Monday, November 21, 2011

Who is behind the control of the Occupy Toronto Movement?

Who is behind the control of the Occupy Toronto Movement?

    Modern brain washing methods were established thousands of years ago by the Roman army. It is the basis for modern day religious cults and armed forces (boot camp). It is well known that a mixture of a low protein diet, lack of sleep, communal living with a mixture of constant indoctrination, marches or hard labour and throw in some chanting (NLP or peoples mic) and bingo you have a brain washed cult.
    That is not to say that is what Occupy Toronto is. But I have noted that the leaders of this leaderless movement (The facilitators) can be compared to cult leaders. They do not live in the park, always have clean clothes, ride heard over the more politically minded members and only show up all at the same time when there are concerns about something they want passed or voted down at a general assembly meeting. These facilitators do have followers who blindly back their call as well.
    I and other activists have had reservations about these facilitators since before the occupation started at St. James Park a month ago. Some of these concerns stem from the fact they all have a history in the environmental movement and connection with groups that have in the past supported the carbon taxes the governments seem to pushing these days. Many of them come from a highly suspect group out of the University of Toronto known as the Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice which many see as a group that was started to support the man made global warming hoax of U.S. politician Al Gore.  These facilitators are the same people who took control of the pre-meeting in Berczy park a week before the occupation began and have not significantly added to that team or stepped down since. They openly speak about the training they have received but not where or from whom that training came?
     There are many questions I have been asking that are not being answered. Who has signing authority on the bank account? How is the movement registered and in who’s name so this bank account can even exist? How much money is there, what are these funds being used for, who paid for the post office box, true or not true that there has been office space rented? At Berczy park they spoke of anonymous donations, what was the nature of these donations, where did they come from and who agreed on this practice?
      There’s been some pretty suspect decisions made at the Occupy camp such as the support and march in favor of the “Robin Hood Tax” This was decided at a general assembly on a cold and rainy Tuesday night. The following Saturday, the day of the march not only were there a lot of CUPE union supporters in the park but hundreds of free tee shirts and buttons. In the following week of talking to at least 80 to 100 people I only found one who admitted he supported this tax. In fact the Ontario Federation of Labour and other Labour unions have poured thousands of dollars into the Occupy movement. Even though the Occupy group face a court case on Monday that could mean their eviction from St. James park.
     For weeks I have been listening to people who feel the movement is being held back, held back from actions that speak to the real concerns that the majority joined this movement for. While most wish to make statements to address their political concerns the leaders block all statements of a political nature from being passed. While those who wish to march on the banks and corporations that they see as the root of the problems we all face. The people who control the movement pimp them out to labour unions to further their agenda. These leaders have also given preferential treatment to native concerns by allowing them to lead every march and speak first at rallies. Although most sympathize with the plight of native peoples they don’t believe that’s what this movement is about and see support being lost due to this lack of focus.
   There was a group that I was a part of that produced a document, a list of demands that was compiled after three weeks of talking to people and the group felt this was a consensus of what many people were saying. This document was also a test to see if it was possible to get anything passed at the G.A. It was decided to try and pass this document in the open with as many people as possible in attendance, on a Saturday afternoon. For a week hundreds of copies were passed around the park. It was posted to the web site, face book, read many times on the live stream and talked about in the alternative media. When the day to vote came along, the facilitators decided to push the general assembly back from 6PM to 7pm at the last minute. So the list was read to a crowd of about 150 people to wild cheers and support. Since no facilitators could be found to start the G.A. it was finally called at 7:30 when one showed up after threats of starting the meeting without one. For the next hour and a half another irrelevant matter was discussed that in the end turned out to be a moot issue. By the time the topic of the widely supported document came up most of the supporters had left the park. Oddly enough at this late hour all the facilitators suddenly were in attendance with supporters and with this smaller group the document was voted down.
    Since that day many people who have brought up the document on chat or face book have been banned. There has been an organized smear campaign against myself that have included letters to the leader of the political party I am a member of and web sites that have published my work in the past. In fact in the last week there has been a lot of censorship of anybody asking questions about the bank account or any other subject concerning transparency in the movement, As of Sunday night there has been at least 40 people banned from the O.T. face book page and articles critical of the movement have been deleted from the web site.
    Also this week while the movement has been in court fighting an eviction notice from the city, the leaders still found the time to attend an "Occupied Economies" panel with representatives from Occupy Toronto, and David Miller, former Toronto Mayor now working as an advisor to the World Bank. The Occupy Toronto movement sent an anonymous spokesperson; a current Bay Street investment advisor, whose identity was kept secret. In the same week globalist and former Prime Minister Paul Martin even announced support for the Occupy Movement and 'Redistribution Programs'
    With all this going on the leaders in this so called leaderless movement still refuse to allow any statement critical of government or banking interests to be released. It has gotten to the point that many in the park and the movement as a whole are asking questions openly. I have seen the woman named Claudia, ( last name still not confirmed ) who has been put in charge of the bank account three times in the past week and each time she has literally run away from me while shouting over her shoulder that she will get in touch with me. The lack of transparency is an issue dogging this movement that will not go away.
    Whether Mayor Rob Ford evicts the movement from the park or not the Occupy movement will go on. The people of Toronto and the rest of Canada support this popular movement. Canada and the world have woken up to the fact that there is an evil corruption in their mist and will stand for it no longer. Attempts to control this movement and the impact it will have on our society will in the end fail. The question that is now being asked is who is behind this control and how long will it take to wrestle the control of the movement back so we can get on with the business of setting the country and the world back on track.
Lawrence McCurry
November 20, 2011                                                                  control of out spoken person in the park
Why is one of the lead facilitators in this film (day 1) on a first name basis with the police?

