Occupy Calgary had the dubious distinction of hosting not one but two child molesters among their ranks. Derrick Frank here being one of the more prominent of the two was a familiar face in multiple stories on the whole occupy thing. While of course the protest movement is not all comprised of pedophiles, it is disturbing how many violent and disturbed people they have within their ranks.
Derrick Frank’s conviction led to Ben Christensen (legal advisor and spokesman for Occupy Calgary), getting his own crazy ass arrested as he allegedly threatened prosecutors in the Frank case. Their sense of loyalty to each other can be admirable at times but it is hard to support trying to get pedophiles off the hook.
It will be at least a couple years before Mr. Frank is able to get out and protest again but we should note that picture. He will be free again and likely will slide right back into the protest movement.
The second pedophile among the Occupy Calgary squatters was a fellow named Patrick Ryckman. He represented himself in court and was convicted in March 2012. Perhaps he had taken the sage legal advice of Ben Christensen for his defence. He does not seem to be to heavily into the activist world aside from his Occupy Calgary stint but his name and picture are worth noting.