Gary & Christine McHale stand on steps of Hamilton courthouse April 21/10 after the Crown ended its 30-month prosecution of him for ‘Counselling Mischief Not Committed.’ The charge was dropped during the Preliminary Hearing after McHale convinced another court to issue charges of Obstructing Justice against 2 senior officers involved in his case: now-Commissioner Chris Lewis and Superintendent Ron Gentle.
UPDATE, June 26/13: SUN News’ Brian Lilley praises Gary McHale for taking action. Video below.
Step 1: Gary McHale letter to Hamilton Police promising that he and his supporters would gather evidence and lay charges using Canada’s Private Prosecution provisions in the Criminal Code, including against police officers who might obstruct the gathering of that evidence:
“Starting next week we will, without notice, appear at the illegal occupation in order to video tape criminal behaviour, which includes mischief, and then file private prosecution charges against the protesters. Apparently these protesters believe they can block people from videotaping them – this, of course, is mischief as ruled by the courts.
“If your officers attempt to interfere in the gathering of evidence they too could be arrested and prosecuted on a charge of obstructing justice. Police cannot aid in criminal behaviour and they cannot interfere with the justice system.
At the bare minimum it is our goal to expose any police force that allows a two tier justice system to be institutionalized. Your department has forced a company to get an injunction solely because you decided not to enforce the law.”
- Gary McHale letter to Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire, June 26/13: Illegal Occupation of Enbridge Line #9 Pipeline [PDF]
Step 2: Hamilton Police enforce the law:
“The move [to arrest the protesters] by Hamilton police comes mere hours after an overnight email to Police Chief Glenn DeCaire from Gary McHale. McHale, a rights activist who played a major role in the Caledonia land claim dispute, criticizing Ontario Provincial Police for their lack of action, told DeCaire in the email that he and his supporters would converge on the Enbridge compound to monitor the behaviour of the protesters and the damage they may have caused. “
- SUN News, Byline w/Brian Lilley, June 26/13: Accommodating activist thugs [VIDEO, 9:42] (great commentary about importance of Gary McHale/CANACE intervention)
- CBC Hamilton, June 26/13: Video: Protest at Enbridge’s Hamilton site ends with 18 arrests
- SUN News, The Source, w/Ezra Levant, June 26/13:Illegal Line 9 Protest [VIDEO, 12:27] (arrests + G20 link + charities supporting crime)
- SUN News, The Source, w/Ezra Levant, June 26/13: Enbridge Ideal Neighbours [VIDEO, 5:12]
- Hamilton Spectator, June 27/13: Enbridge moving forward with pipeline plan
Why Hamilton Police were right to take McHale’s promise seriously
Gary McHale and CANACE members have successfully convinced various courts to issue criminal charges against former OPP Commissioner Fantino, now-Commissioner Lewis, Superintendent Gentle, as well as two officers who were filmed helping native occupiers build a fence to keep the owner out of his own property in Hagersville.
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Tagged Enbridge pipeline occupation, gary mchale, Hamilton Police Service
Hamilton Spectator, Feb 23/12: Gary McHale pulling a scab off a wound
This well-known Caledonia agitator’s antics have escalated with this most recent stunt on the weekend. […] Anyone with common sense knows no good can come of pulling these types of stunts repeatedly without there being consequences. Gary McHale must quit pulling the scab off this festering wound, and shame on Barrett for backing this type of reckless behaviour. They are bringing nothing but negative attention to the town of Caledonia and trivializing Six Nations land grievances. These antics serve no purpose other than to inflame a situation that has been on simmer for the past six years. Feb. 28 will be the sixth anniversary of this land dispute in Caledonia. And sadly nothing has changed.
Tracy Bomberry, Six Nations of the Grand River
- CANACEhd, Feb 18/12: CANACE attacked on DCE Feb 18 2012 [VIDEO, 28:43] ***NEW FOOTAGE***
- CANACEhd Youtube channel, Feb 18/12: Native thug assaults war veteran & cops [VIDEO, 2:17]
- CANACEhd, Feb 18/12: DCE occupiers assault police
- VoiceofCanada, Feb 22/12: Jerry Agar, CFRB/SUN TV: ‘Caledonia is a festering boil of racist policy’ that discriminates against Whites, Blacks, Jews, etc.
- VoiceofCanada, Feb 22/12: David Strutt photos: Caledonia 8 make history on Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia
- VoiceofCanada, Feb 19/12: McHale arrested in Caledonia because Native man assaults 77 year old former Navy vet/UN peacekeeper & OPP officers
Hamilton Spectator, Feb 28/12: Ten things that have changed: McHale
While to some it appears inherently wrong ever to disagree with a native person, I have to say that Ms. Bomberry’s view that nothing has changed since 2006 is not supported by the evidence. Here are10 things that have changed since 2006.
