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Spiderman Strikes Toronto
August 30, 2008 permalink
On Wednesday Spiderman (Darcy Nogueira) climbed a crane at Bayview Village in Toronto. He climbed down after one hour. Spiderman and non-climber Kris Titus were arrested at the scene. Spiderman got out on bail the next day, Kris was held until Friday. A supporter described bail restrictions:
Kris is not to leave Ontario and notify local police if she changes jobs as a homemaker. Crown / Judge was under impression Kris was paid from F4J. Only non communication with Darcy who was on crane was put in order.
This is the second time this month the police have arrested a non-climber. They may be trying to cripple F4J by silencing its spokesmen not with criminal convictions (hard to get from a jury) but with bail restrictions.
You can listen to the audio of the CTV report (mp3, 1.6 megabytes) and expand a picture, press release and press article below.
Press release - Non Violent Direct Action in progress
Contact: Kris Titus
Phone: 1-888-345-2262 ext. 704
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 27, 2008
Spiderman takes to the skies to support M483. Despite recent arrests, F4J Everyday Superheroes will continue to fight for equal parenting rights..
Spiderman climbs again!
Bayview Avenue SE of Bayview Village Mall, E of Sheppard Avenue, Toronto
If you're thinking for every one they take down, there seems to be another there to take his/her place, you're absolutely right.
F4J Fathers 4 Justice Canada is prepared to continue their campaign to keep their issue front and centre in politicians minds.
The need for equal parenting is seen in every aspect of our society, and the need is great and immediate.
In Toronto, a known Liberal stronghold for the past 10 years since the For the Sake of the Children report was released and Compas polls showed an 80% support rate for 'shared' parenting, the pressure may be intense.
"We want to know once and for all where the Liberals stand on equal parenting." The group claims that Stephane Dion was recently able to dodge these very important questions at a public event with Garth Turner in Oakville, thanks to some empty promises by a Turner staffer.
"This type of tuck tail and run tactic by politicians, any politician, is unacceptable and will be countered with what we do best, public exposure."
This action by F4J Fathers 4 Justice Canada marks the 4th high level action across the country in August, just a precursor and promise of the groups commitment, despite extreme police pressure, to continue their pressure tactics in a non-violent, direct manner.
The group recently had Batman and Robin pay a special tribute visit atop the Saskatchewan Legislature buildings.
"The Duo were able to escape unscathed and we hope the same is true for Spiderman today. We hope the police understand why we're here and know we are doing what we have to do for the sake of our children."
Contact: Kris Titus, National Coordinator, On Site 1-888-345-2262 ext. 704
PHOTO OPS: Spiderman with 30' banner Fathers 4 Justice support M483
LOCATION: Crane kiddie corner to Chapter's Bayview Village Parking lot South side.
TIME: Ongoing - began at approx. 6 am August 27, 2008
CONTACT: Nationally, Kris Titus 1-888-F4J Canada ( 1-888-345-2262 ) ext. 704
National Action website: www.f4jcanada.com
Source: email from F4J Canada
Spidey nabbed for crazy stunt
Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man.
And he's appearing in a Toronto courtroom today.
Darcy Nogueira, 34, the man behind this Spidey's mask, was arrested by Toronto Police yesterday after he scaled a 60-metre crane on a North York construction site.
Nogueira and Kristin Titus, 35, are charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, common nuisance, mischief over $5,000 and mischief interfering with property.
The Brampton man tried to hang a 9-metre banner reading "Fathers 4 Justice Support M483" from the crane on Rean Dr. near Sheppard and Bayview Aves., police said.
Bill M483 is a private member's bill that would amend the Divorce Act to emphasize the equality of parents.
Police stopped work at the site due to safety concerns until the man came down.
Source: Toronto Sun