06.09.2015 10:59 AM

Can anyone help in finding this creep? (Updated)

This was placed in comments in response to my post about the Edmonton shooting and the Freemen connection:

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It is disgusting and – given the calls for violence – something that should be investigated.

All I can find is that this creep is a Shaw customer in Lethbridge (on Sixteenth Avenue?). The “freecandyvan99” email may actually be valid – I sent a test to it, and it did not immediately bounce back.

Anyone care to help on this one? This creep is potentially dangerous, and deserves to be checked out.

UPDATE: A reporter tells me YouTube and Google+ make oblique reference to one James Ritchie. But I emphasize that is a very common name.


  1. King Prick says:

    Wow. That’s pretty harsh. Not sure though, if he’s actually potentially dangerous or just definitely an asshole. I’m seeing more and more of this online nowadays. The timing of his comments coinciding with the murder of a cop and the Texas assault on that young girl by a cop along with the growing number of police assaults and murders making their way onto social media is proving to be a breeding ground for anti-police sentiment. What’s most reprehensible about the comment is the, “he deserved it” part. Look, I’m anti-establishment myself but nobody deserves to get gunned down simply for knocking on a door. Best of luck finding the clown.

  2. Jim Walsh says:

    As odious as that was, I think you need to just delete as needed. The more popular a blog becomes, the more and more you’ll get those types of comments. You’ll go mad trying to sleuth down them all. If it gets too cumbersome, you might need to tighten up commenting on the site. Make it registration required or something. Even if that e-mail is valid, you have no real proof that it’s his (or her) actual e-mail. Worse, you could tag the legitimate owner of that e-mail as the person who wrote that, when they may not have been.

  3. Jim Walsh says:

    Oops. I mean web site, not blog. Heh

  4. lance mclean says:

    Not sure if I would post peoples linkedin or any reference to others if not 100% sure it is them.. I don’t think any of us would like someone associating our name with this type of person if we were not indeed that person?? That is just my point of view though.

  5. harvey bushell says:

    freecandyvan99 and james ritchie leads to this page https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?lc=eVmHZM_r93DfXKyEJjSD76_bg_Gms8UH7P98nVYWnu0&v=KFc8_j02klg james ritchie on that page leads to https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeCandyVan99 and if you look at his taste in music going back a few years he’s clearly in his teens or “maybe” very early twenties. His latest subscription
    is this electronica stuff.. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbFX9d0kag9uncaa04Y5fKw

    At any rate none of this points to a profile of anyone who’s really into the freeman scene but does point to an immature adolescent who might need a slap in the head.

  6. Ron says:

    Well his handle fits. Different kind of ‘movement’ though.

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