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Maritimesea
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posted 01 March 2008 02:54 PM      Profile for Maritimesea     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a fellow who lives in the next town from me here in the Valley, Nova Scotia who was just got evicted from his mobile home after a police investigation found there was illegal drug activity at the home.

The man was charged by police and his case is still pending before the court. He claims he was distributing clean needles to addicts and not dealing drugs.

So how did he get evicted from his home even though his guilt or innocence hasn't been proven in a court of law? The Safer communities act.

I was going to put this in the Nova Scotia forum but when I googled "safer communities act", I found this.

Almost word for word a similar legislation exists in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Yukon. As well I found this, which means we you may see a version of this law in your province before long.

Alot of people are completely happy with the notion that the government can now circumvent the court system and move these n'erdowells from our neighborhoods.

I guess my question would be why. Why are we so willing to give the government powers that to any sane person are downright creepy.


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Cueball
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posted 01 March 2008 03:03 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yup, total bullshit. Those people are fucking assholes.
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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 01 March 2008 05:09 PM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Cochrane's neighbours said his eviction from their neighbourhood makes them feel safer.

Nice neighbours. Hope it's them next.


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Istvan
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posted 03 March 2008 03:19 PM      Profile for Istvan        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
On the other hand, you need something to get drug dealers out of neighbourhoods. I have a problem with kicking people out before they're convicted. I would have no problem with legislation that evicted people from government housing upon two convictions for dealing drugs. Conviction is the key... innocent until proven guilty... but after they're convicted, well...
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adam stratton
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posted 03 March 2008 04:10 PM      Profile for adam stratton        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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On the other hand, you need something to get drug dealers out of neighbourhoods

Yes. Detox and rehab services, then training and support to obtain employment, if able bodied.

But I wonder if these self-centered neighbours are willing to see their taxes raised a litle bit to help their fellow human beings.

Me. me. me. me. me.


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Istvan
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posted 03 March 2008 04:13 PM      Profile for Istvan        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That will help drug addicts, which is a worthwhile cause. but we need something to get rid of the drug dealers and it needs to be punitive.
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munroe
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posted 03 March 2008 04:38 PM      Profile for munroe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let me see here. If a "merchant" had no customers, would he or she remain in "business"? Hmmmmm...

Now, do we address the supplier or take away the market? Hmmmm....

If we don't address the market, but punish the supplier, do we end the market? Hmmmm....


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Sineed
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posted 03 March 2008 05:58 PM      Profile for Sineed     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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He claims he was distributing clean needles to addicts and not dealing drugs.
Kinda strains credibility, doncha think?

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oldgoat
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posted 03 March 2008 06:04 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have in my desk as we speak, a largish bag of needles, clean heroin cooking kits, pyrex crack pipes, um... and an orange I should really throw out.

I hope I don't get my employer evicted from our building.


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bigcitygal
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posted 03 March 2008 06:32 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
oldgoat that's disgraceful! What if the orange has toxic mould?

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Istvan: On the other hand, you need something to get drug dealers out of neighbourhoods.

Try playing classical music all night long. Worked with Noriega.

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I would have no problem with legislation that evicted people from government housing

Now your troll feathers are showing, sweetpea. Who mentioned government housing besides you, hm?

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