Edmonton’s own David Matthews has started a great Creep Catchers initiative to help educate others through his PG-rated videos.
The whole Creep Catchers idea was initiated by Calgarian Dawson Raymond and Fox Gregory late last year. His videos went viral in no time, and he has become quite a hero in and around Calgary with nearly 14,000 friends and followers on Facebook.
David Matthews started the Edmonton Creep Catchers initiative in April of this year. Two short months later, he passed the flame off to John Doep in June, making him the new president of the initiative.
The reason for doing that was so that Mr. Matthews could start fresh with a new style of doing things.
That fresh start was “David Matthews Creep Catchers” (EST. June 2016). Originally, it went by the name “Solo Intervention Team.” With this new initiative, Mr. Matthews has decided to take a softer, more child-friendly approach to the way he interviews the creeps that he ends up catching online.
By child-friendly, we mean that his videos are friendly for children to watch, as David makes sure to refrain from cussing in any of his interviews.
Most other Creep Catcher groups across the nation tend to be more verbally vicious in their encounters, however none of the Canadian Creep Catcher groups ever cause physical harm or threaten any of the creeps they’ve caught.
The David Matthews Creep Catchers group is expanding — not only province-wide — but nationally. They’re slowly training people across the country to be as they are in their softer ways. There are already creep catchers for DMCC (David Matthews Creep Catchers) located in Parkland County, Llyodminster and Red Deer, with more to come.
With DMCC, David and his team of creep catchers make sure to give little to no intimidation in their videos. They’re basically a team of educators trying to provide help to people with mental issues in that they are trying to get with underage children.
David Matthews’ needs your help:
David Matthews has reached out to me and has informed me that he has attempted to find local mental hospitals and mental health issue assistance here in Edmonton, but has fallen short in doing so.
If you know of any places in Edmonton that would be more than happy to help these ‘creeps’ get help, please contact us here or David Matthews on Facebook. We are trying our best to spread the word about what’s happening to our children, and we want to be able to help out these child predators in the process.
This is one of David Matthews’ latest videos:
The video description reads:
Kumar engaged in conversation with a 12 year old knowing very well what he was doing was wrong. When confronted we find out a little bit more about Kumar and his past… This is a very good film to show to your kids it opens your eyes too predators in the community. Thankfully Kumar has asked us to find him help as you will see in the video we provide him with 3 resources and honestly wish him the best.David Matthews on YouTube
Conclusion from David Matthews himself:
In closing, I asked David if he had any final thoughts to share with our & his viewers. He was pleased to share the following:
We are people in society. Laws are made the way they are for a reason. Really, we need to be on point when it comes to this. We need to be diligent and make sure that we’re covering our bases and taking the right approaches, because if we don’t the next generation aren’t going to have anything to stand on or grasp with, and our tolerance levels are going to become more and more lenient, and our children are going to become victimized, and it’s going to become normal, and we can’t allow that. We need to stand up for what’s right and what we believe in as a movement, change the laws, make the internet safer for the children…
We’ve got to make sure that the people that are struggling with these illnesses and daemons, we have to ensure that they’re getting the proper treated that is needed to progress – not regress into society and fall deeper and deeper.David Matthews
He goes on to say:
I know for one thing, I may not be happy with the choices that would have been made with a lot of the creeps that we catch, but I’m happy that they’re acknowledging what they are doing is wrong, and I’m happy that they’re willing to seek some sort of counselling to get these urges away. That’s the reality of it. This is all about prevention and being proactive.
Without the people and the support, and everyone who shares our content and backs us 100%, we’re just a bunch of people that don’t have a voice. So, I am ecstatic with the way we are going with this movement, and I can’t wait to watch it flourish. But once again, we are nothing without these people, without our supporters, without everyone, and we’ve all got to have a common interest and a common goal, and we’ve got to be able to respect the fact that we’re dealing with human beings, and we’ve got to do what’s best for all parties. That includes help, rehabilitation and awareness, and we need to hit awareness where it starts. So, that’s my content is friendly for the kids, and that’s why it’ll always be friendly for the kids. This is David Matthews, peace out.David Matthews
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In asking Mr. Matthews when he plans on stopping this initiative, he said, “I believe the answer you are looking for is never. I will always be some how proactively protecting our children.”
I cannot stress this enough: Thank you all profusely for what you do.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.