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.
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
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.
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
Browse RCMP’s synopsis, pre-ops, operational and follow-up
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
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.
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.
Mi’kmaq Warrior’s Trial Day 3: “I was never able to see Germaine Breau point the rifle at any officers.”
Second full day of police testimony does not confirm a pointing gun
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.
Crown’s first ‘eye-witnesses’ take stand; inconclusive on gun pointing, cocktail throwing
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.
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.