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livewire
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posted 19 September 2008 11:37 AM      Profile for livewire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
JOHN BURMAN
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
CALEDONIA –Tensions are running high around the disputed Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia today following the arrest of a native man on the site.

The arrest was made in connection with events that occurred on Labour Day.

Few details are currently available. However, representatives from Six Nations are planning a 3:30 p.m. press conference at the site regarding the arrest.

Police this morning arrested Kenneth Greene, 43, of no fixed addres, and charged him with disguise with intent, four counts of assault with a weapon, three charges of uttering death or bodily harm threats, two counts of intimidation and four counts of mischief.

The charges do not involve a gun.

Greene remains in custody for a bail hearing.

OPP Haldimand detachment commander acting Inspector Mike Rigby is appealing for the public’s help. Anyone with information about the Labour Day unrest can call 905-3322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

On Labour Day, the arrest of a prominent Six Nations spokesperson and two others in Brantford triggered a chain reaction that led to parts of Caledonia being shut down for hours.

The blockades started Sept. 1 around 9 a.m. when Six Nations protesters set up barricades on Argyle Street South and blocked the Highway 6 bypass.

Stephen Powless, 43, and two teens were arrested in Brantford for allegedly being on the construction site at the Hampton Inn on Fen Ridge Court, next to the Kingspan Insulated Panels development site from which they are barred.

After the barricades on Argyle and the bypass had been were removed, angry Caledonia residents refused to let traffic resume on Argyle Street South. The bypass was open sometime during the afternoon, but Argyle was not fully open to traffic until nearly 6 p.m., after a brief standoff between residents and about 50 OPP officers.

Stephen Powless, 43, and two teens were arrested in Brantford for allegedly being on the construction site at the Hampton Inn on Fen Ridge Court, next to the Kingspan Insulated Panels development site from which they are barred.

In a separate incident, residents in the area said they are concerned that an OPP cruiser was stationed at a home on the Sixth Line throughout the night and was still there this morning.

The home has been the target of a number of actions involving native protesters since the dispute began.

There are unconfirmed reports of an altercation at the home between its occupant and at least one native man. No injuries have been reported.

A spokesman for the OPP said both incidents are under investigation and more information will be provided later.

Edited to add: Video Link to CHCH news

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[ 19 September 2008: Message edited by: livewire ]


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posted 19 September 2008 11:40 AM      Profile for livewire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It has been reported that armed OPP went onto Kanonhstaton to arrest him.
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posted 20 September 2008 09:31 PM      Profile for hali     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Natives say man's arrest breaks deal

September 20, 2008
John Burman and Rachel De Lazzer
The Hamilton Spectator
CALEDONIA (Sep 20, 2008)

OPP officers have arrested a native man on Douglas Creek Estates, the first arrest on the site since an ill-fated raid more than two years ago fuelled a protracted land claims dispute.

Reading from a prepared statement yesterday at the site, native spokesperson Dawn Smith said the OPP broke an agreement made on April 20, 2006 not to enter the property.

That was the day dozens of OPP officers entered in a pre-dawn raid, arresting 16 protesters at the Argyle Street South subdivision they had by then occupied for eight weeks. It sparked native blockades and violent clashes.

Smith compared yesterday's arrest of Kenneth Greene with the police tactics in Ipperwash that led to the death of native activist Dudley George in 1995.

"Today rings of Ipperwash all over again," said Smith, surrounded by native supporters. "In our eyes, it was a direct act of aggression and hostility against all Haudenosaunee. The OPP were ready to shoot."

Haldimand OPP Constable Paula Wright could not confirm that police pointed guns at anyone.

Greene, 43, of no fixed address, is charged with disguise with intent, four counts of assault with a weapon, three charges of uttering death or bodily harm threats, two counts of intimidation and four counts of mischief.

The charges are in connection with events on Labour Day, when the arrest of a prominent Six Nations spokesperson and two others in Brantford triggered a chain reaction that led to parts of Caledonia being barricaded.

The arrest follows a separate incident on Thursday when Dana Chatwell, who lives in a home at the edge of the property, alleged Greene threatened her husband Dave Brown with a gun.

jburman@thespec.com

905-526-2469

rdelazzer@thespec.com

905-526-3404


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