Press release: September 17th, 18th and 19th are the dates set aside for the trial of Shawn Wade Hynes, employed with PQ Properties Limited of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the person that allegedly brutally shot and almost killed Nhlanhla Dlamini with a high velocity nail gun on September 19, 2018,
“If ever there was a case that was cut and dry this is it. If the Nova Scotia Justice system fails Nhlanhla in their decision and do not hold Nhlahla’s abuser accountable for the damage his crimes have caused it will be a significant miscarriage of justice in our province.”
Angela (Angee) Bowden reflects on 400 years of slavery and the upcoming trial of Shawn Hynes, accused of shooting a pellet gun at his Black fellow worker Nhlanhla Dlamini.
Hate Crimes against Persons of African Descent are escalating rapidly in Canada and indeed Nova Scotia while authorities are failing to take a strong public stand against these intolerant actions. We ask that you and your colleagues, friends and family make a concerted effort to attend one, two or all three days of the September 2019 trial. If you are unable to be there, you can help in other ways. We encourage you to write letters demanding justice for Nhlanhla to your MLA, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Premier, Prime Minister and share this information to all your networks. Vocalize your support, express how you feel and demand Justice for Nhlanhla Dlamini.
“Crimes against our youth are unconscionable and hate crimes against African Canadian youth are especially heinous. What happened to Nhlanhla is evidence of this.”
“We ask that you and your colleagues, friends and family make a concerted effort to attend one, two or all three days of the September 2019 trial.”
Raymond Sheppard and others continue to press for a hate crime charge in the Nhlanhla Dlamini attack. They also want the court to consider the impact of such hate crimes on the broader African Nova Scotian community. It’s time for an inquiry into the mistreatment of African Nova Scotians by the criminal justice system, they say.
Raymond Sheppard on the high velocity nail gun attack on Nhlanhla Dlamini and the prosecution so far: “Lived experience confirms the entrenched racism, intolerance and injustice within the criminal justice system that African Nova Scotian are forced to endure while privilege allows Caucasians to walk through iron, if they ever go to court in the first place.”
News release: To protest anti-Black racism in Pictou County and Judge Atwood’s apparent disregard for Black Lives Matter, African Nova Scotians and allies will hold a protest and information session on Friday January 18, 2019, at 1pm in front of the Pictou County Courthouse (69 Water Street, Pictou, NS.).
An open letter to Justice MInister Mark Furey about the high velocity nail gun attack on Nhlanhla Dlamini. More than criminal negligence the alleged attack should be considered a hate crime.
Letter by Judy Haiven on the court case of Shawn Wade Hynes of Pictou County, accused of shooting Nhlanhia Dlamini in the back with a nail gun on a construction site “Is it just my imagination or a usual practice that when someone who is criminally charged does not show up for court, the judge issues a bench warrant?”
The first 2019 case of alleged hate and criminal hate causing bodily harm is scheduled to be heard in Pictou County Courthouse ( 69 Water Street, Pictou, NS.) on January 7, 2019 at 9:30. Nhlanhla Dlamini was brutally shot with a high velocity nail gun (September 19, 2018) by Shawn Wade Hynes a co-worker employed with PQ Properties Limited of Pictou Nova Scotia.