Captain Vancouver Taking Off Cloak For A Few Hours

To everyone that has sent me photos with ID’s I thank you all.  I want to extend my thanks to everyone for their support and even to those who don’t believe in what I’m doing.  Like all of you I am angered that I started June 15th as a happy Vancouver Canucks fan, and at the end of the day I was horrified and shocked by what a bunch of ingrates had done to our city.

Before this blog, I had only ever written for my Facebook friends.  Even then, I’d be lucky if I ever got 200 views.  As Captain Vancouver, bear with me as I never expected the support to reach these heights.  I have over 220 emails I need to get thru with photos  and ID’s of people to judge before posting up.  There will be much more to come.  I’m not running a post a pic blog either, but rather one that will stay up for a long time.

Initially I was overwhelmed by the amount of comments I had to moderate so I turned on the automatic posting option.  Then I realized that some posters were posting phone numbers which I cannot allow so I turned moderating back on.  Some suggested that I disallow posting comments.  Upon reflection, I’ve decided that I will leave the commenting as is.  Why? The nature of public shaming includes allowing the public to shame those involved.  Throw the tomato and rotten eggs so to speak.

This blog is your blog.  We are the people of Vancouver and we will protect our city by providing consequences and future deterrent in this age of social-media awareness.  Only a fool would discount the digital foot print that exists for each and every one of us.

For now, I need to get ready for my own family event tonight.  Stay true Vancouver and I actually believe that one day this site won’t just be publicly shaming rioters and looters of June 15th, but also those that slip thru the cracks of our criminal court system.

Justicia Pro Populus!

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~ by captainvancouver on June 17, 2011.

56 Responses to “Captain Vancouver Taking Off Cloak For A Few Hours”

  1. I was hoping you’d actually reveal who you are, because I would like to personally thank you. One day!

    • I enjoy this blog, but Capt. Vancouver would never reveal himself. That’s the problem with this shit – he can keep it up and ruin people’s futures (which I agree he should be able to do), but I also believe that people who hide behind a keyboard are just as lame as some of the rioters.

      • Agreed! Post away and continue your good work, Captain Vancouver. But use your name. That’s what it’s for.

      • If I was assisting in identifying rioters, I sure as fuck wouldn’t be using my real name.

        There’s a time for it, I agree. But when you’re publishing information that could potentially ruin someone’s life (though it’s deserved), well, discretion is the better part of valor.

      • Really? You think blogging anonymously is as bad as burning cars, destroying property, looting stores and beating people? Uh, ok pal.

  2. I’m just curious, you’ve got a lot of ID’s here, have you been submitting them to the VPD? If not, that might be something to look into as well.

  3. i have heard the facial recognition software available to the vpd is… comprehensive to say the least – i am confident we will see mass arrests from this in the weeks (and months and, since there is so much footage, possibly years) ahead.

    i can’t say stay classy, vancouver, but i can say, you might want to build a border fence along the coquitlam river and a giant bubble dome over surrey, if you want to keep the barbarians at the gates at bay.

    • As far as I’ve read, these hooligans are from so many areas in BC, and the interior, not just Surrey or Coquitlam. It has been cited that some individuals are from the following areas: North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Duncan. It is not one city these people are from, they come from anywhere, apparently.

      • ok, fine, bridge and tunnel people – pick your comedic generalization, you uptight PC vigilante, you

  4. Although I am encouraged by this site, it’s been 48 hours since the riots started and only a handful of “anarchist’ have been identified…..

    Sitting 3,000 miles away, in Boston, what I know is, 1) Bruin fans were told to remove their team jersey’s/colors when leaving the arena onto the streets – guess Vancouver doesn’t believe in ‘freedom of speech’; 2) many of same said fans, did not make it back to their hotel rooms until late, very late Wednesay night – many spent those hours in fear; 3) and all the madness is contributed to a couple of anarchist.

    This site, much like the clean up site are small in comparison to the video’s…..which show hundred’s, if not thousand’s, of – for lack of a better term – anarchist who clapped, cheered and supported the rioting and looting.

    The only hero’s in this story are the Bruins (they won), the Canucks Ice Hockey team (what a season), and the Vancouver police (including the police from local communities). By definition, the police protect lives and property in the communities they serve. Fortunately, when pushed to the breaking point, the police choose lives. After watching some of the video’s, I doubt I would show such restraint.

