Sunday, December 16, 2018

Targeted shooting in south Vancouver

CBC is reporting that "A man in his 30s has been injured in what Vancouver police describe as a targeted shooting in south Vancouver on Saturday. Around 5 p.m. PT Saturday, police say shots were fired near East 53rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street. After responding to the area, officers found the victim, who had gunshot wounds. Police say he was rushed to hospital with undetermined injuries. Officers say no arrests have been made."

Let's hope it wasn't Damion Ryan who hid his face at Chad's funeral. The Cub Pack sucks.

The BC Gang Task Force held a memorial for their fallen comrade yesterday.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Post Media continues to push the LRT Fraud

Well the Post Media Propaganda is still flogging a dead horse. Harold Munro's cheap tabloid of corporate trash is reporting that "Members of TransLink’s Mayors’ Council voted to have staff begin planning for a SkyTrain project down Fraser Highway." Three cheers. "Last month the council, at the request of the City of Surrey, suspended work on the planned $1.65-billion light rail line, which was fully funded by three levels of government."

So now, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie claims Surrey taxpayers should pay back the money spent on LRT pre construction. Malcolm Brodie can go f*ck himself. You can't con a con. We live here. We know what was done and what wasn't done. They didn't do any LRT pre construction work. That is a lie. The only thing they did was rip up a salmon spawning creek at Bear Creek Park under King George Highway and fortify it so it will be able to hold the weight of an LRT. The work is still needed for when we run Sky train to Newton so nothing was for naught.

The only other "Pre construction" work on the LRT was revamping the underground water pipes at 104th Avenue and 148th Street. That really didn't have anything to do with the LRT and was work needed anyways. Widening 105th Avenue between 148th Street and 150th street was also included in the LRT costs but it had nothing to do with the LRT so we're all good. There is no pre construction LRT bill. If anything Linda Hepner and Surrey First need to be sued civilly for any outstanding funds for proceeding with a project they knew the residents opposed.

Malcolm Brodie was the clown who tried to introduce English only signs in Richmond of all places. Give your head a shake. Maybe he should repay those court costs out of his own pocket.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bob Paulson calls for a public inquiry into his bogus fishing trip with the Friends of Craig Callen

Sorry but this one is too much for me to stomach. I'm not a fan of Doug Ford but Bob Paulson's dirty politics is just too hypocritical for me to let slide by unnoticed.

The Globe and Mail is reporting that FORMER RCMP Police Commissioner Bob Paulson who failed to address sexual harassment within the force and within his own office is now claiming that there are reasonable concerns about the appointment of Veteran Toronto Police Chief Ron Taverner as the next commissioner for the Ontario Provincial Police and that an independent inquiry should be conducted to preserve the integrity of the force.

AYFKM? How about a public inquiry into Bob Paulson's bogus fishing trip on Pitt Lake with Crag Callen, Bill Fordy and some of the Friends of Craig Callen aka the FOCCers.

What seems to be the real concern here? Ron Taverner has experience investigating organized crime, something the RCMP has absolutely no desire to do. Bob Paulson admitted in his exit interview that he personally took almost every officer investigating organized crime off of organized crime and put them on the RCMP Terrorist Creation Task Force that loses a billion dollars from it's budget every year. Perhaps we should have a public inquiry into that task force's budget and Bob Paulson's refusal to confront sexual harassment within the RCMP. Perhaps we should also have a public inquiry into his mishandling of the Diane Rock file. Just sayin' yo.

Ron Taverner was the former police chief for Toronto. He is qualified for the position as commissioner for the Ontario Provincial Police. Someone from the RCMP is not. The fact that Doug Ford who is from Toronto knows him is simply not relevant.

Surrey RCMP seize 6 kilos of crystal meth

BC Local News is reporting that Surrey RCMP seized six kilograms of methamphetamine when they executed search warrants on Nov. 29 on two different units at a storage units in the 7200-block of 132nd Street." That is significant. No arrests have been made. That is unfortunate.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Vancouver mayor targets housing and opioids

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the new mayor of Vancouver states "“The number one thing we were all elected on was housing. And I think people need to see results,” said Stewart, who campaigned on a plan to build 85,000 new homes over the next decade, most of which would be non-profit or purpose-built rental units."

"But in addition to supportive housing for those in the most dire need, Stewart said, the city must also accelerate approval and construction of rental homes, especially units targeted for families earning incomes between $30,000 and $80,000. “That is one of the key tests, and that is what people really want,” he said, “to get this rental housing built.”

Very true. To combat the housing crisis in Metro Vancouver we need to build more rental units.

