June 12, 2009
According to media sources, the illegal blockade started by Shawn Brant of a bridge in Deseronto has been brought to an end by the OPP and Tyendinaga police. Reports say that some of the criminals fled when confronted by Police, and 13 were arrested for mischief.
According to the Belleville Intelligencer who shot some video at the scene, “native dissident Jerome Barnhart arrived around 8:30 this morning and chased media away from the scene.
“Clad in camouflage and wearing white sneakers, Barnhart barreled across Highway 49 shortly after 8:30 a.m. barking orders that all media “should get away from here right now.
“You need to leave right now, or else,” he said, his finger now pointing down the highway.
“The CBC is not allowed here and neither are you. Get the f—k out. And don’t be pulling off the road down there … we’re going to be watching you and where you go.” A vehicle with individuals from the protest group followed the retreating reporter from the scene.”
We’ve heard reports that Shawn Brant was among those arrested but have yet to be able to confirm that he’s in jail where he belongs. What we do know from the Intelligencer is that a group of “as many as 100 Mohawks” showed up at the Skyway Bridge last night to confront Brant and demand that he remove his blockade. Clearly Brant has lost the support he believed he had in his community.
Police are refusing to release the names of those arrested this morning, and although we don’t yet know why, I would submit it’s to try to prevent reactionary terrorism from those who see Brant as some sort of hero (such as the Men’s Fire from Six Nations).
The timing of these arrests is particularly interesting since the OPP and Hamilton Police provided an escort to a group of Six Nations criminals yesterday as they marched down the 403.
This is a great day for the people of Deseronto and for all of us if indeed Brant is back behind bars, but one has to wonder why they chose to enforce the law in one location while aiding the Natives in breaking it at another. Perhaps the fact that Deseronto residents were fed up and calling for a counter protest had something to do with it, but similar circumstances in Caledonia have always resulted in the OPP lining up to block residents while ignoring the Native thugs.
This also raises questions about what events may be triggered in Caledonia as a result of this excellent news. The organized criminals who call themselves the Men’s Fire have already threatened to shut down roads around Caledonia if any attempt was made to enforce the law at Akwesasne where an International border remains closed, so what will their reaction be to the arrest of their hero, Terrorist Shawn Brant?
Hopefully Julian Fantino was paying attention this morning as there’s definitely a lesson here for him to learn. This is how law enforcement is supposed to work. Criminals commit crimes, police arrest them. I realize that for most of us that concept is pretty easy to wrap out minds around, but apparently for Fantino it’s a chore that takes years.
Police are now guarding the Skyway Bridge as a group of Mohawks showed up and tried to retake it. It seems that Fantino isn’t the only one incapable of learning