Canadian media outlets are reporting that Tamara Lich, one of the key organizers of the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa, has been charged with counseling to commit mischief and denied bail, with the judge arguing that Lich would re-offend.
BREAKING: Tamara Lich, one of the key organizers of the protests in Ottawa, has been denied bail.
An Ontario court judge said she was not convinced Lich would not reoffend. pic.twitter.com/HDLDNSOKNe
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) February 22, 2022
The CBC reports:
Lich, the Alberta woman behind a now-halted GoFundMe campaign that raised over $10 million to support the protest in Ottawa, was arrested and charged Thursday with counselling to commit mischief.
Before her arrest, she told journalists she wasn’t concerned about being arrested, didn’t think the protest was illegal and also said her bank account was frozen.
On Tuesday, the judge said she was not convinced Lich would go home, stay there and stop her alleged counselling.
“This community has already been impacted enough by some of the criminal activity and blockades you took part in and even led,” said Justice Julie Bourgeois.
“You have had plenty of opportunity to remove yourself and even others from this criminal activity but obstinately chose not to and persistently counselled others not to either.”
Even alleged murderers are granted bail. Look:
Mischief is worse than murder! pic.twitter.com/nuuKHzNG6d
— Blaha The GOAT (@04pistons1) February 22, 2022
Are you kiding me? This is a joke!
— globalexdee (@globalexdee) February 22, 2022
North Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, and now Canada. Congratulations on becoming next "People's Republic".
— Patryk Cichon (@HanSom007) February 22, 2022
She didn't offend in the first place.
— In Gaslighting Times (@STreeMountain) February 22, 2022
What has she been charged with exactly?
— The Foundation for Law and Government (@LawandGovnmt) February 22, 2022
— Jeramie Zacharias (@JZach2022) February 22, 2022
Wow welcome Chinada
— Laf?? Patrick (@LafrancePatric2) February 22, 2022
Do the people of Canada approve of using the courts as a means of political retribution?
— Craig Zimmerman (@craigzimmerman6) February 22, 2022
Canada has gone full totalitarianism!
— Colucci1746 (@MichaelABozzell) February 22, 2022
Wow! Canada is keeping a political prisoner?
— Romeo Adonis (@BornAgainApe) February 22, 2022
Its amazing how a government will treat people when the protest isn't politically useful…
— 🔥RJN🔥 (@RJNieder) February 22, 2022
Trudeau actually cited Black Lives Matter protests as a movement he could get behind because they weren’t hateful and violent like the truckers and their horns.
Of course the court couldn't know if she would reoffend, the rules in Canada are now being made up as they go.
— Hermie (@IPATT1) February 22, 2022
I guess protesting is no longer allowed, didn’t realize the charter was null and void. We see far worse offenders get bail.
— sasha lopez (@sasha_lopez) February 22, 2022
The Future Crimes Unit has been notified
— john76065 (@john76065) February 22, 2022
Looks like NATO needs to liberate Canada…
— Steve Austin (@StevAustn1776) February 22, 2022
Quick question, do the courts get “emergency powers” to apply tyrannical lunacy as well…🤔
— Jimmy Saint (@SaintSa52736456) February 22, 2022
Future crimes are allowed to be punished now. What is she being charged with?
Those that are cheering might want to take a hard look at how someone that disagrees with the government is being treated.
— Bleu Cheque (@VERBAL_CHANCLA) February 22, 2022
The ones cheering want a dictatorship so long as it's their kind of dictatorship.
— Dr. History by the ,5 Liter Ehrenbiertrinker (@historybythpint) February 22, 2022
Get real. Get a lawyer that will deal with this judge please.
— deedee (@deedee36375252) February 22, 2022
So organizing a protest is illegal now and worthy of keeping someone in jail?
— M (@rightwingmbz) February 22, 2022
"Reoffend" in this case is a stretch.
— Jeeenyus (@MegaDufus) February 22, 2022
Minority Report hits Canada
— Univers Officer 🇺🇸 (@bewicksong) February 22, 2022
Ah yes. Jailing enemies of the state for crimes they MAY commit in the future. Clearly the mark of a functional free society.
— Salty Major (Medical Type; 1 Each) (@anccpt) February 22, 2022
Did Canada just open a pre-crimes unit? She's being kept in prison because she "might" do something?
Think about that.
— Daisy (@DaisyBelleLace) February 22, 2022
She may have wrong think again.
— Brian (@ClownPanzer) February 22, 2022
She is now Canada's first and foremost political prisoner under the Emergency Act.
You can murder a cop in Canada and still get bail … fact check that.
— Beachesguy 光復香港 (@Beachesguy2) February 22, 2022
Pedophiles are released on bail. But not this woman.
— Baboushka (@Baboush25617931) February 22, 2022
Ontario judges are liberal appointed wackjobs.
These tools let gang-bangers out on bail after numerous gun charges with massive records or court breaches.
They allow bail on all re-offending pedos that lure children with “stay away from computers” conditions.
— Jimmy Saint (@SaintSa52736456) February 22, 2022
Canadians literally have no rights. Hilarious.
— Free Market Lunch (@FreeMarketLunch) February 22, 2022
This guy was granted bail …
— Unacceptable Ole Manhattan (@Ole_Manhattan) February 22, 2022
Glenn Greenwald lays out how Justin Trudeau’s actions are part of a broader plan to criminalize and crush dissent https://t.co/euGK0hq1rw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 21, 2022