"Second, Stewart wants to see the rate of overdose deaths decrease." I think we all want that. It's just that we are in complete disagreement on how to go about it. What we are doing is not working. Vancouver has the most lax drug laws in the country yet we have the highest drug overdose rate. That correlation is no coincidence. It has become criminal culpability.

I'm not going to launch a left versus right debate. I'm going to appeal for common sense and real social justice. Helping people kill themselves at an unprecedented rate is not doing anyone any favors. There are Four Pillars not one. Harm prevention has become harm promotion.

We need to implement all four pillars not just one. That is in everyone's best interest. First is enforcement. We must enforce the law. If a drug dealer sells someone heroin, cocaine or crack, and it's laced with Fentanyl, we need to arrest that drug dealer for breaking the law. Failing to do that is complete insanity. We need to target the predatory drug dealers not the addicts.

The next is Treatment. We need to make treatment available for those who want it and we need to encourage people to seek treatment instead of avoiding it. Portugal's drug policy included mandatory treatment for addicts. I'm not saying we should go to that extreme but I am saying we should encourage people to seek treatment because right now we aren't. Right now we are encouraging addiction and thereby supporting overdoses. We need to stop doing that.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Game comes to Vancouver January 12th

604 Now is reporting that "One of rap’s heaviest hitters is coming to Vancouver this winter. Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, will be performing at the Harbour Event Centre on Saturday, January 12th, 2019. He is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene and for being one of Dr. Dre’s signees under Aftermath Records."

The Game, famous for G-Unot as well as 300 bars and running is a legend. When my daughter was young we were all about G Unot. She wanted the Game's running shoes called Hurricane because it had a map of Compton on the tread. Brazil and Wimbledon yo.

Bad Blood, a dramatization of organized crime in Montreal is now on Netflix

Season one of Bad Blood a TV series on Vito Rizzuto in Montreal is now on Netflix.

Friday, December 7, 2018

UN Associate gunned down in Mexico

Kim Bolan is reporting that the police say a UN Associate was gunned down in Mexico Wednesday afternoon. Two Hells Angels associates were gunned down in Mexico earlier this summer. Robby Alkhalil's brother Nabil Alkhalil who sold drugs for the Hells Angels and Larry Amero was killed in August along with Guiseppe Bugge who police say is a Hells Angels associate. The police say.... the police say.... We know what the police say and we know who speaks for the police. We want to know what the police don't say and who will speak to that.

Khalil Alkhalil was shot dead in Surrey back in 2001 over a drug debt when he was 19. Mahmound Alkhalil was shot dead in the Loft six shooting back in 2003 when he was also 19. Nabil Alkhalil was shot dead last August and Robby Alkhalil, Larry Amero's drug dealing pal, is on trial for murder. Not a very good prognosis for the Alkhalil family.

Larry Amero's friends tend to get shot: Randy Naicker, Jonathan Bacon and Jeremy Bettan.

Damion Ryan is hiding his face now so he doesn't get shot:

Surrey Launches Bar Watch

The Surrey Now Leader is reporting that "Police and bar/restaurant operators in Surrey are launching an Inadmissible Patrons Program, or IPP, in an effort to further support public safety and deter individuals who are associated to violent crime from being in Surrey.”

So does that mean Randy Jones isn't allowed in Shakerz any more? That would be poetic justice. When is he getting extradited anyways? The Hells Angels sold cocaine out of the Dell Hotel

Does that mean the Cub pack isn't allowed in Panchos any more?

Bag of Hells Angels firearms found in Surrey

Post Media Propaganda opposes fiscal responsibility

Doug McCallum supports fiscal responsibility and so do I. He said he was dismayed by the City's $514 million debt and the Surrey Now Leader launched an attack campaign on fiscal responsibility saying Surrey's debt was within the legal limit. No one said it wasn't. Money Mart charges obscene interest that's within the legal limit. It's still bad business to use them.

Then the front page news called McCallum a liar stating Surrey's debt is $267 million not $514 million. After the dust settled the Vancouver Sun / Province admitted that the $514 million figure was correct if you included Surrey First's five year tax and spend plan which McCallum thankfully just cut. The full scale assault on fiscal responsibility is straight out of the twlight zone.

We need to live within our means. That is common sense. Wasting tax dollars on interest is bad business. Balancing the budget is what Doug McCallum was elected to do. Dianne Watts, Linda Hepner and Tom Gill were on the wrong track. It's time to set the record straight.

Post Media News owns the Vancouver Sun, Province as well as the Surrey Now Leader. Their reporting is clearly biased. Their support of fiscal irresponsibility is in support of their corporate advertisers who get rich off of tax dollars. Corporate Communism seeks to enslave consumers with taxes paying down unnecessary debt. Post Media News isn't worth lining the bottom of a bird cage with. The public need to find alternate news sources.