LAST UPDATED Feb 28/12
** JUST RELEASED** – CANACEhd video, Feb 18/12: CANACE attacked on DCE Feb 18 2012
VoiceofCanada, Feb 22/12: David Strutt photos capture Caledonia 8 history on Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia
CFRB Newstalk 1010, Jerry Agar, Feb 21/12: Gary McHale & Christie Blatchford re Caledonia racism [CFRB LINK, scroll down] (A ‘MUST-LISTEN INTERVIEW.’ See also: LINK)
OPP News Release, Feb 19/12: Assault With A Weapon (Teresa Jamieson re attack on Gary McHale)
BlogWrath.com, Feb 19/12: Caledonia — pipe-wielding native detained (And Gary McHale wrongfully arrested again) (Miroslav was there on Saturday with us, and he shares some great pictures and a unique chronological narrative in some detail)
CFRB 1010 has now posted video from yesterday’s Caledonia 8 protest on the Douglas Creek Estates taken by CANACE videographer Jeff Parkinson, a member of the C8. Video links below.
Only in Caledonia.
Only in Caledonia do the police let the native thugs who attack their officers and peaceful non-native people (one of whom happens to be an elderly, cancer-ridden veteran of the Canadian Navy and a UN peacekeeping mission) go free, and arrest the peaceful leader of the non-natives for standing quietly on a county road. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Today seven of the Caledonia Eight, along with a number of Caledonia residents, supporters and spouses, did what no one has done since Feb 28/06 when the occupation there began. We walked through the gates of the Douglas Creek Estates, down the county road that runs through it, to within 100 feet or so of the only house on the site.
The visit was a surprise for the occupiers and police, who were warned shortly before we left the Lions Hall in Caledonia to drive to the site.
Although history was made today by both the visit itself into Dalton McGuinty’s forbidden no-go zone via the county road that runs through the site; and by the first-ever arrest of a native person during the commission of a crime (an assault on Gary McHale), we clearly demonstrated once again that racial policing is very much alive.
The OPP arrested Gary McHale for the sixth time because a native man assaulted OPP officers and 77 year old Navy war veteran & UN peacekeeper Merlyn Kinrade who was wearing his blue beret and holding a UN flag.
Sadly, he also happens to be suffering from cancer. It happened right beside me. The police let the attacker go, and then arrested the non-native — Gary McHale — because he refused to leave because he wasn’t doing anything illegal. Why the arrest then? Because, according to the police, it was Gary McHale – one of the peaceful non-native victims of an earlier assault – who was inciting a breach of the peace.
One observer who has never attended one of our protests sent me this comment:
“I’m still trying to get it through my head that Gary was arrested in order to stop the natives from continuing to break the law. This is just ludicrous.” Continue reading