Justice of the Peace Appears Upset People Aren’t Getting Released

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon spoke up in court today in what appears to be her advocating for more people to be released from jail. She tells the courts that communities that accused persons come from carry a burden along with family members and police when accused persons are flown out. She mentions how people who need to goto Sioux Lookout for court and are being held at the Kenora District Jail and have a 4-5 hour trip in police custody, depending on weather.

She presses on that “I know that you’re doing what you have to do, but really understand and consider where we are living here. It’s not simply having someone coming from the district jail in 15 minutes or a half an hour. Because of our geographical location this is a tremendous undertaking of all parties. If the Crown can in any….. I appreciate that your having to put community safety to the top of your mind.. and many of these communities don’t have policing services,,,, I can appreciate that as well, it’s a really difficult balance.”

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Further… “When we have people breaching alcohol, curfew, and there’s no substantive charges after that…. really take into… a really hard look at that and say ‘Really is it in the public interest to show cause or have them show cause?’ You also have a responsibility to do that as well. This is… we have… Just Nishnawbe Aski Nation alone covers the size of France, ma’am. So just to give you an understanding of that. That one… one nation alone covers the size of France. So when we’re shipping people all over the province and then to get them home? Especially if it’s their onus? Crown doesn’t always send them home.”

Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon continued pressing “When we’re talking about Indigenous people’s, we’re talking about poverty, we’re talking about exceptional distances here, exceptional costs, a flight to some of these communities costs a thousand dollars. So when we look at Gladue, that’s what I’m really asking you to do is to find Gladue pre-bail because for many of these people getting home is virtually impossible and then they have breached because they have to go home to live. It’s a vicious cycle and I’m really truly looking forward to Bill C75 so that some of these conditions can’t ever be applied that is literally just creating this vicious cycle for everybody.”

“So if there is something you can do ma’am to really put to your mind, ‘is this truly a safety issue?’. ‘If there is some possible way that this person could be released?'” Justice of the Peace Gibbon said.

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Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon mentions how previously she stood down court so that more information could be gathered so that a bail plan could be crafted for someone from a northern community. She says court was stood down and that later on the bail plan was crafted and the accused was released. Officers thanked Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon for taking the time to do that as it relieved them of a tremendous amount of work to ensure the accused got flown out to the district jail.

Some northern communities only have 1 officer working “… so to now fly somebody out, how do they do that? ok? So the challenges we face here in the north for justice are like nothing you’ll experience anywhere else you work ma’am unless you goto the far north. It’s really really challenging, so if you can, pre-bail, look at Gladu and say ‘How is this, you know, being meaningful?’ and ‘How are we applying this for many people coming into our court?’. You know… and… I think given the limited resources of policing, given the limited resources of the district jails, all of the district jails are in crisis. Right? I was up in Kenora and they had a lockdown in Kenora.”

“So again, if there’s opportunity here, please, I implore you to explore every opportunity. I know I’m asking you to take risks, but that’s what our jobs are, right?”

Everyone in court was basically silent and listening to Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon express her thoughts on the low amount of people being released. The Crown’s job first and foremost is to ensure the public safety and to protect victims from their abusers, not the inconvenience of going through the justice system, although a balance does need to be weighed, should they be arrested.

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13 Replies to “Justice of the Peace Appears Upset People Aren’t Getting Released”

  1. The majority of scum going through the courts is from domestic assault, assault, schedule 1 substance trafficking and of course attempted murder.
    If the person got in trouble for selling weed, sure send them home.

    But when your sending home these shit bags that just beat the piss out of their girlfriend in front of their child… fuck no.

    Just like that twit stated, these places have very little police support.
    But you want to send the low life back into a community the size of 3 city blocks and tell them to not be in contact and to stay sober?

    And the victim is supposed to feel safe?
    It’s cunts like her as to why everyone in the North feels our criminal justice system is a joke – especially the criminals!

    Hell, Often these people are related.
    Gonna make Christmas time a hell of a treat, when Angus can’t be around Martha cuz he put her head threw the drywall. But their first cousins and the whole family is going to kookums house for dinner.
    I think this twat Gibbons, needs to go stay in Osnaburgh house (Rez) for a week.
    I bet that cunts tone will change pretty drastically when she sees what the animals do nightly.

