Life on Nut Island – a Must Read

Posted: May 3, 2007 in Caledonia, Deseronto, Headlines, Ipperwash, Natives, OPP, Terrorism, Top Posts

With four strokes of a pen on a Chippewa reserve, Ontario police officer Ron Heinemann set in motion the disbandment of an elite crime-fighting unit. Was he a villain, or the scapegoat for a corrupted police culture?

It was 4:35 a.m. on January 12, 2004, four below zero, with blowing snow and treacherous roads, when the twelve members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Barrie Tactical and Rescue Unit (tru) set off in two unmarked Suburbans, two gun trucks, a bomb truck, and an unmarked van. It took six hours to get from Barrie to the Chippewa of the Thames reserve. Ron Heinemann positioned himself over the axle in the bomb truck’s windowless cube van, cleaned his weapons, put on his hostage rescue kit, and prepared charges for explosive forced entries.

This MUST READ story can be found here

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