Gang violence will take years to conquer, says police president
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Though the President of Chiefs of Police is earnest in his plan to eradicate Gangs, one thing clearly missing in this plan by municipal mayors is a call to the Federal Government to implement immediate deportation of any convicted Gang Members and their families (who know of their kids gang affiliation) from Canada. Many of these Gangs originate from Vietnam and Asia who bring their special skills to this country. That is a fact!
This Province and the Previous Federal Liberal Government it seems "Sold us Out", by not doing background checks on immigrants whose criminal past in their native country allowed them to immigrate to Canada!
Another undeniable fact, the media is full of stories of recent Immigrant criminals facing charges or on bail for years in this province convicted of crimes here, where it is learned later they face even more crimes back in their native country!
Any Canadians convicted of gang crimes receive no bail, no credit for time served and go to prison for so long, once they are released they will be using a walker. That will be a deterrent when gangs learn their families face deportation as well, cause many family members know all too well what their kids are doing.
For Canadian Gang Members, knowing they will never see the light of day outside prison and perform hard labour will be a deterrent. My ideal would be Military Prisons like Gitmo, as compared to the luxury of our mainstream prisons. What better way to put our troops to work protecting it's citizen guarding these scum, instead of going overseas protecting other countries when it is Canadians who need protection.
Gang violence will take years to conquer, says president of police chiefs' association
By Jonathan Fowlie and Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun
The Lower Mainland is “years away” from solving the problem of gang violence, a senior police officer said Thursday. But regional mayors drew up a wish list of things they’d like the federal and provincial governments to do sooner than later. “I feel like we’re going to make some headway in the next while, but to be honest, we’ve got a long way to go,” said Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich, who is also president of the British Columbia Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police.
Rich said police haven’t had the resources needed to tackle the gang problem. “I honestly don’t think the level of response has been appropriate to the size of the problem,” he said, adding that additional resources announced last week by Premier Gordon Campbell would help.
Metro Vancouver mayors, hosted by Surrey’s Dianne Watts, drew up an 11-point action plan. Most of the points are beyond municipal control and will have to be addressed by the federal and provincial governments.