    The Canucks is on of the finest hockey teams in the NHL – it’s too bad they’re in a city full of a bunch of CaF#cks.

    And yes, I have been to Vancouver – what I thought of Vancouver on Wednesday compared to Thursday morning……

    Kent Pepe
    Boston Transplant – Life long Devils fan

    • “The Canucks is on of the finest hockey teams in the NHL – it’s too bad they’re in a city full of a bunch of CaF#cks.”

      Approximately 100K rioters in a city with a metro pop of 2.1 million. ~4.76% of people in the city were involved.

      You’re going to judge an entire city on the actions of less than 5%? This isn’t even considering that there’s a portion of that percentage who are almost certainly NOT from the Vancouver metro area.

      Be reasonable.

      • 100k is a high estimate and includes everyone in the downtown area, includning those like the Boston fans who were trying to find a way back to hotel rooms. Maybe there were 5k or 10k rioters. Still way too many, more like less than 1% of the pop.

        Kent: It’s easy to have a ‘mightier than thou’ response if you are not in the city where this happened, but I would note that, due to a history of riots in Boston, Police and the city took a ton of measures Wednesday to prevent a riot – including what were essentially limitations on free speech (bars had to black out their windows, or so the media have led me to believe).

        IMHO, given the right conditions, this could happen in any North American city (maybe elsewhere, but I don’t have enough experience of elsewhere).

  5. someone should ID this girl and put her on the site for the sheer pathetic hilarity of this clip.

  6. If I was you I would make sure that those you literally “accuse” of “crimes” on this site really committed those offenses and that you can prove it in the balance of probability or alternatively pray that they are found guilty in a court of law.
    By the way you never “accuse” someone publicly of a crime you always “suspect” someone. That is why the police and the press use the words “suspect” and “allegation” all the time. They don’t want to be sued.
    I’m saying this because if they are not, you could end up with an expensive lawsuit coming your way for defamation or some other tort of law. Anyone who have their pictures displayed on your site who in the future will be cleared of any wrongdoing by any criminal judge could then sue you (the owner of this site) and claim in a civil court that by posting their picture you put them in danger, expose them to public outrage, cause them mental suffering, anguish, fright etc…..
    The onus will be on you to prove in the balance of probability that you had a good reason to put the pictures on your site and that they are guilty of a crime.
    Make sure you do not drag innocent to the mud and link them with offenders …. It could be very expensive.

    • There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in public. If someone is (allegedly even though they can clearly be seen) committing a crime, IN PUBLIC, they put themselves in that position.

      If someone’s picture is posted here and they’re not obviously doing something wrong (e.g. they’re standing there, apparently watching, but not acting), then your point would be valid.

      But when someone is seen throwing a newspaper box at a car, actively attempting to overturn a car, video recorded punching a public servant… no. Sorry but no.

      “Anyone who have their pictures displayed on your site who in the future will be cleared of any wrongdoing by any criminal judge could then sue you (the owner of this site) and claim in a civil court that by posting their picture you put them in danger, expose them to public outrage, cause them mental suffering, anguish, fright etc…..”

      I daresay that they would be told they shouldn’t have been in a riot zone, doing something that makes it look as though they’re breaking a law.

    • The Riot act had been read and she was still there, at minimum that is disturbing the peace, seemingly she is in possesion of stolen property.

      Captain Vancouver, serve them up big and small. I want to see the Canucks there next year and I want to know there won’t be a riot.

  7. every picture posted is showing them in the act of committing a crime, or has a youtube video behind it showing their actions. the person running this blog has no reason to worry about any of that, frederic.

    not only that, but even if it went to court, the defense lawyer would simply have to bring up ANY forum on the internet and point out the 400+ examples of people posting pictures of other people doping stupid stuff, and it would be thrown out of court. you cant ignore something for 15+ years and then all the sudden its a crime out of the blue.

  8. Please change the black background to a colour easier on the eyes. Makes it hard to read the info.!

  9. jason, people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Just because you have an image or video that in your view depicts various facts, that does not mean that those facts are unlawful. If, for example, the area had become a warzone governed by the law of war, there is no reason that people should not have taken things. And who made it a warzone? The police did, by deploying Chemical Weapons. CS Gas is banned by international covenant.

    The unlawfulness of those facts is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, not keyboard jockeys with a lust for revenge.

