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City Council Member Claims to Be Saving Lives by Handing Out 'Safe' Drugs Like Heroin, Meth and Cocaine

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A city council member in one of Canada’s largest cities touted the fact that she and others passed out “safe” heroin and other drugs to addicts during a recent example of why liberalism is a mental illness.

Vancouver News reported City Councillor Jean Swanson of Vancouver, British Columbia, joined a number of drug advocacy and so-called “safety” groups in the city this past week to offer free and “safe” heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine to addicts. The liberal sympathy was on full display in front of a police station of all places on Wednesday, and Swanson was quite proud of that.

“I got to hand out safe drugs today with VANDU And DULF. 6 deaths a day from poison drugs is way too many,” Swanson wrote on Twitter. “1 is too many. Safe supply now !!”

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In another tweet, the city councilor bragged she was “helping” the city’s drug problem.

“Helping hand out safe drugs with VANDU and DULF today. We need govt action now so everyone can get safe drugs and no one dies,” she tweeted.

Swanson was joined by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and the Drug User Liberation Front while passing out actual poison to addicts. Both groups were proud to help junkies shoot up and otherwise ingest deadly drugs.

“TODAY, 1PM: VANDU and @DULFBC will be distributing clean heroin, meth, and cocaine outside the @VancouverPD station at Main and Cordova. Block party at Hastings and Cordova at 2PM,” the VANDU account tweeted with an image of a nice, non-menacing cartoon crack pipe to advertise the event.

The “Liberation Front” for admitted drug users thanked Swanson for her ability to help citizens of the once-great Canadian city get coked-out, geared up and smacked sideways.

“Thank you for your support and collaboration @JeanSwanson_. Today was a historic day,” the group tweeted.

Remember a decade ago when leftists began enabling drug addicts by providing them with free needles and a place to shoot up? In retrospect, that decision was mild. Now, this “progressive” city is helping people actually get ahold of free drugs, now that they’ve been decriminalized in small amounts.

Vancouver News reported DULF spent $3,000 on the hard drugs and Swanson helped make sure they were distributed to addicts. All parties then claimed the drugs were “clean.”

The spectacle set out to show the “life-saving potential of a community-led response to the crisis of prohibition in Canada.”

“The drugs that were handed out were tested via ‘FTIR spectrometry and immunoassay, and are free of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, benzodiazepines, and other harmful adulterants,’” the outlet reported.

Of course, there is no such thing as “clean” meth, coke or heroin. Each drug can be lethal in any dose.

Do you think Democrat-run, urban America will soon see stunts such as this?

All that Swanson, the city and all involved in this nightmare achieved was help addicts save money that they will later spend on more heroin, meth or coke — after they beg, borrow or steal for it. That’s not to mention the effects this charade had on the neighborhood.

Could you imagine walking down a sidewalk and witnessing a bunch of people shoot up, snort or smoke hard drugs outside of a police station? That’s ignoring how many recovered addicts might have been tempted by the thought of free heroin.

Swanson might very well have caused a relapse for someone who’d been living clean.

This was a big virtue signal, and this kind of madness will probably soon spread south of the border to places such as Seattle and Portland, Oregon. It’s actually difficult to believe the insane leftist leaders in those crackpot cities didn’t think of this first.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Off-Duty Firefighter Jumped by Mob Who Tell Him It's 'Fight Night' Before Brutal Beating

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Asking for a little old-fashioned respect can be the prelude to a beatdown in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. The New York Post has released video of a Friday night incident in which a rabid mob of teenagers surrounded and then attacked an off-duty firefighter as he walked his dog near his home in the borough of Queens. Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who founded the civic protection group the Guardian Angels in 1979, posted the video to Twitter. Warning: The following video contains graphic images and language that some readers will find disturbing. Last night in Middle Village a mob of kids attacked a man who asked them to stop blasting fireworks. #NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing. The community reached out to #NYC Mayoral candidate #CurtisSliwa & the #GuardianAngels to find these vicious teens pic.twitter.com/uVJkBUJ0L1 — Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) July 24, 2021 The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released by the Post, said he is among those who have objected to the deterioration of his community,  and taken the dangerous stand of telling teenagers to behave as if rules really mattered. Retribution for preaching civility arrived Friday night. “There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the firefighter told the Post in a Saturday interview. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘it’s fight night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the victim said. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog,” he said. With the dog barking…

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Olympic Cyclist Celebrates Victory as She Crosses the Finish Line, Then Learns a Gold Medal Isn't Coming

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Neither the gold medal winner nor the woman who celebrated when she thought she had won could quite believe the results of the women’s Olympic bicycle road race on Sunday. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten put on a massive gold medal-worthy display of victory as she crossed the finish line. But there was one catch. Anna Keisenhofer of Austria had been so far ahead of the rest of the pack that two minutes before van Vleuten had celebrated her finish, Keisenhofer had already had won the race,  according to Cycling News. Van Vleuten waved her arms in triumph and embraced members of her team, only to learn the truth after someone knowing the facts poured cold water on the celebration. Olympics: Van Vleuten celebrates but mistakes silver for goldhttps://t.co/2twUgBGbht #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/fV1qpmtfiw — Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) July 25, 2021 “I didn’t know. I was wrong. I didn’t know,” she said. “This is an example (of what happens) if you ride an important race like this without communication. All World Tour races have communication, and now it’s the three of us standing here and wondering who has actually won,” van Vleuten said, referring to teammates Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen, according to CNN. In most races, cyclists are in radio communication with their teams, but that is not allowed in the Olympics. “I’m gutted about that, of course,” she said. Although the realization that she had not won a gold medal hurt, van Vleuten said winning a silver medal remained an achievement. “I’m really proud of the medal, because I did not have an Olympic medal. It’s also a silver medal with a shine on it, because I felt super good today,” said van Vleuten. “My goal was to be at my best-ever level here, and I think I nailed that. It’s…

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