Friday, July 10, 2009

Charges Laid - RCMP PR Claims Second Altercation That Day

I would like to personally thank Jay Phillips for taking a stand that day for himself, his family, his child, young man also harrased that night, and everyone else who has been bullied, taunted, and harrassed. There comes a point, when after repeated offences, and no change that one person has to put themsleves on the line and fight back. I'm not advocating violence, but instead understanding why Phillips decided to fight back they way he did. Hopefully now that the eathquake has happened, and done some good with awareness, we don't see smaller aftershocks being reported in the Valley.


A little more is now known. But they still need witnesses. If anyone was at [the river] a lake (*Retraction: the 3 young men claim they just came back from the river. There are many swimming holes in the Comox Valley*) and saw the red truck in question, please contact police. We need to make the Comox Valley, and this country to be a safe place to live and work. We need to be able to walk the street without being afraid when we see a confederate flag on a truck or displayed on clothing.

No word yet on the Cheeseburger Instigation claimed by the 3, alleged, attackers that was first reported by CTV News.

  • Now Comox Valley RCMP are saying the three men were also involved in an altercation later that evening with another teenage boy who was afraid to come forward. That second fight, while not racially-motivated, could support evidence that the three were the instigators in the fight against 38-year-old Phillips, Douglas said.

    Douglas said the altercation started when the three drove by Phillips in their red pickup truck and yelled a racial slur. Phillips yelled back “F*ck you” and through a water bottle in their direction. They pulled a U-turn and what happens next has been broadcast on YouTube, garnering international attention.

  • In a press release RCMP Const. Tammy Douglas said the file is still under investigation and a second altercation took place after the one caught on video, possibly involving the same three men.

  • Subsequent investigation has now revealed that a second altercation later the same evening took place, and may be related to these same individuals.

    This file is still under investigation and anyone who may have information is asked to contact Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. (8477)

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