Nick Patterson, a well-known figure to Rebel News viewers, is battling against authorities who he claims are intentionally trying to bankrupt him. Patterson was arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne two years ago and has been fighting the charges ever since. Despite other charges being dropped, he continues to face obstacles and believes that the prosecution is deliberately prolonging the process to drain his resources and cause stress.
The legal proceedings surrounding Patterson’s case have been fraught with complications. Initially, a trial was scheduled for June 1st, prompting Patterson to make arrangements for accommodation for his out-of-state lawyers. However, just days after the bookings were made, Patterson was informed that there was no judge or prosecutor available.
During a mention hearing, a new judge informed Patterson that due to time constraints, the trial would be further adjourned until August 28th. Frustratingly, Patterson is still awaiting a final trial date after being told that the informant who brought the charges against him is going on holiday, resulting in another adjournment.
Not only is Patterson dealing with the delays in his case, but he is also facing financial burdens. When he raised concerns about the expenses incurred for the previously booked accommodation, the judge refused to provide reimbursement. This only adds to his frustrations and the belief that the authorities are using the legal process as a punitive measure.
Patterson acknowledges that as a political dissident, he does not expect equal treatment in a system that he believes lacks a true separation of powers. He is prepared to fight for his freedom and has launched a website called FightCorruptPolice.com, where people can stay updated on his case and its ongoing developments. He also has a Telegram channel called t.me/fightcorruptpolice.
Patterson’s story highlights the challenges faced by individuals who protest against government overreach. It serves as a reminder of the importance of civil liberties and the need to defend them in the face of unjust charges. For Patterson, the fight is not just about his own case but about the larger struggle for freedom and justice.