LETTERS: Political will to fight crime
The RCMP are doing a great job policing Surrey, and our politicians are finally acknowledging that we desperately need more of them.
Since in the last quarter residential burglaries were up 191 per cent in South Surrey, and we know a small number of criminals commit most crimes, I propose that we put more serial offenders in prison.
Yes, I know incarceration is an old-fashioned concept that modern politicians downplay, but if Surrey increases the strength of its detachment, they should assign additional members to the city’s strike force with orders to surveil and arrest more serial miscreants.
A strong civic leader could persuade the local criminal justice system to keep the worst of them behind bars awhile. After all, we wouldn’t want to see Coun. Linda Hepner’s fantastical ferris wheel (Hepner takes helm, June 26) stolen by a serial offender and sold as scrap metal, would we?
Gary Cameron, Surrey