    “every picture posted is showing them in the act of committing a crime”

    Pictures do not show any such thing. The determination of criminality is, as said above, by a court of competent jurisdiction. You kids out for revenge are the real sickos. It is better to forgive than to hold grudges against your brethren.

    And as for the OP’s faux latin, I think pro takes the ablative, so “Justicia Pro Populo” might be better, tho it has been a while since I’ve used Latin. But I cannot accept that Justice is the motivating factor here. It’s a sick sense of revenge, not Justice.

    “Anyone who have their pictures displayed on your site who in the future will be cleared of any wrongdoing by any criminal judge could then sue you (the owner of this site) and claim in a civil court that by posting their picture you put them in danger, expose them to public outrage, cause them mental suffering, anguish, fright etc…..”

    I would say that even those convicted would have a good civil claim for the injury caused by reporting this stuff through improper channels. If you have already made a tentative identification, give it to the police, you’re done with it. The only purpose to posting these sorts of things is to encourage vigilantism and prejudicial action against these innocent individuals.

    INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, not INNOCENT UNTIL THE MOB BRAYS FOR REVENGE.

    • “The police did, by deploying Chemical Weapons. CS Gas is banned by international covenant.”

      Um, no. The RIOTERS turned it into a war zone. Nor is CS gas universally banned (I looked). The ONLY place in which it is banned is the UK. Canada is most definitely not part of the UK nor subject to its laws and regulations.

      • I’ll correct myself. CS gas is banned in warfare. NOT banned for use by police (the ethicality/morality of this is debatable but not in question here)

      • I contend that the deployment of CS Gas converts it into warfare. Only a very stupid person could accept that the use of a weapon banned even in warfare is not somehow an act of war.

    • Oh, and one more thing: “jason, people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

      really? REALLY?

      No. Sorry. Innocent til proven otherwise looks awesome on paper. So does communism.

      In practice? Not so much.

      • Yes, really, innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction. If you disagree with that, you disagree with one of the foundational principles of the English legal system—and you’re free to do that, but to do that while simultaneously talking about “criminality” is obviously double-minded.

        I don’t think communism looks very good on paper, nor do I think it looks good as practiced in Canada. You think on that one, think really hard about compulsory child registration, compulsory primary education, driver licensing, drug prohibition &c &c. The most useful communists are those who insist they aren’t communists because they’re allowed to drink and watch hockey from the comfort of their homes.

        “NOT banned for use by police (the ethicality/morality of this is debatable but not in question here)”

        It isn’t? Oh, thank you for telling me how it is! Whether or not it is prohibited by law, there is a real question here as to whether it is equitable to use an internationally prohibited chemical weapon against a largely peaceful assembly. Making war is a double-edged sword: once you make war, you can hardly claim you’re simply doing law enforcement. Are you going to try to tell me with a straight fact that a tactic which is not considered cricket in warfare proper is considered proper in small-scale domestic conflicts? CS gas indiscriminately assaults all people in an area—it is the chemical equivalent of having archers fire volleys of arrows without seeing where they’re shooting. It’s a great military tactic, I don’t fault its military efficiency.

        The issue comes when the militarists want to pretend they were doing law enforcement. They were not. Laws are for time of peace, arms are for time of war. They made war, and it took then three hours to stamp out the belligerents against whom they made war. I have no issue with that; my issue is with the pretense that war is peace, straight out of 1984.

        Be a man, have courage, stand up tall, say “our socialist military police made war on some scummy people, and we were victorious! We get to live under Corporate Rule another day! YEAH!!!!” But to try to say it was merely law and peace at work is nonsensical. The VPD failed to maintain good order, and in my view that is due to specific defaults in their planning and execution of the operation, including the leadup where instead of saying ‘we’ll have a nice game,’ they inexplicably told people there would not be a riot, that they would defuse that by making lots of eye contact. Like, wtf? Who does their psyops?

        Indeed, this raises the general question of whether Canada really exists under the Rule of Law and Supremacy of God—I would say that to the average hater on this forum, the Law of God is not supreme—forgiveness is nothing; Parliament is Everything, and it justifies making war and calling it peace.

        Really, tho, I could have simply quoted what you wrote:

        “Innocent til proven otherwise looks awesome on paper. So does communism.

        In practice? Not so much.”

        If you think communism looks good, even on paper, you’re sick in the head and wholly unfit to judge anyone else.

