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CAS and Police Extort Mother
April 25, 2015 permalink
London Ontario police came to the home of Jasmine Leigh Brown looking for her boyfriend. She did not know where he was. Three hours later they returned with London-Middlesex CAS workers and a threat. Tell us where your boyfriend is or lose your child. Since she did not know, her child has been apprehended. Expand for the story in her own words.
Jasmine Leigh Brown
The police came to my place looking for my old man because he has outstanding charges. I let them look in my place then the cops said it's jimmy your your son. I told them I'd call if I see him or if I knew where he was I'd tell you cops. Three hours later I get another knock on my door and it's the police again. I open the door and it's the police with CAS saying the police called and said I left my son alone in my apartment. If that was true I'd be charged. The police are playing games with me because I don't know where my boyfriend is. They said right to me that if I don't tell them where to find jimmy we will call CAS and have your kid taken. And that's the dirty game they did also two cops two workers NO APPREHENSION ORDER NO WARRANT. I asked for them to call the supervisor so I can confirm this and they wouldn't. Please help me I have had my son since birth I want my son back.
Source: Facebook, Stop the CAS ...
An unrelated item contrasts the protection of authorities with ordinary people. Jennifer Pawluck posted a picture of Montreal police Commander Ian Lafrenière with blood dripping from a bullet wound in his forehead. She has been convicted of criminal harassment. The son of Jasmine Brown was kidnapped, not for his best interest, but to extort compliance from his mother. The more substantive breach against Brown will get no remediation through the legal system.
Woman convicted of criminal harassment for post threatening Montreal cop
A simple small click on a computer keyboard can have big consequences, a Quebec Court judge said Thursday after convicting a young woman of criminally harassing a police officer by posting a disturbing image of him on social media along with a threatening hashtag.
Jennifer Pawluck, 22, crossed her arms and appeared upset after Judge Marie Josie Di Lallo found her guilty of a crime. The young woman, who had no criminal record, was very active in the student protests against proposed tuition hikes in 2012 and was at a party in March 2013 where friends became upset after a discussion over police brutality. That same night she decided to post a photo she took, of a graffiti artist’s painting depicting Montreal police Commander Ian Lafrenière with a bullet hole in his forehead, on Instagram. Lafrenière was the very public face of the Montreal police throughout the protests because of his work as a spokesperson.
Pawluck later added the hashtags “Un flic, une balle” (one cop, one bullet) and “All Cops Are Bastards” and made sure to get the spelling of Lafrenière’s name right (she had to correct it once). She also added a hashtag linking it to Montreal police social media pages.
During Pawluck’s trial in February, Lafrenière testified he was shocked when he first saw what Pawluck posted. He was searching social media after the Montreal police had handled an anti-police brutality protest in 2013. He also said that the student demonstrations of 2012 were the only time in his career that he felt threatened. His home address was posted on the Internet by someone and his family had to temporarily move out. He said seeing the image Pawluck posted, with the hashtags, was “the last straw.”
The case boiled down to whether Pawluck should have known a person would feel threatened by what she posted and whether Lafrenière has reasonable grounds to feel threatened. The Criminal Code makes clear that a threat doesn’t have to be repeated, and can involve one single action, in order to be considered criminal harassment. Pawluck testified that the posting was intended as a general criticism of the Montreal police and that she didn’t intend to threaten Lafrenière. She testified that she didn’t know who he was when she posted the image.
“To see his image with a bullet hole in his forehead is worrying, even if he is a police officer,” Di Lallo said as she read from her judgment. The judge also cast doubt on the veracity of Pawluck’s testimony by saying “it is very surprising” to hear someone involved in the 2012 student protests claim they didn’t know who Lafrenière was.
Prosecutor Josie Laplante said, after the verdict was read, that it wasn’t just the mere posting of the graffiti that constituted a threat in this case.
“On the photo there were links, or hashtags, with Ian Lafrenière’s name written in different ways and allusions like (all cops are bastards) and (one cop, one bullet) to the point where, given the context, there was criminal harassment,” Laplante told reporters.
“I think it is important that everyone pay attention to what they put on social media. It is very accessible, it is very easy (to access), that is what Judge Di Lallo mentioned in her decision. I think we all have to pay attention to what we post because (some people) don’t consider the impact it can have on other individuals.”
The charge is a summary offence and carries a maximum six-month sentence. Pawluck’s case enters the sentencing stage on May 14.
Source: Montreal Gazette