Aug 04 2007

Police arrest scumbag, citizens rejoice

Now we just have to wait for the Anti-Poverty Committee to denounce the cops as militarist thugs bent on denying panhandlers their civil rights.

Still, most Vancouverites are certainly looking at the world with a slightly less pessimistic eye tonight. The vicious jerk who beat up the old man in the church so that he could help himself to a more generous “donation” is now in police custody, charged with robbery.

As reported widely in local and national media, the 79-year old victim was in the process of giving the panhandler five dollars for the fifth consecutive day when he was pushed to the ground and robbed by the ungrateful dickhead.

Meanwhile, the Mayor’s latest boilerplate about the need to deal with the root causes of panhandling as well as the continued need for law enforcement seem a bit, well… lame.

Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt ought to get kudos for asking the obvious: “Why is that that person gets to stay on the steps of that church and harass the parishioners? … Where the heck are the police? They should have been dealing with this months ago.”

Years ago, actually.

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2 Responses to “Police arrest scumbag, citizens rejoice”

  1. on 04 Aug 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Since just about everything Sam Sullivan has done since becoming Mayor has been “lame” the civil city initiative shouldn’t be a surprise that it, too, is lame.

    This arrest is long overdue. At least this time there is perhaps enough evidence for a conviction as well. Given the courts’ “perpetrator as victim” mentality, though, I wouldn’t be surprised at a dismissal. Disgusted, yes … but not surprised.

  2. on 04 Aug 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Tango Juliette sez:

    If only those “Safe Injection Sites” were somewhat closer to the “Safe Funds Acquisition Districts” with far easier access to the Liberally-financed “Safe Narcotics Procurement Venues” maybe, just maybe, the geriatric and benevolent good samaritan might have been spared this embarassing inconvenience.

    Of bloody course this was going to happen! It will continue to happen, until illegal access to controlled narcotics is managed through law-enforcement.

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