Captain Vancouver Is For Consequences Not Violence

•June 19, 2011 • 232 Comments

Recently there seems to be a backlash against those of us who view public shaming as an acceptable consequence.  They argue that public shaming is unfair because all these hundreds if not thousands of photos and videos should be given to the VPD and be put thru our court system.  I don’t disagree with the court system.  I just happen to hold the opinion that many will either not be charged, or they will just get a slap on the wrist.  I also hold the opinion that those who get leniency walk away from this incident to play over in their heads as an accomplishment and a time of excitement.

They also argue that the wrong people may get ID’d, or that photos may be photoshopped.  Bystanders may also be targeted instead of the “true criminals”.  I’m sorry to say that may be true in small isolated instances separate from the June 15th Vancouver riots, but not in this case.

There are errors as I’ve seen on the post a picture and ID the rioter sites.  I will give that.  However, anything I’ve posted on my blog is to the best of my ability in scouring what’s out there to make sure that those I label as “ready to be shamed” are indeed who they are.  What these civil liberties crusaders forget and from their white towers like to say is that normal everyday people don’t have the journalistic training or investigative skills to identify people correctly.  What they forget is that the majority of people outing these rioters are friends, family, co-workers who actually know these people.  These people aren’t ID’d as if it were a “Which one is Waldo” game.

I’ve also seen the argument put forth that I might shame someone who was “just hanging out with their friends” and was caught on video or a photo.  Sorry to say that I’m not just posting photos of people “in a crowd”.  If anyone knows a firefighter or paramedic, ask them what their procedure is when they are supposed to help a downed victim when there is the potential of harm that can be done to them.  Contrary to popular belief, it’s firefighter and paramedic lives before the public.  These people “in a crowd” limited the ability of first responders from doing their jobs.  Fires were allowed to burn as fire crews couldn’t get near.  I did not see in any footage these crowds parting like the Red Sea to allow firefighters to do their jobs.

There is also criticism that sites like this should be taken down as it’s not fair that their photos and names be released to the public so readily and easily.  When I hear this I question I have to ask if they’ve lived under a rock since social-media began.  My site is a very small fraction of the hundreds and thousands of photos out there.  Sites exist that are solely used for ID’ing and outing people.  I’ve taken the position myself, that I want to only post those photos that are confirmed as accurately as I can ascertain.  Social-media and it’s burgeoning rise has ended any privacy.  Public shaming is what brought Anthony Weiner down.  The photo of his hot dog went viral much in the same way so many people have posted photos of rioters now.

There also exists people who state that I’m unjust in only posting a few photos in comparison to what is out there and more worthy of the “criminal status”.  I am very aware of how many photos have been ID’d and at this point placing them on here also makes it redundant.  Does it mean they won’t go up? You can bet they will at some point.  I am Captain Vancouver, not Captains of Vancouver.  I can only wish this was my full-time job and I was being paid for it.  I didn’t set this blog up to shoot a hundred different photos up in one shot.  If all goes accordingly, I’ll be posting their photos even as their trials are going on.  This will be months if not years from now.  I’m a regular guy who’s carrying the same frustration that many others do.  Don’t worry Brock Anton, you’ll be up for showcasing at some point.

With all this said and how I feel about public shaming being a deterrent for future acts of rioting, I also condemn those illegal acts committed under the banner of shaming.  Shaming which causes an employer to fire someone for the reputation of their business is ok.  Shaming which has caused a future employer to question the character of their potential employee I believe is fine too.  Shaming someone on their Plenty Of Fish account when trying to find online love, that too is ok.  However, uttering threats and physical violence should not be condoned.  I’ve heard thru emails I’ve received that some people have received threats against them.  That’s not cool because I know on my site I’ve erased and deleted phone numbers that were placed for that very reason.

I understand everyone’s frustrations at these people.  Let’s keep it at that and just let them bear their shame.

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Alex Pro Turned “Poser” to “Rioter”

•June 19, 2011 • 195 Comments

Reading various comments and other blogs now speaking against “shaming the rioters” as being vigilantism and “not giving people a fair trial”.  Captain Vancouver has been criticized for posting photos (which are on the public domain and have been outed by other people, not myself) that could easily be manipulated, erroneously ID’d, innocent bystanders wrongly accused etc.  What they forget is that if someone is hanging around a riot, there is potentially HUNDREDS of photos of each person that are floating around the internet.

My earlier Alex Pro blog posting had readers jumping and ranting that he was only posing and I should focus on the “real criminals”.  Somehow Alex is a good guy just doing something he shouldn’t have done.  Some comments stated that Alex usually wears greasy looking pants.  Who the hell are you people?

With credit to the photographer Lung S. Liu on his Flickr site I present this link for you to see for yourself.  Now, of course there will now be those who say “you can’t see his face” or “that’s not admissible in court”.  Perhaps it is.  However, every sane person with the ability to make their own mind up can see that Alex Pro is wearing the same hat, same t-shirt, and it now explains where he got the grease on his hands and arms.

So not only can Alex Pro eat this photo, so can all of those readers defending this “poser” turned “rioter”.

