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Friday, February 22, 2013

COPS!

Dear Readers;

That fat broad from Attawapiskat is at it again!

This time it's not a hunger strike, since the last one didn't do any appreciable damage to her anyway.

Instead, she has decided  that they are going to blackmail, and hold for ransom, the DeBeers mining company. It employs some of the natives, and injects millions of dollars a year into the local economy, both through wages and outright grants and gifts.

Seems the beef is about a couple of trap lines that were "disrupted," so now a half dozen Indians are blockading the supply road that is the sole source of acces for the mine!

Now here's the rub kids.

This road is an ice road, and the only available connection to the outside world.

imagesCABTBQ5GFor about  20 days a year, (February - March) all the supplies the mining company needs for the NEXT YEAR are trucked into the site on this road, and then they have to sit tight for another 11 months.

So far they have blocked it for about half of those days, AND HERE COMES THE GOOD PART, FOLKS!

The cops aren't doing a God-damned thing!

I'll let Brian Lilley take it from here!

[quote]"Due to the blockade, we have lost a total of 14 of the available 20 days to deliver the critical freight and fuel to resupply the mine," De Beers said in a statement. "Should we not be able to complete the program as planned, we are concerned for the health and safety of our employees at site and the future of our mine."
That all seems lost on the protesters, who are now supported by their chief, Theresa Spence.
Now before you go thinking this is a protest over treaty rights, it's not. This is a fight over money and who should get what.
Speaking in court Wednesday, Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Riopelle said the men at the blockage are "individuals with private financial interests, holding a large multinational corporation to ransom. It smells of coercion."
Coercion is right.
The men apparently have a beef with De Beers over trap lines they say were affected by the mine and the protest has since grown to include a list of other issues, including job training and housing, according to statements made by those involved.
This is nothing but a shakedown that is being aided and abetted by the police. The protesters are illegally blockading a road in attempt to get more money out of the mining company. That should be enough for their arrest, but the OPP say no.
According to a report by QMI Agency reporter Ron Grech, the OPP's lawyer Chris Diana said the job of the police force was to appear neutral. (Are are they supposed to appear neutral when the law is being broken? -Ed.)
Really?
In a dispute between two sides where only one is breaking the law, the job of the police is to appear neutral?
What planet do these folks live on?
When the OPP last came under fire for not enforcing court orders involving Native protesters, Commissioner Lewis took to YouTube with a video to explain that those of us with concerns were just too stupid to understand the complexities involved.
Look, there is no doubt that dealing with issues like this is complex, but at the end of the day the job of the police is to enforce the law. Lewis and his crew are not doing that.
Instead, they are acting like politicians and social workers.
Lewis may think he is helping to dampen tension around this blockade and the one before that, but meanwhile he is stoking resentment among the rest of the population.
Across the country people are noticing the law is not applied equally. That builds racial tensions.
The other problem is one that will hurt Native populations in the long run.
How likely is it that companies looking to invest in mines near Native lands will take a pass in the future? I'd say very likely and that will cost jobs on reserves and mean First Nations will not get to take part in the resource boom.
On Wednesday, the lawyer for De Beers described Northern Ontario as "lawless." He's absolutely right.[/quote]

We had better be careful folks, or this will be another "Caledonia" before ya know it!