1) Contrary to the Native occupiers’ view, Six Nation Band Council has repeatedly told the court there is no claim on title to people’s property. Judges have agreed.
2) Courts have repeatedly disagreed with the OPP refusal to enforce the law and have even rebuked the OPP for targeting legal property owners instead of Native protesters.
3) The OPP has been forced to accept that property owners do have the right to have Native trespassers arrested.
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Tagged Jerret Jastow, Stuart Laughton, tracy bomberry; letters to editor
UPDATE 0024 hrs Jan 06/11: I’ve received a tip that on SUN TV’s ‘The Arena’ Show tomorrow Michael Coren will be talking to David Menzies about the light sentence given to Richard Smoke.
Richard Smoke, the man who was convicted of nearly murdering builder Sam Gualtieri in Caledonia and leaving him with permanent brain damage, received a total sentence of only two years and eleven months because he had the good fortune to be born of a favoured racial minority.
The National Post editorial board and their reporter Christie Blatchford — author of Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear And Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us — have decried the shameful law that has allowed this repugnant situation to exist:
For five years I and my associates have done our best to try to follow in the footsteps of Dr. King’s non-violent approach as we confront the injustices of racial policing in Caledonia. In the long run, it is the path to victory over the racial supremacy enshrined in our justice system that says, in effect, that a human life doesn’t matter as much if it is destroyed by someone with aboriginal blood running through their veins.
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Tagged Richard Smoke, Sam Gualtieri, Stirling occupation
UPDATE: VIDEO: The Caledonia Eight Arrested
CANACE’s videographer Jeff Parkinson caught a threat made against Bonnie Stephens by a native occupier while she was waiting for police to arrest her during our Saturday protest in Caledonia where eight of us were arrested for ‘trespassing’ on a Haldimand County road. The man can be heard clearly saying, “Come again and the cops won’t be here to protect you.”
- CANACE video, Dec 03/11: If you come again, the cops won’t be here to protect you [VIDEO, 0.03]
Even after 5 years of work in Caledonia, even after I and my associates were smeared and assaulted (several put in the hospital) and our property stolen and destroyed by Six Nations militants who ripped apart the community I must confess to still being surprized at just how much violence permeates the attitudes of some of the occupiers. Imagine – threatening a non-native woman for simply daring to stand on a county road! A road that has been declared off-limits to non-natives (and police!) by violent racists whose delusions are backed up by our province’s police force and the Ontario government.
I am reminded of Christie Blatchford’s observation:
“…the law in Haldimand County operates as the law in America’s Deep South once worked, where there was one law for the white man, who could break it with impunity, and another for the black man. In Haldimand County, since the occupation began, there has been one law for natives and another for non-natives.“
Posted in Caledonia 8 arrests - Dec 03/11, CANACE, CANACE News, Courage & Cowardice, Crimes Against Democracy, How low can they go?, MUST SEE, Native Lawlessness, Native Protests - Caledonia, Video
Tagged Bonnie Stephens, Douglas Creek Estates, native violence
SEE ALSO: Gary McHale to Six Nations: Beware what you teach your children
“It’s no wonder so many of our youth seem lost, without direction and guidance, and are choosing the wrong road. Look at the examples they have to follow.” Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller, May 25/11
UPDATED June 11/11 — In the wake of the lawless takeover of the former Six Nations police station by youths Councillor Helen Miller has written a letter to the Turtle Island News in which she itemizes a brutally honest shopping list of reserve dysfunctionality and provides a shockingly fresh solution:
- repeated vandalism of the Veterans’ hall.
- Men’s Fire telling people provincial laws don’t apply, and that Six Nations Police have no authority, which promotes lawlessness.
- People paying kids to steal cars and sell drugs.
- Cigarette shops, some of which are fronts for drug dealers.
- ATV drivers & Poker Run organizers refuse to respect farmers’ properties and crops.
- People stealing reserve land, including the Glebe Lands.
- Domestic violence is rampant.
- Women and girls are being sexually assaulted.
- Too many kids being raised by single parents because fathers refuse responsibility or mothers deny access.
- Increased violence at sports games with racism on both sides.
- More suicides among kids in last few years than in 10 years.
- Kids being bullied at school, but no zero-tolerance policy adopted.
- Drug addictions are plaguing the community, not just youth, but moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles. Several babies born addicted to drugs, or born w/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
- Elected council fighting with confederacy council with Mohawk Workers refusing to work with either council.
