Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"The cops tell us, we gotta tax you somehow."

I try to stay away from illegal activities when I’m here, Grin says. They bust you for anything. Smoking too close to the building. Jaywalking. Not wearing a helmet. They give you like a $250 fine, he says.

The cops tell us, we gotta tax you somehow.


Matt Chambers at The Dependent is doing did a 4-part series profiling street level drug dealers in Vancouver last winter. It's bracingly written and the dealers, after a little understandable skepticism, bring Chambers candidly into the fold. It's clear ice water to the face. Great stuff.


The Dependent Magazine | Vancouver – Base Logic Part One: Introductions.