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VPD (Vancouver Police Deartment) hits pedestrian on E Hastings, HARD. Area is 30kmph zone, and the center of homelessness and addiction. Insane/Crazy NSFW

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u/original_sh4rpie 2d ago Wholesome Golden Snoo

I hate threads like this where 97% of folks have the same take and all their comments are saying, "omfg I can't believe this thread and all the people saying [not the majority opinion]".

Like 4 people out of 200+ comments said cops did it on purpose. The other 194 comments are, "certified reddit moment in this thread with everyone thinking it was on purpose."

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u/TeamRedundancyTeam 2d ago

This happens everywhere on reddit now. Reddit loves telling others what everyone else is saying. If you say "I haven't seen this and no one seems to be saying that" you get accused of being one of those people half the time, or insulted in some other way.

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u/original_sh4rpie 2d ago

It's just outrage porn. Left or right, people get so hard for it.

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u/heyarnoldworld 1d ago

gimme that dopamine baby

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u/fartknocker361 2d ago Helpful Ally

Sir

200 - 4 = 196

Good day, sir.

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u/TheReverseShock 2d ago

People who run over others on purpose don't hit the brakes before hand.

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u/hasvillenot 2d ago

Well, back to dispatch for you Farva.

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u/GeriatricZergling 1d ago

At least in Canada he can get a liter of soda easily.

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u/Elegant-Bullfrog4098 1d ago

The only appropriate response

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u/that_other_friend- 2d ago

The responses to this video are a certified reddit moment

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u/smoozer 2d ago

This sub is really just full of well adjusted adults.

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u/crabboy_com 2d ago

I'm sensing... Sarcasm...

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u/-Boris23- 2d ago

Nope.

/S

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u/Bhahsjxc 2d ago

Mind Blown…a triple negative sarcastic with an /s!

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u/Arizona_Slim 2d ago Silver

Nope! Chuck Testa!

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u/eatallthecheesecake 2d ago

I’ve been on this site for ten years and I’ve learned the demographic pretty much stays the same.

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u/RidiPagliaccio 1d ago

That's what I love about Redditors, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

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u/lowlyhomey 1d ago

there were fewer idiots on this sub when there was more gore and death.

like the guy being meatspinned by the lathe, the comment section was just a bunch of people talking about how fucking dangerous lathes are. a bit of a circlejerk but it didn't feel as conceited.

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u/the_person 2d ago

The cop defending is insane. Don't drive distracted. Slow down. Practice the same laws you enforce. Simple as that.

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u/thislifeiffullofcare 2d ago

And, you know, dont stand in the middle of the street.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 2d ago

Yeah I mean I could see this happening to just about anybody. Dark clothes hunched over in the center lane at night. He might have only looked away for a moment, very much doubt this was on purpose.

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u/frostymugson 2d ago

Shit happens

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u/Oxydiz1 2d ago

City should add a crack-xing sign

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u/Particular-Current87 2d ago

Isn't East Hastings where Robert Pickton picked up a lot of his victims?

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u/Kooriki 2d ago

Yup.

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u/SoggyBumper 2d ago

That's when the cannibalism started

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u/esco42015 1d ago

Hail yourself!

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u/Canzabis 1d ago

Hail me!

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u/stryker211 1d ago

Hail Gein

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u/TnL17 1d ago

Ehhh great podcast there bud.

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u/neurotic_insights 1d ago

Neeer nee nerrr

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u/BoltonSauce 2d ago

Also the name of one of the best Godspeed You! Black Emperor songs.

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u/slow_cooked_ham 2d ago

I also got my lunch there today.

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u/thndrh 1d ago

Was it slow cooked ham? 👮‍♂️

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u/stayonedeep 2d ago

Yea he picked a ton of victims from this area iirc

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u/crystalindica 2d ago

Something about certified Reddit moment idk I’m just here to enjoy content

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u/catdog918 2d ago

I’m trying to find all these comments I keep hearing about

Edit: nvm found them sheesh

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u/80HDDD47 2d ago

I’m 100% sure it was an accident considering the guy is in the middle of the road hunched down, guarantee the cop was distracted, but it definitely wasn’t on purpose, most of you guys are jumping to conclusions too fast. No I’m not defending the police officer, I’m just stating the obvious.

