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Forum Post: Occupy Vancouver to shutdown after a woman died (possible drug-overdose)

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 6:40 p.m. EST by precipice (220)
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goddamit. I've never used drugs and support this moment. Now a drug-abuser has to co-opt it.

FULL STORY http://www.occupyr.com/General/thread.php?id=712



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[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 12 years ago

This movement is too strong fold easily. I think the 99% movement is just an honest reflection of American society as a whole. Things happen.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

" This is exactly what we do not need.

The mayor of Vancouver is planning to shutdown Occupy Vancouver after a woman in her 20s was found dead in a tent. The cause of death is unknown, but indications are drug overdose.

"I have directed the city manager to expedite the appropriate steps to end the encampment as soon as possible, with a safe resolution being absolutely critical to that," Robertson told reporters on Saturday (November 5) night outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

This is a shame, easily preventable as a previous user already warned us:

"Don’t give them any kind of story. They’re waiting for it. They’re waiting for the guy who throws the rock, the girl who overdoses, the person who dies suddenly, mysteriously while camping out. Stay controlled."

Just earlier this week, another man in Occupy Vancouver was found unconscious from drug overdose and emergency workers had trouble reaching him. Get a grip people. We're in a historic moment here, let's try not to overdose on drugs first. This is very damaging to our national image, especially the current stereotypes of hippies and dreadlocks. Our national image may matter more than we think."

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

"the DTES (or Skid Road as it was more commonly known until the late 20th century),[8] began to decline. With the area already containing numerous cheap hotels and beer parlours, and with alcoholism already endemic, hard drug use began to become the norm along the Hastings "strip". With Eaton's moving its Vancouver flagship store from West Hastings in the 1970s, the decline in shopping traffic led to Woodward's shutting down in 1993. In the late 1980s and 1990s, crack cocaine was becoming a serious problem in the city. Businesses began leaving the neighbourhood, a trend which was to last for many years. In recent times, however, certain types of local business have been making a comeback. There are pawn shops, tourist-oriented shops, knick-knack boutiques, low-cost household supply stores, restaurants, clothing outlets, a full-scale grocery store, many fresh vegetable retailers and butcher shops, as well as a multitude of convenience stores, some of which are, however, suspected of being fronts for drug dealers. "


[-] 1 points by QuietDay (59) 12 years ago

Wow, a woman dies and all OWS is worried about is how it effects their image? Seriously?

Perhaps this woman was using drugs because she was depressed, struggling economically? She was one of the 99%, no?

[-] 0 points by foreverleft (233) 12 years ago

Stupid cow, she has a lot of nerve.