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#23941 dasmo

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Posted 14 August 2022 - 07:47 AM

Looks like the missing middle fully executed….

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 03:29 AM

Police are urging people living in a tent encampment in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to be vigilant after someone distributed threatening flyers in the area over the weekend.

 

A statement from Vancouver police says they’ve launched an investigation to identify who is responsible for the flyers that threatened to burn down tents with gasoline and propane if residents don’t leave the encampment along Hastings Street within a week.

 

Police say the flyers also included threats against a supervised drug-injection site.

 

Sgt. Steve Addison says in the statement police are asking people to report suspicious activity, and anyone with information about the flyers is asked to call them.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ice-say-5701400



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 05:32 AM

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 05:52 AM

^^^^ I think I spotted Mel Gibson.



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 09:55 AM

Residents in a Portland neighborhood are resorting to selling their homes and moving due to homeless encampments right outside their front doors.

"It’s a little scary because I know there is mental illness and that concerns me," one North Portland resident Maria Inocencio told KGW8.

Residents of North Portland said at least three families on one street have left in recent days due to the homeless camps, and KGW8 reported seeing for sale signs up and down streets.

"I would say the migration to the suburbs, I’ve seen quite a bit in the last two years," real estate broker Lauren Iaquinta said. "Most people don’t want to have to worry about if they can leave their car parked in their driveway overnight without maybe having it broken into. It’s a pretty testy subject."

Iaquinta said she now studies neighborhoods to see if there are homeless camps in a given area while working with potential buyers.

"It’s neighborhood by neighborhood. You can be driving through North Portland and you’re in this lovely area where there’s no issues, and then you can make a turn around the corner and have homeless camps there. It’s kind of sad. I’ve been doing this for 10 years here in Portland and it’s changed quite a bit," she said.

https://www.foxnews....ly-dire-straits

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 August 2022 - 09:56 AM.


#23946 dasmo

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 10:59 AM

That’s one way to make way for the missing middle.

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 11:48 AM

Seattle:



Last week when I wrote about the ongoing fallout from the street mayhem in the police beat known as “Mary 3,” a 10-block cube in downtown Seattle, I heard from other denizens of that core neighborhood that the fallout may not be over.

“My headquarters is in ‘Mary 3,’ ” writes Mark Mason. “My employees are reluctant to come to our offices … they are afraid to take public transportation. If the problems are not addressed, we also will have to consider moving our headquarters out of the city where we have been for over 100 years.”

Mason is the CEO of HomeStreet Bank — a 950-employee firm that’s spread over eight floors of a 56-story skyscraper at Sixth and Union. It’s fair to say that losing them would be far more wounding for Seattle than the closure of a street-level Starbucks, or the Amazon Go that I wrote about.

His cautionary note is another way of saying: It’s real what’s happening down there.

I say that because a share of readers feel that my focus on crime this year has been akin to Fox News-style “poverty porn” — that I’m exaggerating fears in a blue city to make liberals, or liberal policy goals, look bad.

But both violent and property crimes really are up markedly — to the highest levels citywide in Seattle in more than two decades. Through July, property crime is up 25% compared with two years ago. Violent crime is rising still faster, up 35%. Shootings are up 100%.


https://www.seattlet...e-police/?amp=1

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 August 2022 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2022 - 12:08 PM

 

 

I’m exaggerating fears in a blue city to make liberals, or liberal policy goals, look bad

I am not sure any exaggeration is needed. The failed policy/goals speak for themselves.


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Posted 22 August 2022 - 06:39 PM

Classic bit of Nanaimo street life in the video, worth a watch. Easily applicable to YYJ etc:

 

https://www.cheknews...on-mentally-ill

 

 

 



#23950 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 06:45 PM

Classic bit of Nanaimo street life in the video, worth a watch. Easily applicable to YYJ etc:

 

https://www.cheknews...on-mentally-ill

 

And it's our tolerance for this kind of behaviour that lets it grow.

 

And of course the video at the end goes on to say this guy will not be coming downtown again.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 August 2022 - 06:46 PM.


#23951 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:06 PM

August 16th:

 

 

 

 

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People who live on Vancouver’s East Hastings Street are on edge after being targeted with flyers threatening to burn their tents and possessions if homeless people don’t leave the area in seven days.

 

People who live in tents below 138 E. Hastings St., a condo and social housing building near Hastings and Main, say they were showered with the hateful flyers on Sunday evening.

 

Trey Helten, the manager of the Overdose Prevention Society, said on Twitter that the same notices were thrown out of a car on East Hastings on the weekend.

Police say they have received reports of the notices and are investigating.

 

 

https://thetyee.ca/N...ntown-Eastside/



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Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:10 PM

Dozens of people have been left without a home after an apparent explosion sparked a fire between two buildings in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

 

Assistant Fire Chief Pierre Morin with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services says social services staff are trying to house at least 40 people from the single-room occupancy hotels.

 

Morin says the cause of the explosion is not known but it blew out a couple of windows before flames spread to the inside of the buildings.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ntown-eastside/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 August 2022 - 07:10 PM.


#23953 Nparker

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:25 PM

...Morin says the cause of the explosion is not known...

2 words: meth lab.



#23954 pontcanna

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Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:28 PM

Further to Nanaimo video above:

 
Assault on pregnant woman in Nanaimo renews debate on mentally ill

Aug. 22, 2022

The husband of a pregnant woman attacked in downtown Nanaimo earlier this month says the government needs to change how it deals with drug addicts and the mentally ill living on the streets.

It comes after his 37-year-old pregnant wife was assaulted with a brick on Aug. 8.
 
