On Wednesday December 4 the Vancouver Harm Reduction Club was busted. Westill don’t have all the details, so what follows is pretty much all weknow so far. I’ll follow this with another post which will have a recentGlobe & Mail story about the Club.
I hope list members can contact the Globe and Mail and Vancouver paperswith letters of support for the Harm Reduction Club. As usual, don’t forgetto include your name, mailing address and daytime phone number. Please ccme a copy of any letters you send.
Globe & Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVancouver Province: email@example.comVancouver Sun: firstname.lastname@example.orgVancouver Echo: email@example.comNorth Shore News: firstname.lastname@example.orgWestender: email@example.comTerminal City firstname.lastname@example.org
Harm Comes to the Harm Reduction Club
The Vancouver Police have decided to spread the badwill and raid the
Malmo-Levine was at the
At the same time as the police were raiding the club, 3 young teenagers armed withhandguns robbed a jewelry store in Vancouver. Police were not present.
By raiding the club,Vancouver police have shown their priorities in fighting crime; non-violentbusinesspersons are more of a threat to society than armedtheives. This is a backward policy, and the noble Vancouver PoliceDepartment should be ashamed of their behavior.
From their website, their self-proclaimed function:
The Vancouver Police Department builds bridges and partnerships with each community, that togetherwe may improve the quality of life and sense of safety for us all, ensuring peace and security througha sensitive, caring and creative police service.
The department has just burned their bridge with Vancouver’s cannabis community, while neglecting to ensure the safety of the rest of the city.
More details should be forthcoming. The HRC is holding a meeting todecide the immediate future of the service.
Email the Vancouver Police Department at email@example.com, phone (604)665-3535, or fax (604)257-3716. Messages and memberships for the Harm Reduction Club should go to (604)253-6357, email David Malmo-Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org, but expect adelay to your email response.
Dana Larsen email@example.com
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