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...what have I become?

Kelly Pflug-Back Sentenced to 15 Months for Black Bloc Actions in Toronto


These were the largest mass arrests in the history of this nation-state, nearly doubling the 700 people arrested during the implementation of the War Measures Act under Trudeau in response to the FLQ kidnappings that took place in 1970 in Quebec.


Kelly Rose Plug-Back was sentenced to 15 months in prison.


To place this in context, the man who was convicted for murdering [Kelly's] friend, Victoria's Ariana Simpson [Harley - pictured above], by pushing her under a bus, was only given a one-year sentence and 250 hours of community service.

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Harley and I had a little chat. She wasn't too keen on her family seeing her like this. The local TV crews have been sneaking up on the street community, trying to get candid shots - but it's pissing off the street community and making my job harder. Voyeurs and Rubber Neckers - reporting the news - for profit.


She likes photography and I gave her a link to my photos. We both lived in Deadmonton, Alberta - but she was lucky to have only lived there for a short while - unlucky that most of it was on the street. I only lived on the street a short while in Deadmonton.


I wonder how such a pretty girl survives on the street.


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No real name given





i got this account just so i could contact you and tell you how much i like your photography. I went on here when you told me how i could see some of these photos that day you where taking my picture near the train statio. I happened to have access to a computer a lot since then and was happelly suprised to be able to view all your photos and to see the photos of me. hurt by johnny cash is one of my favorite songs. its kind of surreal to see the picture and the comments about me, but i don't feel like i was mis repressented and however sad the comments may be i was expecting more of a judgmental, discriminating response, because im used to it.

thanks for letting me see your art, it is a reflection of the life im living and the people and places in my life,

i've always love photography, its a good thing for me to be able to see the art i've been ignoring and maybe it will push me to face the feelings i have been avoiding and if i can turn them into the art i once did, it may be an outlet for the emotions im afraid to face.



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Harley died yesterday. She was pushed in front of a bus and died in the street.

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Taken on September 7, 2007