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A De Beers lawyer faces Canadian law enforcement, circa 2013:
TIMMINS, Ont. - The ongoing blockade outside the Victor diamond mine is not an First Nations protest but an act of extortion, a Timmins Superior Court judge declared Wednesday....
The De Beers lawyer questioned "what is the message being sent to the world" when "five or six disgruntled ex-employees ... can shut down a business of 500 people at a cost of millions? That there is no law in Northern Ontario?"
Smitheman said it is troubling if the police don't know how to remove six protesters blocking a road.... "This is Attawapiskat. It's not Kandahar," he said.The OPP wants to come across as neutral. Problem is, laws are being broken. OK, so the OPP wants to come across as neutral with regard to Canada's laws. Got a problem with that? Maybe we should ship them to Kandahar.
Since there's no peace when someone is blockading a public road, we can't call them peace-keepers. And since they have no intention of, you know, enforcing the law, we can't call them law-enforcement officers. What are they, then? They're probably there to ensure that no one interferes with the law-breakers. The OPP's finest moment was when one of their patches appeared on the Sgt. Pepper cover. It's been pretty much downhill since then.