The Province of BC has announced it finally intends to close down Victoria’s tent city unless it complies with fire safety regulations. The province says it will do so by the end of May if tent city is not in compliance by the 25th. This is the beginning of the end as it will never comply. As I have said from the outset, closing tent city has always been the only solution. This post reveals the character of many who advocate for tent city. In it, a Twitter guy, photowarrior, a tent city zealot, proves he’s a hater and shows the insanity that those who think parks are for everyone are up against.
First, a scary short update on tent city
Attacked by tent city residents as VicPD warn of increased violence and U.S. street gangs
VicPD is reporting a steep increase in crime coming from tent city:
- A 22 year old male was attacked by six to eight tent city residents on May 19. This was not just one “bad apple”, but a bushel of bad apples. In a tweet by @photowarrior, he mocks the victim by questioning whether the victim was to blame or whether he was lying. In doing so, photowarrior makes fun of the victim’s skin malady. SHAMEFUL!!!
“Zombie Attack vulnerable drunk corralled by shuffling woman on wide empty street. Alopecians can’t run?“
- VicPD wants more officers to deal with tent city.
- On May 20, VicPD just received $113,000 budget increase to assign officers to tent city
- Crime increased significantly, by over 40%, around tent city.
- Street gang members now live at tent city according to VicPD. These are Norteños gang members, a very dangerous gang out of the U.S., replete with XIV tattoos, the 14th letter of the alphabet, “N”, standing for the gang name.
When tent city is finally gone, Norteños will still be here and will go after Victoria’s pot shops putting all citizens at risk.
More violence is on the way if the city proceeds with its plan to license pot shops rather than wait for legalization and authorize liquor stores and pharmacies to distribute recreational and medical marijuana, respectively.
Norteños is a very dangerous gang which uses extreme violence to solve all arguments. It’s members are opportunistic and rise in rank through acts of violence and by seizing control of territories and businesses. POT SHOPS ARE A PERFECT TARGET.
Every move Lisa Helps has made is creating problems for Victoria. She needs to institute a sensible solution to the distribution of medical pot, instead of turning the industry over to the current criminals who run it and to motorcycle gangs who supply it, while we have Norteños fighting to get control of everything. Pot shops are not needed; patience is needed
Our city government needs to look past Political Correctness and understand the longer term consequences of it’s actions. I have been warning you about tent city for months now, just as I have been warning you about pot shops.
Now, to the hater of tent city detractors
Incredibly, Bruce Dean, A.K.A. Photowarrior is followed on Twitter by our mayor, Lisa Helps [In checking a few hours after this posting, Lisa Helps is no longer listed as a follower of @photowarrior]
As you read the dialogue between photowarrior and me [abridged solely for the sake of brevity] and read his hate filled comments, you might want to ask yourself why Lisa Helps would follow such an individual on Twitter. He is also followed by council member Jeremy Loveday, why?.
Realizing those followers, and reading his hate filled rant against those opposed to tent city, below, is there any wonder why Victoria has pot shops on every corner and why tent city was promoted by Lisa Helps? In fact, look at his Twitter profile picture.
Before even doing this blog post, but after his hate speech to me on Tuesday night, @photowarrior blocked me from following his tweets on Twitter. Why does he hide? In any event, this guy who says in his comments to me that he is so much smarter than I failed to realize that I simply had to join Twitter using a fresh email address in order to see his tweets.
Twitter dialogue with @photowarrior
What does my spending have to do with homelessness? Are you high or just out of it normally?
@HannonHal …your poor grasp of the written word, and your weak reasoning skills indicate that you are nowhere near as educated as I am.
I was so stupid was making enough a yr in royalties from inventions that I could afford. How much u make smart guy?
Ur lack of earnings show I am smarter about business. Many in tent city also educated, but failing.
Photowarrior @HannonHal …and you spent that money providing hundreds of thousands of dollars enabling a drug addict instead of helping them.
100’s of 1000’s, piss money 4 me. That addict now clean 2 yrs and I am proud of her. Loyalty has meaning.
@HannonHal Marijuana is not addictive – it is NOT a gateway drug – you undereducated presumptuous addict enabler and homeless hater.
Do you give your kids pot? Who is the enabler smart guy? Have another toke cause 2 me u r a joke preaching about drugs
@HannonHal You should’ve educated yourself about marijuana as a cancer fighter so you could’ve avoided your cancer surgeries. I did.
Am an advocate for med pot, but not dist.sys. of @lisahelps. U shld read many of my blogs, not just 1 or 2
Just when I hoped this was turning 2 an intel conv, u come with more insults, just as u started, sad. Good luck 2 u and 2 urs
@HannonHal ..seriously? You thought this was an intelligent conversation? Get a grip. I refuse to dumb myself down to your NIMBY level.
@HannonHal How about stop attacking and demonizing the homeless – you might seem like less of an asshole.
Have u evr put up homeless ppl, taken them to Xmas dinner, or given 2 shelters? I have! U talk da talk, but not walk da walk
I do my part. What do u do? How many credit u 4 their recovery. How many addicts have u gotten “unsick”?
Perhaps u just need 2 understand addiction as well as I, and realize my 15 yrs in the hood might give me insight u not have
@HannonHal 15 years! wow! Maybe you can teach this career youth & addictions counsellor things never learned from University & years of work
Actually VIHA offered me a job and several methadone doctors have thanked me…
R about a dozen recovered addicts who credit me, they all know that truth is hard and if they want truth I will give it
@HannonHal I think you need to look up the definition of “truth” – since you seem so full of shit.
@HannonHal You keep claiming you help others (nobody believes you) but all of the actual evidence points to you being an asshole.
@HannonHal You & your MADasHELL freak friends are nothing but HATE & LIES. Don’t you have a cross to burn somewhere instead of trolling me?
@HannonHal I don’t believe you for a second. I actually walk the walk, and you just talk bullshit and hate, you troll.
@HannonHal You’re going to lose if you keep trying to measure penis sizes with me. I’m too righteous compared to a hateful person like you.
@HannonHal You think you know street & addiction, but if you did, you wouldn’t express so much contempt toward the poor.
BTW research me on Google, helping the homeless, Times Colonist article re: Douglas Manor, old Travellers Inn. U R WRONG!
@HannonHal Research you? No thanks. I’m wondering how to get you to fuck off and return to the NIMBY hole you came from.
@HannonHal You are too stupid & ignorant to be in the position to teach me anything except what a hypocrite you are. Don’t you have friends?
@HannonHal …get a life, troll.
Please do NOT fail to realize:
- When I told him he was a weed dealer, there was no denial, only a defense of marijuana.
- When I asked him if he gave weed to his kid(s), he did NOT deny it, but instead, stated his incorrect opinion that it’s not addictive. [Should child services be looking at this guy?]
- In his rant he claimed to be a “career youth & addictions counsellor“, what do you think; is this the guy you want counseling your child or your loved one when he poses up to his head in pot and denies pot is addictive?
- Do you think Lisa Helps, Victoria’s mayor, should be giving him credibility by following him on Twitter? [has now quit following @photowarrior]
Answering @photowarrior’s accusations, I stand up for the disadvantaged while calling it like it is, as shown by these posting: Broken Addiction Treatment, Steve Fonyo, Working Girls, Sad Road to Prostitution, etc. I have put up bail money for some disenfranchised, as well as won decisions for them in front of the Residential Tenancy Branch, fighting landlords such as Mike Kelly and Brown Brothers.
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