The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Mary Jane, SpyCams, Squeegees

Paul Sullivan's column in today's Globe and Mail has more thoughts on the proliferation of intrusive police tactics in and around Vancouver lately.

It's the sort of thing that makes you want to join the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

See last month's archives for a little commentary on the squeegee cops, namely on how obvious that the initial campaigns were -- the cops could really have made a bettrer disguise. Various bits and pieces on the cops bringing their dogs to do a sweep on BC Ferries passengers can be found below on this page. Happy reading.
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