  2. Gibbons is off her rocker.

    Rather than whining for the release of criminals, maybe she’d serve the public better by issuing penalties of sufficient consequence to keep ass holes from continuously breaking the law? No goddamned wonder these criminals are so prone to breaking the law with JPs like this.

    The idea of incarceration is to provide sufficient inconvenience and discomfort to give the criminal second thoughts before breaking the law again. The tougher the penalty, the less likely for people to continue in their criminal ways.

  3. This “judge” shouldn’t be a judge! Do the crime, do the time! I am sick and tired of hearing all these CRIMINALS being released over and over again only to keep reoffending over and over! Now you have a JUDGE who is SUPPOSED to be “neutral”, standing up for CRIMINALS?! Do your job Anna or step down!

  4. This Judge should take off the rose-coloured glasses. She speaks of community safety but is willing to open cell doors and flood communities with criminals, of which, most are repeat offenders. As for costs of flights and things, she’s out to lunch. Some people pay $1000 for a flight not all. I’ve seen flight billing’s at half that price for certain members. Cut them loose, let them flood our communities and when they break the laws again, don’t even bring them in front of the court system. Just let the anarchy continue as the majority of these criminals are habitual.

  5. Sure Mrs. Gibbons then release should be applied to everyone…complete bullcrap. U do the crime … u do the time. If finding ur way to or home after court or incarceration is hard…then maybe don’t commit crimes…something to think about!

  6. The residents of theIr community do not want them back. This leaves the community they were sent to to look after them. This results in costs, thefts etc. In the receiving community. It is a vicious circle!

  7. Everyone should take the time to look through bill C-75. The Canadian government pushed this piece of garbage through and it will only mean more problems by creating special privileges and lenient sentences for certain groups. Everyone should be equal under the law and bill C-75 creates an apartheid justice system. Canada is broken and in serious trouble and the ones who will suffer most are the victims of the criminals. Stop treating the criminals as victims and make them do the time for their crimes.

  8. Ms Gibbons is just another one of those bleeding heart, ass smooching liberals who reward the criminals and punish the victims.No wonder this country has gone to hell and baby you aint seen nothing.yet. There is no justice sytem in this country. There is only a merry -go- round ride in its place.

  9. ITS SAD THAT ONLY AFEW PEOPLE C WHATS HAPPENING 2 THE POOR – NATIVE – WHITE – HOMELESS – OUR CITIES – TOWNS – OVER RUN. THESE TERRORISTS PUSH FENTYNAL THAT THEY R DESIGNING 2 KILL – COMMET – BENZOS ETC.MIXED IN THE FENTYNAL. WHY OTHER COUNTRIES CONSIDER FENTYNAL A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION BUT FAIRY TAIL CANADA JUST LETS FENTYNAL FLOW INTO OUR COMMUNITIES – THIS HOW YOUR LEADERS SHOW HOW MUCH THEY CARE ABOUT KIDS – ELDERLY – FAMILIES – WHERE U LIVE – THEY GIVE OUT FREE NEDDLES 2 KILL PEOPLE – DESTROY FAMILIES- THIS IS NOT THE WAY 2 HELP CANADIANS I KNOW 4 I WAS A NEDDLE JUNKIE IN THE 90S HAD 2 HAVE $5 4 10 PACK CLEAN NEDDLES AND A EMPTY POP BOTTLE 4 USED NEEDLES – MANAGED 2 NOT LOSS MY MORALS WHEN IT MENT BEING SAFE – THANK GOD. ANY HOW THE MORE DEATHS OF NATIVE PEOPLE THE LESS LAND CLAIM MONEY CANADA HAS 2 PAY OUT – IF NOT TRUE WHY THEY NOT STOPING PROBLEM WHEN THEY CAN AND HAVE DONE SO IN THE PAST THY THE HOUSES WHOS DOING WHAT ONE SWOOP PROBLEM SOLVED THEY DID IT 2 THE H.A HOW MANY TIMES WHY NOT THESE TERRORISTS TERRORIZEING US?????????????

  10. YES ,, HAS NO RIGHT TO BITCH AND WASTE TIME OF THE COURT… MAYBE SHE SHOULD QUIT HER JOB AND TAKE ALL THE POOR CRIMINALS IN ,,, AT HER HOUSE!!!! FIRED FIRED AND FIRED ,, SHE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND LOSE HER JOB !!!!!!

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