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RJ Harris thank you very much there's no reason -- -- message thanks thank you just thank you very much having.
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And Scot Shields joining us now.
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OK okay Scott and Scott welcome -- freedom watch and thanks for joining me.
Thanks -- thank you judge it's not.
Low bar wanted to tell me what happened to you went in care that you you you -- A sheriff's officer in the great state New Jersey.
And you moved to Canada with your wife and child and you learn of something unsavory happening.
Almost -- ear nose and next story here home what did you see him what did you do about it.
Judge had moved into new town with my wife and three year old fund and June of 2000.
And almost immediately discovered cocaine -- being run by the dorm regional police of Ontario Canada the political common knowledge the police were running the cocaine.
-- that's common knowledge now hundreds of news articles by -- broadcasting corporation and and other large newspapers in Canada -- after 2004.
But in the year 2000 I was the only good guy paying attention.
And noticed that warlock motorcycle gang members.
Police officers and women that were later identified to me -- strippers do not -- in -- social thing.
I put them under audio and video surveillance tonight -- -- more detail about that when we have more time.
I had hundreds of hours of audiotape of police officers dealing cocaine.
What they were doing was using the informants.
To find out where the big cocaine dealers for.
Busting -- and taking their cocaine bringing it back to the informant and he he with -- it for the police and it was splitting the profits.
Once again this is common knowledge now in Ontario.
But back in 2000 I was the only one paying attention.
My surveillance devices were detected I was illegally arrested.
Locked in the sub basement of a prison built in 1854.
A solitary confinement cell.
Where I could put my palms on each wall.
I was covered in thousands of cockroaches -- fighters left in the dark star.
It through with human feces.
Then locked into a large -- -- the type -- take big dog to the vet and and showered with -- -- it's on my skin -- -- -- with Lester come off.
To find out where I hit my audio and videotapes.
Who wealth I spoke with -- who all knew about my surveillance.
I held out against that type of torture for seven months.
Holding onto the fact that I was an American I wasn't gonna show these people that Americans could be intimidated.
And -- could be tortured.
Let let me stop you -- that this happened to you in Canada.
The people who did this to you work officers in Canada and -- local.
Provincial or foreign nationals a police.
Question one question to -- that keep you against your will questions -- whoever charged with a crime.
Question for -- you -- Allowed to see a lawyer where you ever brought before a judge.
For question one the dorm regional -- -- -- 900.
Men police force.
Charged with a crime although evidence was never produced that I violated that mr.
shields will speak more about the -- charges.
I was held for -- years judge for years without the United States government ever being notified in direct violation of international law.
I demanded to see someone from my embassy.
I was laughed -- by Canadian at parties.
What what what -- authorities.
Can find you again wasn't it that federal authority wasn't provincial ones at the local Durham Police Department the people that you exposed for -- and and and organizing the district -- drugs.
It was the dorm regional police -- me and with.
Our cooperation from -- provincial.
From provincial corrections officers they locked me into into a very old prison called the with a jail how how did you get out.
The Ontario provincial police the state police and Ontario and the RC MP the Royal Canadian Mounted Police the FBI Canada.
Began -- investigations into this corruption as I said now what's common knowledge.
And July of 20044.
Years after my raft they realize there were holding an American citizen who they had tortured to keep pace and to keep his mouth shot.
They drove me across the US border handcuffed and shackled and that pushed me out of a white SUV.
-- front of a Border Patrol station.
It took hours to identify myself.
And and and eventually.
Some federal officials American federal officials.
Were removed the shackles.
Were satisfied yet more and section for in the US.
Yes are they -- if they did it and CI fi -- that's what I would have done.
They gathered up by somebody and they got me a bus take it back to New Jersey.
At that time I contacted congress.
I Condoleezza Rice called for an investigation and there have been three subsequent congressional investigations.
And we don't have time now but they know the truth -- they've admitted it they're just not going to do anything -- Got a shield you are Scott -- -- lawyer -- where does -- stand.
-- that respect to any legal redress.
That your client ads against these people who did this to him and -- Well -- there are a couple of issues here one is we have laws in the United States which which meek.
Foreign states inaccessible.
Loper in our federal courts and it's the foreign -- community.
We also have other laws that allow for if -- if you could get beyond this what we call the FSIA.
The torture victim protection act that he could avail himself of but that's unavailable because Canada since they're not a declared state sponsor terrorism is not accessible.
Loper and it's an election here in the United States.
You've -- -- are you basically telling me that there's no one.
That he can so.
From home -- -- seek -- -- redress.
For four years of unlawful confinement.
And exquisite egregious.
Absolutely unlawful and horrific abuse of his body and mind and soul during those four years.
Well there there there really isn't anybody that he could -- directly here in the United States.
And since he was deported from candidate he can't connected to Canada.
And file with the election they're the only.
-- of recruits we have here we'd be.
Or the administration going to the international court of justice and filing a complaint -- ordered -- 36 of the Vienna Convention.
For barrier of the Canadian authorities to alert the US consulate of mr.