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u/Hardcorish 2d ago

I'm not here to defend the cop, because his driving was reckless, but I do think it was an accident. You can hear the brakes screech moments before impact. If this was intentional, you'd think he would speed up or stay the same speed rather than slow down if his intentions were to seriously maim or kill.

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u/ICBPeng1 2d ago edited 1d ago

Just presenting my observations:

The cop does immediately brake, and it looks like does right before the hit.

The person in the road is just standing there hunched over, in all black

It looks like the cops headlights are off

Come to your own conclusions, that it was cut off right here reeks of bias, 10 more seconds would have shown us: does the cop stop, roll over them, try to arrest them, call an ambulance and try to help, what happens next really lets us know more, and that it was cut screams bias to me

Edit: I say that cops headlights look off because I honestly can’t tell if they were illuminating the street, or the man at all, so at the very least, they seem way too weak.

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u/bs000 2d ago

It looks like the cops headlights are off

they look on to me

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u/teraflux 2d ago

It looks like the cops headlights are off

Are you high? In no world does this video make it seem like the cop's headlights are off.

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u/BLUEMAX- 2d ago

COPS HEADLIGHTS ARE OFF - time for glasses bro

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u/IsRude 2d ago edited 2d ago

The biggest issue is that cops are always on their laptops and phones. We have tons of chops cops where I am, and it's very seldom that I see them with their full focus on the road.

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u/probablyagiven 2d ago

The biggest issue is that they don't follow traffic laws and can never be ticketed. The issue is, as always, accountability.

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u/ECircus 2d ago

How do we know the cop was speeding and driving wreck-less? Honest question. Does not look like they are speeding to me. Going rather slow from the looks of it.

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u/wzrd23 2d ago

I'm from Vancouver, homeless dart out into the streets on east Hastings, they are fucked up on drugs and mentally unstable. Every single time I drive down that street I almost hit someone. It's an absolute zoo right now with all the tents, and there is no policing it because you can't fine them or put them in jail or even put them in a mental health facility. I 100% feel sorry for the cop who is probably responding to an emergency having to unfortunately drive down that street.

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u/catomelette 2d ago

Vancouverite as well. 100% what this guy is saying. Cop was clearly distracted, but this road is treacherous to drive down paying intense attention because of people getting in the road. It’s exhausting to drive down.

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u/Adam_is_Nutz 2d ago edited 2d ago Faith In Humanity Restored

Doesn't really matter if it was on purpose or not. Cop was speeding and reckless driving. Possibly resulted in death due to negligence. Should be charged same way as a civilian.

Edit: I understand the crime depends on whether it was purposeful. I was referring to the person I commented under who seemed to be arguing it was just an accident.

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u/4InchesOfury 2d ago

Reminder: the backup driver of a self driving Uber wasn’t paying attention and hit a cyclist crossing the street illegally and was criminally charged.

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u/smoozer 2d ago

So barely charged with anything? That's what you're saying, since you're obviously not from Canada.

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u/Kirikoza 2d ago edited 2d ago

EDIT: the person I was responding to clarified what they meant and edited the comment. No hate, all love ♥️ I'll leave my original comment for context.

What a stupid statement. Of course it matters if it's on purpose or not! We have different degrees of murder and manslaughter specifically because it matters if it's on purpose or not.

I agree he should be charged the same as a civilian, and it matters in civilian cases too.

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u/Decafstab 2d ago

Yeah people just acting vindicated because it’s a cop. Imagine that was you, and your car was to high up to immediately notice anything, because some idiot was HUNCHED down in the middle of the road at night, and you hit them just the same. You’d expect the law to be kind to you too. Double standard fuck heads on Reddit.

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u/IdolCowboy 2d ago

Video can be deceptive on speeds and distance, and we don't know the speed limit of that street, could be 40 or 45. The cop did stop on a dime, so how fast was he really going? Doesn't look excessive to me.

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u/whoweoncewere 2d ago

30kmph speed limit on the street apparently. Which is slow af.

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u/CurrentRedditAccount 2d ago

It doesn’t make any difference if someone maliciously and intentionally murders someone as opposed to accidentally hitting a person who is standing hunched down in the middle of a public road? I’d say it makes a pretty huge difference actually.

