When Justice Douglas Thompson refused to extend an injunction against old-growth defenders blocking a logging road at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island, his decision made headlines around the world.
Justice Thompson referred explicitly in his decision to “enforcement […] carried out by police officers rendered anonymous to the protesters, many of those police officers wearing ‘thin blue line’ badges.” The significance of this language may not be clear to every reader; but the judge’s reasoning was important — to more than just the struggle over the fate of the pathetic remnants (one or two percent) of BC’s old-growth forests.
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There are several key questions that shape how people perceive the death of Jared Lowndes, at the hands of the Campbell River RCMP, on July 8, 2021.
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CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
About a hundred people attended the memorial for Jared Lowndes, who was gunned down by the RCMP outside the Campbell River Tim Hortons’ takeout window on July 8, 2021.
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The Campbell River RCMP may have gunned down an innocent man when they killed Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021.
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