(36) Vancouver’s finest

Vancouver police have turned to the Internet hoping to identify and charge people who took part in looting, assault, and vandalism during riots after this year’s Stanley Cup.  The police website indicates that 41 rioteers have so far been arrested or turned themselves in.  A breakdown of where 37 of them came from indicates only 7 were from Vancouver proper.  The majority were suburban young people, 9 from Surrey alone.
With recent disturbances in London, England the question was raised about the decision to riot, wreck and loot where you live.  Youth from the suburbs rioting, wrecking and looting where they don’t live is less easily explained.  In both locations individuals were demonstrating a total lack of connection to their surroundings.  Worrisome indeed.
Integrated Riot Investigation