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u/nahog99 2d ago

100% different and makes a HUGE difference in what you are charged with / sentenced to. A sober person having a momentary lapse of focus hitting a pedestrian which leads to injury or death will not be sentenced even remotely as harshly as someone who intentionally kills someone. If it can be proven that they were texting at the time of the impact or something I'm sure that would make their sentencing worse. Either way it's definitely a crime and there should definitely be punishment. How much punishment depends on the facts surrounding the case. I will say this though, of all drivers on the road police officers have got to be some of the most distracted. Between their phones, computers, radios etc and the fact that they're supposed to be looking around for stuff, they are extremely distracted and they are kind of supposed to be.

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u/redmastodon20 2d ago

How do you know he was speeding?

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u/bulging_cucumber 2d ago

Uh, yes it does matter whether or not it was on purpose.

It's reckless endangerment if it's not on purpose, it's assault or attempted murder if it's on purpose. I swear people on reddit cannot comprehend that there are gradations in evil, that two things can be bad and yet one is worse than the other.

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u/Fishyswaze 2d ago

Also literally everyone that’s ever been to Vancouver knows you go slow as fuck on this street because people acting like zombies wander out in the road constantly. A cop should 100% know better than to drive like this near Hastings and Main.

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u/shadedren 2d ago

You can tell the cop slowed down almost immediately once he felt the hit. Wasn’t intentional at all, but it’s funny how Atleast in the U.S we get stopped for being on our phones on the road but I know the cops do the same thing and they get away Scratch free if they something like this happens to them

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u/Tylendal 1d ago

it definitely wasn’t on purpose

Shitty, reckless driving is a deliberate choice.

Sure, he didn't deliberately hit someone, but the officer deliberately chose the irresponsibility that resulted in it.

It's the DTES. They should be on their toes, and not assuming pedestrians will be rational. Definitely shouldn't be speeding excessively.

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u/Technology-Mission 2d ago

Right but an officer shouldnt have an excuse to not be paying attention. If I hit someone with my car and they died from being in middle of road I still risk manslaughter charge.

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u/Big_Armadillo5284 2d ago

If you think it was on purpose you are dumber than the cop

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u/Merry_Dankmas 2d ago

Thats what i came here to say. People are acting like this cop was intentionally hunting down hobos to splatter on the windshield. Its substantially more probable that he wasn't paying attention or was distracted and didn't see the guy. I dislike the police as much as the next guy but ffs, think for more than 2 seconds before coming to a conclusion.

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u/Adderkleet 2d ago

Current top voted comments are mostly saying the cop wasn't singling this guy out, and/or the cop was going rather fast in a 30 kph zone with no flashing lights and no siren.

I know we wouldn't expect a kid to be out on the street in the middle of the night. But this cop would've hit whatever was in the middle of the road. Because he's going too fast and not paying close enough attention. And there's no apparent reason for speeding, since the lights and siren are off - he's not warning others of the speeding cop car.

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u/Eddiebaby7 2d ago

While dressed in all black at night.

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u/LeatherPuppy 2d ago

You're not supposed to wear white after Labor Day

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u/Jinxa 2d ago

I agree, dont jump to conclusions, and not every cop is a murderer, but neither point is obvious tbh. Theres too little context to know the true situation. All we know is this cop hit a pedestrian with his car, motive completely unknown.

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u/zeke235 2d ago

I mean, you can hear him slam on the brakes right after he hits the guy. If you hit someone with a car, you follow through and keep driving... i would assume.

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u/trchili 2d ago edited 2d ago

I was curious at this because I wasn't really sure the police car was speeding. These things can be difficult for me to tell visually. I noted the video was timestamped to the second, and the news stories gave me enough to find the location. Additionally the video has enough permanent landmarks to estimate the speed, so I did some homework...

