Asian anglers didn't report crimes
By ROB LAMBERTI (external - login to view), SUN MEDIA
MARKHAM -- Two years ago, David Ma was pushed into the frigid Georgina waters from which he was hoping to pull fish.
Time has passed, but the young man shrugs when asked why, as he was about to cast his line, a white man shoved him from behind into the water.
Was it because he was Chinese? "I don't know," he said.
But Ontario Human Rights' chief commissioner Barbara Hall thinks she does.
Her inquiry into attacks on Asian anglers in Georgina, Coboconk and Westport found incidents of racism.
Her third and final report into the attacks, released yesterday, highlighted how government institutions and police responded.
"Our mandate was to see how we could prevent similar kinds of incidents from occurring in the future and how we can provide support for people who may have been subjects of attacks," Hall said.
She said the commission learned victims were afraid of reporting the incidents or didn't know how to report them. "They seemed to be occurring in several communities at the same time and we were worrying there was a pattern," Hall said.
The commission called police as well as the ministry of Natural Resources.
First, the attacks began in response to Asian (I can't even bring myself to call them 'Angler's) fishermen, strip, or rape fishing. The process of catching and keeping every single thing they can.
I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've seen them fill 5gallon pails with everything from baby Bass, to Rock Bass.
It's absolutely disgusting...
I've personally witnessed, the MNR approach 50 fisherman, with only one non Asian, in the midst's, and guess who they check?
The non Asian, when the CO's were queried at to why this is, the answer was simple, "Look at them, they don't know what they're doing, you look like you know what you're doing."
Ya, they really investigated the hell out of our complaints. I live on Lake Simcoe, I'm a law abiding Angler. I've reported these clowns to the MNR, complete with descriptions and license plate numbers, and they have the gull to state to the Board of Inquiry that they found no evidence???
Bull****, they haven't the man power thanx to successive gutting of our once benchmark MNR.
There is but one case in all the cases investigated, that could be considered a hate crime and I knwo the individuals involved. The rest, are ligitmate Angler's and residents saying enough is enough.
The MNR won't help, the Police don't help...Barbara Hall is a contemptable duchebag, she won't help either.
This whole thing will never end so long as the authorities keep dropping the ball, turning a blind eye and negating the complaints, because the accused is a 'minority' group...
What a farce!!!