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New police crackdown spreads in Downtown Eastside generates protest

February 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Vancouver police brought out their 2009 business plan a few weeks ago, which was unusual in the numbers it attached to some of its efforts. Among them, police set a target of increasing ticketing for bylaw infractions in the Downtown Eastside by 20 per cent, ticketing for Safe Streets Act offences by 10 per cent, and stopping people randomly for street checks at four per block per officer per shift.

That sparked concern from various groups, as you can read in my Globe story here.

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