Archive for October 23, 2007

Oct 14, 2007

With all the OPP stationed in Caledonia you would think that when there is an Attempted Murder that occurs then the OPP would respond within a few minutes, but like everything else the OPP does in Caledonia it comes down to what is the politically correct thing to do.

In cases in Toronto when people willfully drive directly at people it is considered an Attempted Murder. In fact, in June of 2006 OPP issued arrest warrants after a Native Protester drove directly at an OPP officer.

Yesterday, Oct. 13, 2007, a Native Protester from Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) willfully drove directly at me (Gary McHale) which caused me to have to move out of the way. The driver was traveling south on Argyle St. (Hwy 6) at regular speed (80km) and suddenly turned towards me. He drove onto the shoulder of the highway and the tire marks reveal that I would have been hit if I had not moved out of the way. The vehicle drove on the shoulder for about 25 feet and then back onto the highway and continued south down Argyle St.

I then phoned the OPP and reported it. After about 25 minutes I attempted to flag down an OPP car but he refused to stop. I was in the middle of the south bound side of Argyle St. and the OPP car was North bound and he looked directly at me as I will flagging him to stop and he just passed by.

After waiting approx. 40 minutes after the first 911 call I phoned again to report the license plate and to tell them I was going to close down Argyle St. to protect the crime scene. I was informed that was illegal and I told the OPP they needed to get to the scene to review tire tracks.

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The Hamilton Spectator
(Oct 23, 2007)

The Six Nations elected band council is seeking an injunction against two smoke shops that have recently set up on band land without permission.

Elected Chief Dave General says the parcels of land off Highway 6 at 5th Line belong to the Six Nations community but are being used for personal profit by the smoke shop owners whom he describes as “lawless.”

“This is business activity occurring on community-owned land without any benefit to the Six Nations community,” said General.

The plots of farmland along Highway 6 were bought by the Six Nations band council in the early 1990s. The council has applied to have the lands added to the Six Nations reserve. But while the process drags on, the lands remain under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Provincial Police and Haldimand County.

General said the community-owned lands are a small fraction of the wider reserve and that most of them are leased for agriculture. Money collected by the band council is then redistributed through programs and services in the community, he said.

Their presence has raised concerns among Caledonia residents as well.

Doug Fleming recently started selling cigarettes out of the back of his pickup truck to protest what he describes as police inaction around the shops. He fears that others will see the brisk business the two shops are doing and decide to set up along the high-traffic route as well.

OPP spokesperson Dave Rektor said police are still investigating Fleming’s “antics.” He added he is not aware of the injunction and would not speculate on what the OPP would do if it is granted.

Jeff Henhawk, who also goes by the name Jeff Hawk, set up his shop on the Highway 6 land last spring and says he does not recognize the authority of the band council which he sees as an agent of the federal government.

He said he would not be swayed by an injunction.

“It would be no different to me than the Henning brothers’ injunction,” said Henhawk, who was involved in the early occupation of the former Douglas Creek development.

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