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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

No snorting, shooting up in public

Stop the presses: The Vancouver Police Department is actually going to enforce the law.

That's right. After a decade of turning a blind eye to rampant drug use on city streets, the city's finest have finally decided to crack down on blatant drug infractions with the same vigour that they crack down on, well, otherwise law-abiding folk who happen to be carrying an unopened bottle of wine with them during the annual summertime fireworks festival.

Now, let's see if this enforcement has a "broken windows" effect, and helps lower the city's terrible property-crime rate.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on February 22, 2006 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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...wowza, I can't remember the last time I strolled down Grandville Mall. 1976 I think.

Just refuse to because of the dump it was back then, porno flicks, pawn shops, and bookstores.

It was riding through the twilight zone on the bus on the way to Georgia Street.

Posted by: tomax | 2006-02-22 11:23:09 AM

"We want to see it [on-street drug use] stopped too and we are trying to do something about it. But if you're homeless and living in an alley, where else are you going to shoot up?"

It is all a question of appropriate funding and allocation of benefits. These street individuals must acquire and inject illegal drugs somehow and somewhere, don't you see? Don't consider it exploitation of the unfortunate for the purposes of extortion by a self-appointed, publicly-funded group of people who obviously care about others more than you do. Consider it something else.

Posted by: Billy B. ByTown | 2006-02-22 12:39:17 PM

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