Re: Call for calm in Crescent Beach, Aug. 18.
Regarding the above-noted article in the Peace Arch News, may I state my total disgust that such incidents can occur in our home area.
I don’t know if lowlifes, like the ones involved in this attack, are a result of uncaring parenting, a governmental penal system that is too weak, wimpy, and incompetent, or all of the above.
I do know that during the ’40s to the ’70s, the Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland and outlying communities – such as White Rock, Crescent Beach, West Vancouver and others – were quiet, safe, happy and inhabited by normal, happy, polite, caring, people whose main concerns were raising normal, happy, polite, caring families.
Since these punks seem to have opportunity to act in any foul, disgusting manner they choose, the system of penalty seems to need some revisiting to past times.
The ridiculous practice of protecting these “children” from severe punishment and, heaven forbid, printing their names in the given media, seems folly, to say the least.
Perhaps it would be a succinct penalty to publicly reduce their overly keen egos with public paddling. It is sure to deflate high-end egos and set their feet back into the reality of a calm, normally functioning society. Several hundred hours of community service might follow.
Let’s stop pampering these useless scumballs and get them to work. The Canadian army comes to mind.
If only our governments really, really cared.
P.J. Robertson, White Rock