Musings —06.21.2017 08:07 PM—
I have to tell you: when we were before the Justice of the Peace and the Crown early this morning, I wasn’t at all confident we were going to win. The pre-enquete hearing, as it is called, is not commonplace. And we were essentially asking the Court to go over the heads of the Toronto Police Service (who had done precisely nothing, for years) and the provincial Attorney-General (ditto) to charge the editor and publisher of the neo-Nazi rag Your Ward News with a criminal offence. Private prosecutions are pretty rare.
But, in the end, the JP said we were credible witnesses, and that we had “made out a prima facie case.” An order would therefore be made to charge James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine with uttering threats – to wit, saying our family should be “bludgeoned to death.”
I’m very proud of my wife, who handled most of the media with passion and intelligence.
Just about every media person we spoke to was professional and ethical, and (privately) appalled by how the cops had done zippo, zero, zilch about Your Ward News.
Here’s just a few of the many, many stories that came out of today’s events. Now that the battle is underway, there is a lot more to come.
Thanks to all of you who have offered support. We really appreciate it.
- Toronto Star
- National Post
- Toronto Sun
- Globe and Mail
- Cornwall Free News
- CBC Toronto (30 min. mark)