David Ross

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David Ross, also known as Insane Kangaroo and Connor Goodwolf (full name: David Leroy Ross Jr.;[1] born in California, USA), is a furry fan and fursuiter who resides in multiple locations around the United States, mostly Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and San Francisco, California.[2]

Biography[edit]

David Ross was born in California, where he lived for several years (enjoying fishing for catfish and visiting ocean beaches) until his move with his family to east Tennessee around 1993. In Tennessee he enjoyed the colorful people[clarify] of the Great Smoky Mountains, helping out with his communities, and being involved in after-school programs. In June of 2005, he moved to Alaska, where he worked as a Information technology specialist in Homer, Alaska.

After being laid off in March 2010, Ross moved to Pennsylvania in July 2010 for his next job, driving approximately 4300 miles along the Alaska Highway, then through Canada and the US border until reaching his destination.

Open carry[edit]

David Ross is a supporter of the right to "Open carry"; exercising what he believes to be his constitutionally protected right to visibly bear firearms — in this case, a Springfield XD handgun. He has had run-ins with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police regarding this practice.[1]

Fandom involvement[edit]

David Ross' involvement in the furry fandom varies from area to area. He is a maintainer of the Fursuit Livejournal community where he helps with the ever day duties and management when the need arises. When possible he also hosts fursuit bowling events in the greater Pittsburgh area when there's enough time to host and organize the events.

On occasion he attends local furmeets, favoring the ones which engage people instead of just sitting around.

Convention attendance[edit]

(*) Membership revoked, banned

Controversy[edit]

Anthrocon 2010[edit]

AC ban notice to David Ross

On January 22, 2010, David Ross was banned from Anthrocon and his membership revoked by its staff due to Ross' "Open carry" position and reasoning, and his prior encounter with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police regarding the issue.[1]

In a brief letter, Anthrocon chairman and CEO Dr. Samuel Conway suggested that if "the area was so dangerous as to require a firearm", it would be best not to come:

   
David Ross
You have repeatedly insisted that the area in which Anthrocon's convention takes place is sufficiently dangerous that it is necessary to carry a firearm for protection. If that is indeed the case, then we feel it is wisest you not attend so that you need not be exposed to unnecessary danger.[3]
   
David Ross

The response from David Ross was as follows:

   
David Ross
I was banned because I'm an open carrier. Kage even mentions the fact in his email stating it's not I chose to arm myself, but because the way I carry. I WAS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANTHROCON RULES.[4]
   
David Ross

e621[edit]

After several DMCA takedown requests were sent to Fur Affinity administration concerning artists creating fan art of the e621.net mascot,[citation needed] David Ross decided to look closer at e621.net to see if there were any copyright infringements or other unlawful works on the site.

He emailed e621.net's service provider after coming across works Insane Kangaroo considered were in violation of US code 18 USC § 1466A ("Obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children"). After receiving a copy of David Ross' email to their provider, Arcturus posted a topic to the forums with concerns of the future of e621.net[5].

Fearing deportation,[clarify][citation needed] Arcturus closed e621.net, leaving a message on the home page stating that "the doors are closed".[citation needed] Shortly afterward Varka obtained ownership of the site.

Inkbunny and SoFurry[edit]

In November 2010, Fur Affinity lost its payment processor, AlertPay, after they informed FA that cub pornography was against the site's terms of service.[6]

David Ross theorized that a member of SoFurry or Inkbunny might have been responsible for the change, and proceeded to report them in turn to AlertPay:

   
David Ross
I reported SoFurry and InkBunny to AlertPay to make sure all sites which hit in case one of the people who ran the sites were the ones who started the initial complaint about FurAffinity. If one is going to get hit out of some troll, then all of the sites will burn. So the person who started the original complaint will not be smiling anymore.[7]
   
David Ross

AlertPay had already informed the two sites that they were terminating their prior to FA's public announcement. Nevertheless, David Ross' actions were roundly criticized, and he was subsequently banned[8] from furrydrama_2:

   
David Ross
Just because someone reported AlertPay does NOT give you the right to go all Internet vigilante on behalf of FA. They can handle their own shit. What you've done is quite possibly the lowest, shittiest, underhanded, vindictively stupid thing I've seen anyone do to another web site.[9]
   
David Ross

DNH[edit]

On January 27, 2011, David Ross launched Do Not Hug ("The unofficial don't hug me bro murrsuit database"), a publicly viewable listing of fursuiters who engaged in sexual activities while in costume. Ross defended the sites creation, and intent purpose, by stating that:

   
David Ross
[...] the general populous does not want to hug a cum-encrusted fursuit for many reasons, including the suit being a health risk.[10]
   
David Ross

There were expressed concerns that the site could be used maliciously to violate privacy and ruin reputations.[11][12]

In addition to gathering established linked information from sites like Fur Affinity and XTube, Ross solicited users to submit additional names, information, photos, and videos directly to the site. Any submissions had to include evidence of sexual activity in the form of photographs and/or videos proof before being added to the database.

Posting to the site was done anonymously (no e-mail address or other identifying information was required) and without the needed expressed consent from the fursuiter. On the day the site was launched, explicit photos of fursuit users[clarify] were included in the listing, but were removed the next day.

The site went offline between March and September of 2011.[13]

Cub art[edit]

Insane Kangaroo expressed at one point the desire to get in touch with United States' Senators in regards to making explicit cub-related furry art illegal.[14]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Summary Appeal Docket # CP-02-SA-0001853-2009 (PDF). Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. Connor Goodwolf's profile on Google+. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  3. Anthrocon bans fur over open carry article by GreenReaper on Flayrah. Posted February 13 2010. Retrieved February 14 2010.
  4. Stand up for civil rights, get banned from Anthrocon Livejournal post by   insane_kangaroo. Posted February 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010 April 11.
  5. Possible Site Troubles post by Arcturus (screenshot) on Photobucket. Retrieved ?.
  6. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn article by GreenReaper on Flayrah. Posted November 24 2010. Retrieved ?.
  7. Comment to AlertPay drops InkBunny by Insane Kangaroo on   furrydrama_2. Posted November 25 2010. Retrieved ?. (members only)
  8. Rule Addition post by Teahound on furrydrama_2. Posted November 26, 2010. Retrieved ?. (members only)
  9. Comment to AlertPay drops Inkbunny by Teahound on furrydrama_2. Posted November 26, 2010. Retrieved ?. (members only)
  10. Insane Kangaroo announces “unofficial don’t hug me bro murrsuit database" article on the Furry News Network. Posted January 27, 2011. Retrieved ?.
  11. FlayraInsane Kangaroo announces "unofficial don't hug me bro murrsuit database" article by Higgs Raccoon on Flayrah. Posted January 26, 2011. Retrieved ?.
  12. Warning to fursuiters post by Ainoko on the Fur Affinity Forums. Posted January 27, 2011. Retrieved ?.
  13. Dnh.furryzone.com archive on the Internet wayback Machine. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  14. Cub porn - What to do? Legislate Livejournal post by Insane Kangaroo. Posted November 28 2010. Retrieved ?.

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