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Friday, August 31, 2012

Kinda sick, so not posting

I keep starting to work on posts for this blog, but my body is not cooperating. I have one of those auto-immune diseases and no health insurance, which doesn't matter as there really is no treatment for things like lupus anyway. But it's ZAPPED my energy, and I'm so tired. Still doing my part time job, then mostly just resting the rest of the time.

Now and then I'll put a few hours into a post and there are a few that might get completed before the end of the year, but that is the current state of City of Angels Blog by Kay Ebeling these days.

Meanwhile, may try to write fiction...

Friends, please stay in touch. I'm on Facebook.  

See ya.
PS:  Developing the art of Active Resting in the meantime but the pain is astonishing, but lots of rest brings the pain down so.... producing one nth what I used to.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ireland Arrest Pro-Cathedral Update


Hi Kay, report from today's proceeding at the Central Criminal Court where I was due to appear in relation to being arrested at the Pro-Cathedral on August 5th 2012.
I arrived at the court at 10:25 and sat quietly in the court room. At 12:15 my name was called to which I answered, the judge was handed the charge sheet and looked at it intently. The Garda's name was called out as the judge read the summons. The judge was informed the garda was not in court, he glanced over the charge sheet and struck out the charge, I was free to go.

Garda Siochana 0 vs John A 1

Original story with video:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Arrest: Banners are 'Litter' at Dublin Church Protest

"The Garda confronted me with different Acts," a protester said of his arrest Sunday at pro-Cathedral in Dublin. "By the time he got to the 'Pollution and Litter Act,' where it is within his powers to demand a name and address, he arrested me for not giving my name and address."

"We've had a complaint," said the arresting officer about the clergy abuse protest. "These banners are here. Regardless of what's on them, I have a right to demand your name and address."

First video of the incident here shows the arrest, second shows minutes leading up to arrest, Sunday Aug 5, outside Pro-Cathedral church in Dublin:

Dialogue from video:

GARDA: Are these your banners?
PROTESTER: They are my banners, yes.
GARDA: I'm now demanding your name and address under the Litter and Pollution act of 1997. Failure to give your name and address is an offense and I can arrest you for same.
PROTESTER: This is art, it's not litter.
GARDA: It's deemed litter under the act.

In this video the Garda (police) approach protester:

GARDA: I've no problem with the protest, just the banners.
PROTESTER: That's a civil manner.
GARDA: You're protesting outside the church, take the banners away from the railings.

2nd PROTESTER: The banners are beautiful and they are the truth, so what's the problem with the banners?
GARDA: I've gotten a complaint, that's why I'm here.

PROTESTER: This is a civil matter, not a criminal matter, the Garda cannot intervene.
GARDA: I'm not here to stop you but fair is fair, you are protesting at the church. Take the banners away from the rails.
PROTESTER: I can't do that.
GARDA: My issue is not what's written on the banners, it's the banners themselves. I'm completely impartial. It's the fact that the banners are on the railings themselves. 

Then he arrested the protester and took him off to Dublin jail.

"No criminal offence took place," the protester wrote to City of Angels the following Monday. "Nor was there a criminal act or offence intended."

Protester was arrested for refusing to give his name to the Garda.

-Posted by Kay Ebeling, producer, City of Angels Blog
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Film Premier: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,

Premiers at Toronto in September. Check out the haunting trailer of documentarian Alex Gibney's Vatican expose,

Silence in the House of God follows the systematic cover-up of Catholic priest Lawrence C. Murphy's sexual predation at a deaf boys' school in the late 1970s and early '80s, revealed in NY Times journalist Laurie Goldstein's 2010 investigative piece on the hushed scandal, and the aftermath involving the highest ranks of Vatican officials.
Based on the trailer, the film looks stylish and unsettling, featuring shadowy shots of religious iconography and Errol Morris-style reenactments (also a staple of Gibney's Oscar-winning "Taxi To the Dark Side" and 2010 critical success "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer").