David Eby Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/47 en The danger of crisis policy making http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/06/20/danger-crisis-policy-making What unfortunate policy prescriptions are being written up on the back of envelopes right now to respond to last week’s disaster?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/06/20/danger-crisis-policy-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civic Voices Commentary Opinion Mahar Arar Mayor Gregor Robertson NPA Suzanne Anton Vancouver riot Vision Vancouver War Measures Act Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:15:00 +0000 David Eby 7720 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The cost of active citizenship: $100 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/01/22/cost-active-citizenship-100 As I was biking back from Home Depot (big weekend, a little Home Depot, a little Bed, Bath, Beyond) with some exciting new cleaning supplies, I happened to see two police officers poking around a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2011/01/22/cost-active-citizenship-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Sun, 23 Jan 2011 07:33:00 +0000 David Eby 6111 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Government spent a hundred million to investigate Pickton http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/11/18/government-spent-hundred-million-investigate-pickton The figures are in and they’re heartbreaking. $103,000,000 to investigate and prosecute serial killer Robert Pickton, a man that preyed on women that lived on $185 per month, or less, in Vancouver’...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/11/18/government-spent-hundred-million-investigate-pickton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Crime Politics City addictions Downtown East Side mental health treatment poverty Robert Pickton Social Housing social issues Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:02:00 +0000 David Eby 5465 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Marc Emery deported http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2010/05/21/marc-emery-deported Marc Emery was deported today to a maximum security prison in the United States. He sold pot seeds to willing American buyers. Not secretly mind you, but openly, paying his taxes to the feds...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/2010/05/21/marc-emery-deported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World BCCLA DEA drug policy marijuana Pivot Legal Society pot weed Sat, 22 May 2010 06:38:00 +0000 David Eby 4004 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mural portraying death as mascot of Vancouver Fire Department unveiled again? We've got a problem... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/04/06/mural-portraying-death-mascot-vancouver-fire-department-unveiled-again Last summer, serious allegations surfaced about the activities of Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) officials and their treatment of a homeless man named Curtis Brick. Curtis had serious addictions,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/04/06/mural-portraying-death-mascot-vancouver-fire-department-unveiled-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Scene Commentary Politics City Downtown Eastside fire chief of Vancouver Pivot Legal Association Vancouver Fire Department Wed, 07 Apr 2010 05:15:00 +0000 David Eby 3597 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com New VPD Policy on "Homeless Kidnap Act" http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2009/12/08/new-vpd-policy-homeless-kidnap-act Here's the new VPD policy on the Province's Assistance to Shelter Act that purports to give police the power to force homeless people to the front doors of emergency shelters by using, um, force....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2009/12/08/new-vpd-policy-homeless-kidnap-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary civil rights homelessness Vancouver Police Department Wed, 09 Dec 2009 12:07:00 +0000 David Eby 2581 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Police Taking Math Lessons From VANOC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2009/11/15/police-taking-math-lessons-vanoc The Vancouver police issued a statement on Friday indicating that they're doing their bit to keep policing costs down. They recognize the extraordinary financial situation the City is in, and they're...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2009/11/15/police-taking-math-lessons-vanoc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Politics City Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:03:00 +0000 David Eby 2331 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Shooting a Crawling, Dying, Unarmed Man in the Head Equals Legal? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2009/11/10/shooting-crawling-dying-unarmed-man-head-equals-legal <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/commentary/2009/11/10/shooting-crawling-dying-unarmed-man-head-equals-legal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary City legal issues Vancouver Police Department Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:42:00 +0000 David Eby 2301 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Eby says free expression rights "sold" http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2009/07/30/eby-says-free-expression-rights-sold David Eby writes in today&#39;s Sun that then Mayor Larry Campbell gave away citizens rights to free expression in 2003.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2009/07/30/eby-says-free-expression-rights-sold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 David Eby 647 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Video of Downtown Ambassador At Work http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2008/11/17/video-downtown-ambassador-work You may recall that a few months ago, Pivot Legal launched a human rights complaint against the City of Vancouver and the DVBIA for the Downtown Ambassador program. New video has been released...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2008/11/17/video-downtown-ambassador-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:00:00 +0000 David Eby 661 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com