initial sessions will be closed and conducted at an undisclosed location.  However, the Prosecution’s evidence presented to the Court will be made public during the trial through a newly-established Public Information Agency attached to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office.


Mohawk Indian School in Ontario

Mohawk Indian School in Ontario

The first announcement from this agency follows:

The Office of the Chief Prosecutor (OCP) has compiled its evidence against the primary defendants Bergoglio, Pachon and Welby, and filed its primary documentation with the Court.

Our arguments to the Court will commence Monday, 7 April at 10am.

The OCP has found considerable evidence linking the defendants with the operation and protection of a global child trafficking network involving the routine and systematic kidnapping, rape, torture and sacrificial murder of newborn infants and children up to age fourteen.

The documented ring known as the Ninth Circle involving the defendants and former Popes John Paul II and Benedict is one manifestation of this network.  The Circle operates according to a canon law statute designated as The Magisterial Privilege, which is filed within the sealed archives of the Vatican library.  An obtained copy of this statute is entered as evidence by the OCP.

Carefree days every child's right?

Carefree days every child’s right?

The Ninth Circle is globally-based and centuries old, operating at Roman Catholic cathedrals in Montreal, New York, Rome, London and dozens of other locations, including at protected forest groves in America, Canada, France and Holland. It routinely utilizes children taken from Catholic orphanages, adoption agencies, hospitals and schools.

The OCP has documented one such operation at the former Church of England/Jesuit-run Mohawk Indian Residential School in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. The routine rape, torture and sacrificial killing of aboriginal children associated with the Mohawk Confederacy began with the opening of the facility in 1832 and continues to the present day in sub-basement vaults.

This fact has been established from forensic remains from a mass grave near the school, eyewitness testimonies, para-psychological evidence and documentation from secret archives of the Church of England in London, Ontario (the so-called closed “G 12” collection of the Anglican Huron Diocese under Bishop Bob Bennett.)

Former Anglican church researcher, Leona Moses, has also confirmed these facts personally to Kevin Annett and Mohawk elder Cheryl Squire at a private interview in October, 2011. (see the evidence from ICLCJ case 0022513-001, Genocide in Canada, at www.itccs.org.)

E2 with Pope John Paul II in traditional dress, since abandoned in favor of regular wear.

E2 with Pope John Paul II in traditional dress, since abandoned in favor of regular wear.

Primary defendant, Welby,acting as the Archbishop of Canterbury and under the direction of convicted felon, Elizabeth Windsor, (a.k.a. “Queen of England”), ordered the destruction of these archives and any forensic remains of the murdered children in January, 2012, in a private communiqué to Anglican Primate Fred Hiltz in Toronto.

Welby’s order was prompted in part by Elizabeth Windsor’s direct involvement in the kidnapping and death of aboriginal children in Canada and the regular participation of royal family members in Ninth Circle rituals at the Mohawk School in Brantford.

These rituals are attested to by eyewitness accounts of a former Mohawk school inmate and a police-accredited para-psychological investigator whose affidavits are in the OCP’s docket material.

Both of these sources agree on seeing nine figures in red robes gathered about an altar in a sub-basement catacomb under the west wing of the Mohawk Indian School.

A young Mohawk girl aged five or six was bound and gagged on the altar, repeatedly raped by all participants, and then killed and disembowelled and dismembered with a ceremonial knife, and her blood was consumed by the nine. The remains of the corpse were then burned and buried in secret in the woods immediately west of the school building.

Dr. Donald Ortner

(Picture right: Dr. Donald Ortner)

In October, 2011, excavations commencedby Mohawk elders on the grounds of the same site adjacent to the school revealed numerous buttons from the uniform of female students at the school, burnt pieces of clothing, and bones that had been cut up in sections.

Subsequently, two of these bone fragments were positively identified as being those of a small child by Ontario forensic examiner Greg Olson and archaeologist Kris Nahrgang, as well as by senior forensic pathologist Dr. Donald Ortner of The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. (Ortner died of undisclosed causes shortly thereafter.)

