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Sunday, October 14, 2012

They both could have died 

What is the matter in Ottawa?
No, I don't mean in that big brown building on the banks of the river.
I mean in the city of Ottawa itself, with its so-called "justice" system.
The most recent horrible story is about jail staff ignoring a woman's screams during a breech birth. Both mother and baby could have died on the isolation cell floor while the pseudo-nurses at the jail were self-righteously assuring themselves she was faking.
And this is only the latest in a series of stories about how Ottawa treats its prisoners. Here's another one, about a woman denied her cancer pills and forced to drink the water in her toilet. Then there were the Roxanne Carr and Stacey Bonds stories.
All these cases involved female prisoners.  And in all cases, the Ottawa authorities proceeded to blame and penalize the victim -- in the latest case, its been two weeks and the new mother is still locked up and hasn't yet been allowed to hold her baby.
A planned visit at the jail during visiting hours Saturday morning was cancelled due to security concerns, Hurtubise said Saturday.
Security?  They thought the baby might spit up?


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5 Comments:

cancelled due to security concerns is most likely code for "punishing her further because she spoke to the press"

By Blogger sassy, at 3:21 pm  

So, someone should run with this headline:

HARPER CON'S would rather see mother/baby die on jailhouse floor than lend a compassionate hand.

Harper CON's are ignorant fascists living in the 19th century.


Try that for a handle. And I'm just getting started.

[not the same anonymous as the last one]

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:55 pm  

I had not heard about that poor woman with stage 4 breast cancer. Holy crap how can withholding medication not be unconstitutional?

From the comments, some Paul dude writes: "I'm tired of these criminals complaining of unfair treatment! Sorry to sound uncaring, but what did they do to get in jail. They probably didn't care about the people they were hurting before their arrest."

Read more: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/another-tale-of-improper-health-care-at-ottawa-jail-1.993798#ixzz29Jl4bHl0

From what I understand, the breech birth mother was in jail for fraud, not exactly a violent crime and one that didn't exactly violate Conrad Black's humanity. As for this woman, she has a mental illness so goodness knows what menial mischief landed her in detention.

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