Originally Posted by bakersdozen
result of the recent "crack down" on gangs in Calgary?
I think that might have something to do with it. Obviously it's a complex issue, but, over half of the murders last year in Calgary were gang-related. I don't think our social system and justice system have the right tools to deal with organized crime.
We should be investing in more social infrastructure to prevent the conditions that allow gangs to form. IE: more social workers, quality and accessible education, and effective programs to help the social workers do their jobs.
But with regard to justice, we need to be going hard on the senior leaders of the gangs that are responsible for all this carnage. None of this multiple-time credit stuff for time served, so they can be out on the street again to intimidate witnesses and victims.