Primary defendants Welby, Bergoglio, and Pachon all conspired to set into motion a campaign to conceal or destroy this evidence, obstruct justice, and publicly discredit the ITCCS and Kevin Annett after this evidence was made public in October, 2011.

This misinformation campaign continues primarily by means of government-contolled media in Canada, including the mis-named “Aboriginal Peoples” Television Network (APTN), and by directly silencing Mohawk elders and eyewitnesses in Brantford.

Jesuit involvement in the Ninth Circle rituals at the Mohawk School is confirmed in correspondence from school Principals as far back as 1922.  Similar Jesuit sacrificed rituals involving small children and newborns at Catholic Indian Schools in South Dakota and Omak, Washington are attested by eyewitness Clarita Vargas in affidavit entered into our docket material.

Further evidence in this case will be disclosed in upcoming Agency Bulletins.


 

ICLCJIssued by the Public Information Agency of the Chief Prosecutor

29 March, 2014

Brussels, Belgium

Importantly, there has been a report of the attempted arrest of Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Rome.

Common law sheriffs, essentially gutsy civilians or law enforcement officers who are volunteers, have been appointed for this purpose. When I spoke with Kevin Annett on Monday, he told me that the majority of willing deputies were, in fact, being found among the cadre of United States Sheriffs.

As a native of the western United States, I can say that does not surprise me at all. The following is the bulletin issued describing the attempted apprehension.

 

Notification from the Sheriff’s Office of the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ)

3 April, 2014

6PM GMT

Internal Communiqué

Rome and Brussels


Today, two duly appointed sheriffs of our office attempted to enforce the standing Citizen Arrest Warrant (ICLCJ Court Order No. 02252013-004, dated 4 March, 2013) against Elizabeth Windsor a.k.a. Queen Elizabeth II, during her presence in Rome, and bring her into custody as a convicted felon and a fugitive from justice. 

Their report is filed with our office, and reads as follows:

“I, Domingo Santori, accompanied by Carlo Freschi, attempted to apprehend Elizabeth Windsor and place her under arrest as a convicted criminal, in accordance with the Brussels Court Order of March 4, 2013.

At about 11:50 am today Rome time,we approached the site of her meeting with President Napolitano at the Presidential Palace in Rome and discovered from a palace official that the meeting had been moved to an undisclosed location. The lack of any security at the palace seemed to confirm his statement.  We then intended to apprehend Windsor later when she met with Pope Francis at the Domus Sanctae Marthae near to the Vatican.

stock-footage-rome-the-quirinal-palace-the-official-residence-of-the-italian-presidentUpon reaching the Domus at 1:05 pm, we were met by a sizeable security force consisting of members of the National Police but no members of Vatican Security, which was highly unusual.  It is our impression that the National Police knew of our intention and were waiting for us.

We presented the Arrest Warrant to the Captain in charge of the National Police and informed him of our intent to enforce the Court Order and asked for his assistance in this legal procedure. The Captain would not agree to do so and refused to identify himself.

He told us we would be placed under arrest if we tried to perform the arrest or “threaten the Pope” in any way. Several policemen then seized our video camera and roughly escorted us from the area. Our camera was not returned to us. We have lodged a formal complaint with the National Police.

We have also noted the cover story being circulated in the world media today that Pope Francis met with Elizabeth Windsor at the Vatican.  We know this to be false and that their actual meeting occurred in an undisclosed location after they initially met at the Domus, which is the so-called Pope’s private residence.”

In spite of all the debris thrown in front of the convoy, the trial will start as promised on Monday, April 7, 2014.  My question is, as always, if there’s nothing to hide, then what’s the fuss?  Let the investigation roll.  Clear your name, Holy See.  Or don’t.

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Mass Murder of Canadian Children Admitted

By GPD on April 2, 2014

Mass Murder of Canadian Children Admitted

 … by  Cara St. Louis

Kevin Annett was deprived of his life's work as a minister when he decided to speak up for the slain children.

