Local 3570

Local 3570


Police warn against doing what Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt


 
Vigilante action against aggressive panhandlers is the wrong solution,
 "It's a matter of safety...It doesn't make sense to be confronting these
 individuals. If you're fearful of them, or if they're making threatening
 remarks or gestures, just walk away, call the police, call 911, and we'll
 do our best to get there." - Const. Howard Chow, Vancouver Police as
 reported in the Vancouver Sun today
 
 
Police chastise Vancouver-Burrard Liberal MLA Mayencourt
 
 
"Little sister, don't you
 Little sister, don't you
 Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
 Then say it's very nice
 And then you run
 Little s Do what your big sister done"
 words & music by doc pomus - mort shuman
 
Vigilante action against aggressive panhandlers is the wrong solution,
 police say. "It's a matter of safety," . "It doesn't make sense to be
 confronting these individuals. If you're fearful of them, or if they're
 making threatening remarks or gestures, just walk away, call the police,
 call 911, and we'll do our best to get there." - Const. Howard Chow,
 Vancouver Police as reported in the Vancouver Sun today
 Police are warning the public not to follow the example of
 Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt.
 Mayencourt, the Liberal who initiated the Safe Streets legislation that
 outlaws aggressive panhandling and squeegee kids, is sporting a cut cheek
 after an altercation with a panhandler outside a cafe in his West End riding. 
Mayencourt is a desperate politician these days, grabbing anything he can
 to keep from falling any further behind the NDP in Vancouver-Burrard. Yo don't need to take a poll in this Vancouver riding to know Lorne Mayencourt
 is trailing NDP candidate Tim Stevenson. Ask people on the street or in the
 coffee shops what they think of the Liberal MLA and you get some strong
 reactions. Few people step up to defend him, most see him as ineffectual at
 best especially within the large gay community. 
After the Police advised the public against vigilante action, Mayencourt
 told the Vancouver Sun, "That's good advice." What else could Mayencourt
 say. He is wearing more than a cut to his face.
 
What is an aggressive panhandler according to Vancouver police. Const.
 Howard Chow told the Vancouver Sun ...
 
"It's somebody who's in your face, who doesn't permit you access, who's
 threatening, who may actually start pushing you or shoving you out of the
 way or preventing you from getting past."
 
More on Mayencourt's sad sad adventures here:
 
Citizen Lorne or Bully?
 Poor Bashing MLA, Mayencourt says he was bashed
 BC's Worst MLA
 Mayencourt on Jailing Street Kids
 Lorne does the streets with Cell Phone  
Rick Barnes lives and works in Kelowna and his left influenced opinions can
 be found on the web at Politics in BC. Rick is a contributing editor to PEJ
 News.   
 
  Al Rycroft, Senior Editor
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