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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

What's fining people that need treatment going to achieve?

Safe Streets Act

"The vast majority of this behaviour is nuisance behaviour, fining people. I mean what is that going to achieve? The poor and drug-addicted need treatment and (or) housing – not tickets and fines." - Inspector Val Harrison of the Vancouver City Police CBC Vancouver ~ Police inspector pans Safe Streets Act

The Safe Streets Act was passed by the Campbell Liberal government last year after a similar private members bill was introduced by Vancouver Burrard MLA, Lorne Mayencourt.

see also: Release the 911 Tapes Lorne and this editorial from Xtra! West

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