Occupy Toronto proposed List of demands

we propose the Occupy Toronto Movement consider and vote that the following statement to be issued to all media on behalf of the movement
   It has become clear that globalism and corporate greed have become a detriment to the majority of Canadians. It has also become apparent that our political system serves these banking and corporate interests and not majority of Canadians that have elected them to their office to serve the people of Canada. 
   We the people of the Occupy Toronto Movement demand on behalf of the people of Canada the following policies be instituted immediately.

1.       An end to the fractional reserve banking system, that the government Of Canada return to financing the public debt though the Bank of Canada interest free and reclaim the power to create our own currency away from the private banking system. 

2.       Restrictions be placed on the rights of corporations. Corporations are not people and should not share the same rights of people. Corporations must be banned from making political donations. Corporations should be taxed on the import of finished goods and machinery as well as a heavy tax on the out sourcing of labor and jobs outside of Canada. Excessive executive recompense has also become detrimental to Canadian business and should also be restricted by law.

3.       A healthy fourth estate being essential to the democratic process, a return to stringent media ownership laws are necessary to insure a free press in Canada.

4.       An immediate end to all Canadian military intervention in all foreign countries.

5.       It is clear that our current political system does not represent the wishes or needs of the Canadian people therefore we demand that a national dialog be undertaken to deal with the pressing need for political reform in Canada.

6.       For too long Corporations and the wealthiest income earners in Canada have not met their obligations to rest of the country, the belief that giving tax breaks to this group creates employment is a fallacy. We therefore demand that policies be instituted that require large corporations and the top ten percent of income earners be taxed at a higher rate and that taxes for the rest of Canadians be reduced.

7.       The Canadian criminal code be reviewed and policing policies be examined to ensure the rights and freedoms of Canadians are upheld and that the charter of rights and freedoms be strictly adhered to by all police services across Canada. Furthermore all Canadian police services submit to the authority of civilian review committees.

8.       All policies and negotiations that threaten Canadian sovereignty such as CETA, SPP, and Border Security agreements are suspended immediately, and Canada’s participation in international agreements such as Codex Alimentarius and agenda 21 are put on hold pending review in a more public forum. Canadian sovereignty is to be considered the right of the people and not to be traded or bartered by our government.

9.       Canada’s natural resources are to be considered the property of all the Canadian people. All harvesting, mining, logging and oil extraction to be reviewed with consideration to environmental impact and benefit to the people of Canada and not the corporations that extract them.

