Category Archives: Prisons

Lay Down Your Guns

Browsing back through my 135 posts, I realized I never did a video from a West Islander at least not about guns.  I did a few about guns  so here are a couple more.  First April Wine, and the late Joe Strummer.

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Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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Cop on Paid Leave Over Crack Allegations – Faces Unemployment

Seven months ago the Ontario Provincial Police were aware that one of their officers, Constable Darren Zorn, was using crack, or at least hanging around with a woman “known to police”  while she got high.  A few months later, internal … Continue reading

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Prison is a “psychopath’s paradise”

Prison is a hellish realm, where convicts struggle in a tooth-and-nail battle; everyone fights to get respect, and toughness wins prestige. The prison yard becomes a jungle where the powerful prevail and fear rules. It’s a psychopath’s paradise, where coolheaded … Continue reading

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Bread & Circuses: Prisoners forced to fight in gladiatorial combat

Trickle down economic theory has been pretty much discredited but our neoconservative governments have  succeeded  in ways that become more apparent every day. They have, in fact, discovered the trickle down effect of contempt for the disenfranchised.  All they had … Continue reading

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To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die. ( Psalm 102:20)

“One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” — Kurt Vonnegut There are two separate, overlapping species of argument for and … Continue reading

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Better than sleeping under bridges?

The majestic equality of the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France That equality, however, doesn’t appear to extend to sentencing. While Conrad Black whiles … Continue reading

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