This was easy because we have two sets of stripes going across the road. The farthest start of the white lines denoting the pedestrian crossing and the two black lines that appear to be a cut across the street is 23 meters according to google. Stepping through the 3466MS video I find the car traverses this distance in about 1600MS, which by my math works to about 51KPH. This vehicle appears to be exceeding the 30KPH limit by 70%.

https://i.imgur.com/pmhJUVF.png

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u/ocular__patdown 2d ago

I’m 100% sure it was an accident

guarantee the cop was distracted

Pick one

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u/jdoggy21 2d ago

Why is he in middle of road. The fuck

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u/WhomstCares69 2d ago

Probably nodding on heroin or somethin

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u/Black91crx 2d ago

At least he didn't feel it

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u/Dank_Ham 2d ago

Actually doesn’t sound so bad anymore.

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u/[deleted] 2d ago

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u/SLIMER_Bing_Bing 2d ago

Lifetime is making a movie on it.

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u/FlexorBronaculum 2d ago

I’d rather be stoned on heroin when I meet my demise

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u/cmcewen 2d ago

Sorta semantics but some drug addicts I met were saying that nobody does heroin anymore, can’t even get it. Everybody does fentanyl now.

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u/iSmokeMDMA 2d ago

In a business sense, heroin is now pointless. Fent is more powerful and allows more cut, cheaper to produce and buy in bulk, has the same “intent to sell” penalty, and is harder to quit. Addicts go crazy for it, despite the dangers. Fent is mostly advertised as H because the new users have likely never experienced real heroin before.

You’d have to go to the onions to find some H. And even then, online black markets are getting more sus by the year. Painkillers will be humanity’s greatest modern mistake.

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u/ESP-23 2d ago

That's exactly what he's doing. Textbook standing nod... Just like in these videos https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&search_query=philadelphia+drug+addicts+street

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u/asleepdeprivedhuman 2d ago

Fentanyl. heroine is pretty much nonexistent these days, it’s all Chinese fentanyl

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u/TypicalDelay 2d ago

yup east hastings is notoriously one of the most concentrated heroin epidemics in the world

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u/EdgarAllanRoevWade 2d ago

He’s dipped out (and wearing all black)

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u/Vituperated 2d ago

You have clearly never driven through the DTES of Vancouver

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u/everyonestolemyname 2d ago

Because that area is full of zombies

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u/KuntStink 2d ago

I believe they call that the fentanyl bend

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u/NByz 2d ago

If this is where I think it is, it is part of a 3-block stretch of vancouver that is notorious for homelessness, open drug use and crossing the street anywhere.

It got to the point that the city just set the speed limit to 30 kph about 10 years ago.

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u/flubawub 2d ago

First time seeing east hastings?

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u/jdoggy21 2d ago

I haven’t had the privilege. However, doesn’t seem like I’m missing out lol

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u/a500poundchicken 2d ago

Mentally I’ll big problem down there

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u/malikraw1 2d ago Table Slap

10 points for gryffindor

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u/SkyShazad 2d ago

Hawww you made me laugh you Bastard

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u/SuspiciousGrievances 2d ago

High as F, leaning position #3 I believe. Poor guy.

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u/Vancitychipper 2d ago

I live in the suburbs of Vancouver and also have been an active drug user so in no way should this comment be taken to say these people aren’t worthy of compassion or anything else but… I used to hang out in the downtown east side and feel relatively safe. Not anymore, and I try to avoid driving there as much as possible. That being said, if I was to hit someone, I would call 911, but this would 100% be the one place I would not stay on scene or try to render aid. I’d rather deal with the legal consequences than risk being attacked by people who are not only struggling with addiction and mental health but also seem to have a bone to pick with everyone and with the number or stranger attacks in Vancouver lately, I would be driving myself to the nearest place where I feel safe rather than stopping in the middle of that shit show. I feel for that cop despite whatever he did wrong, and I am not a fan of cops…. But nobody down there is, and this fucker probably had to step outside and deal with this situation while hundreds of unstable and potentially violent people looked on after he hit their friend. Mistakes happen, he should obviously face some consequence, but I really doubt this was on purpose like some people are saying. Doing it in a place where people were swarming police for removing tents just a week earlier seems like a very bad idea. I def would have driven to the nearest police station after calling 911, as a civilian.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Mind269 2d ago

Someone please add a bowling strike sound

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u/The_Dirtydancer 2d ago

But it’s only a spare

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u/TrynHawaiian 2d ago

Spare pickup, let’s get the facts straight here.

