UPDATED 1216 July 03/08
1. Gary McHale was at one of his many court appearances over the past few months. This one was a pre-trial session for the charge against him – Counselling Mischief. Now, I can’t repeat what went on during the day, but I can say that it was most definitely NOT a good day for the Crown for many reasons.
One of those reasons concerns the filing of three Charter motions by McHale alleging that the OPP has violated Section 7 (Principles of Fundamental Justice); Section 15(1) (Discrimination Based on Race); Section 2 (Fundamental Freedoms).
R v. Gary William McHale
Notification of Charter Challenge, July 02/08
Fantino won’t be pleased to hear about how the Crown’s case against McHale is going. Does the phrase, ‘Abuse of Process’ mean anything to you, Julian? Tee hee.
2. To our supporters who wonder why news is not more forthcoming, or whether anything is happening, or you’re wondering why websites aren’t updated, let me say that there are legal prohibitions against talking about the tremendously important legal work that is going on in and outside the court, and all the work required to prepare for it is very time consuming.
You should know that Gary, especially, is giving the Crown nightmares and I do not say that lightly. Jeff Parkinson is also taking action against OPP officers.
We are receiving tremendous – and much appreciated – support from Bill Jackson and the Regional News – both of which should receive awards for their outstanding journalism when this thing is over. Bill’s column’s have had a direct impact on certain legal aspects to our efforts against illegal occupations.
None of us close to the action have any doubt whatsoever that when the OPP decided to use bogus charges to seek travel restrictions against McHale to prevent him from going to Caledonia they opened a Pandora’s Box of trouble for themselves. One of the main benefits has been the disclosure of information that shows just how badly justice was perverted in connection with the Dec 01/07 smoke shack confrontation in Caledonia. We have already used this information in a complaint against 3 OPP officers that is pending. If the government refuses to act on it, we will file private prosecutions. Unfortunately, we cannot release the complaint because it obtains evidence (Oh, and what evidence!) obtained under disclosure.
3. We’ll be releasing video tape soon showing an OPP sergeant in Cayuga claiming that they’re following the Crown’s instructions in not enforcing the law against natives involved in illegal occupations. This is our first evidence that the Attorney General’s office is directly involved in subverting justice based on race.
Please do stay tuned. Race based policing is on life support, and they know it.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor