A gang war has been raging on the streets in Vancouver and several other lower mainland communities. In the last two weeks we have had twelve shootings, a kidnapping and yesterday a questionable fatal fall from a balcony by a known gang associate. However on the downtown eastside, the poorest postal code in the country, where over 3,000 people are homeless and living on the streets the Vancouver Police Department (VPD)wants us to know that they are getting a handle on crime! Yes, indeed - The VPD have given out over one thousand tickets for jay walking and loitering. Amazing!
I don't know about anyone else, but I know that I sleep much more soundly here in Delta knowing that the homeless man that I passed sleeping on the park bench, while on my way back from that ski trip to Whistler, is going to get a ticket he cannot pay and be told he has to move to another city!
Please excuse my sarcasm - it comes from reading the stupidity reported in the newspapers!