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u/_jmgt 2d ago

Fuck I’m a terrible person, I laughed so hard at that

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u/Vashdakari 2d ago

IF HAVE NEVER DRIVEN THROUGH EAST HASTINGS, YOU HAVE NO CONCEPT OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE.

Without a shadow of a doubt, that cop (or cops, if it was two) were ABSOLUTELY, 100%, LOOKING OUT THEIR WINDOWS AT THE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE. Not noticing a man crouched over in the center of a street, wearing all black, is a clear cut accident. A tragedy, but an accident.

Extraordinarily bad driving and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, but if you tell yourself this was anything but an accident, you are delusional.

Queue mass protests and calls to de-vehicle police in 3, 2, 1...

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u/Vibessssss 2d ago

The cop was still going over the speed limit and not paying attention to the road. Accident or not the cop is still an incompetent idiot

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u/Hbomber17 2d ago

The point is, stupid or not stupid, this probably wasnt intentional

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u/Leather-Economics-28 2d ago

If you stand still in the middle of road at night, Probly your fault if you get hit by a car

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u/DeadlyKitte098 2d ago

I was driving at night in the rain and turned right on a corner and almost hit a homeless woman. She was walking oddly and really slowly and didn't seem to care that she almost got ran over. I was feet away from her and almost had a heart attack. If I didn't have to turn a corner and was going straight down that road instead I'm sure I would have hit her. Impossible to see in the dark and with the rain like that.

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u/GeneralBlumpkin 2d ago

I was going 80mph on a dark desert freeway and all of the sudden there was a really crazy looking woman in the middle of the freeway. Almost missed her by a foot or two.

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u/CanabalCMonkE 2d ago

Hahaha, idk if it was intentional but an "almost miss" would be a hit. Wouldn't it?

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u/GeneralBlumpkin 2d ago

*hit

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u/CanabalCMonkE 2d ago

Rofl. Shine on you crazy diamond

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u/ConnorDZG 2d ago

You've never been down this street. Theres a stretch of a few blocks where you wouldn't dream of going faster than 30 cause there's just so many high people running out into the road. And youd keep your eyes peeled at all times. It's fucking gut-wrenching driving down this block.

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u/GeneralIronsides2 2d ago

These comments are so fucking wild bro lmao

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u/Finndica-1147 1d ago

Neither of them even noticed…✌️

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u/haselham 2d ago

Okay I’ve driven East Hastings over 500 times in this exact spot (was on the way to the office for two years). This is not surprising at all. The entire area is full of zombies in some capacity or another. Very sad but almost an inevitability whether a police officer or an ambulance

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u/American_ven0m 2d ago

I really doubt it was intentional tbh

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u/YungDiggity55 2d ago

Officer helps homeless person off the street

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u/samorbisons 2d ago

Addiction counselor cures client's addiction issues

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u/Few_Blackberry7258 2d ago

This is the worst street maybe in the entire world it’s a complete disgrace to Canada that sucks a millions dollars a day of tax payers money it’s a complete hole

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u/NewFanatic 2d ago

Lol, in the entire world... go take a walk on Cracolandia in Sao Paulo for some real perspective.

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u/sixbux 2d ago

Yeah that was a seriously misinformed statement. East Hastings is rough with a capital R but there is, unfortunately, so much worse out there.

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u/bretton-woods 2d ago

Definitely the worst street in urban Canada, but not the worst street on Earth.

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u/thebeanshadow 2d ago

Really blew me away how pretty Vancouver and Van island were then we went down near Hastings to find a tattoo shop we were booked in at and we were like whaaaaat the fuck is this

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u/No-Quarter-3032 2d ago

And Crackland in San Paulo looks like an average open air drug market in the Tenderloin SF. Once you stoop that low it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, it’s bedrock. I used to drive real slow in the Loin because of nodding zombies like in the OP. Sometimes they would jump out trying to get hit. Cop should have been a lot more careful

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u/RainbowWaffles135 2d ago

I’ve heard this statistic being thrown around a few times before but how exactly is $1m spent there every single day? I understand policing and community services but $1m a day seems pretty outrageous

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u/evade26 2d ago

I lived a few blocks from there for a few years so I have some experience with the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

The city spends around 360 million per year supporting different housing groups, health care facilities (safe injection sites etc) and policing in the area as well as clean up in that area when it isn't dangerous enough. Over 260 different organizations get funding to support the few blocks.

