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Mon, June 12, 2006
[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]
The OPP have issued warrants for six people accused of offences ranging from robbery to attempted murder after a night of violence over a disputed native land claim.
Police yesterday named the suspects, who are wanted after a bloody Friday night in Caledonia in which an elderly man was sent to hospital, members of the media were swarmed and assaulted and an OPP officer was injured after he and other police were forced from their vehicle.
The incidents arose out of confrontations between Caledonia townspeople and Six Nations members who are occupying a housing development under construction.
"We are actively looking for these people," Haldimand County OPP Const. Paula Wright said yesterday of the suspects. "We are asking the public to please call police or Crime Stoppers if they know anything."
Albert Douglas, 30, Skylar Williams, 22, Arnold Douglas, 61, and Ken Hill, 47, all of Ohsweken, Audra Ann Taillefer, 45, of Victoria, B.C., and Trevor Miller, 30, face a total of 14 charges, including forcible confinement, assaulting a police officer, theft of a motor vehicle and intimidation.
Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a 7th suspect.
Six Nations police are co-operating, Wright said.
A Six Nations spokesman said a native confederacy council is conducting its own investigation.
"There are two sides to every story," Hazel Hill said. "It is very regretful that this occurred."
Meanwhile, Ken MacKay, one of two CH-TV cameramen assaulted, said yesterday that he is considering legal action against the OPP for dereliction of duty.
MacKay said more than a dozen OPP officers were close by but didn't intervene when he called for help.
OPP deputy commissioner Maurice Pilon said an internal investigation is being conducted into the incident.