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2011-FEB-01 [TUE] 04:45 PM
"Women in the Downtown Eastside are particularly vulnerable to violence, injury and death. Crime statistics for this area of the city have never truly reflected the danger and jeopardy facing the women who live there. Whether the cause is fear of reprisals or general distrust of authority, women have been traditionally reluctant to report crimes against themselves and others. The Sister Watch Project is a multi-faceted operation designed to combat violence against women in the Downtown Eastside and make the community safer for everyone who lives and works there."
The articles below document how this project is working out. Other cities should take a cue from Vancouver and start programs of a similar nature. Making sex for hire illegal only helps serial killers and hurts more women than helps them. Not saying that sex workers are only women, but historically most of them have been. People who think they are better than everybody else and advocate the continued persecution of these women with jail and prison are no better than the evil and mean and disgusting men mentioned below.
In our opinion, they should be prosecuted as co-conspirators.
These as-they-happen News Alerts are brought to you by Google.com ========== Cops capture terror of Vancouver downtown east-side women Vancouverite "As a result of Sister Watch, Martin Tremblay has been charged with four counts of trafficking cocaine and one charge of possession of cocaine for the ... http://www.vancouverite.com/2011/02/12/cops-capture-terror-of-vancouver-downtown-east-side-women/ Vancouver police arrest 11 criminals in sweep of Downtown Eastside The Province By Cassidy Olivier, Postmedia News February 11, 2011 Vancouver Police Inspector Mike Porteous holds a mugshot of suspected sex offender Martin Tremblay at a... http://www.theprovince.com/Vancouver+police+arrest+criminals+sweep+Downtown+Eastside/4269177/story.html Vancouver police call out to sex victims CBC.ca Vancouver Police have taken the extraordinary step of issuing a public plea for victims of a man called Martin Tremblay. Tremblay is currently facing four... http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/02/11/bc-dtes-charges.html VPD announce 11 new arrests of violent Downtown Eastside drug traffickers Vancouver Sun By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun February 11, 2011 Inspectort Mike Porteous of the VPD holds a mugshot of suspected sex offender Martin Tremblay at a press... http://www.vancouversun.com/news/announce+arrests+violent+Downtown+Eastside+drug+traffickers/4268664/story.html THIS ARTICLE IS ARCHIVED HERE: 2011-FEB-11 - SEK: VPD announce 11 new arrests of violent Downtown Eastside drug traffickers - Canada VPD: More charges in Sister Watch program News1130 For now, Martin Tremblay is charged with possession and trafficking drugs, but police say he's terrorized that neighbourhood for years... http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/182494--vpd-more-charges-in-sister-watch-program Revolving Door: Rally Opposes Release of Sex Offender Targeting Aboriginal Girls The Media Co-op by Sandra Cuffe - Original Peoples Aboriginal youth and women rally at bail hearing of sex offender Martin Tremblay. Photo: Sandra Cuffe Relatives and... http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/revolving-door-rally-opposes-release-sex-offender-targeting-aboriginal-girls/6205 Sex offender a community menace: protesters CBC.ca About a dozen members of the city's First Nations community said they opposed the release of Martin Tremblay, who was convicted of five counts of sexual... http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/01/28/bc-martin-tremblay-protest-lalonde-hernandez.html Activist Communique: Vancouver's 20th Annual Women's Memorial March rabble.ca (blog) Indigenous girls have continuously relayed harrowing stories of drugging and sexual assault by sexual offender Martin Tremblay... http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2011/02/activist-communique-vancouver%E2%80%99s-20th-annual-womens-memorial Sister Watch Exposes Atrocities CKNW News Talk 980 "Martin Tremblay has been perpetrating on our young Aboriginal women. He has been known to take videos of these young women... http://www.cknw.com/Channels/Reg/NewsLocal/Story.aspx?ID=1363087 Young girl shares her agony to keep BC sex offender behind bars Montreal Gazette By Cassidy Olivier, Postmedia News January 29, 2011 Friends and family of victims outside the bail hearing for convicted sex offender Martin Tremblay at BC... http://www.montrealgazette.com/Young+girl+shares+agony+keep+offender+behind+bars/4191660/story.html Vancouver march for missing and murdered women to mark 20th year Straight.com Names released by the VPD include Martin Tremblay, a convicted sexual offender who is in custody on five drug charges, and Fabian Brown, who police say has... http://www.straight.com/article-374385/vancouver/vancouver-march-missing-and-murdered-women-marks-20th-year Police seek 'chronic offender' who preys on the most vulnerable in the... Global Regina Martin Tremblay, seen on a warning poster put up in the Downtown Eastside last spring, remains a target of Sister Watch investigators for preying on the... http://www.globalregina.com/Police+seek+chronic+offender+preys+most+vulnerable+Downtown+Eastside/4266728/story.html Sister Watch Getting Results CKNW News Talk 980 Martin Tremblay is already behind bars on charges including sexual assault and drug trafficking. But VPD Chief Jim Chui says the 45-year-old is a suspect in... http://www.cknw.com/Channels/Reg/NewsLocal/Story.aspx?ID=1363048 Sister Watch Singles Out Violent Predator CKNW News Talk 980 "Martin Tremblay is in jail right now. He is in jail. He can't harm you." Chief Jim Chu says the 45-year old convicted sex offender is one of 11 people... http://www.cknw.com/Channels/Reg/NewsLocal/Story.aspx?ID=1363074
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