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Special unit to investigate RCMP shooting of man on Manitoba reserve

Manitoba shootingCBC News July 21, 2014

Manitoba Justice has ordered an independent special investigations unit to look into the shooting of a First Nations man by RCMP.

The special unit, from Alberta, is heading to Norway House Cree Nation to look into the matter, which happened Sunday during a baseball tournament in the community.

Witnesses told CBC News the man, Evan Cromarty, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, appeared to be unarmed and was holding his arms up when a Mountie shot at him. Read the rest of this entry

Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way!

Video by Devil Dog Productions, Posted to Youtube July 7, 2014

October 2013 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police descended on a peaceful anti-fracking protest led by the Mi’kmaq of Elsipogtog and their allies. In this film the voices of some of the people involved in the anti-fracking movement talk about what happened and why they took the stand against hydraulic fracturing and how the heavy handed police response has affected their people.

Brief Analysis of RCMP Tactical Troop Plan for Oct 17 Raid

New Brunswick Oct 17 warrior flag riot copsby Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, April 10, 2014

As some of you may have already seen, the Halifax Media Coop released a PDF copy of the RCMP’s Tactical Troop “Operational Plan” for their October 17, 2013, raid on the anti-fracking blockade and camp near Rexton, New Brunswick. This was most likely acquired through court disclosures and has been re-posted on Warrior Publications. Read the rest of this entry

Tactical Troop Operational Plan for RCMP October 17th raid

Colonial terrorism: RCMP Tactical Armoured Vehicle lurks in the background behind "Tactical Troop" riot cops, Oct 17, 2013.

Colonial terrorism: RCMP Tactical Armoured Vehicle lurks in the background behind “Tactical Troop” riot cops, Oct 17, 2013.

Browse RCMP’s synopsis, pre-ops, operational and follow-up

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 10, 2014

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – The Halifax Media Co-op has acquired a copy of the ‘Tactical Troop Operational Plan’ for the RCMP’s October 17th raid of the anti-shale gas encampment along highway 134 near Rexton, New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry

Mi’kmaq Warrior’s on Trial: Up all night with a license to kill – October 17th raid planned for maximum confrontation

RCMP K9 unit attempting to intimidate protesters, Oct 17, 2013.

RCMP K9 unit attempting to intimidate protesters, Oct 17, 2013.

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 4, 2014

Moncton, New Brunswick – The fourth day of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis focused on the testimony of four RCMP officers who were engaged in sweeping through the field in which the main tent encampment of the anti-shale gas protest was located.

While earlier testimonies throughout the week have come from officers with a backside view of Breau – who is standing trial for five counts of pointing a firearm – the officers who took the stand today all testified that they were in the line of fire, and actually had the barrel of the rifle pointed at them.

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Support Jailed Mi’kmaq Warriors: Court Roundups & Fundraising

Mi'kmaq warriors at tire fire blockade, December 2013.

Mi’kmaq warriors at tire fire blockade, December 2013.

Reclaim Turtle Island, April 3, 2014

The Mi’kmaq Warriors, Germaine Jr Breau & Aaron Francis who have been held in custody since the day of the raid on Oct 17th, are now facing trial in Moncton courts. They are currently facing indictable charges for being true to their inherent responsibilities as L’nu people by protecting the lands and waters against corporate imperialists, SWN.

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Mi’kmaq Warrior’s Trial Day 3: “I was never able to see Germaine Breau point the rifle at any officers.”

Colonial terrorism: RCMP ERT members during early morning raid on blockade camp, Mi'qmak territory, Oct 17, 2013.

Colonial terrorism: RCMP ERT members during early morning raid on blockade camp, Mi’kmaq territory, Oct 17, 2013.

Second full day of police testimony does not confirm a pointing gun

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 3, 2014

Moncton, New Brunswick – Day three of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis continued today. The main matter before the court is whether Breau is guilty of five counts of pointing a firearm and whether Francis is guilty of four Molotov cocktail-related charges stemming from the RCMP raid of the anti-shale gas encampment along highway 134 that took place on October 17th.

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“My report writing is just sub-standard” cop states at Mi’kmaq Warrior’s trial

RCMP ERT member providing cover fire for Tactical Troop, Oct 17, 2013.

RCMP ERT member providing cover fire for Tactical Troop, Oct 17, 2013.

Crown’s first ‘eye-witnesses’ take stand; inconclusive on gun pointing, cocktail throwing

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 2, 2014

Moncton, New Brunswick – The afternoon session of day two of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis, two members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society who have been incarcerated since an October 17th raid against their anti-shale gas encampment, saw the first of the Crown’s supposed ‘eye-witnesses’ take the stand.

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Police witnesses take stand in Mi’kmaq warrior’s trial

Molotov cocktails thrown on Oct 17, 2013, during RCMP raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, NB.

Molotov cocktails thrown on Oct 17, 2013, during RCMP raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, NB.

Germain Junior Breau, Aaron Francis face a combined 17 charges from last year’s shale gas protests

CBC News, April 2, 2014

Several police witnesses took the stand in Moncton on Wednesday at the trial of two protesters arrested in the aftermath of last year’s violent clashes between New Brunswick RCMP and anti-shale gas activists.

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Mi’kmaq Warriors on trial, RCMP Tactical Troop commander cross-examined

RCMP Sgt. Bernard, commander of the Tactical Troop deployed against Mi'kmaq on Oct 17, 2013.

RCMP Sgt. Bernard, commander of the Tactical Troop deployed against Mi’kmaq on Oct 17, 2013.

The cross examination of Tactical boss Sergeant Bernard, as Mi’kmaq Warriors trial continues

by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 2, 2014

Moncton, New Brunswick – Day two of the trials of Germaine ‘Jr’ Breau and Aaron Francis, the incarcerated members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, continues today.

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