Homeless in Vancouver: Move along, nothing to see here

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      As I was on my way to bed last night, I saw emergency responder vehicles attending to something transit-related in the 2700-block Granville Street

      The photo shows the scene at around 11 p.m. on the southwest corner of South Granville Street at 11th Avenue.

      I saw no activity on the sidewalk, just  a seemingly empty, articulated trolley bus with its poles down, a Fire Medic truck, an ambulance, and a Vancouver police ghost car—one of the new Dodge Chargers.

      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer.

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      May 30, 2014 at 11:36am

      having some fun waking up the neighbours as another one of those suspicious 'known to police' characters infesting this town threatens to punch out the bus driver

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      Stanley Q Woodvine

      May 30, 2014 at 9:02pm

      Bus drivers need and deserve better security. It's hardly just about drivers. Violence against drivers endangers everyone on a bus.

      However neither TransLink/Coast Mountain nor the drivers' union seem to care a wet slap about the driveres or the transit users.

      I don't care if they get a "union wage." TransLink/Coast Mountain bus drivers are little better off than plantation workers in my opinion.

      I believe that few important infrastructure elements in Metro Vancouver are as thoroughly broken as the TransLink-run transit system.

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