Friday, April 21, 2006
Vancouver mayor to drug addicts: "there is no hope for you!"
Is this to become the Canadian approach to reducing crime:
making it a government-run program?
My morning paper declares it is the attitude of one Canadian: Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan.
Provide drugs to addicts, mayor says
I hold out one thin reed of hope: that, as often is the case these days with our "official" sources of news, maybe the mayor's comments are being slanted so as to sucker readers like me into reading the actual article. This quote from the piece, suggests some yellow journalism at play in order to make for more eye-grabbing headlines: "Mayor Sam Sullivan says he's willing to risk his political career to bring in a program to provide drugs or drug substitutes for addicts in an effort to protect victimized women in the Downtown Eastside and deal with Vancouver's social-disorder problems by the 2010 Olympics." [emphasis added]