Nanaimo judge hands old growth logging protestor additional jail time

By Jordan Davidson
Nanaimo News Now
April 24, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

NANAIMO — An Indigenous land protector will spend an additional 48 days in jail following sentencing arguments in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo. Angela ‘Rainbow Eyes’ Davidson, 38, was sentenced to 60 days in custody with credit given for 12 days served and 75 hours of community service after being found guilty earlier this year on seven counts of contempt of court. During a lengthy hour-and-a half long ruling in front of a packed, emotionally charged courtroom gallery, Justice Christopher Hinkson said Davidson continued violating the court injunction after her first arrest for contempt. “Ms. Davidson has shown herself incapable or unwilling to abide by conditions in the past, as a result, I’ve concluded that a conditional sentence would be inappropriate.” …Once Justice Hinkson finished outlining his rationale for judgement, the crowd reacted with chants of “shame!”, and “time to retire” as Hinkson left the courtroom.

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