Friday, December 01, 2006
I left the Soup Kitchen after I learned they wouldn’t need me because they had lots of volunteers.
I noticed this woman sitting outside near the door.
I continued my walk but being Charles? I had to ask her if she was ok?
She told me she has been on the streets for a while but with luck?
She might have a room next week.
So? This woman will be spending the weekend in the cold wet weather on the streets.
I often wonder just how many people are on the streets in New Brunswick?
You readers have a good weekend!!!
I came close telling the public of the number one reason I was banned but I have to wait till I meet with Premier Shawn Graham.
All I said- This is going to get very flity and dirty!!!!
I noticed a Commissionaire standing outside so I quickly went to have a look.
I also noticed one female protester standing in the cold rain.
Around 10 minutes later, two concern protesters were passing leaflets to the pass-by in the area.
These two girls were a little disappointed that no one showed in the cold weather.
Watching close by was a Commissionaire.
I was surprised there were no police officers in sight then suddenly I saw two Fredericton Police Officers walking toward us. OK IT'S SHOWTIME!!!!
I said to myself - Ok..Here we go!!!
The officers were very friendly and chatted with the two females.
I said - Oppss I got to take a picture of this one.
The officers said they wanted to have a picture smiling with the protesters . . . lol.
Sure is a big difference from last June eh? ..LOL . . .
As I told one of the officers.
The days to beg the media to be there as witnesses are over.
My trial in Saint John was a learning experience for the Police Force in New Brunswick and the protesters.
In today’s world, the Police Force has to be very careful because everyone has a video camera on their cell phones and someone always has a camera in a crowd.
Yes, I believe it was a learning experience for everyone involved.
The Police officers acted like processionals and that’s the way it should be. It's call - Good public relation!!!
Good work to the determined girls who stood in the cold rain to educate the public on their concerns on this issue.
I remember when I first landed in this City in 2003.
I noticed this Antique Store in the rough part of the City.
It’s an area where drugs and alcohol are very much alive.
I noticed the owner Ed Macnevin left all his antiques outside on the front porch.
Guess what? He’s been going this for the last seven years and never had his items stolen.
Ed told me that one evening, one rocking chair was gone. One guy noticed the antiques located at a corner at 4:00am but didn’t bother bringing the chair back because the cops would have blamed him.
On another occasion, the wife of a drunk came over and told Ed that her drunken husband showed up with a chair.
Ed told me that he installed a wire across the front porch so the people who are too drunk wouldn’t be able to go over the cable to sit in the rocking chair.
Yes, if this site was located in Saint John? Those antique would be gone in minutes!
Ed made it very clear that he’s very polite to the people with drug or alcohol problems so therefore they return the politeness by not stealing the items from the store.
Yes, it goes to prove that respect can indeed go a very long way!!!