----- Original Message -----
From: John Carten
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 4:46 PM
Subject: MAIL TO JOSIAH WOOD - EX JUDGE & special prosecutor for Doug Walls Prince George
February 2, 2004
Mr. Josiah Wood
Barrister and Solicitor
Blake, Cassels and Graydon
Vancouver, B.C. - E- Mail email@example.com
Dear Mr. Wood:
It has come to our attention, from sources in the media, that the Attorney General, Geoff Plant, has appointed you to be the Special Prosecutor to review the police evidence gathered in the case of Doug Walls of Prince George, B.C., and to determine whether or not criminal charges should be laid.
If we are mistaken in this observation, please ignore the remainder of this e-mail correspondence.
However, as we presume our information to be correct, we are respectfully writing to strongly urge you to withdraw from your assigned role as Special Prosecutor in the aforementioned case.
The legal theory behind the appointment of a Special Prosecutor is to insure that when a decision is made as to whether or not criminal charges should be laid in a case with political overtones or connections, the decision is made by someone removed from the political process and with the requisite skill and knowledge of the law.
My colleagues and I have reviewed your performance on two previous cases where you were appointed as a Special Prosecutor, the case of Peter Gill and the case of Shannon Murrin. Your performance in these two cases was less that satisfactory and raises serious doubts about your competence and/or integrity.
Firstly, you were appointed by Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh (circa 1996) as Special Prosecutor to review the evidence against Mr. Peter Gill to determine if there was sufficient evidence to lay criminal charges for obstruction of justice arising from the the events upon which the Crown had laid similar charges against Ms. Gillian Guess. According to newspaper reports, you incorrectly recommended that there was insufficient evidence to obtain a conviction of Mr. Gill. As a result of your incorrect advice, no charges were laid against Mr. Gill until 2001 when the Mayor of Vancouver and his Chief Constable were compelled to lay criminal charges by threat of public embarassment.
Secondly, you were appointed by Attorney General, Ujjal Dosanjh, to act as the (Special) Prosecutor in the failed prosecution of Shannon Murrin. There is emerging evidence, from multiple sources, that the Murrin prosecution was a "show trial" intended to distract public attention from the fact that the RCMP and other authorities were engaged in a cover up for the real murderer of Mindy Tran, a nine year old child who was brutally slaughtered.
For these reasons, my colleagues and I respectfully advise you that it is inappropriate for you to continue in your role as Special Prosecutor in the investigation of Doug Walls and we urge you to withdraw from the assignment.
Please confirm you will comply with this public spirited rquest by the close of business on Wednesday, Febraury 4, 2004.
If a favourable response is not received, the British Columbia Vigilantes will take legal action against you without further notice to you seeking punitive and examplary damages.
Yours very truly,
JOHN CARTEN, B.A., L.L.B.
Legal Counsel - British Columbia Vigilantes
CC: Premier Gordon Campbell
CC: British Columbia Vigilantes
(The British Columbia Vigilantes are a network of free citizens dedicated to exposing corruption in government including the nortoriously corrupt judicial and legal system in British Columbia)
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