Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Three Shootings in East Vancouver

Global is reporting that "Vancouver police are pledging more boots on the ground in the Downtown Eastside following a trio of shootings in just 15 hours. The first shooting, Sunday around 4 p.m. near Hastings Street and Dunlevy Avenue, left a 50-year-old Surrey man with serious injuries, police said."

"A few hours later, a shooting near the International Village Mall at Pender and Abbot streets left a 28-year-old Langley man and a 25-year-old Surrey man with serious injuries, according to police."

"Then, around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, a Global News crew reporting in the DTES heard the third shooting and called 911 when they saw a man with a handgun flee. That shooting injured a 50-year-old man."

The DTES is a toilet. The tents at Oppenheimer park aren't the problem, the government's drug promotion is. The Four Pillars program has four pillars not just one. The government has turned harm reduction into harm promotion because they have abandoned the other three pillars of Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention. Now they don't prevent anything they just promote addiction. You want the Portugal model? Then implement mandatory treatment. That is the Portugal model. I support the New York model which succeeded because of Enforcement.

Wherever you let drugs be sold and used publicly, violent crime in that area skyrockets.

Enforce the law. Arrest the drug dealers. That saves lives and reduces crime.

Failure to do that is criminal culpability in the crime and violence.


  1. Sadly, the DTES has been that way for decades.

    Every person there is a human being and as such deserves the care and respect each unique person does.

    They need effective help, as you state, not just supervised self-suicide injection sites.

    Interventions need to be evidence based.

    I have long believed the best method would be to remove these victims from their environment and educate them in a remote location to allow them to detox, stay away from their negative influences and build life skills and resilience training.

    If I could ever get funding and approval for the mandate, I'd do that in an heartbeat.

    1. Yes, removing addicts from that environment is crucial to their success at rehab. We used to volunteer at Harbour light Food line in East Van. We'd get to know the guys working there who were part of the rehab program and say where's so and so? Oh he fell off the wagon they'd say. They were back on the drugs. Very sad.

      Getting off drugs in the DTES is very hard because it's all around you everywhere. In Surrey the drug dealers target rehab to get more customers. That is dirty. If they are trying to get clean, leave them the f*ck alone.

  2. https://theprovince.com/news/crime/vancouver-man-arrested-in-connection-with-musqueam-stabbing
    Same person Redd Alert member

    1. Redd Alert you say. Interesting, thanks. Redd Alert took back the drug dealers in the DTES for the HAs. Then they killed Glen Nelson's wife:

    2. Is that a RA for Redd Alert tattoo:


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