The night before we left for Kamloops, Fire, Emergency and RCMP responded to the corner. I didn't go out for a closer look...it was Sid and Nancy again. I would rant, but what would be the point? And, again, he didn't go to jail. How much city taxpayer money is spent in emergency and police response to just these two people? Shouldn't they have to spend some time in jail just for that? Shouldn't someone get arrested just because they are flushing so much of our time and energy down the toilet? Besides, if you could keep Sid away from Nancy, maybe she would think about getting out of here, going home to her family, getting out of this lifestyle...maybe. Could happen.
Then, the night we came home, deja vu. Well, it wasn't Sid and Nancy but it was the same corner...it's the house on the corner. I don't even want to know. Ya know?
And then? Today? Five RCMP cars, five, stop this guy in a green Astrovan out front. Five cars. Wow. Now he must be a scary guy, right? They get him out, pat him down, smile, joke, deposit him in the back of a police car. One by one, the RCMP units disaapear, and only the car with the "perp" is left. I figure they're waiting for a tow truck or something....but no, the RCMP officer has a little chat with the fella they just had four back up units assist in arresting and lets the guy out of his car and the guy gets into the van and drives away with the cop following with his lights on. What is that about? Anyone?