Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Families Demand Justice Against Drug Dealers



The Vancouver Province is reporting that families of people who have died from fentanyl overdoses are upset the police are hiding information as to whether or not the drug dealer that sold the fentanyl to their child has been arrested or not. Repeated examples of solid evidence identifying the drug dealer selling the tainted drugs and still no arrests. That is indeed criminal.

Yet it goes far beyond that. December 22nd Crime City Surrey reported that they observed people buying drugs from a drug dealer as soon as they cashed their social assistance cheque then minute later passed out from a fentanyl overdose. The police know who the drug dealers selling the lethal drug but they refuse to arrest them. You can't get any more absurd than that. This is the root of the problem. It is a dereliction of duty and a breach of the Charter of Rights.

The National Post has run the article under the headline: "He killed my son. And for nothing to be done about it? Police should act on fentanyl dealer’s texts, families say."

10 comments:

  1. What can you tell me about ownership of the Sunnshine Coast Health Centre?

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    1. Not much. Google claims it is a Luxury Drug/Alcohol Rehab Center. That would imply to me that it is less likely to be a flophouse where addicts can get drugs like the ones here in Surrey. Awfully expensive.

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  2. They're hiding that information because the answer is.....

    No.

    I seriously don't know how some of those guys can look at themselves in the mirror, knowing they don't do their job and that people die because of that. But then those are the kind of cops they hire these days. No hard chargers, no mavericks, just conformists who don't step out of line so they can keep their job. Management is even worse.

    Down south it's a compliment to say about a guy, "he's the real police". I think you don't have any of those up there, just risk adverse conformists who spend more time enjoying the benefits of "membership" and patting themselves on the back for being cops. Pretty pathetic. You want the job done, you need the former, not the latter. I think most of these folks DGAF about anything but their paycheck and their career. If they can do some good along the way, OK, but they're not going to go hunting for it. And that's what you need. HUNTERS.

    Prove me wrong guys.....

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  3. It isn't the rank and file police officers who make the decisions regarding the arresting or non arresting of drug dealers. In the RCMP that would be the local commanders who take their orders from Ottawa and the A.G. in the province. The city of Vancouver, which has its own police dept. takes its orders from the chief of police who in turn is supervised by the board. that board is appointed by the provincial government.

    Once some one is arrested, it is up to the Crown to prosecute and that isn't going to be happening in this province any time soon. the Supreme court of Canada has ruled trials need to be held within 18 months. B.C. can't even make that time line for very serious crimes, hence do not expect any police to arrest drug dealers. They won't ever come to trial.

    police detachments could decide to simply do a "catch, confiscate, and release" program which would take the profit margin out of dealing. Haven't seen that either. You'd think the fent. dealers had lobbyists at the Premier's pay to play soirees, the ones you pay $10K to $25K per person to attend a wine and dine affair with the premier. We don't know who all goes, but its raised about $12M and the premier herself gets to skim up to $50K a year off of these soirees. You can figure the rest out yourself.

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    1. I'm not going to flog a dead horse here. The police need to arrest the dealers selling drugs laced with fentanyl. Failing to do so is criminally insane.

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  4. "It isn't the rank and file police officers who make the decisions regarding the arresting or non arresting of drug dealers".

    This would one of the more ignorant statements you've ever made on this blog. OK, probably the most. Wow.

    A police officer (even one in Canada) absolutely has the authority to arrest anyone caught violating the law. And while we're on that subject, even a citizen has the right to slap cuffs on someone and turn them over to the police. "Necessary force to effect an arrest". Not that I would advise doing that. But I did once when I lived up there. After 911 was called to get an officer to the scene, the first VPD guy there didn't even have a set of cuffs to put on the guy so I could get mine back, we had to wait for yet another officer. "I'm a K9 guy, I don't usually need them." Unbelievable. What kind of cop doesn't have at least one set of cuffs on his duty belt? I took a second look just to make sure he had his gun. Turned out I went to school with the guy years earlier, he was a dumb ass even back then.

    The tools are there, they're just not being used.

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    1. Although it is true individual officers can arrest anyone they observe committing a crime, I do think the police chief and the mayor set policing priorities. They are instructed to set up speed traps to fill ticket quotas so we are told.

      When Dianne Watts was mayor she put a huge emphasis on grow ops and spent a huge amount of tax dollars going after grow ops while doing absolutely nothing for dealers selling crack outside businesses.

      When Doug McCallum was mayor he cracked down on Surrey crack shacks. He worked with the city bylaw officers as well as the police and did an amazing job at addressing that plague which is very difficult to resolve. Different mayors have different priorities. Vancouver and Surrey both need new mayors.

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  5. Dennis Watson, I do believe we have agreed on two things: a new mayor for Vancouver and a new mayor for Surrey. (sort of like that clock which is correct at least twice a day)

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    1. Yes but we probably wouldn't agree on whch mayors should take their place.

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  6. that is true. that is why concenus building is so difficult and democracy is so imperfect but beats the alternative. Its also why blogs are a good thing. people get to view each other's opinions and sometimes learn from each other and work towards a consenus.

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