Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RCMP want tent on Wreck Beach



This is the perfect example of everything that is wrong with the RCMP. Front page of today's Vancouver Province is an article about how the RCMP intends on pitching a collapsible tent each afternoon on wreck Beach from the May long weekend to Labour Day as a public-safety measure. A nudist beach. No other beach in Vancouver just on Wreck beach. The biggest tragedy is the fact that they can't even see how totally unappropriated this is.

What are they going to do have Jim Brown and Don Ray patrol that beat? Talk about creepy. How does this help overcome the RCMP's bad image of perverts and sexual harassment? Patrolling a beach? How about patrolling a high crime area like the DTES? Why don't they set their little tent up in Newton or Whalley where the crime is, not to spy on and creep out the general public on a nudist beach. Is there any hope left for the RCMP? I don't know where to begin.

The day after another shooting fatality in Surrey Bill Fordy says he's doing everything he can to make Surrey safe. He forgot one thing: TRANSFER. If he transferred out of Surrey that would make it a lot more safe. Then whoever replaces him can start addressing the drug realted crime in the big red circles on the map. In Surrey you're allowed to sell crack. You just can't jay walk.

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  1. Ah yes, "public safety". :smirk:

    Members assigned to this detail will be allowed to wear only boots and gun belt.....

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  3. Yeah just like Jim Brown. Only wearing his RCMP boots. That is nasty. No one wants to see that.

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  4. I would say this is unbelievable, but sadly ...

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  5. Agent: I know it was a slow news day, and this is fluff, but probably you should answer your own question regarding 'why the RCMP would not be patrolling the Downtown East Side'. For assistance, please call the VPD hotline.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that although the City of Vancouver has it's own municipal force, there's nothing stopping the RCMP from patrolling anywhere they want, being a federal police force and all......might be interesting to have some competition for our law enforcement dollar.....

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  6. Speaking of which, what on earth is with that big steel fence blocking the public entrance to the police station on Main Street in East Van? The extremes are absolutely bizarre.

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  7. Your an idiot.312 main has been closed for a long time. An ill informed loudmouth what a shitty combination

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  8. 312 main has been closed? That's even worse. I guess by closing the community police station in the DTES that will somehow help prevent sex trade workers from being murdered. Either that or it will simply reduce reported crime stats: http://svcpc.com/2011/02/vpd-312-main-street-is-moving/

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    1. The only thing thats going to stop "sex trade workers" from being murdered is if all growen up people somehow start taking responsability for their own behavior. The "working girls" need to accept that nobody but themselve's force them to keep on selling themselve's for a living, not even the evil pimps one always reads about. And the paying customers have to understand that without them there is no prostitution. It's a two way street of acting properly and no amount of bs is going to change that.

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  9. It will certainly prevent the embarrassment of drug dealers openly doing business on the corner of Main and Hastings, right in front of The Carnegie Center and right across the street from the police station. Putting two officers on that corner didn't accomplish any more than forcing business to be done in the alley behind the building. If there was a better illustration of VPD's impotence in the face of massive drug trafficking, I never saw it. I've no doubt VPD would arrest every dealer they could find if there was actually the space to incarcerate them all, but there is not, and that's not the whole answer anyway. Eradicating organized crime would be a much more productive focus.

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  10. The open drug market right outside the police station at the Carnegie Center was always a bit of an embarrassment. Instead of arresting the crack dealers their solution was to move the police station. Wonderful. The New York model involves arresting the crack dealers not letting them have full control of the streets.

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