posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 11:29 PM
As a fellow Vancouverite myself, I see the problem and the solutions needed to help fix the gang problem not to mention any other crime in the
1. Tougher laws on gang related activity and other violent crimes (more years spent in jail WITHOUT parol
2. A fix to the justice system ie: no more revolving door policy either make it so they don't get bail while awaiting trial or make it so expensive
that there's no way they could afford it.
It seems that the system today is there to protect the criminals and not the victoms anymore not to mention that the criminals have it easy in our
prisons. (TV, free education, etc etc.)
I love Canada and the people it is made up from but there needs to be changes made to our immigration policy. This nation was built 35 or so million
strong today mostly with people coming to the country to pursue another, better way of life (my family included) and for the most part it has worked.
We have a very rich diversity of cultures that one can learn from and enjoy.
1. If one any sort of criminal record then access should be denied.
2. If a person is charged and found guilty of a violent/major crime, that person should be immediately deported back to his/her country of origin. No
appeal, to claims of humanitarian need to be here, or political asylum.
(I bring this up because I heard something on the news about someone who had come to this country and ended up killing another person is going to be
deported and is trying to fight the ruling based on humanitarian grounds)
Lets face it, the system is flawed and is in desperate need of repair but unfortunately there are too many politically correct bleeding hearts to ever
make the changes needed.
As for the policeman's comment, it makes sense. They have a job to do and it is hard enough to get the job done without admitting that in some cases
you can't get the job done because of the justice system we have in place. I don't think it was the media telling them that they couldn't say it.
Most likely the RCMP or VPD media relations people tell them to say there is not to admit to a problem because they don't want to either start a
panic or end up with the public taking matters into their own hands. Not to mention the police here have been in hot water in the last year quite a
On the other hand, sometimes I feel that the police are in a way the worse gang out there considering some of the things they have done and gotten
away with. Very little to no accountability in most of the cases.
Thats my rant and im sticking to it.
(oh and to reply to Yarcofin, no its not just Asian gangs causing the problems. There are bad apples in every bunch)