This does not include policing costs and medical costs to the healthcare system from Paramedics coming to help with drug use, hospital care for those who need it etc.

This number comes from a 2016 report and that number is for sure higher since then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Eastside#Costs

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u/RainbowWaffles135 2d ago

Okay that makes a lot more sense then. It’s pretty terrible that much money is being spent daily and clearly not putting a dent in the problem

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u/evade26 2d ago

yeah just like all modern slums in cities like the east side of Vancouver, in Seattle, Portland, LA etc there are no great solutions that people can rally behind. There is a huge problem with mental health and addiction but the people who need that care need to A) Want help and seek it out and B) have the infrastructure provided to them to access that care (therapists, detox facilities etc). In the 80s the in patient care facility in BC Riverview Hospital was closed because of rampant abuse by staff against patients and the community care was supposed to be better funded and accessible to take over that role but that never came to fruition. Right now you have people who are known "frequent flyers" who will OD several times in a day and the paramedics and hospitals have no method of helping them beyond narcan/naloxone and then moving on, "Treat them and Street them" is a common phrase.

Personally I think a better regulated, managed "forced" mental health care and addiction facility needs to be established to help people detox, get clean, provide therapy and counciling both mental and physical to help people address their issues be them physical pain or mental pain and then return to life infrastructure be provided to them through assisted housing etc.

Right now we do provide assisted housing for people if they want to take advantage of it but we aren't getting them clean first so regularly the buildings get destroyed through people ripping copper from the walls to sell drugs, places are burning down because of accidental fires due to drug use and they remain a sore spot of violence, abuse and drug trade/use.

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u/ReggieEvansTheKing 2d ago

The big issue is that law forbids us from forcing people to get treatment against their free will. It is a stupid law though, because addiction and mental illness are the very essence of the loss of free will. These people need to be either treated or cured for their illnesses prior to being given the opportunity to make their own choices. If they aren’t forced into this type of recovery, then their illnesses will make decisions for them. Any parent would rather have their heroin addict child forced to be in a facility giving them an objectively better quality of life than their child be out on the streets being abused and in pain.

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u/BigHmmEnergy 2d ago

Kensington Ave, Philadelphia and Melnea Cass Blvd, Boston would like a word with you

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u/ESP-23 2d ago

They're all the same... Human gutters

Really, the government should create addict zones outside of cities. Provide their drugs and rehabilitation services for those who want them. And small concrete shelters for them to chill in.

Ignoring the problem and letting it fester is NOT the solution

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u/99Smith 2d ago

I think any favela street tops this.

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u/LordYoshii 2d ago

Correct. He should’ve stuck with worst street in Canada, as it is.

I have to drive down this road to get home after a night downtown, and it is 30km for exactly this reason. Lots of ppl just don’t know they’ve walked into the middle of the road.. some don’t care.

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u/forestlump99 2d ago

Not ever close brah, not even close

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u/JesseLynx 2d ago

Colfax in Co is a whole different world

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u/Johnaco 2d ago

Melnea Cass Blvd, Boston

Methadone Mile, what up!

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u/Supafuzzed 2d ago

Liberia feels forgotten yet again

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u/AshingiiAshuaa 2d ago

At night I could hear the blood in my veins

Just as black and whispering as the rain

On the streets of Philadelphia

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u/DetroitRedLigers 2d ago

Lol reddit moment. I bet this doesn't crack top 100 for worst streets in the world. Redditors are so first world spoiled its unbelievable.

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u/the_person 2d ago

Privileged Vancouver kid moment.

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u/killbillydeluxe 2d ago

You ain't never seen Diagon Alley after dark have you?

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u/wizardsleeeve 2d ago

This is a very small section of a very long street. West Hastings is beautiful.

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u/antelope591 2d ago

LMAO....reddit is hilarious sometimes. So full of sheltered kiddos.

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u/tatumdaniels 2d ago

The comments thinking it was intentional are wild

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u/ChallengeLate1947 2d ago

I think the cop was being a dumbass driving around at night like that, but it was an accident. Probably on his computer or looked away at the wrong time. Ol buddy was in dark clothes in the middle of the street. Wrong place wrong time.

