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Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

SeaKingTacco

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I heard that Islett (did I spell it right) is going to run for mayor. If he wins, Victorians will be clamoring for Lisa to come back! LOL!
Isitt.

He is favoured by a very vocal minority of Victoria residents. If he were to become mayor, it would drive what little is left of Victoria into the ocean…
 

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I heard that Islett (did I spell it right) is going to run for mayor. If he wins, Victorians will be clamoring for Lisa to come back! LOL!

Yes he is, sadly:



And he has his own paradoy account on Twitter, which is awesome:

 

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At least he's not running for Mayor #countingourblessings

Isitt says he'll run again for Victoria council seat​


The controversial Victoria councillor has ruled out a run for mayor

People deserve the government they vote for.
 

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Because: Victoria...


Man not criminally responsible for randomly punching pregnant woman​


Brett Joseph Mountford, 33, was in a dream-like state when he attacked two women and assaulted a police officer on March 19, 2021, a judge found

A man who punched two women, one of them pregnant, and spat on a police officer in downtown Victoria last year has been found not criminally responsible because of a severe mental disorder.

Brett Joseph Mountford, 33, was convicted of assault causing bodily harm in connection with the attacks on the two women and assaulting a police officer on March 19, 2021.

Mountford punched a pregnant woman on Pandora Avenue, then, a little while later, struck another woman walking in the area near Johnson and Wharf streets. Later, he spat on the officer who arrested him.

“These assaults on the two women were completely random, entirely unprovoked and very frightening for them,” said Victoria provincial court Judge Christine Lowe.

 

daftandbarmy

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And again.... at what point do we request assistance from Judge Dredd?


Victim stabbed multiple times Thursday night in random attack on Pandora​


While Victoria police were dealing with the stabbing, an officer was approached by a man who raised a skateboard and swung it at the officer’s head

An individual sitting on a bench on Pandora Avenue Thursday night was stabbed multiple times in an apparent random attack after being verbally confronted by a stranger.

An individual sitting on a bench on Pandora Avenue Thursday night was stabbed multiple times in an apparent random attack after being verbally confronted by a stranger.

The victim was taken to hospital and appears to have non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

While Victoria police were dealing with the stabbing, a forensic officer was approached by a man who raised a skateboard and swung it at the officer’s head. The officer was able to fend off the attack and told the man he was under arrest.

The man tried to run off but two other nearby officers caught him. He was arrested and taken to police cells, where it was learned that he had an outstanding warrant with another police department.

The man was later released with future court dates.

Police were alerted to the stabbing after they were called just after 9:30 p.m. to a residence in the 1400-block of Harrison Street, which runs off Pandora Avenue parallel to Fernwood Road. They found Victoria firefighters were already there tending to the stabbing victim.

 

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And again.... at what point do we request assistance from Judge Dredd?


Victim stabbed multiple times Thursday night in random attack on Pandora​


While Victoria police were dealing with the stabbing, an officer was approached by a man who raised a skateboard and swung it at the officer’s head

An individual sitting on a bench on Pandora Avenue Thursday night was stabbed multiple times in an apparent random attack after being verbally confronted by a stranger.

An individual sitting on a bench on Pandora Avenue Thursday night was stabbed multiple times in an apparent random attack after being verbally confronted by a stranger.

The victim was taken to hospital and appears to have non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

While Victoria police were dealing with the stabbing, a forensic officer was approached by a man who raised a skateboard and swung it at the officer’s head. The officer was able to fend off the attack and told the man he was under arrest.

The man tried to run off but two other nearby officers caught him. He was arrested and taken to police cells, where it was learned that he had an outstanding warrant with another police department.

The man was later released with future court dates.

Police were alerted to the stabbing after they were called just after 9:30 p.m. to a residence in the 1400-block of Harrison Street, which runs off Pandora Avenue parallel to Fernwood Road. They found Victoria firefighters were already there tending to the stabbing victim.

Sounds like Victoria is starting to resemble Thunderdome.
 

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There isn't a Judge Dredd. What happens is vigilantism. Then the authorities push back. Then the people choose different elected authorities until they get ones who deal with the problem. There is no guarantee that the new elected officials won't be more "colourful" than some of the ones previewed in the past few years.
 

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Halloween comes early to these parts....


Blood trail leads police to injured person downtown​


Officers were initially called to a bus stop in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road after a passerby spotted a large pool of blood


A trail of blood led officers to a person in “significant medical and mental-health distress” after an hours-long search Saturday, say Victoria police.
The incident began about 8:45 a.m. when officers were called to a bus stop in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road after a passerby spotted a large pool of blood.

Officers discovered a trail of blood that extended through the neighbourhood and were concerned that someone could be seriously injured.

After checking with hospitals, they began an extensive search, following a blood trail that extended over two kilometres through Esquimalt, Victoria West and the downtown area. Bloody clothing was located at one site.

An officer from the department’s Esquimalt division found surveillance footage showing a person in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road with an untreated injury that they appeared to be ignoring. The person was seen leaving a pool of blood behind.

A photograph of the individual was distributed to other officers, and within minutes, an officer in downtown Victoria spotted someone who seemed to be a match.

The individual, who was still bleeding and in psychological difficulty, refused medical treatment, and was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.

