Debate over OPP

Posted: June 21, 2007 in Caledonia, Corruption, FantinoGate, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, OPP

For the third time, Haldimand County council delayed a decision on how, if at all, municipal policing will be reviewed.Earlier in the year, Coun. Craig Grice, who represents Caledonia, launched a process to investigate options to replace the county’s Ontario Provincial Police contract which will expire on Sept. 30, 2008. He, Coun. Buck Sloat and Mayor Marie Trainer incorporated a review into policing options in their campaigns.

At Monday’s meeting, council took Coun. Tony Dalimonte’s advice and deferred a decision to examine contracting with another police service or establishing a county police department. He advised his colleagues to reflect on the staff report for a few days and come back on June 25 with written comments. An objective review is essential to prevent an appeal of the decision to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services, he said.“If you want to go ahead, write what you hope to achieve with this process,” he said. “You better know what you’re doing.”

All but Grice (who was threatened by Fantino) voted to continue the debate on June 25.

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  1. Ty Ritchie says:

    Personal Message to Comm. Fantino. From one Public Safety Officer to another.

    I don’t care if you refuse to enforce law on the DCE, what you and the others fear is none of my business, but for God’s sake, don’t put the 6th Line on the backburner.

    How would you like it if it were your daughter getting oggled by angered Mohawks and having Fire Crackers thrown at her? Answer me that.

    #2 Here’s a message for your entire unit in Caledonia, which I actually feel sorry for. “Boys, if you sit around, and don’t stop what these criminals are doing, you mayas well be right beside them comitting the same crime. You officers may just as well have stood beside the Mohawk punks that dropped a brick onto that innocent woman’s car. You may just as well have taken out your SIG P229 and shot the man in the Smoke Shop yourself. ”

    Fantino, no disrespect meant, all differences aside, if you cannot enforce the law in Caledonia due to Provincial/Federal clashes, or a fear of intimidation, hand the job over the RCMP or someone else who can and WILL.

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