Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vancouver's Gang violence news spreads abroad

It appears that the surge in gang related violence in the Vancouver area has gained the world's attention. A British Paper described Vancouver as a blood splattered city in it's article From Heaven to Hell in Vancouver. Then the Economist compares British Columbia to Colombia with all the violence.

Yes there seemed to be a brief lull in the daily gang related executions but the violence still continues. As we speak a
Surrey groom died of a cocaine overdose in Kelowna shortly before his wedding. Another man linked to the Independent Soldiers was found dead and another man in Maple Ridge was shot to death days after a gang member was shot 20 times but survived.

Yes it's all gang related as organized crime fight over the drug trade we have become enablers for. Legalizing all drugs in not the answer. Legalizing crack and crystal meth is social irresponsibility. That would take us from lawlessness to anarchy. Perhaps it's time to wake up from our judicial apathy and fix the problem.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vancouver Gang Wars - The Four Pillar Solution

  1. Prolific Offenders. Addicts who are prolific offenders and continually steal to pay for their drugs need to do jail time. Currently the more crimes an adult commits the less time he spends in jail. That is absurd.
  2. Cocaine dealers need to get jail time. House arrest is nonsense. No extra time served for getting caught dealing drugs in jail is absurd.
  3. Criminal Organization legislation. We need to follow up on the criminal organization legislation and seize Hells Angels assets in Surrey and Langley.
  4. Removal of bad judges. We need a mechanism in place to remove bad judges. Lawlessness from the bench is treason. Yes there is a problem.

And stop handing out free crack pipes at the taxpayers expense. Harm reduction means you stop being enablers. Extremists cry about harm reduction but they erase the other three pillars: PREVENTION, TREATMENT and ENFORCEMENT.