Pubdate: Sat, 07 Aug 2010
Source: Abbotsford News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 William Perry
Author: William Perry


Statistics Canada may name Abbotsford as Canada's murder capital,
however, the entire province must share this honour. Why? Essentially
because provincial anti-crime initiatives have failed.

There are more illegal drugs and weapons on the streets, more gangs
and members, less convictions with less individuals behind bars. All
the money thrown at special units such as anti-gang units, etc. have
little to show for the multi-millions of dollars spent each year.

Isn't it time to decriminalize weed? Like online gambling and alcohol,
the government could generate billions, redirecting resources to fight
addictions which will end the drug trade. Enforcement's focus would
change, and B.C. would make substantial gains against crime.

William Perry 
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