Monday, July 30, 2007
A maniac is driving along Marine Drive in West Vancouver at 10:30 in the morning with his kids in the car. He has a blood alcohol level of 3.3, which is a) 4 times the legal limit, and b) enough to embalm the hardiest among us.
The police will not release the name of this fool and public menace. Why?
"We are going to great lengths to protect the identity of the children."
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
The children are already deeply harmed by having a drunk for a father.
Publishing this man's name and foto might....might!...just shame him into sobriety. It is not a given, but it has worked for some others in the past.
By shielding this puke from public scrutiny, the police are ENABLING his chronic bad behaviour.
Doesn't anybody in charge know the mechanics of addiction?
Pull the covers on this guy and let him suffer. He is on the way to killing me and you and his kids and himself. By protecting him, you are NOT protecting me and his children. You are putting us all in harm's way.
David Hahn, the CEO of BC Ferries, would like to see the lunatic who called in a bomb threat on Sunday caught and sent to jail for ever.
Clearly, Mr. Hahn, an American, who for all we know still carries and American passport, has much to learn about local jurisprudence.
Here is your lesson for today, Dave...if I may call you Dave.
If and when this sucker is ever found, his legal aid lawyer will have him off and out in a nonce, successfully arguing that the a-hole's Charter Rights allow him to practice his stand-up comedy routines from any pay phone in the land and using any funny accent he chooses.
Posted by David Berner at 9:13 AM
This is a perfect example of how headlines can be misleading.
You thought, perhaps, that I was going to give you some juicy scandal about an elected official on drugs.
I just thought when the union is calling negotiations with the City "twilight zone," it might be a good time to remind you all what Mayor Sam Sullivan has said many times in public and private about Coca-Cola.
The Nutty Mayor reminds us whenever he can create the opportunity that in its original formulation, Coca-Cola contained cocaine in some small measure. He then goes on to suggest that the coke in coke should be returned because it would "help us all take the edge off."
This is, of course, the home-spun language of the addict.
And you wonder why the guy who starts his day with a shot of whiskey wants to give pills to teen-age addict prostitutes.
Posted by David Berner at 9:03 AM