Letters to the Editor

Monday, 13 February 2012

STU professor spoke Saturday on destruction of Occupy shelter

Serious legal questions have arisen from the destruction of the Occupy Fredericton shelter at 5AM on January 3rd, 2012. Dr. Paul Groarke, a St. Thomas University criminology professor, discussed these issues at STU on Saturday by analyzing the relevant facts, such as the letters presented to Occupy Fredericton protesters, Charter rights, Fredericton by-laws, and what appears to have been the exercise of brute force instead of lawful authority. Handouts were provided to attendees, and a discussion period followed the lecture.

You can find Dr. Groarke's lecture notes at the following link: https://t.co/mQFVf6u6

Dr. Groarke is a criminal lawyer with over thirty years of experience, as well as a professor of criminology. He has not been retained as legal counsel by Occupy Fredericton or any of its members, as the Law Society of New Brunswick has not granted him permission to do so. He does, however, have an interest in the rule of law as a citizen and academic.

- video courtesy Andre Faust