B.C. judge denies Save Old Growth protester conditional discharge

By Bob Mackin
Business in Vancouver
December 21, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

In Provincial Court Wednesday, Judge Nancy Adams fined Vancouver teacher Deborah Sherry Janet Tin Tun $1,000 and sentenced her to 18 months probation after she pleaded guilty to mischief for gluing her hand to pavement April 4 on the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge in an illegal Save Old Growth blockade. Tin Tun … had sought a conditional discharge… …“She really hasn’t acknowledged that she’s caused any disruption in people’s lives. She has placed herself on a higher platform, she thinks she’s for a higher calling,” Adams said. “She feels, in my view, entitled.” …Adams cited [a protest news story] which mentioned that Tin Tun and another protester “don’t enjoy being arrested, but the disruptions seem to be the only things that get the government to act.” “[Conditional discharge] would enable those who have her view that committing a crime is now the appropriate action when government isn’t moving fast enough,” Adams said.

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