10.   Basic human rights and freedoms of the individual are to be considered paramount, and shall supersede all laws passed by government. Every Canadian has the right to food, shelter, basic education and health care and the freedom to live unencumbered of excessive government intervention. 

we propose this document be distributed amongst the people of Occupy Toronto and voted on in the afternoon general assembly on Saturday November 12, 2011 and if passed, issued as a press release on behalf of the Occupy Toronto Movement immediately that day.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What’s going on in the park? Occupy Toronto (day 7)

What’s going on in the park?
Occupy Toronto (day 7)

    Day seven of the occupy Toronto movement has me wondering exactly what I want to say about this movement. I could tell you about day to day life in the park, or the marches that have taken place, or what the many people I have talked to have said about why they are part of this world wide show of frustration and displeasure. As for myself I’m seeing red flags and I’m not talking about the communists.
   We are living at what could be a turning point in history and I can’t help but speculate on who’s driving the car? I have spent a few days this week just hanging in the park, observing and talking to many people, all kinds of people, young, old, activists I have known for some time, people I have only met on face book, and lots and lots of people who for them this is their first protest or action.
   The main stream corporate media report that the message is fragmented and the demands of the people are many, they continue to broadcast interviews with protesters who cannot articulate the problems and do not speak for the majority. I find the opposite to be true. Of the many I have spoken with, although they will say it in many different ways, all seem to be on the same page as to what this movement is about. The message I get from them all is corporate greed, the private banking system that has taken control of the creation of our money and the fact that our political system serves these corporations and bankers and not the people who elect them. Every other issue is a symptom of these problems.
    Although this is what the people in the movement are talking about, the people who are in control of the general people’s assembly seem to do nothing but direct the people with their rules of speech and etiquette and hold glorified pep rallies. The Occupy Toronto organization is made up of many volunteers who sit on many committee’s such as medical, food, media and logistics. There is one group however who control the real power of the movement and moderate the general assembly, this small group is the facilitating team. These facilitators are the same people who have taken control of this movement long before the group first came together in the park last Saturday. This group of very elusive people seem to consist of very educated university students and graduates, well trained in psychology and group control dynamics. Armed with reasonable explanations for their methods straight out of a document known as the Quick guide on group dynamics in people’s assemblies which they claim comes from the Occupy movement in Spain. The problem with this is that there has been much speculation that these other Occupy groups are as controlled as the ones in Canada appear to be. I have been hearing the same concerns of outside control from activists known to me across Canada and the United States, I will in this article only be addressing the Toronto group which I have personally been observing.
    One of the most interesting tactics employed by the facilitators in group meetings is something they call “The peoples Microphone” rather than using a sound amplification system or bull horn, they will call out “Mic check” which is an instruction to the crowd to repeat what they say in a loud, almost hypnotic chant supposedly so all can hear the words spoken, they say this method is used so that everyone can feel they are part of the process and to create unity of the group. The truth is this method is also well known to psychologists as Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). (NLP) is an approach to psychotherapy and organizational change based on "a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behavior and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them" to change their patterns of mental and emotional behavior. 
   NPL does not seem to be the only psychological tactic in these facilitators tool box. Should anyone raise concerns about content or methods they are quickly encouraged to join one of the volunteer committee’s and see for themselves that nothing sinister is going on. That person is then directed to a job on one of the various committee’s that provide services to the camp or even made a marshal to police the camp activates, but access to the inner core of the facilitating team seems not to be an option that can be attained. In fact it took me much effort and days of being led around the park looking before I was able to nail down one of these “non leaders” for a off camera interview that was cut short because the facilitator was so busy (busy hiding from questions like mine is my guess)
    Her name is Sarah Rotz, (Master of Environmental Studies Candidate, York University, Honour's Bachelor Degree in Environmental Management and Business Management, University of Toronto)  Talking to Sarah was like talking to customer service at the phone company, none of the excitement or passion that I got from others in the park. My first question was her background and experience in activism?  She told me about her work on the Toronto People's Assembly on Climate Justice, another highly suspect group, it appears the Toronto chapter of this international group are the very same people who turned up as facilitators in the Occupy Toronto movement. When I started asking questions about the anonymous donations and allegations of control by CSIS that a young man named Thomas Zaogg had made moments earlier in the park, something interesting happened. A man appeared at her side and started answering the questions for her. When I asked if he was a facilitator as well ? He told me no, nor was he on any of the other committees, just another protester in the park. Well for just another protester in the park this man who identified himself only as Aden seemed to know all the text book answers. The pair dismissed my questions as paranoia and even suggested the drugged up young man named Thomas (who had been thrown under the bus at the pre-Occupy meeting) was himself a CSIS agent. The pair then told me they were busy and quickly disappeared into the crowd in the park. Any other attempts to track down and question facilitators this week have proved futile.
   In the first week of the Occupy Toronto Movement, they have entrenched themselves in St. James park, had a number of protest marches, discussion groups, arranged for food and communications in the park, but have yet to issue a group statement of any kind. Since day one I am also hearing talk of “things that don’t seem right about this whole thing”, but the people camping in the park don’t seem concerned about this at all? I am also hearing the same concerns from other Canadian cities as well. For example when the march came back from city hall this Saturday a general assembly was called and even though someone was going though the crowd taking names for a list of people who wished to speak, the facilitator announced the speakers list was full and they would not be hearing from anyone who was not on the list. What list? I could see the list had not yet been compiled? Although anybody is supposed to be allowed to speak at these controlled meetings that’s not what is happening.
    Now don’t get me wrong here, I believe in the goals and spirit of this movement. Even though I strongly believe that this movement is currently being controlled by what may be government agents in an attempt to control the direction of this popular uprising. The people may yet achieve real change in how we function as a society.  In the end I also believe these attempts at control will fail. It will take more than a bunch of university control freaks with a bag full of psychological tricks to stop what has started in the world. I believe we are at a turning point in history and the people who have been steering the car may well end up as road kill.
Lawrence McCurry
October 23, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011


