Folks there is a story I’ve been holding onto for several days now that is of the compelling variety even though it is someone elses small town news. Simply put, one doesn’t hear much about the doings in a small town in southern Nova Scotia anywhere in the States and since the Canadian people are rumored to be tolerant souls the topic fits on Slabbed, especially with AROD lurking about to lend his insight to the subject matter of racism and abuse of civil rights under the color of law. So lets start by highlighting Timothy Gillespie’s story from last week, Shelburne mayor blinks, charges dropped on bullying victim.
The highly anticipated trial of a man accused by Shelburne mayor Alan Delaney of causing a disturbance at Town Hall was canceled at the last moment Wednesday as the crown prosecutor admitted that there was little chance of a conviction.
The trial is part of what Keith Jacklin says is years of persecution by the Town and two years of out-and-out bullying by Delaney. The most egregious episode, says Jacklin, a black loyalist descendant, is when he visited mayor Delaney at his home and the mayor told him to “go back into the woods where you belong, you half-bred nigger.”
Normally such things merit a defamation suit or two in that SLAPP happy libel tourism paradise known as the Nova Scotia court system but that is not the case with Jacklin, who is instead kicking ass in the local court of public opinion.
That said Jacklin’s photo leads me to question Delaney’s choice of racial epithets as he does not appear “black” to me at all but Momma always said all Canadians look-alike so this is where AROD hopefully will come in handy as New Orleans has a very rich multi cultural heritage that we have occasionally discussed here on Slabbed in reference to Sal Perricone’s pet judge Ivan Lemelle aka “Ivan the Terrible” whom our own AROD also knows so well.
To be clear most of us here in the Slabbed Nation are tolerant souls that abhors racism in all of its forms but we found the topic worthy of further exploration a couple of times in the past as AROD has termed Lemelle a “Blue Gum Nigger Bastard” more than a few times on these pages which I and several readers found curious as Lemelle is reportedly a “7th Ward creole”. To me he resembles a combination of Winston Churchill and Thurgood Marshall but what do I know.
In any event I always thought it curious that shades of skin pigment divide those that are already supposedly divided but human nature is what it is folks. For those that think thuggery under the color of law is unique to the Southern U.S. please read Mr. Jackin’s story that I linked above as somewhere in it is the reason there is a Slabbed Nation in Canada that literally stretches from the Maritimes to the Pacific Ocean as the average Canadian isn’t much different from the average Bubba here south of the border.