Questions that require answers – by Merlyn Kinrade

Posted: January 11, 2012 in Caledonia, CANACE, Letter to the Editor, Merlyn Kinrade
January 11, 2012
By Merlyn Kinrade, RCN (retired)
 

We have lived with an unacceptable and unlawful situation in Haldimand County and in particular Caledonia that is known as DCE as well as Stirling Woods.

Both sites have witnessed their share of violence, and the OPP will assert that there have been many arrests of the perpetrators.  But how many convictions?  The one conviction that comes to mind is that of Richard Smoke.  I believe most people, if not all, in this community expected that, at last justice would be served in the sentencing of this felon.

Alas it just wasn’t to be.  Why?

Now to the questions:

When will the people of Caledonia take to the streets in protest?

When will the Chamber of Commerce demand one law and one system of justice for all without involving race?

When will the service clubs stop pretending nothing is wrong and focus their energies on holding the Mayor and council responsible for their wait and see attitude?

When will the clergy demand a town hall meeting with Commissioner Chris Lewis or the Deputy Commissioner and tell them the six year status quo is unacceptable?

And last but certainly not least, when will the Chiefs of Police all across this country scream loud and clear that race based policing/justice can never work?

This is more important than the long gun registry and the implications far more dangerous.

In closing, we have robberies that go unreported, armed robberies that will be diligently investigated based on race, residents terrorized, homes attacked by missiles, and sadly Sam Gaultieri attached and beaten within one blow of death.

Where is the outrage from this community?  Would you be outraged if your loved one was left permanently brain damaged and unable to function normally?  Wake up!!

Sign me

Disgusted Canadian (Vet)

M. Kinrade

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Comments
  1. Deryk Norton says:

    What has become of the case against Merlyn Kinrade et al who were arrested for walking on a public roadway?

    See http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/01/04/christie-blatchford-no-regrets-in-the-battle-for-justice-in-caledonia/

    • Jeff Parkinson says:

      The case was dropped by the crown because we weren’t tresspassing & they had to admit there was “no reasonable prospect of a conviction” given that no crime took place.

      • Deryk Norton says:

        Any chance of a civil suit against the police for false arrest?

      • Jeff Parkinson says:

        If you mean for the unlawful arrest of Merlyn Kinrade I’d like to think so but it would unfortunately have to be his estate as we lost him on October 6th.

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