Archive for August, 2009

August 30, 2009

Much has been said both in the media and in every coffee shop I’ve been to lately about the current course of action being taken by the OPP to put a crimp in the contraband tobacco trade in Caledonia. Some think it’s great that something is being done, and some think it’s absurd that only non Natives are being targeted by the racially motivated OPP. I think it’s time for a different perspective.

In 2007, a man planted a trailer on some land bordering a small town and started selling crack cocaine out of it. At first it only had a few customers and people tried to ignore it but everyone knew what it was and nobody was pleased. The local police said they were investigating but no arrest was made.

Before long, a drug deal gone bad lead to a psycho with an illegal military assault weapon shooting the place up and an employee was hospitalized with a hole blown clear through his arm. The man who opened fire on this place in the middle of the afternoon with a prohibited weapon was arrested and eventually given a slap on the wrist.

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UPDATE: An interesting turn of events essentially shut down this protest / evidence gathering session before it got going. There were no customers at the usually busy illegal smoke shacks around Caledonia. The OPP were out in force searching for anyone but the Native thugs running the shacks to target, and other plans are in the works for the Peacekeepers who will not be going anywhere until each and every one of those shacks is out of business.

August 29, 2009

The Caledonia Peacekeepers will be paying visits to the illegal smoke shacks in Caledonia today to gather evidence. I will be attending on my own time (this is not a CANACE event) and will be documenting any attempt by the OPP to interfere and any attempt from the smoke shack owners to intimidate the Peacekeepers into leaving.

Having something of a unique perspective on what happens when law abiding citizens confront smoke shacks from December 1 2007, I expect an interesting day to say the least. There are many questions that we should have the answers to by the end of this day.

How will the likes of Jeff Henhawk and Steve Powless who think they are immune to the law and some kind of tough guys react to the fact that their operations are not going to be allowed to fly in the face of Caledonia anymore without repercussions?

Will the OPP actually do their job or will they send in a token few people to allow an ambush by the Natives to take place as they did in December 2007?

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