To Shame and Project: Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu Continues to Politicize the Force by Defending the Mayor of Vancouver’s Lies and Spin
It just baffles me how Gregor Robertson has found such a willing dupe in Chief Constable Jim Chu.
‘The Great Chooo’ as we’ve nicknamed him here, is front and center every time the Mayor puts his foot in his mouth.
Case in point: While the Mayor has been busy (wrongly) firing at the provincial government over the background of the mentally ill man that sliced up a 3 year old boy’s face at the Ray-Cam Community Center earlier this week, no one, EXCEPT the Chief backed him up.
Health Minister and presumptive Premier-to-be hammered the Mayor by releasing the information that the man in question hadn’t been part of the mental health system for at least five years.
Embarrassingly, the Chief started in about how the VPD has a “relationship” with mental health authorities through their “partnership” with Coastal Health etc. Then he sounded as if he too was questioning how this guy ended up on the street. Not done there, he fell just short of offering to shine the Mayor’s shoes and iron his trousers.
Unbelievable. This is one day after the Mayor did an online Q & A for The Province, with citizens asking him questions and a staffer typing out answers as quickly as possible.
Here’s the evidence that Gregor Robertson really has not a clue what the hell he’s talking about on yet another issue, but insists that his insufferable bullshit is the real thing.
“I’m calling on the provincial government to answer on the gaps in the mental health system that enabled this to happen. The suspect is known to have a history of mental illness and be involved in violent incidents. We need to understand how people like this are on the street and accessing community centres.” (Gregor Robertson, November 24th., 2010)
The problem, of course, is that the “gap” he’s talking about has NOTHING to do with the sicko that sushied that poor kid’s face.
Here are the FACTS, Mr. Mayor, maybe you can have one of your staff read them to you or spell them out phonetically to make it easier for you to comprehend (my youngest is going through the same thing in kindergarten, it works like a charm for her). I’m sorry to be flip (not really) but is there no limit to the lies and spin you will tell the public Gregor?
The man in question, the slasher from the other night, was arrested for ‘Assault With a Weapon’ and released on bail. Arrested again for breaching his bail conditions and released again. Not a mention of this from Robertson OR THE CHIEF OF POLICE, who must be aware of this, but then failing to understand an issue has never kept either of their mouths shut before.
And let’s not forget the povertarians and grief pimps that have turned feeding off the downtrodden and addicted on the DTES into a cottage industry–in no small part to the facilitation by people like Jim Green, one of the Mayor’s political mentors and co-founder of the Mayor’s party.
But Gregor Robertson and his pal Jimmy Chu still want answers…
It is a disgrace to have a Chief of police who is so deep in the political tank for the Mayor and his cohorts that he’s forgotten his first duty: To tell the truth. No wonder morale at the VPD is at an all-time low.
Not enough evidence that the VPD under Chu is simply an arm of Vision Vancouver’s dumbing down of law and order in Vancouver?
Well, if the insane cyclist that killed a man the other day isn’t enough for you (cyclists now OWN this town thanks to being emboldened to ride like maniacs thanks to Vision’s extremism–they’re feeling invincible), then perhaps another nugget from the Mayor from the same online Province interview will help:
Here it is:
When asked why cops weren’t doing anything about open marijuana use, this is what Robertson tossed up from his smoky cranium.
“The City’s priority has been on dealing with hard drugs and dealers and gangs. That’s where resources are focused. The cost to the police and justice system to enforce marijuana laws would be huge, as we’ve seen in the States.” (Gregor Robertson, November 24th., 2010)
Are you following the messaging here? We don’t want to be like the United States, because they actually jail people for breaking the law. In fact, in Marc Emery’s case, they’re doing our job for us. Think about the breathtaking stupidity of this man Robertson. He is surrounded by dope-smokers and legalizations idiots, so marijuana is a “soft drug”, almost like what leftist actress Whoopi Goldberg once described as simple “rape” and not “rape, rape” when advocating for the release of convicted rapist Roman Polanski, who drugged a teen-aged girl and sodomized her repeatedly. Ms. Goldberg considered this ‘simple’ rape and not “rape, rape” because the girl was intoxicated. Just like the Mayor, in this case, when he describes marijuana as a “soft drug” because it’s not really a “drug, drug”.
Boy, he sure seems to be a big advocate of giving people who smoke marijuana an easy ride…I wonder why that is…
Do you see how the doctrinaire left operate? Marijuana is extremely damaging to your health and is a gateway drug for so many. I’ve interviewed over 200 addicts, not one who started smoking grass didn’t climb down the ladder into hell.
But Chu and Robertson are as soft on crime as they are wrong on mental health issues.
That guy that held the boy hostage hadn’t been anywhere near the mental health authorities for YEARS. It’s obvious that if the legal system was playing a game of catch and release, then it was a COURT matter, not a provincial government issue. The court have all the power to order the man held in a facility.
And they didn’t.
But don’t tell Chu or Robertson, who are both soft on crime.
Particularly, in Chief Chu’s case, it’s not like he has a two-year old report, written by a bright, knowledgeable young officer, just sitting around somewhere at headquarters that he could easily reference.
Not one that contains a list of recommendations, the first of which suggests the opening of a mental health facility…
Nah…carry on Jimmy, carry on…