Kevin Annett was deprived of his life’s work as a minister when he decided to speak up for the slain children.

 As the rest of the world continues to try to sort out endless wars, color revolutions, uprisings, economic disasters and a hundred other mind-numbingly regular red flag operations one man and the incredibly dedicated and courageous team he has fathered persist. 

They are largely unsung and certainly ignored by all except those who wish to stop them — shut them up before the truth is widely known. 

And certainly not ignored by the spirits of tens of thousands of innocent children and the families left behind, slain for no good reason other than the letting loose of unnatural brutality and pathological scientific inquiry.

Kevin Annett is preparing for what he and so many others hope is a viable conclusion to years and years of blood, sweat and tears.

The facts, buried for so long, are finally being brought to light hopefully with the requisite legal consequences for the perpetrators. The following is the press release I received this morning.  As the trial in Belgium progresses, and it begins April 7, I will be bringing weekly reports and round ups of the evidence being presented. Those accused have refused to respond one way or the other.

Historic Breaking News from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Monday, March 31, 2014

Massive Deaths of Aboriginal Children in Canada is officially admitted, as Genocide Verdict and Kevin Annett’s work are finally vindicated -“Canada, the and the Vatican stand guilty as charged as disestablished criminal bodies” – International Common Law Court of Justice, Brussels

A Special Report from ITCCS Canada with Commentary by Kevin Annett

Vancouver, Canada:

Seventeen years after Rev. Kevin Annett publicly disclosed evidence that over 50,000 children died in Canada’s church-run “Indian residential schools”, Canadian governments have finally confirmed this genocidal mortality rate after releasing hitherto-concealed death records from the schools.

Until this week, government and church officials have either denied or stayed silent about Rev. Annett’s documented estimate. But previously “segregated” statistics of the deaths of residential school children made public last Friday by different provinces indicate that “tens of thousands” of these children died in the facilities, which were operated primarily by the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada.

Residential school class

Residential school class

In British Columbia alone,government records indicate that nearly 5,000 children between the ages of four and nineteen died in the residential schools until 1956, although the schools continued in operation until 1996, putting the total death figure even higher.

Rev. Annett’s research established that the high death rate of over 40% of the students was the result of deliberately infecting them with tuberculosis and denying the sick treatment.

“This news officially confirms what our Court established in its lawful verdict of February 25, 2013” stated George Dufort of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels today.

“Canada and its churches, the British Crown and the Vatican stand guilty as charged as disestablished criminal bodies and can no longer have any lawful or legitimate constitutional authority if the rule of law is to be followed”.

This week’s official admission of massive deaths in the Indian residential schools comes on the heels of shocking new evidence showing that a Vatican and Church of England child sacrifice cult known as the Ninth Circle operated at the same schools for over a century, including at the Mohawk residential school in Brantford, Ontario.

Kevin Annett was reached at his home in Nanaimo, British Columbia today and provided the enclosed YouTube commentary on the remarkable news. “I always knew their lies would fall apart, and persistence would pay off,” remarked Kevin.

“But I’m thinking now of all my friends who died after struggling to see this day come about, like Bingo Dawson, Billie Combes, Ricky Lavallee and Harry Wilson – some of the eyewitnesses to the Canadian Holocaust who went public at great personal risk. This is their victory, as it belongs to all the missing children. But it will only mean something if Canadians act on this final proof of Genocide by church and state to enforce the verdict and arrest warrants of the Common Law court.

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Queen Elizabeth, Joseph Ratzinger and twenty seven other officials belong behind bars. And more than that, it’s now time to establish a constitutional Republic in Canada that is free and independent of the British Crown and the legacies of Vatican-sponsored Genocide”.

Details of the plans to act upon this recent acknowledgement are discussed in Kevin Annett’s attached you tube commentary.