      • Actually, on paper, communism looks like a DAMN good policy. Have you bothered to research it at ALL? “a sociopolitical movement that aims for a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate”

        In an ideal world, that would be an excellent way to run society. But in THIS world, In practice, it goes to hell, because people as a species are inherently greedy.

        As for innocent until proven guilty, that’s how it’s written. That’s how it is in principle. But that’s NOT how it is in reality. As my criminal law instructor (a retired state trooper) once put it, very aptly, if you believe in innocent until proven guilty, you believe in the Easter Bunny, and that ‘rasslin is real.

        People are ALWAYS prejudged, whether you idealistically want to believe it or not. perhaps you’re a perfect person who NEVER prejudges someone accused of a crime.

        If you witnessed a man beating or raping someone, you PERSONALLY witnessed the crime, in its entirety, are you going to sit there and spout off to me that you would say “Oh well, I WATCHED him do it, but he’s still innocent, until a court says otherwise”? If so, you sir, are a liar. And if not, then you’re a hypocrite.

      • LOL I just reread your first bit. You have no idea what communism even IS.

        I don’t think communism looks very good on paper, nor do I think it looks good as practiced in Canada. You think on that one, think really hard about **compulsory child registration, compulsory primary education, driver licensing, drug prohibition &c &c.**

        That is NOT Communism.

      • “Actually, on paper, communism looks like a DAMN good policy”

        Thanks for playing.
        You have no respect for the Law.
        Communism = anti-law.

      • “Thanks for playing.
        You have no respect for the Law.
        Communism = anti-law.”

        Oh, do TELL how that is the case.

      • “end of wage labour and private property in the means of production and real estate”

        Private property in real estate = foundational part of the Law.
        Estates in land, esp. cemetaries, etc. etc. are foundational parts of the Law. If you think “end of…private property in…real estate” is “good on paper,” you cannot read, or you are vicious. Pick one!

  10. Kent Pepe,

    Your comment is full of errors. Kind of a given, since you’re one of those dumb-fucks that likes to make a judgement about the entire population based on the actions of the minority (a.k.a. the shit-heads that chose to destroy downtown Vancouver).

    Please stay away from Vancouver if you so choose to hate on us all – we have no business with ignorant haters like you.

    And, speaking as a pure hockey fan, I believe that Boston was a fine opponent and I congratulate them on their win. As any sports fan would, I’ve jokingly heckled Boston and Detroit fans in Vancouver bars before (during the regular season) and took heckling in return. Within 15 minutes, we were all having a great chat finding out what they’ve visited during their stay in Vancouver and enjoyed their personal tales. When we left the bar for Rogers Arena, we wished each other luck and there was nothing more than that.

    Also, remember, some Vancouver fans (both men and women) were hassled/had stuff thrown at them on the streets of Boston by some unruly Bruins fans. But by no means am I judging ALL of Boston for that. Every city has their dirty laundry.

  11. isn’t this about assisting the police, not mob justice??

    if you want justice how about the slavery case out of East Van ??

  12. don’t give the word mob a bad name, anymore – let’s just put names to faces, let the courts take care of the rest, harper is building prisons for a reason.

    • The word mob has LONG held negative connotations, and deservedly so.

      • you sir, are not up to date on your dr. hibert references from the simpsons – lighten up.

      • Clearly I’m not. Just because it’s a popular show doesn’t mean everyone watches it, and therefore won’t get the reference.

  13. ah but you clearly were looking for blood, wayyy too eager to correct me – not my first rodeo, pal.

    i suggest valium or zoloft

    • Hey, where’d you do your Psychaitric Residency, doc?
      Oh, you’re just a GP?
      Yeesh, what a hack.

    • Nah, I’m not mad, I just find it funny when people without medical degrees suggest drugs that only doctors can prescribe. It’s good for lulz.

      • lol ur mad

        it shows – now order dustin some pizzas

      • One of the most frustrating that “nice people” (in the historical sense of the term nice) do is assert that they know what others are feeling. Really, it’s a crass hypnotic trick designed to take control of others, and it doesn’t work on anyone with even 3/5ths of a backbone. I am not mad, and your suggesting that I am is weak, the sort of thing done by a vicious child.

        I suggest you focus more on the lulz, kthnx.

