Songhai “Sunny” Armstead’s Racial Appeal for Votes — Brought to You in a Format that Gail Copeland Will Not Be Able to Scrub from the Internet
I have said for some time that we have been trying to get the full remarks of Songhai “Sunny” Armstead hosted here on the site. Armstead, you will recall, is the judicial candidate here in Los Angeles who made a blatantly racial pitch to a black church congregation — asking them to vote for her because she is black. As I have told you, after I reported this, a supporter of Armstead’s named Gail Copeland sent a bogus DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) takedown notice to YouTube. Copeland thereby got the evidence of Armstead’s remarks taken down from YouTube, even as Copeland scrubbed Armstead’s most controversial and racially charged remarks from the version of the video that remained.
I have an announcement to make. Listen up, Songhai “Sunny” Armstead. Listen up, Gail Copeland. The scrubbing stops today — right now.
We are no longer at the mercy of YouTube. The evidence of Ms. Armstead’s embarrassing race-based appeals is now being hosted right here at patterico.com. I control the horizontal. I control the vertical. The video is here, in this post. And here it will stay. No longer will the truth be blacked out by bogus DMCA takedown notices to YouTube. Try to take that down with a bogus copyright claim, Gail Copeland!
We are planting the flag of free speech right here, in this post — and that flag will fly proudly, all the way through the June 3 election. Here are Armstead’s controversial remarks:
Ms. Copeland, your days of abusing the DMCA to hide this evidence are over.
UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit for the link. I see some commenters are having trouble seeing the video. I just now pulled it up on my iPhone, but there are enough complaints that I have asked Admin Guy to take a look at the server loads — a hosted video during a big link may be creating issues. If worst comes to worst, Admin Guy may give people a link to download the video themselves. Meanwhile, if you are interested in the content of what Armstead says, follow the various links in the post. There are transcripts and one embedded video that still has some of her most controversial remarks.
I appreciate the attention on this issue. I think it’s an important cause.
P.S. I hope new readers will please bookmark the main page and come back!
UPDATE FROM ADMIN GUY: Hi, folks! It’s a little busier around here than when we ran the stress test on the new server. We were running at 100 to 140 Mbps (that’s pretty busy), so I’ve start reprocessed the video with lower bitrate to help with the load. That should help a bit.
If you want to download a copy directly for local viewing, here is a direct link to the MP4 file
http://patterico.com/files/2014/05/songhai-armstead-full-remarks.mp4 (Remember to right click, Save target as…)