-- arrests now this is something that.
-- came back in the United States congressman rob Andrews -- -- local contact me.
Congressman Andrews said there was no record of him being in Canada and we kept pressing the issue we finally got.
It's senate majority leader saying we're -- to pay attention to this and even to a lesser degree.
Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi.
Who eventually told us they weren't interested in pursuing this case but before they did that we had a meeting with any warrior always -- that one with anywhere.
He ignored a -- -- to the meeting but he sent his -- -- that gave us some documents that we had never seen before which directly contradicted what the State Department had.
Previously told congressman and what it does I -- -- -- me up here.
What the document and they said that they wouldn't pursue the case because the document that they had which was signed three years after all it was dated three years after.
Mister -- -- had been arrested.
With a waiver of his access to or consulate.
And that's not what the document was it hadn't been signed by -- -- But that document was the deportation.
-- But again it was it was needed three years after mr.
-- initially incarcerated.
What did -- -- you went to the Canadians say was that reason.
And I can't have anything wanna stay there -- what did Obama does the reason that they -- for -- They they don't give a reason at this point -- what what what what happened though when we went to cease.
Majority leader quarter.
The next thing I got a phone call from an agent from the diplomatic security service.
Who threatened to have my client arrested because allegedly when we were -- defeat the majority -- where -- he had been facing State Department property.
And it was a completely bogus claims he basically told told me that we just need a -- off.
On -- after the State Department gave us a couple more documents -- the Canadian government admitted that yes we didn't provide him access to the consulate.
And -- -- authority and it will it will never happen again but the only regrets that mr.
-- hasn't happened for years of his incarceration.
And the loss of his three year old -- who's also a US citizen it's for our government.
To hate this matter to the international court of justice and file complaint.
Under article 36 of the Vienna Convention but for some reason and I'm sure it's political.
Majority -- -- your house majority are speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi they have told us in writing even through they're warriors.
To back off they're just not interested art -- is it just thrown.
This is not a Republican or Democrat thing Baghdad since its act as an American citizen issue right well I I think arguments in -- Condoleezza Rice meeting there.
The Republican administration of George Bush and the Democrat.
Democratic administration of Barack Obama won the Democrats in congress and Republicans used to write comments.
None of those people is willing to get you justice as I understand.
And that's correct in fact wind -- President Bush was in office.
World net daily in one of the white house press briefing brought mr.
Harper's case and they suggested that we go to the Department of Justice.
But the Department of Justice under President Bush and now we've been under President Obama.
Just is not interested.
But at the same line when foreign nationals accused our government of not giving an immediate and I mean immediately with an easier to access to their.
They get -- in the international court of justice and our government.
Backwards to take care of these people I don't know why there's this double standard but I think you're right it's not a Democrat or Republican thing it's the people that are in power now just don't care.
Just just got when people hear about this.
Okay here here's what their reaction is.
Come on this -- Syria.
This isn't yemen's -- and Egypt where things like this don't happen in Canada but you have just -- One of the most furious.
Of -- law and a human liberty that I have burned out.
In modern times and you can't seem to get -- first base with respect and getting dressed -- for yourself because it's that.
So -- let me let me say this to you.
Chief Western Hemisphere division of the State Department can Durkin told me quite arrogantly.
-- -- What happened -- a little fun this terrible tragedy.
But the United States and joys of -- good relationship with the Canadian government.
We need their acquiescence on a wide variety of issues how far it is simply not going to be pursuit.
What -- isn't enough shall judge what happened to -- guns do you even know.
No I don't Powell once that's done.
What you were kidnapped by the police -- -- Three years old.
I was nine years ago he's been gone for nine years and what state department's been looking for him but -- We can't find him so -- -- It.
-- had -- and we also.
We we made several off for your request to get various documents not the least of which was this phone call I got from one -- the agents from their their own.
State department's police department that diplomatic security service and they're ignoring it for your requests as well well here.
Three for your request judge should particularly.
You're being watched by a couple of 100000 people.
As we speak and hopefully.
A small amount of publicity that freedom watch can you.
Can can get your first base here.
And trying to think I'm wearing my I had as a lawyer and a former judge.
Counselor if there's some litigation and can't be commenced in the United States that can burst this bubble whether litigation against the State Department Clinton used against the Justice Department.
Because they won't give you documents after the break -- information.
Eleven there's somebody somewhere in the US.
Who knew about this and intentionally look the other way and whether they can -- I'll give you the last one.
Well yes and and we're we're probably were contemplating litigation under the Freedom of Information Act.
But unfortunately when you're dealing with congress or people from the executive branch they hide behind their cloak of immunity so they just won't give you any information.
It's got low where Scott shields it's a terrible story it's all that was -- -- best thing catching him back the freedom watch.
And yes I thank you thank you very much on my friends -- remarked I'll be for the next -- -- when we come back the week after.
Labor -- the week of September 14 we began daily freedom watch it -- thirty in the afternoon.
Eastern time I can't wait until after Labor Day.
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