Ex-Political Prisoner Brad Love’s Mischief Trial Gets Off To A Shaky Start
FORT MCMURRAY, October 12, 2021.Ex-political prisoner Brad Love appeared briefly in provincial court this morning, When the judge, specially brought in to try this case as were the two Crowns, heard that the court appointed lawyer assigned to question civilian witnesses had met with Mr. Love for the first time before Court , he said: “Mr. Love has complied with everything.’ The lawyer had failed to properly prepare.
The judge adjourned the trial until tomorrow to give Mr. Love time to consult with the Court-appointed lawyer Susan Bottern. Mr. Love had strongly opposed the appointment some months ago Mr. Love is known for his detailed preparation and aggressive questioning. He can question the police, but the civilian witnesses are deemed too fragile to face the accused. “There are 530 pages of disclosure,” Mr. Love fumed. “Fifteen minutes to prepare for a three day trial is a joke,” he added. The judge agreed. Susan Bottern explained that she did not have Mr. Love’s phone number.
“The police and the Crown certainly did,” the accused, who has been the victim of an ongoing campaign by the RCMP, told the Court.
On October 23, 2020, officers from the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested former political prisoner and longtime political activist Brad Love at his townhouse. He was taken to police headquarters and charged with 10 counts of “mischief under $5,000.” He was interrogated and then released on his own recognisance. Two weeks before, his home had been raided by six RCMP officers (masked, of course) with a warrant looking for glue, “Keep Canada White” posters and copies of the Canadian Immigration Hotline, published by the Canada First Immigration Committee, and which has been in publication for over 30 years.
Mr. Love intends to ask for the full name of the second Crown who would give her name only as Susan.”So much for an open Court,” Mr. Love observed.
The disclosure reveals that none of the witnesses can identify Mr. Love as the man who posted the material critical of immigration. Several, though, said they felt “afraid” because they live in a “multicultural” neighbourhood. “Their feelings are irrelevant,” Mr. Love argues.
A sign of the times moment occurred before the trial. Mr. Love stopped in to the McDonald’s near the Court for a coffee. He was not wearing a mask. He bought his coffee and sat down at a table to drink it. An obvious foreign counter girl came over and demanded his vaccine passport. “I don’t have one,” he said. She ordered him to leave. He stayed for a while before heading off to Court.