Fighting crime – Canadian style
Now that Mr Gibbs and Mr Ewatski have been hounded out of office by the People's Partnership's wannabe politicians who are shamelessly exploiting the inverted prejudice against whites and the attachment to traditional practices, it is embarrassing to read views by Chief Bill Blair of Toronto's Police Force that echo those of our departing Commissioner and his deputy in The Globe and Mail, a major Canadian newspaper on August 1:
"Police alone can't stop gangs...The long-term solution involves preventing these mostly young men from so-called priority neighbourhoods (e.g. Laventille, Diego Martin, etc.) from going down this road by intervening in their lives when they are much younger.
"That involves providing opportunities, including employment, but first requires learning more about these kids and finding out where we lost them…" (e.g. examining the subcultures of deviance in which they are forced to live, the dropout rate, parental attitudes to education, personal experiences of brutality at the hands of cops or bullies, the size, composition, and values of the peer group/s) ...
"...In order to reach kids earlier, Toronto will be piloting a program created in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The program tries to better co-ordinate policing and social services to intervene early on when risk factors—including domestic violence, alcoholism, and abuse—are identified in a child's life….." (the parenting styles in low-income neighbourhoods, the presence of a father, the level of family income, attachment to religious values, etc.)
"...encouraging people to come forward with tips...and hopes to beef up the police presence to make (people) feel safe." Sounds like Mr Gibbs speaking!
This hopeless and wobbly government, led by a PM better suited to the Opposition benches, is making us out to be a real pappyshow in the eyes of others. The Minister of Justice has the creative idea of releasing 50 prisoners like balloons to celebrate Independence Day! Is he crazy?
Public servant Cheryl Miller is humiliated and terrorised but is yet to receive a formal apology or compensation from this Government.
Advice to Mr Jack Warner: "Drain the swamp if you want to get rid of the mosquitoes." (Noam Chomsky)
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