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:
- National Post editorial board, Dec 27/11: More injustice from Caledonia
- National Post, Jan 02/11: Christie Blatchford: Bad logic behind light Caledonia sentence
- Ontario Superior Court, Sept 16/08: Statement of Claim (SAMUEL AND SANDRA GUALTIERI V. R.)
- VoiceofCanada, Sept 19/07: Bulletin: RCMP lead OPP arrest of 13 natives during crisis at Stirling Street development in Caledonia
- VoC, Sept 13/07: Caledonia man’s injuries on hands of McGuinty, Kwinter, Fantino and many, many others
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.