People who are commenting on how it wasn’t a loss “because it was just a homeless crackhead” — go find a mirror, take a good long look at yourself, and figure out at what point in your life you turned into a miserable shithead.

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u/skelaten 2d ago

this hurts so bad because it’s nobodys fault, and both parties fault.

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u/TwoStepNancy 2d ago

There’s too much excuse making for these addicts. It is the fault of both the person high in the middle of the street as well as the cop. The cop shouldn’t have been speeding nor driving distracted. However there are consequences to doing hard drugs in public.

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u/UncleCleanJeans 2d ago

Imagine if he was going the full speed limit of 35,000 mph?

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u/raiden124 2d ago

That cop was definitely under the 30,000mph speed limit.

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u/Aurora-420 2d ago

Standing completely motionless in the middle of a dark street with dark clothes. That’s suicide not murder.

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u/muffinscrub 2d ago

They're too high to realize where they are. The hunched over position is caused by fentany/ opiods

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u/Better_Painting6497 2d ago

high as fuck hunched over in a horribly lit area. not the cops fault. don’t do heroin and zombie out in the road lmao. darwinism really kicking folks these days

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u/Unplussed 2d ago

If only there were separate places where cars and people were supposed to be.

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u/conradical30 2d ago

Shouldn’t have been standing there

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u/Spare-Succotash-9455 2d ago

Standing in the road in the middle of the night, brilliant. Chances are he was so high he didnt feel the impact, and now he will have money for a house, and more drugs.

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u/Boesesjoghurt 2d ago

Is it normal for you to get so lost in your own wild assumptions you manage make yourself angry?

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u/JCarterPeanutFarmer 2d ago

I mean it’s pretty clear the dude is bent over nodding on an opiate. That doesnt make what happened right, but it’s not a leap of the imagination to guess that that’s what was happening.

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u/charmilliona1re 2d ago

Who would have thought that standing in the middle of the road hunched over like a goblin could have consequences?

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u/beans5189 2d ago

The officer was probably playing on their computer or phone. I can’t see any reason other than that. The person is clearly in the middle of the road

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u/Aliothale 2d ago edited 2d ago

Gee, I dunno.. maybe the massive homeless tent complex on the sidewalk distracted him. If he's on patrol then yea.. it's part of his job to be a little distracted when driving around.

Let's not forget kids.. don't stand in the middle of the road and expect not to get hit by a car. It's literally the golden rule of road safety.

Edit: Had to add "of road safety" because apparently people don't understand context. Also. Both are in the wrong here, but this is obviously an accident which involves fault on both parties. Wouldn't of happened if he hadn't been standing in the road though.. the cop is at less of a fault IMO.

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u/LuMo096 2d ago

See if the officer is doing a patrol thats understandable but if you're doing a patrol wouldn't you SLOW DOWN because you are distracted looking around?

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u/beans5189 2d ago

That’s why I think the office was on an electronic device

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u/bogushobo 2d ago

Keep your eyes on the road is also a golden rule of road safety.

Its not part of their job to be distracted to the point they aren't paying attention to the road.

Both are at fault.

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u/smoozer 2d ago

You usually forget to look at the road in front of you when there are shiny things elsewhere?

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u/beans5189 2d ago

Nobody is right in this situation. The officer should be paying attention to the road. The person who got hit shouldn’t have been there

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u/sikedrower 2d ago

That’s literally not the golden rule but okay 👍🏼

You’re not wrong, it’s also just weird to hold police officers to a lower standard than the general public (speeding, distracted driving, etc.)

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u/thumperson 2d ago

weird to hold police officers to a lower standard than the general public (speeding, distracted driving, etc.)

That's the other, other golden rule

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u/the_dark_knight_ftw 2d ago

Why is the guy just standing there?? Does he not see the car? Why doesn’t he move away? I feel like if you’re gonna stand in the middle of a street at 3 AM it’s your responsibility to make sure cars aren’t speeding towards you.

