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Cops Ignore Sidewalk Fires in Canada’s Skid Row

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Public disorder and chaos reign supreme

Some call it Canada’s Skid Row so I had to check out Hastings St. in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It’s one of the worst fentanyl scenes in North America and home to dozens of supervised drug injection sites. Thursday night, two cops drove by as people were starting fires in the middle of the street. But they did nothing to stop it. Where is the enforcement of basic laws? Public disorder and chaos reigns supreme. I’ve got more insane coverage on the way.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.