UPDATE Jan 26/07: As of Dec 24/07, Camille Powless was charged with Public Mischief for filing a false report that she had been assaulted by Gary McHale on Dec 01/07. She has not, however, been charged – yet – for her assault on him.
This article is for those journalists and members of the public who bought into the OPP fabrication that it was the peaceful residents and Gary McHale who were responsible for last weekend’s violence in Caledonia because they dared to peacefully protest the appearance of another illegal, obnoxious smoke shack in their town.
Caledonia violence deliberately incited by depraved liar
The vicious, unprovoked attacks on McHale, and the subsequent violence on police officers and residents can be laid at the feet of a depraved liar who knew exactly what she was trying to do: a woman caught on video and watched by witnesses as she attempted to fabricate an assault charge against Gary McHale so native thugs would have an excuse to attack him.
The video shows the woman coming up to McHale and loudly yelling “Don’t you fuckin’ push me!” just before SHE assaults McHale by pushing him. McHale says he was punched in the head from behind immediately afterwards by a native thug. Clearly, McHale was set up to be attacked by this woman’s attempt to bear false witness against him. For additional videos, including the aftermath of the set up, see Brantford Expositor endorses violence against civil rights activist.
Fantino arrests the victim of the set-up
Of course, Fantino and the Caledonia detachment had already decided – before the investigation had begun – who was responsible, so they arrested Gary McHale, the blooded and bruised victim of a prevaricated assault, and three genuine attacks that sent him to the hospital.
In addition to McHale’s assault, other residents were attacked as were numerous police officers who were hung out to dry without backup by OPP brass. And, let’s not forget CANACE co-founder Jeff Parkinson who suffered what we hope is a temporary brain injury after being knocked violently to the ground.
Liar files false assault charge against McHale
When we visited the Cayuga detachment after McHale and Parkinson were released from the hospital, the investigating officer advised Gary – in front of me and his wife – that someone had filed an assault complaint against him. He then told us he was “unbiased.” Needless to say, given OPP statements, past and present, about us we did not believe him.
Bring in a real police force, or arrest the real criminals and we’ll cooperate
When the detective later called me on my cell phone to ask if I would make a statement I told him, as McHale had, that I would cooperate fully with the RCMP once they are brought in to get to the bottom of this sordid little set-up.
Now, if Fantino and the Caledonia OPP were to issue a public apology for their ‘rush to judgement,’ announce that charges have been dropped against the ‘Caledonia 3,’ and that charges have been brought against the liar who actually incited the violence, I would be forced to reconsider my position that the OPP are incapable of conducting an impartial investigation.
Please remember them…
Remember Kyle, Doug and Gary. They risked their freedom to defend your rights.
FREE CALEDONIA FROM THE OPP - NOW!
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
- CWUC Video: Assault #1 on McHale, Part 1 (McHale is set up; woman assaults him)
- VoiceofCanada, Dec 05/07: Brantford Expositor endorses violence against civil rights activist (other videos of assaults on McHale)
- CWUC feature: Doug’s Smokes (coverage of Dec 01/07 protest + Queen’s Park news conference)