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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

judicial inquiry into assassination of DudleyGeorge begins.

From Yahoo News.

Commissioner warns inquiry into death of Dudley George may open old wounds

Tue Jul 13, 1:31 PM ET

FOREST, Ont. (CP) - A long-awaited judicial inquiry into the nine-year-old police killing of an unarmed aboriginal protester at Ipperwash Provincial Park finally got underway Tuesday with a pointed warning about the dangers of tearing open old wounds.

"I am mindful of the fact that revisiting the events that took place almost nine years ago may reopen wounds and rekindle feelings and tensions," commissioner Sydney Linden said in launching the inquiry in this town of about 5,000 near the park where Dudley George was gunned down in September 1995.

"The establishment of the inquiry may also raise unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved through the inquiry process."

The community hall housing the inquiry was packed with George's family members and supporters for the start of three days of hearings, during which Linden is expected to hear from more than a dozen witnesses.

George was 38 when he was felled by a pair of police bullets after Ontario Provincial Police moved in on the group of unarmed native protesters occupying the southwestern Ontario park on Sept. 6, 1995. full article

We will be adding more background information into the 1995 assassination of Dudley George as well as related articles.


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