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December 17, 2012

Letters to the Editor:



We Mohawks of Akwesasne, Kahnesatake, and Kahnawake should be given a great big “Thank You” by those burly, “armed to the teeth,” RCMP, OPP, CBSA, and CCPS officers who are patrolling the dangerous St. Lawrence River waterways. We are making it possible for these uniformed juggernauts to earn their $100,000.00 to $130,000.00 a year salaries. They earn these huge salaries by constantly gazing across these treacherous water expanses, looking intensely with knees knocking from fear, for signs of these strange dark skinned prowlers of the night. Strange unknowable people coming across the waters from a strange Indian country.

Officers are hoping possibly to live out their fantasies, to be like those rugged ATF officers who routinely kick in doors, with guns blazing, seen nightly on American T.V.

How much does it cost the Federal and Provincial governments to keep this paramilitary garrison stationed in Cornwall area? It is a multi-million dollar budget. Everyone knows that this is a government sponsored boost to the local economy.

The police know this “false hysteria” has to be allowed to continue, justifying this overwhelming police presence to be stationed here in Cornwall.

These would-be soldiers, or paramilitary officers, are catching kids and single mothers. Young people desperate to keep a little food on the table. A people trapped in a world where job opportunities are almost none existent. Businesses in Cornwall, Malone, and Massena don’t hire these criminalized Mohawks anyway.

The idea is to give every Mohawk “the Mark of the Beast,” (Revelation 13:16), a criminal record, so the police will be justified in the future to routinely stop these Mohawks. “Just a spot check,” they’ll say. Mohawks are being branded as a “criminal society.” Such bunk.

We built the biggest buildings in the world. We did it better than anyone else. We’ve done it for over 100 years. No Sweat! Our knees don’t knock as we walk those girders hundreds of feet over the streets below.

Yours very truly,

FRANK TAIOTEKANE HORN, Local Criminal Lawyer, & Duty Counsel, Mohawk Court


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