UPDATE 1318 EST Nov 14/08: Read Fantino’s emails and McHale’s Charter application: McHale Charter application alleges Fantino misconduct.
Gary McHale has gone into court repeatedly to force the Crown to turn over evidence related to his Dec 01/07 arrest following a protest at an illegal smokeshop in Caledonia.
- CANACE Incident Summary: CANACE calls for RCMP to take over investigation after Fantino blames victims of Caledonia violence
Evidence that included an email from OPP Julian Fantino revealing how the Commissioner ordered him to be targetted for arrest before any investigation had been done. On Oct 16/08, after reading this email, a Hamilton judge ordered the Crown to turn over all of Fantino’s communications between Dec 01-07 (date of protest to date of McHale’s arrest) concerning McHale and the protest.
- VoiceofCanada, Oct 16/08: McHale submits ‘smoking gun’ Fantino email to Hamilton court
McHale has now received additional Fantino emails. One, dated Dec 02/07, is even more revealing and shocking than the first. It was sent by Fantino to a very high-ranking officer in the OPP. Unfortunately, its content can only be published and/or discussed after it is presented in court.
Suffice it to say that it is highly unlikely that Julian Fantino will be able to avoid having to appear in court to answer McHale’s questions about his role and purpose in vigorously pursuing a minor charge against a non-native victim of violence while allowing the natives who attacked his officers on Dec 1st to escape without a single charge.
McHale’s case will be heard beginning on Nov 20th. Details to follow. You won’t want to miss this one!
Gary McHale could have copped a plea long ago to end this farce of a prosecution, but he refused to do so because he wanted to expose two tier justice in all its ugliness for all to see. Thanks to his persistence, race-based policing will finally go on trial.
Gary and CANACE really need your help
- CANACE News, Nov 08/08: CANACE needs your help
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Mark Vandermaas, Editor