Archive for the ‘OPP’ Category

June 24, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

According to the Hamilton Spectator, red power united – the red supremacy group who planned and announced a blockade of the 403 between Hamilton and Toronto today has backed down and called it off.

They’re claiming it’s because “more radical groups” expressed an intent to get involved, but one has to wonder if this is simply the result of police threatening to do their job and remove any unlawful blockade.

One would think that McGuinty would not want the publicity of a major artery into Toronto being shut down for no reason, so maybe he took the proverbial handcuffs off of the police for one day.

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June 11, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

On the sandy shores of Georgian Bay, Balm Beach offers spectacular sunsets, superb restaurants, bountiful amenities, and the chance to see some maniacs commit arson, vandalism, and assault without fear of the ever vigilant OPP.

John Marion and his family moved to a beautiful beach front home in Tiny Township for the same reasons that anyone else buys a house on the beach, but their dream home was turned into a nightmare by a group of juvenile minded thugs, and the OPP, all over a fence.

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June 2, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Yesterday, CANACE executive director Gary McHale was a guest on the Michael Coren show on CTS. The appearance was another milestone for us and for Haldimand County as Coren is a national show with a very well respected host.

This brings us one large step closer to informing the general public who in many cases are still clueless about what’s happening in small town Ontario.

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April 21, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

After 2 ½ years of wrongful prosecution for political gains, the Crown finally stayed the counselling mischief not committed charge against activist Gary McHale today in a Hamilton Court. There are plenty of theories as to why now, but my personal best guess is that it has a lot to do with Gary closing in on criminal charges against senior McGuinty government officials.

With court ordered disclosure in hand, McHale was creeping slowly closer to being able to connect the dots between the inspector who arrested him for a crime that nobody has ever heard of, and the Deputy Minister for the McGuinty government.

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By Jeff Parkinson

On December 5, 2007 Haldimand County stated that they would be closing the illegal smoke shack at the corner of Highway 6 and Argyle Street according to a CD98.9 story which can be found here and reads as follows;

A native run smoke shop at the centre of a clash in Caledonia is going to be shut down. Last weekend two people were injured after a fight broke out as people on both sides of the land dispute argued over who’s land the smoke shop was on. Haldimand County official Don Boyle says the move to close down the smoke shop is to restore “peace and harmony“”

As one of the two people who were injured at the protest they’re talking about, I wonder why Haldimand and Mr. Boyle would lie to the public about such a thing.

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In a disgusting show of disrespect for the people who pay his salary, a top crown official in Ontario first tried to wait out CHCH veteran Al Sweeney at the Cayuga courthouse last week, and when he failed at that he simply refused to speak to the media.

Apparently the new position of the Crown who is supposed to represent us is that we’re to be kept in the dark about how they choose to use the authority and abuse the trust that the public places in them. This cowardly move comes after the crown stayed charges against senior OPP officials for their role in targeting activist Gary McHale to be arrested.

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April 9, 2010

Doug Fleming Smoke Shop Protest – April 11, 2010 at 2 p.m.
The Plank Road 1 Stop Protest

Your participation is requested if you believe that:

1) The O.P.P. is responsible for law enforcement.
2) People should respect by-laws pertaining to building permits, vendor permits and trespassing.
3) No honorable person would sell cigarettes to a twelve year old.
4) An illegal smoke shack at the turn-off to Caledonia is not the same as a “Welcome” sign.
5) A criminal act, if allowed to occur, leads to more criminal acts.

The smoke shacks on Haldimand land are a symptom of a larger problem. Getting rid of them won’t solve the problem but will be a small step in the right direction. This has nothing to do with rights or land claims. This is about unscrupulous people exploiting the fact the O.P.P. is unwilling to enforce the law.”

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March 23, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Before we arrived at the Tom Keefer counter protest to our scheduled anti racism rally, an amateur videographer was on scene with our camera gear to capture the scene and mingle with the crowd. Between us, we got some good footage of the event which I’m glad to share with you here.

Please note in advance that these videos will need time to buffer if you want to watch them full screen in high resolution.

In the first clip our guy is questioned at length by one of the Natives for taking video of the Keefer protest. It’s worth noting that there were dozens of cameras on us the entire time we were there, and not once did we bother anyone about it, or try to hide from them.

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March 21, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

How many keystone cops does it take to separate hundreds of protestors on opposite sides of a contentious issue? Judging by the actions of the OPP today, the answer is under a dozen.

As most who read this site already know, today was to be Merlyn Kinrade’s Anti Racism rally in Caledonia, but a somewhat intriguing development caused a change in plans. Tom Keefer of CUPE 3909 brought his unkempt rabble to town to hold a counter protest which he not so creatively called “the anti racism rally”.

Keefer was mistakenly alleged by the Institute for Global Jewish Affairs to have been formally expelled from Concordia university and banned from campus for spray painting antisemitic slogans on school property and threatening security guards who tried to stop him.(1)

In a letter to me this morning, Mr. Keefer denies that allegation, and states that he was exonerated and reinstated. When asked to provide documentation to this effect, Mr Keefer provided some questionable material, but we have dug up the evidence on our own and it would appear that the Institute for Global Jewish Affairs was mistaken. They drew what they perhaps thought to be a reasonable conclusion at the time, but to be clear Tom Keefer was never charged with painting graffiti of any kind.

More information is becoming available to us on this topic, and it will be explored further once we have had enough time to properly review all of the evidence.

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March 16 2010

A Cayuga Court justice has ordered criminal charges of obstruction of justice against OPP deputy commissioner Chris Lewis, and Superintendent Ron Gentle this morning for their role in having Gary McHale arrested in December 2007.

Although they knew they had no evidence against McHale, he was arrested to prevent a backlash from the criminal occupiers as Clyde Powless was arrested for assault. There was too much evidence of the cowardly attack from behind that Powless committed on McHale, so instructions were given to arrest McHale at the same time as Powless to appease Native extremists.

More info on these charges will be made available very soon both here and at caledoniawakeupcall.com

Also be sure to see a couple of excellent fact packed editorials by Mark Vandermaas of VoiceofCanada on the topic here & here

Jeff Parkinson

March 1, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

As announced earlier this week, Merlyn Kinrade of CANACE is holding an anti racism rally in Caledonia on March 21st 2010. The plan is quite similar to other events we’ve had in town, and is in protest of the current plan of the McGuinty government to hand DCE to Six Nations. The Liberals are now denying that this is their plan, but we’re all used to their pathological need to lie by now.

Mr. Kinrade sent an invitation to his elected council to attend and speak to the public and media. He wasn’t brimming over with confidence that they would show up, but he wanted to give them a chance to stop sitting on their hands and speak up for their constituents during the lead up to the Municipal election later this year.

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UPDATE: March 1st 2010. As most know, the site hosting the tapes was down around the time I originally posted this article. That was perhaps due to a glitch of some kind and the tapes are all once again active for your listening pleasure.

January 26, 2010

by Jeff Parkinson

This is a topic that we’ve discussed before, but a growing number of people are coming to this site by searching for the tapes, and many are taking the time to listen to them for what may be the first time. Also we have a new found audience among the media who are hungry for information regarding Caledonia, and these tapes are certainly worthy of their attention.

During the tumultuous summer of 2006, while under siege from a group of extremists, some clever residents of Caledonia uncovered the code for the radios of the self proclaimed “DCE Security” and began recording. What they captured was Natives talking about shooting police officers, interfering with the pursuit of a vehicle that refused to stop for the OPP, interfering with the routing of an ambulance, interfering with a shots fired investigation on the sixth line road, talking about shooting the driver of a truck who mistakenly turned into the entrance of DCE, and much more.

The tapes were given to Gary McHale who made them available to the media at a time when people like Fantino were proclaiming that all was quiet in Caledonia so long as the “outsiders” stayed away.

After hearing multiple death threats issued, the CBC decided they wanted to do a documentary on the matter. This was pulled just hours before it was to air, and the tapes seemed set to fade into obscurity because for any of us to publish these recordings would open us up to substantial fines from the CRTC according to reliable sources at the time.

In September 2007, someone created a website on which excerpts of the tapes were posted. The site consists purely of DCE tapes content and it appears that the administrator has not updated it in any way since then. Much as I did in 2007, I would like to thank the person responsible for taking the risk to get them in the public domain.

I would strongly encourage anyone who has not yet done so to go and listen to  the tapes for yourself here.

You can be sure that if residents were able to crack the code, the OPP had already done it and was well aware of the threats being made. Rather than issuing a press release informing the public of the serious danger posed by the DCE thugs, the OPP opted to downplay the situation at every turn and tried to convince the public that everything was calm and peaceful.

An in depth description of the content of the tapes is available in my original post, and on the site hosting them.

Jeff@CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

January 21, 2010

We’ve all grown accustomed to hearing the same tired rhetoric from Julian Fantino anytime Caledonia is mentioned to him by the media, so it’s no shock to hear him using the same material now that he’s been criminally charged as he used 2 years ago. “Meat in the sandwich” “Difficult and complicated situation” “officer discretion” “keeping the peace” all the usual nonsense, but now that he’s been served with a summons, and backed by his boss Dalton McGuinty, he’s not surprisingly been emboldened and is taking his spew to a whole new level.

In an interview conducted for the TV show Focus Ontario, Fantino has shifted from questionable remarks to very bold lies. Since the show does not air until this Saturday January 23, we don’t yet have access to the majority of his statements, but what we have heard in excerpts is very disturbing.

Every criminal occurrence that has happened in Caledonia has either resulted in a person or persons being arrested, warrants of arrest being issued or ongoing investigations being pursued” As absurd as that is, it gets even worse. “No one has gotten away with anything

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January 19, 2010

As we’ve been taking a look at the various media outlets lately who have finally caught on to what’s happening in Caledonia, I think it’s only fair that we have a look at one who still has it all so wrong.

The Toronto Star published an editorial today called much ado about Fantino” in which they make a bunch of classic, misinformed statements. It should be noted that I was unable to find the name of the author anywhere in the story, or on the website of the Star.

“Fantino and the OPP, who have been working hard to lower the temperature in the Caledonia conflict, do not appreciate McHale’s efforts.”

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January 13, 2010

With a few strokes of the pen, it appears that the McGuinty government is once again set to cover for their appointed civil rights destructor, Julian Fantino. Mr. Fantino told the media just days ago that he intends to “vigorously” defend himself against the criminal charge he’s facing as a result of his threatening email to Haldimand council in 2007, but the crown (an employee of the McGuinty Liberals) appears to be quickly taking steps to subvert the efforts of CANACE and a superior court judge to see Mr. Fantino face the music.

After being cleared of any wrong doing by Monte Kwinter before an investigation into complaints against him had been written, Fantino was emboldened to continue to his campaign against the charter rights and freedoms of non-Native citizens in Ontario, and escalated both his rhetoric against us, and his orders to oppress us. See FantinoGate, this site, Caledoniawakeupcall.com, voiceofcanada, & CANACE for in depth coverage of his attacks on democracy.

We have always had faith in the justice system to uphold the laws that the OPP have refused to, and as such we moved the battle to restore law and order into the courts in January 2008. It began with my efforts to see a Haldimand councillor charged after an assault on me, and exploded into superior court where judges have upheld our beliefs and consistently rebuked the crown for their position that OPP officers and government officials are not subject to the law during a Native land claim.

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