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Ungovernable Cree Show Me the Money

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 Ungovernable Cree Show Me the Money

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 A recent court order gives the Onion Lake Cree Nation near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border 30 days to disclose its basic financial records.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation helped with a court application that was launched by band member Charmaine Stick in 2016.

On Saturday, CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay told the Alberta Morning News this was a huge decision.

“Onion Lake Cree Nation is one band that has refused to provide that kind of transparency for years. The federal government is no longer enforcing the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, so that meant that band members like Charmaine Stick literally couldn’t find out what was going with their community’s money.”

Stick made headlines in 2014 by going on a 13-day hunger strike in a bid to try and push the band for better financial transparency.

He said most first nations do post their #finances, but there are still some that are refusing, and this is an extraordinary failure by the federal government.

“They’ve failed people like Charmaine Stick and many others across the country, now the courts are stepping in. This is going to put massive pressure on the federal government to do something. They can’t just sit there and ignore this issue. It’s absolutely irresponsible for them to be ignoring it as long as they have.”

 

#Ungovernable Lesson of the Day: Where is the money? Show me the money! 

#UNGOVERNABLE: ESCAPE YOUR OPPRESSED STATE 

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Ungovernable Cosby: Mistrial after jury deadlock

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orristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)The high-profile case accusing Bill Cosby of aggravated indecent assault ended in a mistrial Saturday after a Pennsylvania jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision.

The outcome leaves one of America's most recognized entertainers as well as his accusers without vindication, but prosecutors immediately announced they will retry the case.
About an hour into the sixth day of deliberations, Judge Steven O'Neill declared that the jury of seven men and five women were hopelessly deadlocked in a legal battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past.
 
"Do not feel like you've let the justice system down," O'Neill told the jurors, who labored for more than 53 hours and asked 12 questions of the court during deliberations.
Addressing Cosby, who appeared stoic and calm at the inconclusive finale of his trial, O'Neill said: "It's not a failure or a victory.
 
Outside court, Cosby, 79, was silent, but spokesman Andrew Wyatt pumped his fist in air and declared that Cosby's "power is back." A spokeswoman for Cosby's wife, Camille, delivered a statement blasting the prosecution, judge and media:
 
"How do I describe the district attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media? Blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truths for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of a human life."
 
Angela Agrusa, a member of Cosby's legal team, also took aim at the prosecution.
"Juries are stuck when a prosecutor seeks to put someone in prison for things that are simply not presented in the courtroom," she said. "And the jury stuck to what they were asked to do, and that is to review the evidence before them and there simply wasn't enough."
Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle thanked the jurors and said, "We came here looking for an acquittal but like that Rolling Stones song says, 'You can't always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you need.'"

 

#Ungovernable Lesson of the Day: He ate too much #pudding

 

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We define Ungovernable like the dictionaries (we are amenable to follow when its appropriate to do so): "escape the control".