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Victoria use new crime fighting tactic: lollipops

Police and public figures tried a new tact to quell violence in Victoria on Canada Day: lollipops.

City Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe said she and police officers handed out about 11,000 red lollipops on July 1 after she heard about U.K.-based studies that showed the act might be effective.

She told the Victoria police board she walked into tense situations that diffused immediately when candy appeared.

 

 

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