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PSA: Forum on Olympic policing and security

March 23, 2009

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From Pivot Legal Society: Forum on Olympic policing and security The VPD, the RCMP and the City of Vancouver will speak at a public information session on how Olympic security measures will affect the Downtown Eastside hosted by Pivot Legal Society, this Thursday. The free forum, at the Strathcona Community Centre, will include a question/answer […]

how cheap is life?

August 10, 2007

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To murderer Geraldine Beasley of 2500 block of Victory Parkway, even the phantom of an imaginary quarter she might give away was worth more to her than the life of 44 year old Donald Francis. He asked her for a quarter. She shot him dead. Donald Francis, who police believe was homeless, stood outside a […]

silent beats

May 17, 2007

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Sorry, dialup users, it’s another YouTube. This one is silent beats, a student film which won the Princess Grace Award. It’s a beautiful piece about first impressions and assumptions, something like David Bowie’s I’m Afraid of Americans. Video over the jump. community wikipage :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

a life of crime

May 2, 2007

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Shoplifting. It’s not the worst crime in the world, but as a lifestyle┬áchoice, it sucks ass pretty hard. Here, in his own words, is what the life of a professional shoplifter looks like. I am not your typical shoplifter. I look respectable. I dress cleanly and smartly, wear glasses and am in my early 40s. […]