are promised they are going to meet God. When caught they are hauled
before our judges. They don't seem to realize their prayers have been
The Toronto Star
in a June 28th lead paragraph reported "A disgruntled
father" in a spousal support case is facing an assault charge after
attempting to arrest his judge for "crimes against humanity."
The father Peter Cornakovic has
custody. Crown attorney Andrew Goodman said that Cornakovic's position is
that his support payments should be stopped because he has custody of his
children and his ex-wife is living in a 3,000-square-foot home with her
boyfriend. It looks like the ex-wife may be double-dipping.
The case has been dragging on
since 1995. Hasn't Goodman thought to investigate Cornakovic's position?
Wouldn't you think the judge might order the prosecutor to do so if only
to keep the cases moving? Besides, where is child services? They must all
be in Florida.
It was bound to happen. With the
Internet professions no longer have a monopoly on information. Regular
people can figure out when judges, prosecutors and lawyers are violating
their oath. Intense competition for readership means even mainstream
newspapers sometimes publicize the heroism of regular people in the face
of Arbitrary Power.
Judges are feared. Anyone
pointing a lethal weapon at you would be. But they know they're despised,
too. New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye remarks on the growing lack of
confidence in judges each year in her survey of our state courts.
From this vantage point, it looks
suspiciously like the Canadian or Ontario government is in violation of
its own fundamental law. Cornakovic responded as if those rights still
exist. Have they been repealed? For his efforts, he got mainstream
newspaper coverage. For an isolated individual that is miracle enough.
Note, even his cautious lawyer
had high praise for his tactic:
After all Walter Fox has to
appear before this inflated ego Mr. Justice Terrance O'Connor again
representing other clients. He may be understandably afraid to put it more
bluntly. But Mr. Fox did say that Cornakovic "rightly or,
wrongly" believed the judge could be charged under a section of
Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act that makes it an
offence to persecute or commit an inhumane act or omission against any
If the reader thinks bishops
protect each other, he has never seen judges form a corral. Several New
York newspapers have attempted over the years to expose widespread
judicial crime in New York City, naming the judges. The judges greet such
charges with libel suits. The judges know any judge hearing the suit will
be their alter ego. Even the New York Times has been forced to its
knees. Regular people don't have Floyd Abrams, one of the most powerful
constitutional lawyers in the United States, to represent them.
"O'Connor was not injured,
but [prosecutor] Goodman said there's no greater affront to the justice
system when there's an assault on a judge of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Of course, there's a greater
affront. His Lordship, Excellency, the Venerable and August Justice
O'Connor, offended justice far more than Cornakovic. This prosecutor's
priorities are out of wack.
In the U.S., Cornakovic's attempt
to demand our unaccountable judges respect the law would be dealt with
even more harshly by fathers' so-called friends Bush and John Ashcroft and
I.F. Stone, an eccentric 50s
journalist put it as bluntly as ever I heard it expressed. "Every
government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. And
that particularly applies to those who calls themselves our friends."
This is a time of crisis in my
country. Our "rulers" use it as an excuse to throw their weight
around and get out of town. Our Republican "friends" would have
changed the subject from our Bill of Rights to a troublemaker with a
foreign-sounding name as a potential terrorist. They'd throw him in jail
without a hearing under the so-called Patriot Act which would have made
the Founding Fathers throw up. And the cadavers on the Supreme Court would