Apr 09 2009
Vancouver’s gangstas are getting international attention. That got confirmed for me a few weeks back when my father-in-law called from Hong Kong to request that my wife and I keep indoors and away from windows for the foreseeable future.
Of course the upswing in violence in our Olympic city was too tasty an angle to ignore. On top of our relentless problems in the Downtown Eastside, we’re getting a bit of a black eye, here.
Interesting bit from Raincoaster, who notes that if you don’t want to get shot, you really ought to spend more time in the Downtown Eastside.
I believe an apt punishment for our Lower Mainland gangsta-losers would be to construct a reality show a la the Running Man, based around parachuting them into Brazilian favelas or the sketchier parts of LA County and seeing how they match up against the real deal.