Former Political Prisoner Brad Love Victimized by “Trespass” Charge for Trying to Save An Abandoned Dog
There’s no doubt about it: Alberta’s political police are seeking to make things too hot for former political prisoner Brad Love and, by petty harassment, hope to drive him out of Fort McMurray.
In an exclusive interview with CAFE today, he explained that, at 8:00 a.m. this morning, there was a knock on his door. A policewoman handed him a ticket charging him with “trespass” to a neighbour’s property. If found guilty, he faces a fine of $289.
“This is ridiculous,” he told the policewoman, whom he’d seen before.
Cryptically she answered: “It’s not me. It’s people above me.”
Two weeks ago, on July 27, Mr. Love became aware of the persistent barking of a neighbour’s dog. The barking went on for hours. The dog had been left alone in the heat in a back yard. After 12 hours, Mr. Love approached the neighbour’s house and knocked on the door. There was no answer.
Two hours later, out of concern for the poor dog, Mr. Love phoned the police. The same female policeman answered his call and went to investigate. By now there were some people there. They insisted they were tenants and that the dog was not theirs but belonged to the owner.
The policewoman told Mr. Love there was nothing she could do. In the meantime, the dog has disappeared.
All the policewoman could tell him today when she delivered the summons today was that the neighbours had been “concerned” by his knocking on their door (when they, apparently, were not at home).
Mr. Love heads to court in Fort McMurray on this latest charge on September 18.