Helpless

Helpless

Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us

Book - 2010
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It officially began on February 28, 2006, when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. Over the course of the spring and summer of that first year, the criminal actions of the occupiers included throwing a vehicle over an overpass, the burning down of a hydro transformer which caused a three-day blackout, the torching of a bridge and the hijacking of a police vehicle. During the very worst period, ordinary residents living near the site had to pass through native barricades, show native-issued "passports", and were occasionally threatened with body searches and routinely subjected to threats. Much of this lawless conduct occurred under the noses of the Ontario Provincial Police...
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2010
ISBN: 9780385670395
Characteristics: x, 258 p. : col. ill., col. ports., maps ; 24 cm.

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nataliab0974
Apr 07, 2011

interesting and shocking story, but it was really difficult to read. I was totally mixed up sometimes. If Mrs. Blatchford added some structure and the list of names with short description of who they are, it would be easier to understand.

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MSkryuch
Mar 15, 2011

I was really looking forward to reading this book but it sort of bogged down about a third of the way in. I tried to keep reading but it was a heavy slog.

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timu
Mar 12, 2011

A not very well researched account that purely plays on fear mongering and what the public doesn't know.Caledonians and all levels of Canadian governments broke the law as well.This book is about sensationalism not much about facts.

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dorchman
Mar 09, 2011

Excellent Story Unbelievable at times.

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Dec 03, 2010

Scary what can happen when people are caught on the wrong side of a government's hidden interests, and just how vindictive the power of the state can be.

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darrenmerio
Sep 26, 2015

Racist book which implies indigenous people do not have right to assembly.The book says that law enforcement people should have done more to stop Mohawks from opposing the making of a golf course on Mohawk land.

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