Let's not use the question of correctness of the conviction of Collin
Thatcher to divert from the issue of camera's in the court room.
Fact is, court rooms are "controlled" by judges who go to classes on "court room
control", that enable some of societies worst psychopaths, and those with
serious personality disorders to become judges, where they flagrantly and
habitually abuse their judicial discretion.
Just visit 161 Elgin Street Ottawa Superior Court and watch the dishonorable
Allan Sheffield for an example of one of the most hated judges in Canada.
Sheffield is an example of just one of many judges who make up the "underbelly
of the Judiciary"
Good judges could not care less about Camera's in the court room. Good competent
saint like judges welcome the public to watch proceedings, they are proud of how
their court rooms operate and for the public to see ethical professionals at
Its the underbelly of the Judiciary that operate "secret courts", they exclude
anyone who they think might be a threat of exposure to them, anyone who might be
a witness to their dirty deeds of making decisions for their friends , or
against their enemies or to protect the Legal Cartel by making orders for costs
against, those who have not retained a lawyer.
The Underbelly don't report decisions as often as ethical judges, they hide for
decades without reporting a single decision.
Take the corrupt Justice Richard Lajoie formally of Timmins, well known in
northeastern Ontario as blatantly corrupt. He has a habit of leering the the
front of female prosecutors and lawyers, and drinking excessively the night
before working. While being on the bench for over a decade he has just a handful
of reported decisions and a reputation for excluding as many people as possible
from the court room and making threats and intimidation to ensure that anything
mentioned in the court room does not go outside, because it might embarass him.
The well known saints of the judiciary don't want credit, they don't want to be
named, they also don't mind camera's or recordings made of their proceedings.
Ontario Courts had a direction by Justice Howland that allowed tape recordings
of proceedings under generous circumstances, however later, the Ontario courts
introduced "security measures" at most court houses that prevent any such device
from being brought into the court room.
Why do we need camera's and audio recordings or live audio?
Because JUDGES CAN AND DO ORDER (without any admission) THAT TRANSCRIPTS BE
Judges, court reporters routinely leave out, change the odd word to create
incredible injustice or difficulties for litigants they don't like. Its a form
of corruption and nothing serves more as a deterrent to underbelly dead beat
judges than a camera in the court room.
Anyhow, there are a stack of other people who would be more suitable to comment
on this story than Thatcher whose conviction raises a lot of questions that may
or may not mean he is a victim or a murderer.