Monday, November 21, 2011

Occupy Vancouver: Fake Protesters Block Intersection

This video shows a few rogue protesters blocking the intersection of Robson & Howe in downtown Vancouver during evening rush hour.

As seen in the video, the actions of these few are not supported by the Occupy Vancouver movement.

And that screaming young skinny woman seen at 0:55 of the video? She looks a lot like the skinny female black bloc member caught on film smashing windows with a chain during the 2010 Olympic "mini-riot" along Georgia street. Notice how she just disappears into the crowd after passionately telling everyone to "occupy this intersection!"

Does anyone know her name? I'd like to interview this woman.

Occupy Vancouver: Man Arrested, Tense Situation Between Police and Protesters

I was there today and witnessed all of this:

A man was arrested today at the Occupy Vancouver cleanup and relocation to BC provincial law court property.

The video begins with a fireman leaving the site with a police escort after protesters became angry about his alleged insensitive remarks regarding a sacred fire that was doused by the fire department early last week.

Three angry protesters follow the retreating group, demanding accountability for the fireman's allegedly offensive comments. One man fights with an Occupy Vancouver peace keeper (wearing a high-visibility vest) who was trying to hold him back. Police intervene and arrest him.

A tense situation develops between some of the protesters and VPD officers while they wait for a police van. Re-enforcements arrive from the motorcycle squad and the man is taken into custody.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Occupy UC Davis: Point Blank Pepper Spray into Protesters' Faces

Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in pepper-spraying seated protesters are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates the investigation into this incident:

What has become of American law enforcement? Their police riot gear and pepper spray were probably purchased with Homeland Security and Patriot Act funds, supposedly earmarked for fighting terrorism, but are now being used to brutalize and oppress their own citizens.

Read more at Google News.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Occupy Vancouver: Monday 2pm Injunction and Extreme Rain

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted an injunction order to the City of Vancouver allowing it to clear out the Occupy Vancouver tent city by Monday afternoon at 2pm.

Will city employees and the VPD move in and start removing tents at the 2pm deadline? Will any occupier hold-outs resist and grapple with authorities?

I'll be there with my cameras on Monday... when up to 45mm of rain is expected in Vancouver! Whatever happens, it's going to be a cold, wet, muddy day at Occupy Vancouver:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Occupy Oakland: "Shot by police with rubber bullet at Occupy Oakland"

The Oakland Police have a serious discipline problem within their ranks, and it's not just the rogue cop who fires the illegal shot in this video. It's also his fellow officers who allow a bad apple to commit blatant police brutality, including assault with a weapon:

Two days later, the Oakland Police Department still has no comment on this latest example of out-of-control officers engaging in gratuitous violence.

More in the news:

San Francisco Chronicle: Occupy videographer shot with police projectile

Latest Google News results: Occupy Oakland protester shot by police

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Occupy Vancouver: Woman Found Dead in Tent, Volatile Situation Erupts

This afternoon I visited the Occupy Vancouver tent city to observe the scene for a few minutes when suddenly several authority figures ran past me, converging on a single location. Moments later, a kind of pandemonium broke out and this is what I saw:

At the end of the video, a protest camp volunteer wearing an orange high-visibility vest asks the Global BC news camera "Let's see what your news is."

Here is the Global BC news report on the event.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Family Law Judge William Adams Exposed as Child Abuser

Hillary Adams is finally telling her story after seven years, and provides shocking video evidence that her father - a family court judge in Arkansas - is in fact a vicious child abuser:

Hillary published the video to YouTube with the following description:
2004: Arkansas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father's backwards views. The judge's wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge's wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can't even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His "judgement" is a giant farce. Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter.
Hillary is now 23 and living on her own, feeling safe and empowered enough to expose the violent nature of her father and the true hypocrisy of his standing within a family court.

"I was holding onto the video until the right time," she told users of the popular news-discussion website Reddit, "and after a barrage of harassment from my father over the phone, I snapped and finally uploaded it. Now I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner."

Internet users responded with a wave of support for miss Adams, and a storm of fury directed at judge William Adams. His office telephone (1-361-790-0138) has been ringing busy for several hours, Child Protective Services has been informed, the local Sheriff's office has opened a file, men have offered to beat the judge senseless, residents of the local community have been alerted and are already shunning "judge" William Adams. His career and reputation are soon likely to collapse.

Here's Hillary, living well and having fun this Halloween:

Stay tuned for more on this story soon.

UPDATE: Story has been picked up by news site Gawker. Expect to see it on CNN soon?

UPDATE 2: CNN: Video purports to show Texas judge beating daughter

Daily mail: Revenge of the disabled daughter

NBC South Texas affiliate: Judge Videotaped Beating Daughter - Full Coverage

UPDATE 3: The story has now gone viral around the world. Police are investigating, judge Adams has been suspended from the bench and has gone into hiding.