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I am arrested - legalizeliberty

My Dear Friends.

This is my first opportunity to tell what is happening to me.
On Nov 24 late evening I was arrested by police and send to detention center under "mental health act".

All I did was protest the participation of Canadian troops in illegal and fake war in Afghanistan.
I stopped the traffic on Robson street in the heart of the tourist district in Vancouver Canada - pre-Olympic Games sweep caught me like a salmon in it's net.

I was shouting out "stop the war stop the killing shut down the military industrial complex"...it took cops 5 minutes to stop my protest...remember the Chinese guy stopping those tanks on Tiananmen Square? - that was my idea - one man symbolic protest against the war...

Because of some good Christians I have a 1 hour chance to tell you what is going on - Thank you for your prayers - must go back to the center where my money and all ID's are...

God Bless you all*))
in Liberty
T

Update - Dec 4th I am told I will be detained up until Wednesday 9th...sheer horror...please whoever can please donate to Oath Keepers - Restore Liberty - Oath Keeper Money Bomb Dec 4th http://www.dailypaul.com/node/117790

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Tom, I just got off the phone

Tom, I just got off the phone with the Vancouver Police Department and they say there is no record of a Tom or Thomas being arrested on that day. Is there another police department in Vancouver?

Someone bumped a VERY OLD

thread and why it keeps going I don't know.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Well, this is a big deal.

Well, this is a big deal. Tom compared his actions to the Tienanmen Square protester. Its been around 5 years and we have no updates from Tom. We need an update.

2009?

how do these old ones get bumped? Do they show up at the top of a list somewhere?

i think all the archived

i think all the archived stuff should be bumped.

lawrence

We still need to do something

We still need to do something big to commend Tom for his courageous actions. His poem that is currently on the front page reminds us that we should love each other, so those who have down voted him in the past (he really doesn't like that) should mend the broken relationships with him and show him some love for once.

All we need is a little information from Tom (legalizeliberty) to help bring justice and acknowledge him for his courageous actions. Maybe someone can volunteer to call or contact the Vancouver Police Department to see if a Tom was arrested on Nov. 24th of 2009 and what they were arrested for.

This Is From 2009

lol, 2009 man.

Hang tough...

You will get through it. You are very courageous...but in the future may I suggest that you choose your battles more carefully. The time will come....very soon, when the time will be right. When the masses wake up, the time will be right...not there yet. Be patient, our day of liberation will come. Peace.

We need to help him out, but

We need to help him out, but we need more information from him. We can contact the police department to see what they arrested Tom for and why. Heres their contact info: http://vancouver.ca/police/contact/index.html All we need is a little more information.

Maybe someone can search for a "Tom" in the Vancouver, BC police records on the 24th. We need to start somewhere.

LL, what police department

LL, what police department arrested you? The only information that I could find in this topic is that you were at St.Paul hospital, but its restricted to Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and renal. Theres no psychological area there.

What is your name? Were you arrested by the Vancouver Police Dept.? Shouldn't we contact them to see if any injustice was done?

Why isn't this given more

Why isn't this given more attention? We, as a liberty community, should know more about this so we can commend you. What you did is very courageous. What is your name? Is it possible to obtain details of your arrest?

Why is this node so active?

This was posted in December 2009. It's old news.

the stranger's picture

It's the month probably

Of course, some pieces a just timeless

Dig up some more...

Maybe this can be an opportunity

Maybe this can be an opportunity to journal this experience which can always stir some rebellious energy towards a project that can help educate, may peace always be with you.

kind people rock

the stranger's picture

maybe

maybe not

the stranger's picture

whoa

me: "dude, you got down voted"

me: "I know, what's up?"

me: "beats me dude"

the stranger's picture

Where did you go?

"Because of some good Christians I have a 1 hour chance to tell you what is going on - Thank you for your prayers - must go back to the center where my money and all ID's are..."

Where did you go, for an hour? Home? Do you live close to the hospital?

the stranger's picture

How did you stop traffic?

So you were arrested for the combination of 'stopping traffic and the reason you gave for your actions? Is that correct? How did you stop traffic? Was it a safety issue? Was getting arrested your objective?

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Yep, it's old, thought it was new and commented, sorry.
Can only replace my dumb comment with this

This is old -

I hope anyway.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Bump

Bump for my brother!

In response to a few comments below

Dear LegalizeLiberty (and others) I hope you will get the chance to read the book The Heavenly Man about a chinese man who was arrested many times and tortured in prison for his faith, and the miracles he experienced. )http://www.amazon.com/Heavenly-Man-Remarkable-Chinese-Christian/dp/082546207X, but make sure to order it through the DP Amazon link.) It is so encouraging and amazing. Here is an excerpt of when he got arrested and tortured the first time, from another book called Lillies Among Thorns: http://www.christian-faith.com/testimonies/yun-china3.html

And another most amazing Dutch man who suffered much and saw so many miracles during his time of smuggling bibles into communist countries, Brother Andrew, one of his greatest books : http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Smuggler-John-Sherrill/dp/0800793013

excerpt below from http://www.bookpage.com/9603bp/thecalling/brotherandrew.html

More trips followed in his now famous little blue Volkswagon to nearly every country in the Communist bloc: Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Bulgaria...then finally into Russia itself, the center of the Soviet union and the very stronghold of atheism. At a time when pastors were being arrested and tortured, and Communist leaders were intent on eradicating every sign of God and Christianity, Brother Andrew quietly continued his work. He smuggled in more and more Bibles to more and more countries, and encouraged the persecuted believers that remained behind the Iron Curtain.

Often Brother Andrew's trips were miraculously guided and protected. As one ruthless border guard looked over the boxes of Bibles in his car, Andrew prayed, "Father, You have made blind eyes to see -- now I ask you to make seeing eyes blind." The guard then simply waved Andrew through the border crossing as if he had seen nothing!

"I'm not brave. I'm often scared stiff. I drive my car to the Iron Curtain border in the past and I have not the guts to go on. So I pull back ten miles, find a small hotel, I begin to pray and fast until I have the courage, or the liberty or the boldness to go in and that always works. But I would not go if my heart is beating with fear."

great comment

one Catholic Bishop who spend many years in Vietnam's Gulag comes to mind too....

hugs&Merry Christmas patriot*))
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Merry Christmas Patriots*))

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

have you read

foxes book of martyrs.

My great.....grandfather is in Foxes book of Martyrs

burned at the stake 1555.

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Gloucester John Hooper

Great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grandfather. Man, that's a lot of begets.

what was his "crime"

...

I did not

but read so many books on the Soviet Gulag where tens of millions of Christians perished....
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Restore Liberty - Oath Keeper Money Bomb Dec 4th
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Merry Christmas Patriots*))

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

LL, Here is the response from BC Civil Liberties Association

LL, did a CLAS lawyer get in touch with you?

(CLAS stands for Community Legal Assistance Society -- http://www.clasbc.net )

Here is the reply I got back from BCCLA:

Thanks for your e-mail. Difficult for us to follow up on this given privacy issues will not allow hospital staff to release names of patients to us even if we had the resources to look into this and the person’s full name. CLAS provides legal support under contract in mental health detention cases, and this individual surely has a CLAS lawyer representing him/her on possible release. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Best,
Dave

David Eby
Executive Director - BCCLA
550 - 1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4A2
T: 604.630.9752 604.630.9752
C: 778.865.7997 778.865.7997
F: 604.687.3045
www.bccla.org

We should contact his local

We should contact his local police department to see what happened. LL, where do you live and what police department arrested you?