New Policing Strategy Announced in Vancouver

Leave drugs users alone, save on paperwork


The Vancouver Police Department is proposing a change to its drug strategy in the city’s Downtown Eastside. The new plan, announced yesterday, calls for seizing drugs, but not prosecuting low-level offenders in the city’s notorious core-area neighbourhood. By avoiding mountains of paperwork, police say they’ll keep more cops on the beat, tackling street disorder.

Vancouver Sun

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New Policing Strategy Announced in Vancouver

  1. It’s a good start. Now they need to develop a plan to provide options that will steer them away from the self-inflicted harm and towards becoming productive citizens. Ignoring them will not make the problem go away.

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