Videos courtesy of SDAMatt2. While I prefer ‘The Michael Coren Show’ when it has panel discussions about a variety of national and international issues, last Friday’s episode with Christie Blatchford, the author of Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us was definitely one worth watching. I had heard of the Grand River land dispute and the lawlessness in Caledonia, Ontario at this time, but I wasn’t aware that is was this bad.
This is a perfect example of what happens when we allow political correctness to affect our legal system. Police were unwilling to protect the citizens of Caledonia, let alone arrest any of the occupiers because of their ethnicity. While some would compare this incident to what occurred at the G20 in Toronto, I think it is a mistake. The occupiers in Caledonia weren’t ill-informed students looking to break windows, they were an armed militia that terrorized a community because of its skin colour. Letting them hold a community hostage resulted in more than a few broken windows and a torched police car.
There are times when police should give protesters their space, but this wasn’t one of those times. With people being threatened, beat up, forced out of their cars and homes at knife point, law enforcement should done something, no matter what ethnicity the criminals were.