  14. To the guy who thinks that the 100,000 people who went downtown to see the game were all rioting, you’re deluded. There were at most a couple of hundred actual rioters and maybe 1000 or so “supporters”. Most of us who went downtown left when thee shit started and supported the police who were arresting the hooligans. It’s deluded folks like you who reinforce the belief that it was mass chaos across the core, when in reality, it was scattered pockets of idiots. You and the media need to give the majority of the fans credit for the fact that they played absolutely no part in the riot and in many instances, tried to stop it at great personal risk. The 100,000 figure you threw just serves to validate that you weren’t there, don’t know what you’re talking about, and have formed an opinion based entirely by your TV set and newspaper, which is a sad statement.

  15. From Australia – keep up the good work.

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  17. Captain Vancouver – Outstanding site, great idea. Public shaming is the only way to deliver justice that the courts won’t.

    Too bad you weren’t around for the G20 in Toronto; we could of used the help identifying the rioters (both the dirt-bag criminals and the dirt-bag cops that removed their ID before beating innocents).

    Keep up the excellent work!

  18. “Public shaming is the only way to deliver justice that the courts won’t.”

    Extrajudicial punishment, nice!
    Because the author of this blog lurves Latin, here’s some:
    “Quae cohaerent personae, a persona separari nequeunt. Salus populi suprema lex est. [thus, as Justice judgment and peace constitute the Crown they are inseparably annexed to it, not anything in the Mob’s hands.]

    The power of justice and mercy belong to the king only, they belong only to the supreme power. The law of God, of nature and of nations (del Terr.) created kings: which law is not alterable by any creature.” (Jenk. 79, Second Century Case LV)

    So, apparently you believe that the power of justice and mercy belongs to the Mob as well, just like rioters, rendering themselves what they thought to be their due, as Justice is the constant mind which renders to each his due.

    Justice is about rendering what is due to the perpetrators of crimes, not rendering to you a sense of satisfaction at the harm you can cause to others—how is that any different from the rioters taking satisfaction in damaging the property of others? I suppose it is different: you want to damage people, where the bulk of the rioters only wanted to damage corporate property.

    • Ah Patrick and RegisServi, more pretentious douches who want to lecture us based on their ethical and moral superiority making pathetic excuses and justifying the behavior of these punk rioters. Given how into this discussion you are you’re likely associated with the ‘anarchists’ who kicked off each of these melees or participants cowering behind your keyboards hoping your pictures don’t show up. Don’t worry, we’ll find them, you won’t have to hide for long.

    • “Given how into this discussion you are you’re likely associated with the ‘anarchists’ who kicked off each of these melees or participants cowering behind your keyboards hoping your pictures don’t show up.”

      Great non-sequitur. Fail for logic, B- for rhetoric.

  19. “Justice is about rendering what is due to the perpetrators of crime”

    Exactly. And that is where the courts are failing, and have been for years. Someone mentioned the ‘Silent Majority’ – Social Media’s ability to facilitate justice being driven more directly by the people is could evolve into a game-changer, and one that will more directly reflect the will and mood of the people than self-serving politicians and the so-called “elite” at any level will ever be able to.

    • “one that will more directly reflect the will and mood of the people”

      Salus populi suprema lex est (The Salvation of the people is the supreme law)
      not Voluntas populi suprema lex est (The will of the people is the supreme law)

      “the courts are failing, and have been for years”

      Really, how much court do you observe? In the last year, how many hours did you observe in Court? 0? 1-5? 6-10? 10+?

  20. Years ago when the earth was less populated and everyone lived their entire lives in small villages, people and their actions were known by everyone and the entire village judged them by their actions. With the growth of social media and internet, this again will become the norm. I personally think it’s a good thing. It’s just going to take time for people to realize that their behavior in society will be judged by the public and have major consequences on their lives. Keep up the good work.,

  21. Wow, RegisServi – you sound like a pompous ass. If this blog is so distasteful to you, and we are no better than the rioters… I suggest you stop reading and posting.

    Keep up the shaming, Capt Vancouver!!!

  22. Methinks Regi has his tits in a twist because he considers himself one of the supposed ‘elites’. His smug, superior attitude are certainly a good indicator of that. Getting nervous Regi?

  23. Where will these rioters be on Canada Day coming up. I hope I don’t hear that any of them are singing the Canadian anthem, especially the part that says “We stand on guard for thee”. Too bad they cannot be banned from being involved in any celebrations involving our home and native land. I wonder where they will be on July 1st?

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