Monday, October 12, 2009

CBC Radio Sudbury Coverage of Petitions

See here for coverage of the presentation of John Moore's petition in Parliament by English CBC in Sudbury. It is a 5 minute interview with MP Glenn Thibeault, who presented the petition. The interview does not present as clearly as it could the patently unjust character of Moore's conviction -- it's not just that he wants to "move on with his life" now but rather that he should never have been convicted in the first place, given that the law under which he was convicted allowed people to be put away for a murder in which they had no involvement whatsoever, and given the systemic racism that shaped his experiences of the justice system. But it's exposure for the case, which is important, and Glenn and his staff should be commended for their work on John's behalf!

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