Gerofsky re Caledonia Eight – Dear Prime Minister: ‘Just plain unfair and unconstitutional’ to favour violent groups
Letter to the Prime Minister, Ontario’s Premier, the OPP and others by a member of the Never Again Group, several members of which attended the Dec 03/11 march where the Caledonia Eight were arrested…
Subject: Caledonia on my mind
Sent: Sun 12/4/2011 2:15
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Dear Prime Minister Harper and Premier McGuinty:
I am a law-abiding citizen and have never had any reason to give much thought to policing in Canada. I took it for granted that everyone was treated fairly, according to the same laws applied in the same way for everyone. Our police, I assumed, are well-paid and professional in carrying out their duties. I also assumed that there was a fire-wall between the politicians and the police.
Recent events in the past several years in Caledonia have shaken my complacency because in Caledonia the law has become a political matter rather than a policing matter. Some people have become the untouchables (the native community) regardless of their behaviour, lawlessness, displays of violence and objectives. Taxpayer money has gone into a huge appeasement package that will encourage more of this type of “occupation” of land that is really no longer in dispute because settlements and restitution has been made in the distant past and there is a statute of limitations on land claims that must be considered as part of any big picture. New targets are now being pursued by the native community (like in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area). These urban green spaces are being claimed as hunting grounds now precisely because the pursuit of racial policing has set a disruptive and dangerous precedent in Caledonia.
I know the good people who were arrested yesterday in Caledonia for merely setting foot on public property. The group of upstanding citizens fighting the selective nature of political and racial policing with regard to the occupation of land in Caledonia had every right to walk on public land as I am sure they have and will once again point out in their lengthy research of their rights with respect to this incident. I question the police action and the government decision to protect lawlessness in Caledonia while clamping down on peaceful citizens. The concern of the force is to protect natives only – and this seems to be an order given to them by politicians via their commanders. In arresting those individuals yesterday, they stepped on all of our rights as free citizens in a free country and it was all for the sake of upholding one-sided, racially prejudicial objectives.
I think that we all need to sit down at the table to discuss Caledonia and other similar situations like adults before this costs the taxpayers any more millions and before it erodes the rights of all non-native people in Canada. I fear that other groups (who are already in cahoots with the native community, like the Islamists) will take this as an example of what the government and police will do if they present themselves using similar violent approaches. They see the Ontario government cave into their every demand without the government fighting for the general welfare of the entire populace. They have decided to selectively favour certain minority groups that threaten and then carry out violent acts against the majority and that is just plain unfair and unconstitutional.
Dundas, ON Canada
Mr. Gerofsky and others from the Never Again Group have supported our call to march with us for justice in Caledonia on several occasions. They also repeatedly made the 1.5 hour drive to London to support my Blue Beret vigil
at the London mosque in protest of its aid to the Canadian Boat to Gaza last summer. I/we are profoundly grateful for their support and leadership in standing up for the truth, human rights, Israel and the rule of law.