   This will be the first in a series of articles I intend to write on the occupy Toronto movement. I wish to make it clear that although I am attending as much as I can find the time, I do not consider myself to be a part of this movement. Although I do sympathize with the goals and spirit of the movement, I am seeing a lot of the activists and independent alternative media blindly throwing their support behind it even though they freely admit they have problems with the way things are being done, things being said and the transparency.
   The day started for me at 11a.m. at the corner of King and York streets. The protest had been called for King and Bay (one short block away) at 10am but as I was meeting some out of town friends I had to allow time for them to get here. By the time we walked to the corner we were met by about 100 other protesters who were all wondering where everyone else had gone? In one hour the whole protest had disappeared leaving late comers to figure out for themselves where the secret location of the protest had moved to. After some calls to an activist friend we found the group at St. James park a few blocks south of Toronto’s financial district.
    On arriving at the park the first thing that struck me was there was not near as much of a police presence as I expected. In the park the usual factions had set up, the unions, communists, socialists all these familiar groups were using sound equipment to make speeches and the general protesters wandering around with their signs. It all seemed like just another protest in the park. The drummers and the usual kind of things we veterans of protest have seen before. But amongst this large crowd, taking their time setting up more permanent encampments were the people I was interested in, the group who have been organizing the Occupy Toronto movement.
    What’s interesting about the O.T. organizers is they have set up teams and asked for volunteers for these teams. Most of these teams are easy to understand Food, medical, media, but the most interesting group is the facilitating team. This is the team that moderates and controls the group meetings known as the general assembly. Now there are activists that are known to me on many of the teams and even the media team. Everybody tells me there are no leaders and nobody is in charge.
    As the day wore on the regular players and their supporters packed up and dwindled away and went home as the O.T. team’s encampments got larger and organized, the protesters that stuck around were the younger and less experienced protesters, many attending their first protest. Early evening the general assembly had begun. Now this method of holding a meeting seems a bit strange to me. The person speaking makes himself heard by the crowd by having the people in the front repeat what he says in a loud voice so those in the back may hear. That technique strikes me as odd. These people can organize all this but can’t put together a sound system or a $30 bull horn? What’s the advantage of this? In my view it made the meeting much longer, it also took away the tone of the speaker so you may as well have written it down on a large screen everyone could read? No what this did was create a group dynamic, one I had seen used before in cults and religious groups.
   When I got closer and forced myself to listen to the words these people were repeating in a chant like manner I was mildly shocked. These moderators and facilitators were laying out rules for speech and conduct in dealing with each other and others! What was really shocking was no one was objecting at being told what to do? Whoever these people were they were controlling this crowd like seasoned professionals. What I heard was that for all problems that may arise in the process of this general assembly a person should contact a facilitator, so I decided to do just that. I wandered up to the media tent, told them my name and asked to speak to a facilitator. The guy at the table looked up at me and said “You’re Lawrence aren’t you?” My reputation had preceded me. I recognized him as someone who had given the CBC interview the week before. Right away another guy named Josh dropped what he was doing to help me with my concerns. Again I felt like I was dealing with a cult, but how could this be possible? Working at the same table was a well known activist and friend that earlier in the day had assured me nothing funny was going on here.
    I had a long conversation with Josh; I related my concerns about the group think methods I saw and the rumors about anonymous donations that had been made. The fact that although every one claimed there was no leader, somebody had to have started all this organizing and have paid for or arranged for the meeting space they have been using at OSIE the week leading up to this event? Josh threw out some first names but could not give me last names without his phone and the people I really should be talking to were these facilitators who were busy running this meeting somewhere in the middle of this sea of chanting repeaters. He suggested I wait till after the meeting or come back later.
   Well at this rate I could see this general assembly meeting might be going on all night. To his credit Josh did offer to send me organizing documents he had, copies of e-mails and a pdf file that would explain the methods they were using entitled Quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies. He also assured me that he would arrange a face to face meeting with a facilitator. Josh seemed like an upfront guy, we exchanged contact information and he was good for his word and by the time I got home the things he said he would send were in my mail box.
    There was one more thing that kind of freaked me out. As I was leaving the media tent I spotted a woman who I recognized from many protests around town, she is a blogger for a popular alternative news site. After introducing myself I asked her if she still wrote for that site and she said she did. I then asked her “as a journalist, are you not concerned with the lack of transparency in this movement?” What happened next made me feel like I was in the body snatchers film. She replied with “Go away, you’re scaring me with your aggressive language, and I don’t wish to talk with you anymore!” What???  I was shocked. Surly this woman had seen me around at other events as I her? How was asking her this question aggressive in any shape or form?  I left the park more disturbed than I have ever been from a day of protest with maybe the exception of the day of the G-20.
    Josh called me back at 1a.m. Sunday morning and assured me that he could arrange a meeting with facilitators when I came back to the park on Monday. Now I’m not saying that anything sinister is going on here. But as an old hand at civil disobedience and protest I’m feeling off balance about this whole thing. For the first time I have questions about motives. Not of the hard working activists and friends that I know and see working in this, but of the people behind the scenes that I have not met and have no idea of who they may be.
   There is rumor of a march on Bay Street on Monday when the greedy bankers and stock traders start their week. I will go downtown and back to the park and try to understand just what is making me feel different about this than anything else I’ve been a part of over the last few years. More to come.

