I have to give CPS a giant thumbs up for the professionalism and patience they displayed while arresting this very uncooperative criminal squatter at Olympic Plaza.
We can see what strategy remains to these desperate and dwindling squatters. They have lost all credibility with Calgarians over the last month with their actions from flag defacement to defecation in the park to stealing electricity from Calgarian taxpayers. Now these guys simply hope to get arrested so that they can play victims.
The squatters had better hope that when their much overdue mass-arrest arrives that they are better actors than Ms Scout in the video below as she unconvincingly pretends that she is being harmed while she resists arrest. As is noted in the Herald and seen on the video, the officer could fit a finger within the handcuff and Scout’s claims of bleeding were simply bull.
Kicking, screaming and whining our occupiers shall go. I expect they will be arrested sometime this coming weekend after yet another Canadian judge affirms that there indeed is still no Charter right to squat in a park. They likely will follow Scout’s example through resisting arrest and then falsely claiming brutality. The truth has never really been a goal with the “occupy” Calgary squatters.
Something that really demonstrates the disconnect from reality that the squatters and their few supporters have is the fact that it was squatter supporters who posted this video. They really think this video will earn them sympathy and that it displays police brutality.
Below is a quote from “occupy” Calgary representative Brent Talbot speaking on their facebook group. He implies that Scout was racially profiled and was “brutely” arrested for no reason.
Brent Talbot :
I am calling for a movement of our Occupation to CPS as we just had one of our members racially profiled and brutely removed for sitting quietly and having a conversation. We have had a constant presence of Bylaw and CPS, since we’ve been under media blackout!!
Again total departure from the truth. Sarah Scout had existing warrants for her arrest for some prior offenses. She then gained herself an obstruction charge for refusing to give her name to a peace officer (likely to try and hide from her arrest warrants) and then she topped it off with the charge of resisting arrest which we can see is well justified in the video.
There is no “media blackout” either. There simply has not been much of note to cover aside from there still being squatters polluting and damaging our park. That can only be repeated so many times as we wait for the city to gain the courage to evict them.
It is long overdue that we scrape the remnants of the occupy movement from our park. We can see that these illegal squatters will resist but what other course have they left us all?
I don’t know which part of the video was more amusing; watching her in the wrist hold, watching her almost face plant or watching her totally pooch the national anthem…
I’m just commenting to wave “hi” to Ben Kendrick and say thanks for keeping people on the Facebook group up to date each time Cory posts.
Richard, it’s also comical watching occupy supporters promote this video as an example of police brutality; when in fact it could be a PR video for CPS.
Job well done by our boys in blue.
If they had a shred of credibility left, they lost it last night with Metro Calgary’s story about them whining that they can’t charge their cellphones.
They cannot articulate what they want and how to get there and they refuse to start their own political party to effect any real change.
The hue and cry that the Occupy movement is not about tents and squatting reminds me of Marshall McLuhan’s great statement, ‘The medium is the message.’
It would have been real amusing to see the cops toss her in the paddy wagon like a sack of potatoes. Give the mutt something to bitch about.
Anyone else notice that the use of comments has been shut off on youtube for the video of the so called police brutality? I guess freedom of speech only applies if you agree with the Occupyers.
This is a kind of arrest you would except to see in some Scandinavian country. Brutality, my arse! I can’t believe the squatters use this as an argument for their cause (whatever it may be).
Their attempts to become the victims that they claim to be are really becoming more and more pathetic.
how are you this evening? If you have any questions or dialogue you would like to ask me please feel free to do so. Thank you for building this website dedicated to a continued discussion because Calgarians and free citizens of this nation. I just want to let you know that all I feel is love for all of you. If you would like more updates regarding my thoughts regarding the illegal arrest feel free to check out “Decolonize Calgary” or “Sarah Scout” on facebook. Much love and respect to you all.
Sarah Marie Scout
If she was white would we be reacting to her like this? No… Calgary would be boycotting the CPS immediately … Try walking in a First Nations Moccasins before judging…..