ocap protestor sean lee-pophamwas released on $70,000 bail and house arrest conditions on Monday, but at press time he was still waiting to get out of Whitby jail, thanks to misplaced paper work.Defence lawyer Jeff House has harsh words for the "incompetent' system that bungled the release of his client, who faces minor charges in connection with last month's "mock eviction' at Tory MPP Jim Flaherty's office. But House's harshest criticism is reserved for the Crown, police and justice of the peace at Lee-Popham's original June 27 bail hearing in Oshawa.
"It's clear that the police know who the leaders of OCAP are," House says. "Yet much of the questioning was directed to "Who are the leaders of OCAP?' When he hesitated, it was suggested that he was not trustworthy. So he was being encouraged to inform.'
Adding to the absurdity, says House, was the testimony of a police sergeant who claimed that making a power fist salute was a criminal act.