Thursday, February 01, 2007


Day 8 - Pickton Trial

Today on the Province newspaper website, it has been disclosed that two women lived on the Pickton farm. These women are in addition to four others who frequented the Port Coquitlam farm.

One woman, Monique Woods lived in the broken down motorhome of Mr. Pickton. Another woman, Nancy Plasman, lived in the spare bedroom of Mr. Pickton's trailer. The same trailer where a gun with an attached sex toy was discovered.

From testimony coming from the Pickton farm, we know that women, often visited and stayed at the property. These women are alive and as far as anyone can tell, were not harmed by Mr. Pickton.

Many readers may be wondering what these women were doing out at the farm?

These women probably viewed Mr. Willy Pickton as a mark. In street jargon, a mark means someone who is easy to take advantage of, usually to be used to gain some favor or another. Most likely, these women were also drug addicted, coping with mental illness, living in poverty and perhaps sex trade workers.

Peter Ritchie, defence counsel for Mr. Pickton has numerous times alluded to Mr. Pickton being 'slow' or 'lacking sophistication'. Police have stated that he was 'simple'. So from a logical perspective, most likely, he would be vulnerable to being taken advantage of. This behavior happens frequently amongst drug addicts, especially when they find someone to target.

While, most citizens may have found the farm area dirty and uninhabitable, for those though with no home or money, the Pickton property may have been like finding Paradise.

What is interesting in terms of Downtown Eastside women's DNA and other body parts being found on the farm, is that these six women who associated with Mr. Pickton are alive and a number of them have been fiercely loyal to Robert Pickton. As a matter of fact, many of them said Mr. Pickton treated them very well.

Statements coming out of Day 8 of the trial raise a number of interesting points. A common thread seems to be emerging. Many people had access to that very large area of land. They came and went frequently, according to an anonymous source. Moreover, these six women who fit the profiles of other Downtown Eastside women, are still alive and this raises a huge question--why these women were not harmed? In fact, it appears that Mr. Pickton may have assisted and generously supported them for lengthy periods of time.

Hopefully, light might be shed on people who visited or toiled at the farm. Those who also had the potential to inflict harm onto others. Perhaps even participated in horrendous acts.

This trial, however, will not be able to answer what roles certain people played at the farm. The trial is beginning to resemble a Who Dunnit scenario.

Clearly, there needs to be a fact finding mission to determine culpability or guilt regarding the Picktonn carnage. So far, one person has been charged. Already, one very bright defence attorney is poking gaping holes into the investigation. An outstanding question is why was Mr. Pickton the only person charged?

Law enforcement Investigators have a lot of answering to do. While they are answering certain questions, far too many serious questions remain unanswered. No doubt ones the Police may never wish to answer.

Charging one person in what are clearly mass murders, makes everything appear so easy and packaged. Perhaps it even satisfies the appetite for closure or for justice to be seen to be done.

My feeling though is that the public will not accept easily this one only scenario.

While most opinion is that the police bungled the disappearances of the missing women, they may also have skewed the investigation of these murders by solely concentrating on one single, simple and slow man.

Jamie Lee Hamilton


Hi All,

Below I've posted a concern from someone residing in Creston. This post was in response to an article I had written over a year ago called BOUNTIFUL-THE BOLD-BAD and BEAUTIFUL. The response was just received, however, I believe is worth posting here --JL

I am from Creston. You mentioned Bountiful as being admirable? It disgusts me. There is NOTHING admirable about the place. They do not "care." They are brainwashed and no other way. About desires / not expecting to get something in return; that is what it is ALL about. Welfare scam. Men using the women as slaves. It's no different than what went on years back with slaves. One man, he's GOD, and all the others are his slave. Women are FORCED TO MARRY AT 15 YEARS OLD ! sometimes 14. And are then expected to start birthing children. For more money from welfare. They are all on welfare. Yet own tons of companies around Creston. Its not right. When a person is born they are brought up to think they are to obey their Father. Marry when Winston tells them to. And start having babies (with sometimes a cousin or father/step-father) right away ! No one has "dreams". They don't know what a dream is. Unless it's the repeated dream of them getting raped by their Grandpa when they were 10. Females are brought up to serve the men. That is all they know. They aren't educated so they can't "dream" about being ANYTHING. They don't know enough to leave the place because they KNOW NOTHING. They are brainwashed to hate everyone who lives in Creston. They are brainwashed to do what they are told by Winston, and NOTHING MORE. "Yet to the outside world this way of life has been presented as immoral." It IS immoral. If you were around you would see it. And you would be as upset with it as I. It is not right to use women as slaves. I hope someone reads this. I would make my point more clear if I knew someone would care. Someone please do something about this ! PLEASE. If I could, I would. I have met 3 young teenagers who did leave their community, acutally Talk to me. They had never seen TV. Never drank a beer. Nothing. Not a single thing normal teenagers do. And perhaps THAT is immoral. But at least normal kids have the choice. Kids in bountiful Could be normal. If they weren't brainwashed from the time they're in the womb. I don't know what it was the 3 kids I met had thought. But they actually had the thought in their brain, "hey, maybe there's something out there". "And maybe the people out there aren't as bad as I was brought up to think." They left, and I Thank God they did. The things those kids told me broke my heart. I don't know how "society" (HA) would let this happen to WOMEN and BABIES. Think about it. They grow up thinking people like me are the Devil. All I want is what's right for the children and women. Is there anything wrong with me wanting what is right for them. I think not. I could stop the rest of the women in that town for being treated the way they are being treated. As slaves. If only they could understand I'm not that bad. I want what is right. And nothing more. They need to get out of there. See the world. See anything but what they are shown there. There is a whole world, those ladies are being trapped like prisoners. That is wrong... THAT is evil. THAT IS IMMORAL. They know no other way. I don't even know how to describe how messed up their lives are. They know nothing. Someone PLEASE do something.