Lawrence McCurry
October 16, 2011 
(Day 2 of Occupy Toronto)

Monday, May 23, 2011

The “Truth Movement” is not about fairies and unicorns!

The “Truth Movement” is not about fairies and unicorns!

   I have always said that I am happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with anybody who stands against the New World Order and those globalist scum that have hijacked democracy in the free nations of the world. Now, that being said I feel I am being forced to define what is and is not part of the large worldwide movement that we call the “Truth Movement”.
   First let me address why I feel the need to be so arrogant as to even try to define what the movement is and is not. In short it is because I am starting to see how the truth movement is being hijacked in much the same way the powers that be have hijacked our democratic process. In fact there is so much division at this point amongst the people in the movement pertaining to beliefs that really have nothing to do with the goals of the movement, I feel that we are almost on the point of collapse.
   Although many will argue the modern day movement is an extension of the hippy movement of the sixties, Most will not dispute the popular movement of today really gained ground and has taken off as a result of the large number of people that became active around the lies and deceit that grew out of the way the U.S. government responded to the events of 9/11. The real father of the truth movement is George W. Bush. When he made the decision to lump the 9/11 movement in with the people who did not buy the explanation of the Kennedy assassination  or the UFO cover up and collectively called them all “conspiracy theorists”
    Although the 9/11 truth movement has remained one of the central pillars of what many refer to as the Truth Movement, it has grown to encompass a whole range of beliefs that are central to the human condition, the fringe element that shares these core beliefs however has now also grown to the point of alienating the less colorful political activists that have made the movement what it is today.
   The greatest danger to the Truth Movement today are not these core beliefs that we can all agree exist, but the esoteric and religious beliefs that the fringe wing nuts push along with it. Those who wrongly believe that every conspiracy theory and belief about religion or the spiritual nature of man has a place at the table of what we all refer to as the truth movement. They do not. That is not to say that all these new age spiritual believers or bible thumpers are wrong, just that their views must be separated from the views and goals of the movement.
   To define what is the “Truth Movement” is as arrogant on my part as defining what the movement is not. This may be too narrow a definition for many and probably is, but seeing as how this thing has turned into a worldwide movement with uprisings and insurrections starting to take place in many countries of the world, I believe it is time we all addressed what our definitions and motives are before the movement and the world slip off into total mayhem.

So what are these core beliefs that the movement is centered around?
  There is in the world today a group(s) of elite banking and corporate interests that control most governments, media, and the economic and military systems of the world. These governments and economic systems no longer serve the majority of the population and are now in fact being used to control and enslave the populations of the world. These elites are consolidating their power by finical means, forcing the governments they control to make war on those they do not and each other. By improvising the people of all countries though austerity measures and deliberate economic downturn and unemployment. The consolidation of the free press and terrorist false flag attacks (such as 9/11 and the London bombings) are just some ways amongst many that they use to manipulate the masses in the direction of their plans. The goal of the elites? A one world government consisting of large economic trading blocs such as the European and North American unions. A culling of the world’s population to ensure complete and unopposed control of the world.
