tyre marks

Tyre Marks Are a Hate Crime When Crossings Are Gay

14 March 2024

1.6 MINS

West Vancouver Police have appealed for public assistance to help identify a driver accused of ‘defacing’ an LGBTQ Pride crosswalk with a tyre mark.

The police department’s Twitter feed announced they would be “investigating a mischief to property, after someone defaced the department’s new Pride crosswalk.”

“At 4:04pm staff inside the police station heard a loud and sustained tyre squealing outside. When officers took a closer look, they discovered that someone had just left tyre marks across a portion of the crosswalk.”

Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy told reporters:

“This is very upsetting. For whatever reason, this person has chosen to leave a gesture of hate on a crosswalk that stands for the exact opposite.”

So in Wokier than Woke Canada, a crosswalk now stands for something… other than just, you know, where to safely cross the road.

High Alert

The problem, of course, is that when you turn a section of road into a political message, you’re unsure whether a subsequent tyre mark on that same section of road is also a political message.

And so it was that when Vancouver Police discovered a tyre mark on their rainbow-coloured crosswalk, they suspected it was a homophobic tyre mark.

In Vancouver, if you leave a tyre mark on a regular crosswalk, it’s called driving. If you leave a tyre mark on an LGBTQ Pride crosswalk, it’s called a hate crime.

So congratulations to the West Vancouver police for making a mockery of police work. It’s tough to argue against defunding the police when police resources are being used to protect pro-gay crosswalks from anti-gay Bridgestones.

If you can be arrested for driving over a crosswalk in a disrespectful manner, you wouldn’t want to walk across it with muddy shoes. Perhaps it’s just safer to only use West Vancouver’s LGBTQ Pride crosswalk if you’re gay.

Police investigating tyre marks on a crossing is funny because it’s ridiculous. But it’s worse than ridiculous; it’s wrong. When you politicise crosswalks and then prosecute someone for driving on it, you are forcing political views on the population via their environment.

You’ve got to hand it to the West Vancouver police, though. They tweeted a photo of the offending tyre mark, which clearly showed that the driver of the car was turning right when he committed the hate crime. Well, of course.


Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.

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  1. KenR 14 March 2024 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Why should any ‘Crossing’ be gay? Isn’t this simply another example of more squandering of much-needed, vital public funds that could be invested in caring for all humans? And let the police devote their valuable time to solving crimes against everyone, not just some. Stop this woke virtue-signaling.

  2. Shawn Jewell 14 March 2024 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    We should get a few of those anti oil protesters to glue their hands to the road, to glue themself to this silly monument. Of course they would never dare attempt that, for they are probably one and the same kind of persons. At least I feel

  3. Countess Antonia Maria Violetta Scrivanich 18 March 2024 at 2:12 am - Reply

    We copy Canada, so, this stupidity may be coming here next !

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