The Hamilton Spectator – with commentary added by Jeff Parkinson
A plan is being promoted to have the Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations police do joint patrols of a rural concession caught in the middle of the Caledonia land claims dispute. (Edit: A road which Six Nations has no jurisdiction over nor any right to)
The OPP have not been welcomed by aboriginals (Edit: Criminals Who have no more right to dictate to the OPP than you or I do) on the Sixth Line, which runs south of Douglas Creek Estates, since the OPP raided the site two years ago in an effort to end the aboriginal occupation.
The problem is that there are about half a dozen people (Edit: Why do the media always have to lowball statistics? There are at least twice that many homes which each housing more than one person) who live on the road in what is Haldimand County and they’ve been upset at the loss of OPP service. (Edit: Upset? Yes the people are a bit upset at being abandoned to criminals and living in a place where they can be tormented at the whim of said criminals and the police they are paying to protect them will not respond, and they’re a bit upset that their children go to sleep each night terrified that someone is going to break into or burn down their home)
In one incident, an OPP cruiser drove down Sixth Line by accident, after the OPP told aboriginals (Edit: Native criminals) it would stay off the road. It was surrounded by angry natives and the officers had to be rescued by Six Nations police. Six Nations police have been tagged to respond to calls on the Sixth Line.
The talk of joint patrols to resolve policing concerns on the concession came out last night at a public meeting hosted by federal liaison David Crombie. (Edit: The same David Crombie who recently told Caledonia that there’s no end in sight to the horror being imposed on them by Native criminals, the OPP, and the Ontario Government) More than 70 people attended the meeting at the county hall to hear updates on talks to resolve the occupation.
Haldimand CAO Don Boyle also made a presentation on the county’s recovery plan, in which it is seeking $56 million from Ottawa and Queen’s Park for various projects to offset the financial impact of the land claims dispute.
Natives say Douglas Creek Estates is on land Six Nations never surrendered, but Ottawa says it was surrendered in 1844.
Crombie said the OPP and Six Nations police are supportive of doing joint patrols on Sixth Line, but the idea has stalled in Ottawa and Queen’s Park. “That discussion goes on. I’m trying to see if I can get the governments to agree with the two police forces.”
Some at the meeting told Crombie they are still upset the occupation is continuing and see it as a breakdown of law and order.