   The movement recognizes that money and control of the main stream media   can control a democratic system as easy as weapons and bombs can topple   another. The goals of the movement can be summed up in one simple yet complex word, Change. People all over the world are sick of being lied to, having important information hidden from them and being manipulated into actions that run counter to their best interests. They realize that the control of the resources and the monetary systems of the world are benefiting a small elite group to the detriment of the majority. There can be no justice, peace or equality in the world under the systems that humanity is now saddled with. In short the Truth Movement wants change and the political uprisings, protests against austerity, corruption, war and police brutality that are taking place across the world today are the result.
The Problem with the Truth Movement?
   Since the early days, the movement has embraced many issues and concepts as part of their group such as police brutality and how it relates to a growing fascist state, the cover up of UFO’s, national sovereignty issues, as well as many others. The problem is that since the early days of the movement other groups and people have also used the core beliefs of the movement to sell their own agenda’s, incorporating the beliefs and goals of the movement to push their own brand of religion, philosophy, prophecy, numerology and general nuttiness.
    Some groups such as The Zeitgeist Movement will carefully lay out in detail the core beliefs of the movement but then offer their solutions, some of which would run very counter to what most would endorse. The Zeitgeist model, a one world government where all labor is mechanized and resources and society are controlled by a supercomputer that cares for all humans who live in this cashless utopia where there is no crime and luxury items such as boats and cars are shared by all.
    Even individuals, who some look at as leaders in a leaderless movement, such as David Icke, will with great skill, educate you in the core beliefs of the movement and then tell you the Queen is an evil alien Lizard and push his new age spiritual beliefs and experiences. What is happening here is that these people are combining their own agenda’s with the core beliefs of the movement that touches us all as being true, and repackaging it all to present to you with one big package of truth.
    Followers of these groups, individuals and beliefs will often expect others in the movement to also buy the whole package of what they personally believe and if they do not, they are often considered to be less or misinformed. Some will even go as far as labeling these fellow “Truthers” as shills or sympathizers of the elite.
    A good example of what I’m trying to put forth here would be this statement. We can all agree that there is well documented evidence that the government has lied to the public in that UFO’s exist and that some of them may be alien in nature. Fair enough, most all in the movement would accept that statement as one of the core beliefs of the “Truth Movement”. That the governments have been telling the public lies and are hiding information in this matter. This however does not mean that anybody who calls out bullshit when you tell about your conversations with the galactic alliance is a shill, provocateur or is in any way naive or misinformed.
   Just because you are on a journey for personal “truth” or have accepted a concept based on some aspect of one of the core beliefs, such as, the elite are luciferians, they all conduct themselves by the code set out in the protocols of Zion, or they are really alien lizard people. Even though these things may or may not be true, they are not the belief of all in the movement and should not be considered talking points when discussing the movement in any serious discourse.
   If you are a Christian or a new age spiritual follower that does not mean you cannot be on side with the movement, but you cannot expect the movement to be on side with you. Your personal or spiritual beliefs have no place in it. You may be able to apply your knowledge of numerology, revised history or bible prophecy to events in the world today but that does not mean they are part of the core beliefs that make up the truth movement.
   If the Truth Movement intends to attract the kind of numbers it needs to achieve the goal of real change that humanity must have, then the fringe element within its ranks must be curbed before it ends up alienating the majority.
    Yes I will stand shoulder to shoulder with you against the fascist tide, but shut the hell up about the fairies and unicorns ok.

