Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray Section 2 b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms my blog to keep.

That is all.

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8 thoughts on “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray Section 2 b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms my blog to keep.

  1. Oh: I hope you’re nit slogging under the misapprehension that the Charter actually means ANYTHING? If so, allow me to specify the Sections which I have confirmed, beyond a shadow of a doubt, are utter bullshit.

    Cheers!

  2. The Georgia Straight has posted the Pickton thing and taken it down twice now. I was really surprised that they would touch something so off-the-cuff and incendiary. As I said in the post, I was stoned on cold medicine and it was a first draft off the top of my head. It wasn’t fact-checked journalism. Damn Swaziland!

    In any case, I’ve gotten nothing from any lawyers, so the invocation above obviously worked!

  3. Raincoaster

    If you are going to write about an issues as serious as the murdered DTES women you must present accurate information, otherwise, you are actually hurting lots of people.

  4. I am presenting information as accurately as I can. If you’ve got corrections for me, by all means make them clear; what would be the point in keeping them a secret? You are welcome to put them in the comments section, and I have made several corrections to the post already in response to comments here and elsewhere, as you can see.

  5. There is a vast difference between “as accurately as (you) can” wildly inaccurate. There is nothing secret about the numbers of charges and convictions in the Pickton case. You just had the charge numbers plain wrong. You were off by 11 counts. That’s an error of 42 per cent. You missed 11 peoples’ lives and allegedly horrific deaths. Add to that the exponential misery and heartache their deaths brought about. And, if you’re that inaccurate as regards such a major piece of readily available information (indictments are public documents, they are not being held secret by ‘the man’), how accurate is the rest of your tale?
    The Charter freedom of speech sections are not absolute. You do not have the right to spew garbage as you feel. You can claim you are a blogger and not a journalist. Fine. But please do not present facts and then claim no responsibility for them. You’re hurting people. You are responsible for your actions. Period.

  6. You are incorrect. And I take full responsibility for my words and my actions.

    I said he could face up to 15 more counts, because that’s the last number I remembered being tossed around. And the fact is, that’s a statement of potentiality. I did not say those charges had been laid. I just looked it up and saw that 20 charges have been laid, which is good. I’m glad to hear it. He could and should, in my opinion, face charges on all of the women whose DNA was found at the farm.

    Last night, before you made this comment, I edited it to be vaguer so that your objection did not even apply when you made it. You are correct: it is very important to be accurate in what one says. You should try to be moreso in the future.

    Sigh.

    It serves no purpose on Earth for advocates for the victims of violence to turn on one another. Although I understand that hostility which cannot be directed towards its natural target has to escape in SOME direction.

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