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Alex Sheaves

Alex Sheaves says he was waiting outside a Nanaimo bookstore on Commercial Street when he saw a mentally unstable person causing a commotion.

“He threw his coffee on a guy in a wheelchair that was crossing the crosswalk and then seeing me looking he stepped towards me and hit the guy on the patio, grabbed the guy’s mug and started throwing mugs at me,” Sheaves told CHEK News.

Then Sheaves’ 34-week pregnant wife walked out of the bookstore with their 4-year-old daughter. As they walked to their car, a man across the street picked up a paving brick.

“He threw the brick at my wife and hit my wife right in the belly, and the brick went down her two legs so she had been pretty scratched up and bruised up on the legs,” recalled Sheaves.
 
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-Aiden Tye was also captured on a recent video having daytime sex with a fellow on a park bench. Perhaps that's the other charge mentioned. He has 6 1/2 pages of CSO entries, almost all from Nanaimo.

Police arrested and charged Aiden Tye with two counts of assault, as well as exposure and committing a lewd act following another incident the day before the brick assault. Tye has a lengthy criminal record stemming back to 2005.

Sheaves’ interview with CHEK News was interrupted by another unstable man menacing a Nanaimo senior walking down the street, forcing him to call police.
 
 


#23955 Belleprincess

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Posted 23 August 2022 - 08:01 PM


Further to Nanaimo video above:

Assault on pregnant woman in Nanaimo renews debate on mentally ill

Aug. 22, 2022

The husband of a pregnant woman attacked in downtown Nanaimo earlier this month says the government needs to change how it deals with drug addicts and the mentally ill living on the streets.

It comes after his 37-year-old pregnant wife was assaulted with a brick on Aug. 8.


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Alex Sheaves

Alex Sheaves says he was waiting outside a Nanaimo bookstore on Commercial Street when he saw a mentally unstable person causing a commotion.

“He threw his coffee on a guy in a wheelchair that was crossing the crosswalk and then seeing me looking he stepped towards me and hit the guy on the patio, grabbed the guy’s mug and started throwing mugs at me,” Sheaves told CHEK News.

Then Sheaves’ 34-week pregnant wife walked out of the bookstore with their 4-year-old daughter. As they walked to their car, a man across the street picked up a paving brick.

“He threw the brick at my wife and hit my wife right in the belly, and the brick went down her two legs so she had been pretty scratched up and bruised up on the legs,” recalled Sheaves.


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-Aiden Tye was also captured on a recent video having daytime sex with a fellow on a park bench. Perhaps that's the other charge mentioned. He has 6 1/2 pages of CSO entries, almost all from Nanaimo.


Police arrested and charged Aiden Tye with two counts of assault, as well as exposure and committing a lewd act following another incident the day before the brick assault. Tye has a lengthy criminal record stemming back to 2005.

Sheaves’ interview with CHEK News was interrupted by another unstable man menacing a Nanaimo senior walking down the street, forcing him to call police.

More: https://www.cheknews...ly-ill-1079846/


This is why we need mental institutions.
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#23956 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 August 2022 - 02:44 AM

Thomasina Pidgeon is a Squamish resident who lives in a van and advocates for the community through the group, Vehicle Residents of Squamish.

According to Pidgeon, there's a distinction to be made between the longer-term vehicle residents and the tourists who pass through town, and she's unhappy that messes left by a few people are being blamed on the broader group.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...mayor-1.6561411

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 August 2022 - 02:45 AM.


#23957 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 05:12 AM

Find another spot for homeless camps

Why do we allow the homeless to squat anywhere they please on very expensive retail business storefronts?

 

Homelessness is a problem, but it shouldn’t affect the taxpaying ­businesses in the area. Why are we creating a ­downtown slum? We have one problem (homelessness) and create another by destroying retail establishments and negatively affecting tourism.

 

Sure, the homeless need somewhere to live, just not in the most expensive location in the entire city.

 

Let’s move these unfortunates to the cheapest location in the area. Are we creating a slum? Yes, at least it is not affecting the retail/ tourist industry. Let’s deal with one problem, not two.

 

There are plenty of organizations that will travel to this location and provide food, clothing, etc. Allowing these people to destroy the downtown is insanity.

 

https://www.timescol...u-wants-5747514

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 05:15 AM

The SJWs are going to lose their **** over that letter.
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Posted 27 August 2022 - 07:52 PM

didn't he get the memo? homeless people have rights... they are allowed to live anywhere they want to, and make as big of a mess as possible.. even in downtown cores and blocking buildings, and in all the parks... unless us housed folk... we have rules to follow


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#23960 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 August 2022 - 04:00 PM

A novel but highly controversial idea that is being seriously considered by the City of Los Angeles would mandate all hotels within the jurisdiction to open up vacant hotel rooms to house the homeless on a nightly basis. This would apply to all hotels — everything from one- and two-star motels to five-star properties.

 

Earlier this month, Los Angeles City Council punted the final decision on the “Los Angeles Responsible Hotel Ordinance” to March 2024, when residents in the city will vote in a referendum question added to their civic election ballot.

 

If approved, hotels would have to report to the municipal government by 2 pm daily on the number of vacant rooms they have for the night. All nightly stay costs would be fully covered by the municipal government at market rate, and hotels would accept vouchers to stay in the vacant rooms.

 

Hotel operators would also be required to provide monthly reporting to the City on the number of rooms occupied and unoccupied, and the total number of rooms available for guests on each date during the preceding month.

 

 

 

https://dailyhive.co...omeless-housing


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 August 2022 - 04:01 PM.


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