Lawrence McCurry
May 23, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Activist and internet Radio Host Jailed For Defending Child from Police.

Activist and internet Radio Host Jailed For Defending Child from Police.
    On Tuesday March 15, 2011 activist, education Critic and internet Radio host Pierotte Vassau (49) was arrested in Hackettstown N.J. for defending a local child from a second floor window.
    The incident began when Pierotte known to her fans as Pepe from the Pete & Pepe show on Free Think looked out the window of her second story home just in time to see the police pull up on a mentally disabled local boy and get out of their car to detain the teenager. Pepe who was bed ridden and ill at the time opened the second floor window to inform the police that the boy was mentally handicapped good natured and offered to call the boy’s mother to explain to the police why the boy was not in school as this appeared to be the reason why the police were detaining him. Pepe who knew the boy and had been advocating on his behalf with the local school board could tell he was distressed, terrified and not comprehending what was happening to him due to his handicap and Pepe was making an attempt to inform the police of this from the window.
     What happened next according to Peter Malanga (Pierotte’s ex husband) who also lives at the same address and was looking after the couple’s own children at the time was shocking to say the least. The officer’s (Officer Garzon & Sgt. Ficarra) asked Pepe to step outside to assist them in the matter. Pepe who is a slight woman of 120 lbs. and sick at the time with what she thought was a bad cold as well as a pre exciting medical disability gladly went outside hoping to help with the situation the youth was in. As soon as she walked out the door she was immediately tackled by the officers who handled her in an extremely rough manner, kneeling on her stomach forcing her to defecate herself. As soon as the officers had booked the woman, rather than incarcerating her they rushed her to the Hackettstown regional medical center where she was admitted and remains days later. The desk Sgt. On duty with the Hackettstown police dept. that night claimed she was being treated for pneumonia. Weather this is true or not remains unclear at this time as neither the hospital or the police will release information on her condition. When this reporter called her room at the hospital the night of the arrest her phone was answered by an officer Sheedy who refused to put her on the phone or answer questions on her condition, the hospital also refused to make a statement.
According to Peter he was requested by a nurse on the phone to bring some clean clothes and underwear to the hospital but was called by police afterward and threatened that “If he were to show his face at the hospital again he would also be arrested, And that the clothes he had brought would not be given to Pierotte” He has also been told that child services would be called and that their children may be removed from the home. Peter has been having little luck trying to find affordable legal representation who can get in to see and talk to Pepe as he is still in the dark on first hand information on her condition.
      On Friday March 18 2011 Det. Darren Tynan of the Hackettstown P.D. issued a “Press Release” that was amateurish, thin on details and did not even name the arresting officers. When asked for a copy of the official police report he refused the request and would not elaborate on the sketchy details and inconsistencies of the so called press release.
   The press release contradicts details from eye witnesses that have contacted this reporter since last Tuesday and some of the inconsistencies like the claim that Pepe pulled down her pants while handcuffed from behind in the back seat of the police car make no sense. (Is that even possible?) The press release also states “Pierotte came outside and while the officer was reading her Miranda rights Pierotte grabbed the officer’s neck and started to squeeze.” Why was the officer allegedly reading her rights when at this point she had committed no crime? Not to mention why such a small sick woman would attack a police officer over an incident such as this one? In all the time I have been reporting on jailed activists in the United States I have never been stonewalled or been passed such a bogus document as this joke of a press release.
    Until someone is allowed to talk to Pierotte or she is released we may not be able to find out if the allegations of a police beating and cover up are true. Pierotte Vassau has been charged with Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Terroristic threats. Bail has been set at $12,500. U.S. and it is unsure whether she is still in the hospital or in Warren County Correctional Facility as of right now.
   One thing is for sure, something stinks in Hackettstown, New Jersey and this reporter is holding his nose and pointing at the Hackettstown Police department.