Issued by ITCCS Canada and ITCCS Central, Brussels-based

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Pickton victim’s report sat idle for years: relative

Oct. 25, 2011

VANCOUVER — The sister-in-law of one of Robert Pickton’s victims says a missing-person’s report she filed with Vancouver police sat in a filing drawer for years without officers taking any action on the document.

Lori-Ann Ellis told the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case Tuesday that she filed the report about Cara Ellis by phone from Calgary, Alta. in 1998, about one month after she returned home from Vancouver where she had spent part of a holiday looking for her missing sister-in-law.

Cara was among the 20 women Pickton was charged with killing before those charges were stayed.

However, Ellis said she never heard back from police and only learned what happened to the report in the mid-summer of 2004, when members of the Missing Women Task Force visited her in Calgary — one day before a family memorial to Cara Ellis.

Ellis said an RCMP member who was also a member of the task force told her he had found the report in a filing drawer and it had never been “actioned.”

“I almost dropped the coffee pot,” she said. “All this time that we’d been sitting here waiting to hear, it had sat in a damn drawer in the police station and no one had even taken the time to do it.”

“They’re getting their paycheque to do it but they’re not doing it, and that really pissed me off.”

Ellis said she thinks the incident is shameful, and she said the people of Vancouver should be making the police accountable for taking paycheques while not doing their jobs.

Over the coming weeks, the inquiry will try to determine why police failed to stop Pickton as he murdered sex workers from the Downtown Eastside starting in the late 1990s.

But Ellis said it wasn’t just police inaction that infuriated her. It was also the attitude displayed by some in the department.

She said in 1998, she called the Vancouver police to follow up on her first missing person’s report and spoke to a woman.

“She told me in a really snarky tone: ‘If Cara wants to be found, she’ll be found. Why don’t you leave us alone and let us do our job.”‘

Ellis said she began to lose faith that the police were even looking for Cara.

“She told me that she’s is probably on vacation.

“How the hell can somebody earning, like, $100 a month on welfare be able to go on vacation?”

Ellis, though, reserved her harshest criticism of police until the end of her testimony when she read a November 2010 entry to her diary.

“The police could have done more, a lot more, to stop this,” she said. “We all put our faith in them and they let us down over and over.

“When the truth is told the world will know that they dropped the ball. The world will know that they did not do their job.

“The world will know our pain. The world will know the girls’ story. The world will know the truth. The world will know we were lied to, mistreated, mislead and manipulated.”

During cross examination, Sean Hern, the lawyer for the Vancouver police and the city’s police board, asked Ellis if she told police that Cara had a boyfriend named Stan who was also a member of the Hells Angels.

He asked Ellis if she told police that Cara would stay at a farm with a man who lived like a pig and who would give her free drugs for cleaning his place.

Ellis said she didn’t tell police about the Hells Angels boyfriend or the man on the farm in 1998, and she didn’t recall if she told police about the man on the farm in a later 2002 interview.

Following Ellis’ testimony, Donalee Sebastian told the inquiry about her mother, Elsie Sebastian, who was last seen on the Downtown Eastside in 1992 and who has never been found.

Sebastian said she was shocked by the attitude of the Vancouver police when she talked to a native liaison worker.

“He told me that ‘You might as well prepare yourself, Donalee, because nobody wants to look for a 40-year-old native woman they’re not interested in looking for.’

“He also mentioned that looking for a drug-using woman on the Downtown Eastside is like looking for a needle in a haystack. And that was quite the shocker for me to hear, you know, being the daughter of the woman who brought me into this world.”

In fact, the inquiry heard that the department was reluctant to take a missing-person’s report on Elsie, something the family tried to do in 1992.

Sebastian said the last time she saw Elsie was in 1992 when she was 16 and visiting an uncle’s house at the University of British Columbia.

She said her mother made dinner for her, her 11-year-old brother and her sister.

But Sebastian said her mother needed a fix, made a call and was picked up by a man who looked rough, and not like a normal working person.

“We didn’t want her to go. We wanted her to stay.”

Sebastian said her brother began to cry and plead “Don’t go, Mommy, don’t go.”

