From: Kat Norris [mailto:csiaction@...
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 03:45 PM
Subject: Candlelight Ceremony for Frank Paul
Candlelight Ceremony For Frank Paul
December 6, 2011
Maple & Broadway
On Unceded Coast Salish Territory
Drumming, Smudge Ceremony
With the blessing of Frank Paul's son Don, & Mikmaq elder Henry Augustine, on the evening of December 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm, a Candlelight Ceremony will be held for Frank Paul, a member of the New Brunswick, Mikmaq at Maple and Broadway in Vancouver.
There is still much mystery hidden behind his death after being in contact with the Vancouver City Police, most especially after court attendees and family observing obvious perjuries on the stand by police officers and justice staff.
December 6, 1998: Frank Paul's body was found in the early morning hours of December 6, 1998, by a community member looking for his cat.
December 20, 2001, then Solicitor Rich Coleman, rejected the first of 5 requests to hold a coroner's inquest into the death of Frank Paul, responding he worried about potential charges of racial discrimination.
April 8th, 2010 - British Columbia lost its vervent legal battle to retain immunity to keep its lawyers from being forced to testify at the public inquiry. Those former lawyers were: Robert Gillen, currently the assistant deputy
attorney general in charge of the criminal justice branch; B.C. Supreme Court justice Austin Cullen; and provincial court judge Michael Hicks.
During the hearing, the first of at least four prosecutors, between 1999-2004, who reviewed the death of Frank Paul at the hands of the VPD, former regional Crown lawyer, Justice Austin Cullen, promoted to B.C. Supreme Court judge after Frank Paul?s death, finally admitted that there was a clear failure in the way Vancouver police dealt with the death of Mr. Paul.
The Annual Frank Paul Rally was started in March 2001, by the Indigenous Action Movement, in honor after the Canadian political system denied Frank?s family an inquest to answer their questions surrounding his death.
Questions still remain:
Why weren't any police officers ever charged with his death.
Why did British Columbia fight so hard against an inquest.
Why did British Columbia fight so hard to protect its own from testifying?
Why did Cullen see no reason to question the police officers into Frank's death?
Why were each of the prosecutors involved in the death of Frank Paul, promoted to Supreme Court justices, thus being immune from prosecution or testifying?
Why did then Coroner head Larry Campbell, reject direct recommendations into an inquest.
In such a public case, why were police still allowed to continue to investigate it's own.
A telling message was sent to the family along with Frank's body. The garbage bag that held his clothes that he wore on that fateful night. The clothes still soaking wet.
The Final Report was made public June 22, 2011
if you would like a poster when done, pls email thanks!
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