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Tagged laurel curley, Six Nations Youth Movement, Six Nations youth occupation-barricade; Six Nations police station
UPDATED — A group of youths on Six Nations have barricaded and ‘reclaimed’ the old police station on the reserve, lit a ‘sacred’ fire, and are demanding that Council turn over the keys so they can use it as a ‘youth centre.’
Chief Bill Montour is refusing to do so because he says, “the building has health, structural and safety issues that have to be fixed.”
One of the police station barricaders, a young woman named Ojistaryo, is quoted as responding to the chief’s refusal:
“Band council doesn’t have any proof of their claims.”
Not the first occupation on Six Nations
On page 245 of her book Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear And Anarchy, And How The Law Failed Us All, Christie Blatchfords recounts reading a front page story in the Jan 13/10 issue of the Turtle Island News about how a group of Six Nations residents stopped construction of the new police station:
“Dominating the front page was a story about a group led by Dick Hill that had recently stopped the construction of a new Six Nations police station. Since Dick Hill stopping development was by then a classic of dog-bites-man, I cannot resist the impulse to ask how on earth this qualified as news”
Irony of Six Nations occupation not lost on neighbours weary of native intimidation
PROTEST COVERAGE UPDATE: [LINK] [LINK]
– Joint News Release by CANACE and the Caledonia Victims Project –
City of Toronto approves racially segregated park land
CANACE, founded by Gary McHale, and the Caledonia Victims Project, founded by Mark Vandermaas, are holding an Information Rally in High Park in Toronto on May 28, 2011 in order to inform the public about the dangers to public safety regarding the ongoing illegal occupation of High Park by Native protesters. The illegal occupation in High Park is being conducted under the banner of Six Nations and Mohawk warriors.
The City of Toronto has already decided to fence off the park land where Native protesters have stated they will continue to use the land at will. There is little doubt non-Natives will be banned from the area in order to appease the protesters.
Posted in Aboriginal policy, Events, Land Claim Industry, Mohawk Warriors, MUST SEE, Native Lawlessness, Native Protests - Toronto, Native Racism, One Law for All!, Planet Earth calling, Racial Profiling
Tagged High Park, High Park protest, Mohawk Warriors, Red Power United
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Liberal Party candidate Bob Speller (Haldimand-Norfolk) has become the first federal candidate in the 2011 election to issue a policy statement regarding the breakdown of the rule of law in Caledonia.
Speller’s statement – which referenced Christie Blatchford’s book Helpless on several occasions – was read at our Conservatives Against Racism townhall presentation held last night at the Delhi Belgian Club by the president of the Haldimand-Norfolk Liberal Electoral District Association, Herb Ibbotson. It was much stronger than any us could have hoped for, and it referenced every aspect of the crisis: land claims; illegal tobacco; the rule of law; property rights; and helping victims (the full text of Mr. Speller’s statement is reprinted below followed by a VoC comment):
“There is nothing more important than the rule of law. We have troops in Afghanistan and our air force flying in the skies of Libya to ensure those countries have the rule of law. You can’t have democracy without the rule of law. We all know what happened in Caledonia. […] Anyone who has read Christie Blatchford’s book as I have knows what happened. It is not acceptable.”
Empathy for Caledonia’s youngest hero
CANACE founder Merlyn Kinrade emceed the event, opening with a strong condemnation of the Harper decision to appoint Julian Fantino as a candidate.
- Merlyn Kinrade, Conservatives Against Racism townhall meeting, Delhi Belgian Club, April 14/11: Opening remarks/introductions [PDF]
Most readers know that I and Merlyn Kinrade are ex-military and former UN peacekeepers, and so we were pleased to discover, before the event began, that Herb Ibbotson had served as an officer in the Canadian Artillery Reserve for 21 years. Later, he explained to the crowd that seven members of his family were killed during World War I defending his ancestral country of Belgium, and asked us all if we knew why Canada’s flag was red and white. I did not know that red and white were colours bestowed on Canada by King George in recognition of Canada’s terrible sacrifice in the Great War. Clearly, he was struck by what he had heard during the presentation, and the importance of defending the rule of law.
