Over all of this, I filed complaints against EPS and Loken. The EPS issues were finally addressed on Thursday March 7th, 2013, in a Alternative Dispute Resolution process where the detective involved, his supervisor (at my request) and a mediator met. Naturally, this meeting was private in nature and done "without prejudice", and I will honor the talks made. But I do want to bring one item forward that was discussed, but is also "public" in nature.
EPS is obligated to investigate threats. No matter how insane they might be. Part of that investigative process requires that the "subject" be contacted either in person or on the phone. There is no discretion allowed in this, unlike an officer allowed to give leeway say, in a speeding ticket etc. And this is just wrong. In the second call from EPS, my response was short, along the lines of "seriously? you've got to be kidding", upon which I hung up. The detective clearly knew the complaint lacked any merit. But he satisfied the "requirements" of contacting me. Pfff... harassing... Just saying that when you get stupid complaints that are clearly really really stupid like this one was... the cops should be able to just drop it. I can tell you that the mediation process allowed me the opportunity to prove for once and all that I am no threat to anyone and never have been and probably will never be. Everything I have ever done has been to help or to fix something. I am the person that fixed the Punky database, that allowed EPS to finally marry the vast amount of evidence and resulted in the arrest and conviction of her killer. I am not the bad guy and I have never BEEN the bad guy. Something both EPS and the City can not say in return.
A recent release by the Premier over the airport/medivac issues has me very much in a state of "puke". I am insulted and angered over the "and the citizens of Edmonton voted to close the airport" statement. What a crock of ElToroPooPoo. Everyone knows at the time, the wording of that so-called vote was designed specifically to confuse people. After the vote, all you could hear was "oh my god, I thought it meant something else.. if I knew what it really meant I would have voted differently". And herein again, is yet another big problem.
It's OK to do something 'dirty', and get away with it, and not have anything done about it. This was clear yet once again when city council did their airport dirty work, held the required public hearings, and then just did what they wanted to. And there is nothing legally "we" can do about it. And they are doing the exact same thing again with the arena. The years of lies... "oh, no taxpayer dollars will be used", "oh we will call for a plebiscite for that", "oh it will never go over this dollar amount", and of course the famous "look, I've told you a hundred times, nothing is going to happen unless all of the money is in place". SIGH.
Our politicians are allowed to lie and mislead the public. The provincial government has been given many suggestions for ways of allowing for politicians to be more accountable, for having some form of recall legislation, and for making it an offense to lie to get elected. They have done nothing in this area. As a matter of fact the next election we will be stuck with god knows what for FOUR years instead of three. All we are told over and over again is "oh you can vote them out". Well a lot of freaking good that does eh?
To the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, I challenge you... stand up, make some laws that allow the people an HONEST chance at fixing bad problems or bad things done by politicians of any civic or provincial area. Here is your chance to actually prove you listen and you care.
If not, then we are stuck with a city council that will give inaccurate information just to get a CRL approved to aid in putting money into the pocket of a billionaire. You don't care if the information provided is accurate, that's not your responsibility to check it.You just accept it as being the truth. Why the rush? Hold back on the CRL and demand more real proof. It's been said over and over that the amount of NEW tax dollars will be extremely small, if any at all. This is all shifted tax money from one area of the city to another.
Peoples unborn children will be facing the brunt of paying for this when everything fails. And it will fail. We all know that.