Quest for justice

Quest for justice I am shocked, saddened and bitter at the supposed justice system (if you can call it that) in the RCMP's so-called finding in the late Raymond Silverfox case. The officers, who were supposed to be watching and caring for Silverfox, now

I am shocked, saddened and bitter at the supposed justice system (if you can call it that) in the RCMP’s so-called finding in the late Raymond Silverfox case.

The officers, who were supposed to be watching and caring for Silverfox, now walk free.

There are laws that protect animals that are caged and abused. People have been charged for abusing animals, why not humans?

Why not a Northern Tutchone First Nation citizen, father and brother who was loved by many?

As I sat through the proceedings, it seems like one big show after another, which left the Silverfox family, including his daughter, in tears.

The RCMP is one big family, and to ask one from BC to investigate the Yukon, I am not surprised they found Yukon RCMP innocent, not guilty.

What a laugh at the justice system. The ones who are supposed to uphold the law Ð prove it. Walk the walk, talk the talk.

Does the RCMP apology carry any weight?

This family has been through enough trauma.

The Silverfox family must not give up. His daughter Deanna Lee shouldn’t stop fighting for what she believes in. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Deanna Lee, your courage and strength are an inspiration for others fighting for justice.

I hope this doesn’t happen to another person, regardless of race.

I will be there to support the Silverfox family, even if only to provide a shoulder to cry on.

I share your pain and your tears as a Northern Tutchone citizen at large.

If I could take away your pain, I would.

Deanna Lee, I am proud of your fight for justice and will do what I can to help the Silverfox family.

I may be a whisper in the wind, but my prayers are for you.

Joseph O’Brien

Carmacks