Monday, January 15, 2024


2024-01-15 16:22:06

I can believe the camps are 'high risk' but police could help themselves more by demonstrating why they're high risk. The photo op of weapons seized was eye catching but what the crime stats? How many calls are being attributed to these camps? Public complaints? Criminial charges related to the camps? Are police having to divert officers away from other priority areas because of problems at these camps? Maybe this information has been released and I missed it, but this is the kind of transparency that would build some trust in why these actions are needed. The reporting on this has been extensive and yet shallow, a sign of how media are so hollowed out all they can do is chase the back and forth comments and get led easily by the loudest voices.

2024-01-15 20:00:16

Yes, good points. Police are in a tough spot because they don't want to make it look like a PR campaign to allow them to have more power. I did like the Journal article trying to address how many spaces there are and how many are available.