Saturday, June 3, 2017

Female activist sent to male prison



CBC is reporting that "Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls, is now behind bars at Her Majesty's Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John's. With no female correctional facility in Labrador, Hunter is just the latest woman to end up in the province's largest male prison."

Meanwhile back on the ranch, Surrey RCMP rally for higher wages.

6 comments:

  1. When the judiciary treats First Nations women in this manner how can we be surprised that First Nations women continue to be murdered. From the courts on down, First Nations women are treated as sub human. this court just demonstrated it in spades. this would never have happened to a middle class white woman.

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    1. It is astounding that any female activist could possibly be sent to an all male prison as a political prisoner. It is inherently wrong.

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    2. I am a middle class white women and approximately 10-15 yrs ago I was arrested on charges and held at an all male prison in Alberta. (Red deer to be exact). They kept me in a cell 24hrs a day as it was an all male prison. As I assume they are doing with this lady.

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  2. I am very surprised the courts are actually doing anything. If only they would have at Douglas Creek and Caledonia and Oka, it would have saved a lot of heart-ache and misgivings; to say nothing of violence.

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    1. Oka was a powderkeg of violence because they were defiantly trying to build something on a sacred Native burial ground. This protest sounds similar to the Site C Dam. I personally dont understand the concern with hydroelectric dams but I'm not on the ground and dont know what land will be flooded. I think hydroelectric dams are good. I also think people have the right to protest any project they disagree with. Putting a woman in a male prison for civl activism is just plain wrong. They should set her free immediately.

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  3. Lord knows the utter discriminatory and sexist bludgeoning she's taking there on a constant basis. Either from the correctional offenders..Err I mean correctional officers and the imprisoned folks, she's leaving this one hella passed off

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