UPDATED 2317 EST May 31/08
This post began as a comment by WL McKenzie Redux in response to my reply to a reader in which I mentioned that Jeff and Gary were filing private prosecutions in a Cayuga court.
Having to use self initiated court actions to force police to do their duty…my God! There is such a surreal Alice in blunderland surrealism about Onterrible these days..the mad hatter sits in Queen’s park, the march hare his minister…the mad tea party has lasted too long.
VoC REPLY (updated 2317 EST May 31/08): If you think citizens fighting the police to lay charges against criminals is ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ have a look at the picture of Fantino [from Turtle Island News May 28/08] yucking it up with cop-assaulter Clyde Powless and Floyd Montour, one of the leaders of the builder-blockades on behalf of the HDI extortion program! This so-called Commissioner of the OPP has spent the last year defaming non-native activists and falsely blaming them for having a violent agenda, all the while he behaves as though his force was bought and paid for by native thugs. He has refused to meet with non-natives to address concerns about his force’s racist policies and his defamation campaign, but he doesn’t mind meeting with the instigator and perpetrator of violence against his own officers on Dec 01/07. Powless led the swarm of native smokeshack supporters who kicked and punched Gary McHale in an unprovoked attack by cowardly jumping him from behind as officers were trying to escort him to safety.
Our sources say that Fantino never even offered to visit Sam Gualtieri until long after the attack on him, and only then because of media pressure. By then, the Gualtieri’s lawyer told him not to bother since they had already started an action against the OPP. [For more info on the many victims of race-based policing, see, ‘CANACE report: The Human Costs of Illegal Occupations‘ (downloaded more than 20,000 times since December!).]
Never mind Alice, I feel like I’m in an Hieronymous Bosch painting. Help!
Thanks for the comment, WL. Mark
From ‘End of the beginning’ for struggle against race-based policing, 2008/05/28 at 7:15 PM