“And I stood there and I just tried to hold my brother’s hand and she left with that person.”

Sebastian said she never saw or heard from her mother again.

Hern apologized to Sebastian for the force’s refusal to do more.

“Sorry for your loss and sorry that more wasn’t done when you and your family reached out for help to the department and the liason society.”

More family members of Pickton’s victims are expected to take the stand this week.

Lawyers for the federal government have told the inquiry they will not cross-examine the family members. Source

Sex workers will be allowed to testify at the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton murder case without having their names published, the former judge overseeing the hearings ruled Thursday.

November 3 2001

The witnesses also don’t have to appear in person to be cross-examined by police lawyers.

Commissioner Wally Oppal granted an application to give sex workers and sexual assault victims a series of protections designed to encourage them to come forward. He said the value of their testimony outweighs concerns that the process would be unfair.

“I think the overall objective here has to be to encourage those people who feel marginal and who may feel intimidated by the process — and we’ve heard ample evidence of that — to come forward,” said Oppal. Source

Moloch receiving a child sacrifice

 

Sex workers testifying at Pickton inquiry granted protection

James Keller The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:36PM PDT

Commissioner Wally Oppal, right, stands next to a display with photographs of missing women after being wrapped in a ceremonial First Nations blanket during the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry public forum in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday January 19, 2011. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Commissioner Wally Oppal, right, stands next to a display with photographs of missing women after being wrapped in a ceremonial First Nations blanket during the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry public forum in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday January 19, 2011. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Sex workers will be allowed to testify at the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton murder case without having their names published, the former judge overseeing the hearings ruled Thursday.

The witnesses also don't have to appear in person to be cross-examined by police lawyers.

Commissioner Wally Oppal granted an application to give sex workers and sexual assault victims a series of protections designed to encourage them to come forward. He said the value of their testimony outweighs concerns that the process would be unfair.

"I think the overall objective here has to be to encourage those people who feel marginal and who may feel intimidated by the process -- and we've heard ample evidence of that -- to come forward," said Oppal.

"I think it's in the public interest that they come forward and participate."

Jason Gratl, an independent lawyer appointed to represent the broad interests of the Downtown Eastside, put forward an application that included a number of measures to protect vulnerable witnesses -- all of which were adopted by Oppal.

Under the proposal, the names of sex workers and sexual assault victims will be covered by publication bans.

They will be allowed to provide evidence through written affidavits, preventing aggressive cross-examination by lawyers for the police, prosecutors or others.

Participants such as the police will be able to apply to cross-examine witnesses if they can demonstrate that's necessary, particularly for witnesses that allege wrongdoing. If Oppal decides a cross-examination is warranted, the witness would then have a choice: appear in person or withdraw their affidavit.

The Vancouver police, its union and the RCMP all opposed the application, specifically the blanket order allowing affidavit testimony.

They argued such measures should be determined on a case-by-case basis, and said it would be unfair to prevent them from cross-examining witnesses who are critical of police.

Oppal acknowledged it's an unusual setup, but he said allowing police lawyers to apply to cross-examine specific witnesses provides an adequate safeguard.

"This inquiry's main function is to listen to those people who have felt aggrieved by the system," said Oppal.

"I recognize that there are drawbacks ... but I think we need to make an exception in this case because of the vulnerability of those people."

Expert witnesses have spoken at length about sex workers' distrust of the legal system and their reluctance to speak to police, support workers in the Downtown Eastside and academic researchers.

The inquiry has already heard from one sex worker, outspoken advocate Susan Davis, but so far no others have offered to testify.

The hearings are examining why Vancouver police and the RCMP failed to catch Pickton in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and why prosecutors declined to pursue an attempted murder charge against him after an attack on a sex worker in 1997.

The inquiry is expected to continue well into next year, with a final report due by June 30, 2012.

Oppal is also conducting a less-formal set of hearings known as a study commission to examine broader issues surrounding missing women, including the so-called Highway of Tears in northern B.C.