Sunday, August 1, 2010 9:39:14 PM
This was right downtown, near East Hastings and Main, which is home to the world's largest open drug market. There`s a movie out that was filmed in 1998 or so called "Through a Blue Lens" documenting life on the DTES (downtown East side)through the viewpoint of the police that patrol the area and the addicts and mentally handicapped people who call it home.
The woman you see in the video has cerebral palsy - the 3 officers were merely walking down the side walk when she tried to get around them, brushed into the one, and was subsequently pushed to the ground. He later reported the incident to his supervisor and has apologized to the woman in person. I think he`s on desk duty now while the police investigate what happened.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:48:56 PM
@Batmanners "I initially thought she looked like a crackhead looking for a fix. But cops in uniform in a crackhead neighbourhood? Unlikely."
Actually, I am from vancouver and you can tell by the huge number of homeless people on the sidewalk that this is the downtown eastside, East Hastings Street, one of the most famous crackhead neighbourhoods in the world. Plus, there is a Vancouver Police Department office building a block away from the area. Uniformed police is quite common.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:02:08 AM
I saw this on the news. Apparently this woman has a disability. If you watch, she gets confused and tries to get out of their way, but then gets pushed down. So pathetic of those cops.