Lawrence McCurry
March 18, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Toronto Police are out of control

Toronto Police are out of control

The issue of Metro Toronto police wearing a tag that displays their name and or badge number on the outside of their uniform has come to the forefront of discussion again. Last week a film on you tube by local activist, film maker and radio host Daniel Libby featuring this writer at a rally to support the Egyptian uprising has gone viral on the internet. The film features the infamous officer A.  Josephs  (A.K.A  Officer Bubbles).  The reason I choose officer Josephs to approach about being one of the half dozen officers there who were not wearing a tag was because he was the only one I knew by sight and could identify by name who were not wearing name or badge numbers that day.
    The fact that he refused to recognize me when I politely said “Excuse me Officer” or was openly rude and threatened to arrest me as a member of the public who merely wished to ask a question, is to me all the more reason police officers need to be able to be easily identified by citizens. Also being winter time these officers who did not wear tags were also wearing cold weather head gear and sun glasses that partially covered their faces as well. Other than officer Josephs who has become famous for his open rudeness and distain for the general public none of the other officers that were not wearing tags could be identified.
    The Ontario Labor Relations Board has recently turned down a Toronto police union bid to end the mandatory wearing of name tags by uniformed officers. The police union claim that the name tags, which display an officer’s first initial and last name, increase the risk of their being harmed. This however does not explain the excuse for not wearing a badge number either. I can’t help but feel the growing attitudes of the rank and file of the police towards the public is a much greater risk than the name tags ever would be. When the police engage the public in this city, weather a traffic stop, on the street, a protest or rally or even a criminal investigation they are seldom friendly or polite. 
     After the G-20 in Toronto last June Chief Bill Blair of the Toronto Police Service told a Commons public safety committee that 90 officers will face disciplinary action for failing to wear their ID badge. During committee questioning, Blair said he believed some of the 90 officers were trying to hide their identities. One of the main reasons there were not more charges laid against the perpetrators of the wide scale violence committed on the public was due to the fact that the police officers breaking the law could not be identified. The fact that more than six months later the rank and file are still thumbing their nose at the law and the rules that govern the conduct of the police in this city clearly show that the police are out of control and that Bill Blair as chief cannot control his officers.
   The Toronto Police Services Board, a civilian agency that oversees the police force, made name tags mandatory in 2006. The police have appealed this decision and lost and yet still there were many officers spotted at the rally who refuse to comply? After the G-20 Chief Blair’s response to this was to dock the officers a days pay which amounts to a fine of about $300.00 and it now looks like this punishment clearly had no effect at all.
     Many people in this city have some serious concerns that we are quickly slipping into a fascist police state here in Canada. The fact that Officer Josephs refused to identify himself that day to me or that  About 1,100 people were arrested during the G20 weekend in Toronto, but only 308 were charged. With many of those charges later being dropped, proves that these concerns are well founded.
   Our charter of rights and freedoms were and are being blatantly violated and ignored by the Toronto Police Services and this is the main reason why people like me will never give up on calling for a public inquiry into the G-20. Unless the police in Canada’s largest city are brought under control and soon, you may as well hang that charter of rights and freedoms in your bathroom and use it to wipe your butt.

Lawrence McCurry
February 6, 2011