April 29, 2009
One of two things happened in a Hamilton court room this week. Either Julian Fantino lied through his teeth under oath, or he proved that he has the worst memory of anyone I have ever known.
When pressed for details of his extensive involvement in targeting Gary McHale for arrest despite “legal nuances” such as his innocence, Fantino repeatedly answered “I don’t recall”.
A clearly hostile Fantino did however seem to remember Caledonia residents protesting at his home although he couldn’t seem to manage to talk about even that without tossing in some totally false information such as people yelling things as his wife and children.
To cap off his testimony, Julian babbled that Gary had inflamed the situation in Caledonia with his “racist” statements and stories posted on his site. When asked to back up that tired and slanderous old rhetoric, the supposed “top cop” in Ontario not surprisingly failed to do so. In fact he indicated that the OPP investigated Gary for possible hate crime charges and found NOTHING.
Likewise when he lied in stating that Gary was responsible for officers being injured he “couldn’t recall” the untrue details, when he stated that Gary was responsible for violent rallies in Caledonia he couldn’t recall any of the details as it never happened, and when he stated that Caledonia would be a relatively peaceful place without Gary he could not back up his lies with any facts.
He did not seem to have any memory lapses when Mitch Hoffman stood up and tried to save face for Julian by lobbing him some softballs about his position as Commissioner, but when it was once again McHale’s turn to question him, his memory quickly dropped almost as low as the level of respect that people have for him.
He often repeated himself with uncontrolled outbursts of nonsense about Gary followed by “you and I both know it” which the judge and Mitch Hoffman didn’t feel the need to object to, and he truly seemed feeble and flustered as he tried to say that McHale was “entering a dark room full of gas and looking for a switch”. A switch Julian? To shine some light on what a fool you are perhaps.
When pressed to explain how the charge of assaulting a Police Officer was dropped against Clyde Powless within an hour of Fantino being notified of it, he was conveniently unable to remember any details and no doubt relieved when Hoffman objected as Gary got too close to the truth. What has been established is that a charge of assaulting a Police Officer was dropped from the list between the time Fantino received it, and the time he sent it back out on his Blackberry.
Speaking of Fantino’s buddy Clyde Powless, Julian claimed to not know of any involvement Powless had in other criminal activity before he wrote him a glowing letter of reference for the charge of assaulting Gary McHale. Clyde was one of the people seen digging up Argyle Street in a backhoe and is widely regarded as a spokesman for the Terrorists who occupied DCE but Julian claimed to have not bothered to do any sort of background check on him or spoken with any front line officers who would have actual knowledge of Powless’s behaviour before writing him a letter of reference. Perhaps I was right when I speculated that Julian got to sit in the backhoe and say “wheee” during one of his dinner dates with the DCE thugs.
During one of his few coherent moments, Fantino testified that the York Regional Police removed signs (and presumably the flags as well) that Caledonia residents had hung on hydro polls outside his Woodbridge home. Removal of those objects is theft and a violation of the agreement we made with the York Regional Police that they would not interfere with the protest and we would not return. Theft is most certainly interference so we are no longer bound to stay away from Fantino’s house. Thanks for the info Julian!
I was only able to sit in on a small portion of this testimony as I had been an uncalled witness during the first full day that Gary had him on the stand, but what I saw was more than enough to have left me embarrassed by the fact that this guy is a representative of the Province that I call home. It couldn’t have been more obvious that he’s a puppet for the agenda of the likes of McGuinty and Clyde Powless, and I anxiously await the day when our tax dollars stop flowing into his pockets.
One truly has to wonder though if Mr. Fantino is a pathological liar, or just senile?