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The reputation of Canadians as polite is intact in Vancouver, B.C. Police Sgt. Mark Horsley went undercover in an attempt to arrest particularly despicable robbers — those who target disabled people in wheelchairs. Horsley first went out and observed how the disabled comport themselves, then borrowed a $16,000 wheelchair and went around various trouble spots, flashing cash and expensive items. “We wanted a serious assault or a robbery,” he said. “That’s all we were after.” But after 300 “contacts” the only person to reach for his wallet was a man who covered it up for him, and warned him to be careful. Others gave him food, money, or a kind word. After five days, he gave up. There were no arrests. (RC/Ottawa Citizen) ...Take a tip from the U.S.: if you want to find criminals, go undercover among the politicians.
Original Publication Date: 16 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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