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Some Thoughts on Sign Videos

Some Thoughts on Sign Videos

By BitcoDavid

Stephen Torrence

Stephen Torrence made Sign Language versions of popular rock videos, and he’s not alone. He’s not the first, and he won’t be the last, but he’s the first to shut down his channel, and halt all future production. He has also taken down his revenue channel.

Torrence is Hearing, but has an interest in ASL, as well as acting and dance. He combined those talents – and…

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Cop Block Video on Kelly Thomas Case

Cop Block Video on Kelly Thomas Case

By BitcoDavid

This is the most in depth telling of this tragic story, I have ever seen. As always, I put forth the invitation to anyone in Law Enforcement, who can present a cogent rebuttal to this film.

Don’t forget to send a birthday card to Felix. Suppose you had served 33 years of a life sentence, for a crime you didn’t commit.…

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Happy Birthday, Felix Garcia

Happy Birthday, Felix Garcia

By BitcoDavid Sachs Media Group

Sachs Media Group

Pat Bliss has informed me that Felix has a birthday coming up, on October 1st, 1 week from tomorrow. In her e-mail, she also stated that the chances for another clemency hearing are not looking good, and the legal team has pinned its hopes on a parole hearing in January.

I would like very much to see Felix get some joy out of his upcoming birthday. Pat sent me an…

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International Week of the Deaf

International Week of the Deaf

By BitcoDavid

The last full week in September marks the International Week of the Deaf, commemorating – along with other things – the first Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, in 1951. / Google Images / Google Images

The goal of the week long commemoration,  is to bring awareness to the growth and success of the Deaf community, and to further advocate for their needs. For the duration…

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This is Still Going On?

This is Still Going On?

By BitcoDavid

Since we launched this Web site, almost 3 years ago, we’ve been reporting on cases where the police have beaten or jailed a Deaf person, because they didn’t realize that Sign language is not a threat. We’ve called for training of officers, and tried to post suggestions for Deaf citizens during police interactions. And we’re not alone. Dozens of blogs, activist groups and…

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The Pay Off
By BitcoDavid

All the Online study, all the DVDs and all the meetups have culminated in this.’s first ever ASL video jokes. Please enjoy these immensely funny jokes, presented in full video splendor.


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BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even…

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When Officer Friendly Becomes Delta Force

When Officer Friendly Becomes Delta Force

By BitcoDavid CX500 Forum

CX500 Forum

I find myself bombarded by images and news stories of police committing what can only be called atrocities on American citizens. I’ve struggled with this for the past few weeks, because we’ve talked before – on this site – about the dangers of militarization of the police. Recently, our publisher asked me to do a research piece based on a simple question. Are police…

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Top Criminal Justice Degrees Shares Infographic

Top Criminal Justice Degrees Shares Infographic

By BitcoDavid


BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

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By BitcoDavid This was taken from the ACLU Web site. Being stopped by the police can be difficult…

By BitcoDavid

This was taken from the ACLU Web site.

Rights for deaf Americans.

Being stopped by the police can be difficult for everyone. For those of us who are deaf, the experience can be far worse.

For Pearl Pearson, a 64-year-old deaf man, a routine traffic stop led to a brutal assault by police. When an officer shouted instructions, he attempted to show the patrolman that he was deaf. That’s when the officer pulled…

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Petitions Delivered
By BitcoDavid Boston Globe

Boston Globe

UPS has informed me, that all our petitions have been delivered. We have done our part, now it’s up to Florida to do theirs. This was a learning experience for me, because it was neither easy nor cheap. It required several trips to Staples for printing, as well as a large amount of printing here, at the massive Plaza. Between the printing costs, and the…

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