Archive for April, 2007

Suspended Police Chief Larry Hay of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Police Services once said, that an injustice cannot be remedied by the rule of law. His recent suspension, in which this publication played a small part, serves only to highlight the difference in philosophies that exist on either side of the figurative barricades when it comes to policing and justice.

Peacekeeping is not a new word to most Canadians. Few of us though, think of it in terms of policing. But, it is the case for First Nations police officers and the people being served by them. Traditional policing practices are about law enforcement, about laying a charge and bringing a criminal before the courts. First Nations policing has a different take, one that believes the law should be the last house on the block…

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Native protesters blocking a major railway line over a land dispute Friday are not getting any support from the local band council or the courts. Members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte were order by the Ontario Supreme Court to remove a school bus on the tracks early Friday afternoon, restoring service. However, by 6 p.m., the bus remained on the tracks while both sides negotiated.

The band council expressed its disappointment with the actions of its members in a press release. The council said the real issue of the land claim is being overshadowed by the protest and the time and effort spent on advancing the claim will be wasted.

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In what has to be one of the most bizarre statements ever made by a police commissioner, OPP commissioner Julian Fantino complained that he and the OPP have been treated unfairly by the media and some politicians over their handling of the Caledonia problem.

To further prove just how delusional Fantino has become, he also stated:

“Enough is enough … we’re just not going to take it any more,”

“Police are neither the cause of the problem, nor are they the solution to the problem.”

This really sends a good message to criminals and organized crime groups. Keep up the pressure and Fantino and the OPP will take their ball and go home!

Full story and more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

It was in the early hours of April 20th, 2006 that the OPP botched a raid on native protesters at Douglas Creek Estates. The protesters had been occupying the land since February 28th of 2005 and were woken by police just after 4 a.m. on April 20th. Within two hours over 5,000 native people gathered at the site, pushing OPP off the land. Eventually OPP retreated and road blocks went up.

Dawn Smith, a spokesperson for the reclamation of Douglas Creek Estates says she was proud of her people that day.

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Much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

It’s less than 48 hours since Shawn Brant shut down rail traffic on one of the busiest rail lines in the country and he’s relaxing by a campfire with his ever-present personal effects: a cigarette and a cellphone. The protest will expand in the coming days and weeks if the (quarry) licence is not revoked, Brant has warned. He has even named targets: Highway 401, the CN rail line and the town of Deseronto.

Brant doesn’t plan to quit kicking out the jams any time soon. He said for First Nations communities, 2007 is the year of fighting back, and a day of protest is planned for June 21. “This is the year we redefine and reshape who we are within this society,” he said.

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The blockade of the CN rail tracks by native protesters on the weekend pointed out three salient facts. An innocent public paid the price extracted by the illegal actions of Mohawk protesters. OPP officers have their hands tied by a government that is paralyzed. The duly elected chief and band council of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are not willing to act when some of their own stage renegade actions.

There is no excuse. There can be no excuse.

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Much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

An interesting article by Donna Pitcher, candidate for Haldimand County Councillor ward 2 in 2002, and 2006. Perhaps had she won, we would be in a rather different situation now.

Some on Haldimand County Council will not want to hear what I have to say. So here we go! I just got off the phone with Mark Vandermaas from Voice of Canada. He was telling me that last week he had sent an e-mail to the Clerk’s Department at Haldimand County requesting that he and Merlyn Kinrade of Caledonia appear as a delegation. I only know that the subject matter was the OPP. OOPS guess that’s a “hot issue”.

It appears that they were “denied the right to speak before Council”. I asked Mark what reason was given for this decision. The Clerk told Mark that the procedure was, that Haldimand County Council votes on who can be heard!! It seems that Haldimand County Council voted and did not want to hear this delegation. This is Absurd!!

Read Her article here

The Full story she’s talking about here

In this unbelievable audio recording Gary McHale and Bo Chausse (the first person to be arrested for trying to erect a Canadian flag on Dec 02/06) try to get the officer to explain what the determining factor is in deciding who can put up a Canadian flag. Listen as the officer does everything possible to evade the question as he takes the heat for the cowardly leaders hiding inside. It exposes clearly the double-talk and the double-standard that law abiding residents of Caledonia have been subjected to for almost a year at the hands of this so-called ‘police force.’  

This sergeant wasn’t interested in even trying to help us. Shortly after the conversation shown on the video ended, fantino1.JPGhe told us there were no senior officers present, but several people then exclaimed that they had just seen Commissioner Fantino in a window. I asked if he would check with the Commissioner to see if he would be willing to meet with us, but he refused to even ask. The fact that he’d just been caught with his pants down in a bald-faced lie didn’t seem to bother him in the least.

This is a must read story packed full of video and audio evidence of 2 tiered justice.  It’s also an in depth account of what happened on January 20th 2007, when Gary McHale, Mark Vandermass, and supporters including myself came face to face with the Natives occupying DCE, confronted Julian Fantino at the Unity Rd station in Caledonia where he hid and peeked out a window while his flunkies told us there were “no senior officers” at the station, tried to get OPP officers to answer the question of why white people are not allowed to hang Canadian flags (which they could NOT do), Gary briefly achieved his goal of hanging a Canadian flag only to have it unlawfully removed by an OPP officer who admits to it on tape which is posted online..  It was a very bad day for the OPP and Fantino, and is one of the most important posts in Voice of Canada history.

See the video, hear the audio, and read the full story here

Much more at www.voiceofcanada.ca

Who knew OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino was such a prima donna? I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at his latest hissy fit in the form of an e-mail to Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer. Couching the OPP’s failure to live up to its obligations in a tirade against Gary McHale and a threat to the Haldimand council is both immature and reckless.

The injustices in Caledonia need to be kept in the public eye and pressure needs to be continually placed on elected officials. If it takes a Gary McHale to maintain the attention of governments, the media and now the OPP, then so be it.

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Plans are back on track to build a new bridge over the Grand River by 2010, linking Kitchener to Cambridge. The proposed bridge is moving forward again now that regional officials have consulted with rival aboriginal councils that both claim to speak for the Six Nations people.

Six Nations aboriginals claim they never let go of the bed and banks of the Grand River, after they were granted lands along the river in 1784. Their claim to the river has not been accepted by senior governments.

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The Ministry of Natural Resources is concerned about waste material found at the quarry occupied by Mohawk protestors, but refuses to visit the site as long as they occupy it. When protesters took over the quarry, they say they found materials such as burned batteries and oil filters, as well as what appears to be highway asphalt, located below the level of an aquifer.

“We’d like to get our staff out there to inspect it, but it’s a bit of a safety issue for them,” said Anne Marie Flanagan, spokeswoman for Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay.

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Much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

My Name is Bob Stenhouse and I was dismissed from the RCMP in 2002 for being a whistleblower, and then re-instated in 2004 due to the abuse of process on my disciplinary case. While I do not know of your politics or position, I did want you to be aware of how Mr Fantino’s apparent inappropriate abuse of power seems to be a part of his personal make-up, which I am deeply concerned may border on the psychological make-up of what experts in the field would call a “chronic bully”…

Personal frustration is never a legitimate excuse for abusing one’s power.

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Tempers flared at the Lions Hall here Tuesday night as residents packed the room and spilled out the door to vent their frustrations over recent Mohawk protests. Karen Brown was one of many residents who used the meeting as a chance to express her frustration.

“There’s no laws for natives that seem to work,” Brown said. “If I were to put a fire in the middle of the road, and a bus in the middle of the road, I’d be hauled off none too gently to jail.” (Mayor) Clark encouraged concerned residents to contact their provincial and federal members of parliament, which earned laughter and jeers about their lack of effectiveness.

Most residents are just concerned about their ability to walk down the street, said one man. “If someone shoves you on the street, you can’t defend yourself with a petition,”

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We have been given a painful glimpse into the reality of life on un-policed Sixth Line through the eyes of a 14 year old girl whose family and j0405192.jpgneighbours must live under the whims of criminals because an entire police force and provincial government has gone stark raving mad in the course of a politically-correct policing experiment that is ripping our democracy apart.  

I call this brave girl ‘Dancer’ because she loves to dance. Her pamphelet is written on an 8.5 x 11 sheet folded in three sections. This is what she has to say…

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Much more including more news about ‘Dancer’ at www.voiceofcanada.ca

A collection of over 400 pages of documents that reveal the suffering of innocent Ipperwash residents at the hands of native criminals, and by Department of National Defence and OPP Two Tier Justice policies during 3 separate land claims, how the Ipperwash Inquiry completely excluded their testimony, and why the Ipperwash Inquiry can NEVER provide any credible recommendations designed to prevent future Landclaim Terror.

It is safe to say that the public at large believes that the story of Ipperwash represents one month in 1995, that Dudley George was the only victim, and that the Ipperwash Inquiry has left no stone unturned in an effort to discover the complete, unvarnished truth that our leaders require in order to prevent future violence during land claims.Unfortunately, our investigation reveals – beyond any doubt – that none of this is true.

The Ipperwash Papers should be required reading for every Canadian citizen who wants to know the truth about the shattering effects of politically-correct policing and Landclaim Terror on innocent people.

Learn the horrifying truth & see the proof for yourself at www.ipperwashpapers.com