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Mathew Eakin From Terrace BC To Vancouver Riots

•June 19, 2011 • 199 Comments

The outrage that people have against people like Mathew Eakin is palpable.  Friends and even family members are ID’ing people’s photos online and in Captain Vancouver’s case, they are emailed to me.

Who is this “good kid” named Mathew Eakin?  It all starts fairly benign.  A graduate of Caledonia Senior Secondary in Terrace BC, he was a star basketball player and all around jock.  My source had much, much more to say about Mathew Eakin and in this case I will say that I’m not surprised at what this tool is seen doing.

Mathew Eakin about to smash a window

Here’s his next shot posing in victory of what he’s done.  Go back to Terrace and live there.  Vancouver doesn’t want you.

Mathew Eakin so cool! Guy in yellow shirt, I'm going to get you one day. Internet scrubbing or not, someone will out you.

In contrast to quite a few of the photos I’ve posted recently, most have been University or College bound kids, or currently attending.  Mathew Eakin only works, partying and does not currently attending post-secondary.  What an idiot.

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Bert Easterbrook Could Be Captain Vancouver

•June 19, 2011 • 103 Comments

I realize that most of the photos and pictures spoken of  online are those people who have shamed themselves at the downtown riots.  The title of my blog doesn’t quite fit profiling heroes but I felt it would also do some service to the audience and readers.

Bert Easterbrook has been identified and featured in this Province article.  Most of the observers at the riots were passive bystanders.  Bert Easterbrook however, attempted to stop rioters from lighting a truck on fire.  Pictured in this dramatic photo, he and three other men were eventually overwhelmed with most of the mob focusing on Easterbrook.

He is Captain Vancouver

Video footage seen here shows what Easterbrook and the three men collectively stood up against before being overcome.

Bert Easterbrook is the grandson of a Vancouver Policeman, a photographer and care worker for severely disabled people.  In my books he is Captain Vancouver. Many heroes were created that day from all of those who helped clean-up the day after and every citizen that tried to do their part.

Share your stories or links in the comments below of other heroes.  Spending so much time focusing on the criminals needs to be balanced at times with remembering those who are good.

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Camille Cacnio Please Wipe That Smile Off Your Face

•June 18, 2011 • 518 Comments

UBC student Camille Cacnio can be seen in this Youtube video at the 1:30-1:33 mark.  She is an example of a privileged young adult that in one thoughtless action, she has thrown so much away.  She is a member of the Enspire Foundation. The  slogan at the top of their page is “Empower, Educate, Encourage”, something Camille Cacnio seems to have ignored.  Further down this page she states, “As cliché as it sounds, I really do try to make the world a better place – which is why I am so excited that I am taking part in the Bulacan Community Project as an Ambassador. Life is hard back at home, but through our dedication that can slowly change.”

Camille Cacnio

Same smile, same shirt.

This athlete is part of the UBC Rowing Team and is a member of an intramural championship team seen in this photo.  I know that at some point I will post up photos of the “angry men”, “hoodlums”, “anarchists”, but a person like this flies in faces of our media and politicians.

In comments I have read, defending people like Camille Cacnio, they often state how they’re good people and they just made a mistake.  The last time I checked the news and read about white-collar crime and bankers committing fraud, or businessmen upstanding in their community embezzling funds, they too were described as good people.  We all make mistakes, and we’ve all done things in our past that we regret.  Captain Vancouver is no angel.  However, at some point in our development of character we know the difference between right and wrong.  Some never learn thru various reasons up for discussion.  That is how “good people” can actually have flaws in their character that allow for poor decisions to be made.

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Alicia Price From Langley Came To Torch A Cop Car

•June 18, 2011 • 209 Comments

Alicia Price will probably not get the same notoriety as Nathan Kotylak when he lit his police car.  However, she will be known as one of the examples that flies in the face of Mayor Robertson stating that most of the rioters were young hoodlum men. Dramatic video can be seen across from the CBC building, very clearly showing this woman lighting the police car on fire.  I decided to post this version of her as this is a nice one to contrast the real ugliness of her caught on video screenshots.

Even beautiful people do things they will regret.

I really love this shot.  Great story and composition.  If there are complaints about how I just added another “posing shot”, here’s a fantastic journalistic video link to check out.  I believe the VPD car fire starts at the 6:27 mark.  Also of note, she apparently has already turned herself in to the VPD due to all the exposure.

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Robert Snelgrove As Seen On Global News Looting

•June 18, 2011 • 85 Comments

Robert Snelgrove aka CuteBoi86 has been identified as the man looting what appears to be beauty products.  As Captain Vancouver, I do not condone the blatant abuse of taking advantage of a situation that compels some to steal what is not theirs to take.  He claims to have turned himself in to the VPD already and returned all that he has taken.

Robert Snelgrove

Smile, you're on camera :)

I’ve edited the photo to not include his personal phone number and also the place where he works.  I’m sure his employer already knows.  Robert Snelgrove, you’ve been placed on this site to serve as an example for future wannabe looters and rioters.

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