Police said the injuries are believed to be due to a medical condition and not criminal in nature.

 

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Halloween comes early to these parts....


Blood trail leads police to injured person downtown​


Officers were initially called to a bus stop in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road after a passerby spotted a large pool of blood


A trail of blood led officers to a person in “significant medical and mental-health distress” after an hours-long search Saturday, say Victoria police.
The incident began about 8:45 a.m. when officers were called to a bus stop in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road after a passerby spotted a large pool of blood.

Officers discovered a trail of blood that extended through the neighbourhood and were concerned that someone could be seriously injured.

After checking with hospitals, they began an extensive search, following a blood trail that extended over two kilometres through Esquimalt, Victoria West and the downtown area. Bloody clothing was located at one site.

An officer from the department’s Esquimalt division found surveillance footage showing a person in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road with an untreated injury that they appeared to be ignoring. The person was seen leaving a pool of blood behind.

A photograph of the individual was distributed to other officers, and within minutes, an officer in downtown Victoria spotted someone who seemed to be a match.

The individual, who was still bleeding and in psychological difficulty, refused medical treatment, and was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.

Police said the injuries are believed to be due to a medical condition and not criminal in nature.


Lovely...that was a fair hike for someone bleeding.
 

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There isn't a Judge Dredd. What happens is vigilantism. Then the authorities push back. Then the people choose different elected authorities until they get ones who deal with the problem. There is no guarantee that the new elected officials won't be more "colourful" than some of the ones previewed in the past few years.
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Basing it on what I see here in Manitoba
The new bridge makes a great (loud) speaker's corner ;)



He had a megaphone,did he actually have anything to say seems to be one question.?
 

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Basing it on what I see here in Manitoba
He had a megaphone,did he actually have anything to say seems to be one question.?

I couldn't make out what he was saying from the video clip. In Victoria, on that bridge, the main concern would be if he was going to jump or not.

Having been stuck in bridge related traffic jams there before, I'm sure there were frustrated drivers urging him to do so...
 

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Because: Victoria...


Man not criminally responsible for randomly punching pregnant woman​


Brett Joseph Mountford, 33, was in a dream-like state when he attacked two women and assaulted a police officer on March 19, 2021, a judge found

A man who punched two women, one of them pregnant, and spat on a police officer in downtown Victoria last year has been found not criminally responsible because of a severe mental disorder.

Brett Joseph Mountford, 33, was convicted of assault causing bodily harm in connection with the attacks on the two women and assaulting a police officer on March 19, 2021.

Mountford punched a pregnant woman on Pandora Avenue, then, a little while later, struck another woman walking in the area near Johnson and Wharf streets. Later, he spat on the officer who arrested him.

“These assaults on the two women were completely random, entirely unprovoked and very frightening for them,” said Victoria provincial court Judge Christine Lowe.

SO is this mentally ill person in a psych ward now? Never mind I read the article. Meth AND schizophrenia!

A great combination.
 

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SO is this mentally ill person in a psych ward now? Never mind I read the article. Meth AND schizophrenia!

A great combination.

This is the first time he's come out with this, of which I approve.


Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others​


Public confidence in the justice system has to be restored, the chief says



Victoria Police Chief Del Manak says he supports involuntary custodial care for people struggling with substance abuse and mental illness who are at high risk of harming others, as recommended by a health researcher and former deputy police chief this week.
“We have to stop kidding ourselves. It’s not working.

“When are we going to admit that some people just can’t stop and no amount of hoping is going to change that?” Manak said Friday.
“As a police chief, I’ve strongly advocated for enhanced care for addicted and mentally ill people for a number of years. What we need are treatment facilities to respond to the needs and legislation to treat people involuntarily.”

The chief’s comments come in the wake of a report commissioned by B.C.’s attorney general and public safety minister to address concerns about repeat offenders and the increase in random, violent-stranger attacks.

and former Vancouver deputy police chief Doug LePard were released by the government Wednesday. Their full 150-page report is expected later this month.


 

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This is the first time he's come out with this, of which I approve.


Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others​


Public confidence in the justice system has to be restored, the chief says



Victoria Police Chief Del Manak says he supports involuntary custodial care for people struggling with substance abuse and mental illness who are at high risk of harming others, as recommended by a health researcher and former deputy police chief this week.
“We have to stop kidding ourselves. It’s not working.

“When are we going to admit that some people just can’t stop and no amount of hoping is going to change that?” Manak said Friday.
“As a police chief, I’ve strongly advocated for enhanced care for addicted and mentally ill people for a number of years. What we need are treatment facilities to respond to the needs and legislation to treat people involuntarily.”

The chief’s comments come in the wake of a report commissioned by B.C.’s attorney general and public safety minister to address concerns about repeat offenders and the increase in random, violent-stranger attacks.

and former Vancouver deputy police chief Doug LePard were released by the government Wednesday. Their full 150-page report is expected later this month.


Where's the woke Victoria based version of this site (army.ca that is) so I can watch their brains explode over this announcement?
 

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Where's the woke Victoria based version of this site (army.ca that is) so I can watch their brains explode over this announcement?

It's OK, the (probably) new Premier is a big fan too:

BC NDP frontrunner David Eby proposes involuntary treatment for multiple overdose patients​




 
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