Funds for Tina
Organized by: Monica Craver
A small but sincere campaign has come to an end...
May 11, 2016
Many of you viewing this have already heard Tina’s (“Davida”) vs. the mountain bikers (“Goliath”) story, where the mountain bikers won – as usual. We need not go into further details about this, again, nor about the over-entitlement given to mountain bikers via government, industry and corporate entities these days -- at great cost to everyone else.
Tina needs help paying her legal fees. We hope to raise $12, 000 because they have gone into debt. Tina is also taking care of her ailing husband.
Tina has shown sincere remorse for her “crime”, calling what she did as “stupid” – but it was not malicious intent in the least. But, scofflaw mountain bikers still show no remorse for their continued misdeeds, including some recorded malicious sabotage of trails, also. Instead, MTBer ongoing wrongdoing continues to be rewarded. It is a sordid state of affairs because the authorities don’t care about the truth. Nor does the media wish to print the other side of the story. So the mountain bikers' and media's version is the only side the public knows about. It is too complicated to post here, so I can only reach those who understand the situation of conflicts with mountain bikers on the trails.
Even more concerning is the use of private surveillance cameras in public areas, which was very much a grey area in Canadian Law. But this case also happened to set a very dangerous precedent, telling us that private citizens (MTBers in this case) can become vigilantes and set up surveillance cameras inside public areas/forests, etc. without knowledge/permission of the landowners/authorities. It also means that the general public do not have to be warned that they may be filmed by such cameras, either. This blogger writes about the slippery slope of this kind of use of surveillance cameras by private citizens in public places, in general:
Multi-use trails are dangerous to share with speeding MTBers. Please give Tina your support for her legal fees. Thank you.