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Tagged 2011 federal election, Bob Speller, conservatives against racism, Delhi Belgian Club, Haldimand-Norfolk Liberal Riding Association, Herb Ibbotson, Pam 'Dancer' Dudych
2011 ELECTION TOWNHALL MEETING
Thursday, April 14th at 7pm
Delhi Belgian Club
360 James Street, Delhi N4B 2B4 [MAP]
Hosted by: Conservatives Against Racism
– Keynote Speakers –
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
Report on lawlessness and failure of government to help victims of crime
Founder, Caledonia Victims Project
Report on illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil and failure to honour signed U.N. agreements re the Rule of Law
Owner ‘Dougs Smokes’
Report on illegal tobacco and current RCMP stats
IMPORTANT ELECTION ISSUES
Law & Order
Helping Victims of Crime – in particular, the residents of Caledonia
Candidates have been invited to attend and to speak to issues
The format of this event will be that we will do a 75 minute presentation, then allow each candidate 6 minutes to say anything they want to the public (of course, we encourage each candidate to speak to the issues raised in our presentation). We will then have a Q&A time. Candidates are encourage to bring their material to hand out. There will be a time for people to meet with the Candidates after the Q&A – event ends at 10 p.m.
– MEDIA CONTACT –
Gary McHale, email@example.com 289.286.0423
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Tagged 2011 federal election, conservatives against racism, diane finley
In my last article I posted photos showing how OPP officers stood by and watched on March 27/11 as we were swarmed by native thugs from the occupied Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia who stole our Reconciliation/Apology monument; kicked it into the road; smashed holes in the sides; inserted Six Nations flags; then carried it off to be burnt along with our Canadian – all while OPP officers watched.
Jeff Parkinson caught the action on video which has now been posted. Watch as a woman in a rage attacks the monument and then kicks and drags the base into the road where a plainclothes OPP officer from the Provincial Liaison Team then pulls it off to the side of the road before it gets carried off to be burnt.
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Tagged burning Canadian flag, natives burning Canadian flag, Truth & Reconciliation, Truth & Reconciliation monument
UPDATED: Caledonia Victims Project, June 20/11: Caledonia Milestone: DCE occupiers & OPP respsect rights of non-natives during Truth & Reconciliation Rally
UPDATED April 03/11: Video of attack on Reconciliation/Apology monument
Our recent Truth and Reconciliation rally held on Sunday, March 27/11 proves that the OPP still – after five years – will not protect the rights or property of non-natives in Caledonia.
OPP officers watched as the Douglas Creek Estates occupiers swarmed and assaulted us, destroyed and stole our Truth & Reconciliation/Apology monument, and then burnt it along with our Canadian flag. The clearly visible side, partially obscured by the flag, says ‘ONTARIO APOLOGY.’ The side barely visible in the flames, says, ‘EQUALITY FOR ALL.’ The other two sides facing away from the camera say, ‘6N (SIX NATIONS) APOLOGY’ and, ‘OPP APOLOGY.’
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Tagged Ruby Montour, Truth & Reconciliation monument
IFPS-Canada VP Mary Lou Amgrogio speaks about free speech, and announces that her organization is co-sponsoring ‘Caledonia: No More Nightmares’ in Ottawa, March 22/11. Click image to play video (5:13)
UPDATED March 07/11 — after returning home yesterday from Sunday’s tumultuous Truth and Reconciliation Rally on Feb 27/11, and our unsuccessful attempt to place a symbolic Healing & Reconciliation Apology monument on the road allowance near the entrance to the occupation site in Caledonia, I forwarded some initial thoughts and references to Natasha at MooseAndSquirrel.ca who has been kind enough to not only cover this story, but also share my speech notes with her readers since I have not had time to do so.
I apologize to other bloggers like Celestial Junk, Gods of the Copybook Headings, Blazing Cat Fur who have covered the Caledonia story for not being included, but I was completely overwhelmed with the preparations for the event, and had only intended to leave a short comment to some of Natasha’s stories which led to a very hurried idea to just send copies of my speech notes & photos of the monument I had just taken to her. Your exclusion was not intentional, and I promise to try to do better. Thanks also to Xanthippa for coverage of Caledonia and our March 22nd presentation in Ottawa. 🙂
Natasha’s story based on my rally notes has sparked a great debate in which Dan Kellar (yes, that one) weighed in to help all of us understand that the anarchist/anti-capitalist support for the occupation is based on dogma and not reality:
What’s been happening since the Truth & Reconciliation Rally
PHOTO: The photo above is of Mary Lou Ambrogio, VP of International Free Press Society (Canadian chapter) giving her speech on Sunday in which she speaks about preserving free speech, and announces that her organization is co-sponsoring ‘Caledonia:No More Nightmares‘ in Ottawa, March 22/11. From L-R: Christie Blatchford, Ernie Palmer (Caledonia resident, in background, head turned); Doug Fleming; Peter Kamerman, Mary Lou Ambrogio, Merlyn Kinrade.
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