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u/alaskanbearfucker 2d ago

FENTANYL

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u/mr_potatoface 2d ago

I didn't understand this until I watched videos of the streets of philly or whatever it was. It was like people were literally stopped in time. They would be in strange contorted positions, just frozen while other people just walk around them. You could see where dealers were or something because there would be a huge gathering of frozen people. It was just... weird.

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u/ConsciousRutabaga 2d ago

I drive through this area for work a lot and it’s a complete shit show. Several city blocks full of people whacked out of their minds on drugs. They constantly wander out into traffic ALL THE TIME, it’s a fucking nightmare trying to drive through the area because they just randomly run out into the street for no fucking reason.

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u/Solution_Precipitate 2d ago

Drugs are a hell of a drug.

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u/Reasonable-Ad7755 2d ago

Theres always people standing in the middle of the road down there its DTES world famous, and not for any good reasons unfortunately

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u/Thin_Love_4085 2d ago

Can’t blame VPD for this.

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u/Asistic 2d ago

Well you can because it’s a 30 zone and he looks to be going 50-60.

But yeah the guy is to blame as well

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u/Xanderoga 2d ago

You sure fucking can.

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u/onlineashley 2d ago

Right some of these comments, you would think he did it on purpose...also he didn't break at all meaning he didn't see the person....maybe the cop should have been driving slower in an area with so many people...maybe you shouldn't stand in the middle of the road....but this was obvious it was an accident.

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u/rebm1t 2d ago

Accident or not the cop is speeding and hit a pedestrian. Hes going so fast that when he brakes after the accident the car skids on pavement. This is reckless/negligent driving causing injury or death at best and manslaughter at worst

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u/fury420 2d ago

The thing is... people blame regular drivers when they are speeding and have "accidents" that injure or kill people.

Why shouldn't we blame the VPD for this?

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u/EternalMayhem 2d ago

you can hear some tire screeching right before the hit. i think he saw him but only right before impact

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u/Charming_Audience258 2d ago

The police had an accident hitting a homeless man who was dressed darkly and standing in the middle of the road if they didn't him someone else would have atleast getting hit by the police car he was guaranteed first aid ,

Americans tend to hate their police for any possible reason even when they make a mistake that literally could have been done by anyone,

The stupidest thing I read in this thread was someone saying the police are meant to be setting an example which is mildly true but in the adult world and in reality we are all just dickheads that do dumb shit from time to time a uniform shouldn't change that

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u/DarthPorg 2d ago

Don't stand in the middle of the street.

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u/TenSeagulls 2d ago

Bent over, wearing black.....

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u/homestarstoner 2d ago

You dont need to be distracted in this case, he was hunched over, motionless and any object in the foreground could render the pedestrian invisible.

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u/GreatBoneStructure 2d ago

That section of Hastings street is a nightmare, Canada's bleeding anus. Slowing to 30 kph really lets you feast on the ugliness and sorrow.

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u/ShinyBarge 2d ago

Yes I can see how this is a cut and dried case based on the 3 seconds of video.

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u/Dip_N_Trip 2d ago

I had to rewatch like 7-8 times to finally see what happens. I was too focused on the homeless huts and the people passing by.

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u/Electrosploom 2d ago

The guy is hunched over, motionless in an area that is likely darker than it appears on camera due to exposure.

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u/Hossumumba 2d ago

Did anyone else watch the 2 guys by the blue tarps, walking by each other over 5 times like I did 🙄🙄 before I realized what the OP said and looked on the road? 🙈🙈🙈 I'm old and lit 😕😕😕

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u/Few-Bodybuilder-9104 2d ago

Maybe he should have been wearing a high visibility vest while high on drugs. Next time he’ll know

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u/Supermob124 2d ago

Cops In gta

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u/EntertainmentDue4486 2d ago

clearly shows that hastings between abbott and clark should be turned into pedestrian only zone

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u/whatsqwerty 1d ago

Rabble rabble rabble

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u/Empty_Goal7885 1d ago

Move bitch! Get out the way!

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u/yelnum 1d ago

Make mental institutions great again

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u/Eggrolling 1d ago

The comments are so dumb. Assuming they hit that homeless person on purpose. It looked like an accident.

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u/notsohandiman 1d ago

Why would he get in trouble for hitting a pile of trash?

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u/maclayy 1d ago

“He was going for a gun!”