I haven’t had time to comment on the recent arrests at the illegal smokeshack on Ernie Palmer’s property (photo, R), but I wanted to post links to the story and make sure readers knew that after the OPP were initially repulsed by Steve ‘Boots’ Powless and his thugs, CANACE founder Gary McHale sent a blunt fax to Julian Fantino, Dalton McGuinty, Rick Bartolucci and the new Haldimand OPP commander John Periversoff warning that if police discretion endangers the public, then it is a criminal offence.
Given our recent success in the Courts with respect to defining Canadian law for private prosecutions, government officials can no longer simply abdicate their responsibilities without facing the possibility of criminal sanctions.
- VoC, July 02/09: McHale v. R., 2009: Gary McHale & CANACE make legal history!
- VoC feature: Caledonia Lawsuits
It is noteworthy, therefore, that the next day a number of arrests were made and some serious charges laid:
- Brantford Expositor, July 09/09: Arrests follow police raid on smoke shack REPRINT
- Haldimand OPP News Release, July 09/09: OPP EXECUTE ARREST WARRANT
- CANACE letter to Julian Fantino, July 08/09: re: Illegal Smoke Shops
- Simcoe Reformer, July 08/09: Natives rebuff Haldimand OPP REPRINT
Steve ‘Boot’s Powless threatened City of Brantford
Stevie’s disregard for other human beings was perhaps best demonstrated by his outrageous threats against the City of Brantford back in July 2008:
“They’re going to have one hell of a fight now,” said Steve Powless, who spoke on behalf of the protesters. “This is going to be Caledonia Part 2. They don’t understand what they’re in for.”
Brantford Expositor, July 14/08: ‘They don’t understand what they’re in for,’ native says [PDF]
Powless showed the unmitigated arrogance of native gangster/extremists with this unbelievable taunt:
“They [Brantford Police] just have a little rinky-dink force,” Powless said. “I don’t know how they’re going to stop us.”
Hamilton Spectator/Canadian Press, July 14/08: Aboriginal protesters in Brantford vow ‘one hell of a fight’ after arrest [PDF]
Thanks to the OPP for finally putting this thug and his gang of cronies in handcuffs, even if it was because CANACE nudged them into acting.
Things, they are achanging folks.
We are no longer at the mercy of politically-driven policing ideologies. Judge Marshall, Gary McHale and Jeff Parkinson have guaranteed that those who allow politics to victimize innocent people can and will be held accountable by ordinary Canadians.
The Canadian flag is no longer illegal in Caledonia
Last Sunday, the OPP finally respect the right of non-Natives to walk down a street and raise a Canadian flag on a hydro pole where they choose.
- VoC, July 12/09: THE END OF THE BEGINNING!
A remarkable voice of reason from Six Nations!
And today, in a stunning letter to the editor of the Brantford Expositor, Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller has echoed what we have been saying for nearly three years with respect to native extremists not speaking for the honourable people of Six Nations in a strongly worded …but that’s another post.
As one VoC reader wrote, “This struggle seems to be like teaching an infant to walk, Mark, baby steps, baby steps.” So far, the baby’s been a slow learner, but it looks like he/she is starting to catch on.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Co-founder, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
- VoC category: Ernie Palmer
- VoC category: Steve ‘Boots’ Powless
- CANACE reference feature: Race-Based Policing
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