Pubdate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016
Source: Peace Arch News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Peace Arch News
Author: Brian Lauder



There are a number of issues surrounding the shootings in Surrey.

Firstly, Surrey is one of the biggest areas in North America, so many 
of us throughout Surrey have no contact or experiences with any of 
it. Yes, we wonder why none of the Surrey councillors have said 
anything about it before the mayor finally had something to say (Get 
out of my city: mayor to shooters, April 8). They are all on the same 
slate and she is the boss and probably has tight reins on what they 
may say and when.

A lot of the problem hangs with the family members of these criminals 
and other people who keep quiet about their activities.

But what I feel is the most important issue about this whole thing is 
who are the criminals. If there weren't any customers for the drugs 
there would be no reason for these gangs to exist.

Everyone who uses illegal drugs is as much to blame and are criminals 
themselves. These people could even be suppliers to terrorists, 
because many terrorists depend on the North American or worldwide use 
of drugs to finance the supply of arms and bomb-making materials, etc.

Wouldn't it be terrible to think that it was because of your use of 
illegal drugs that you contributed to the bombing of the Trade Center 
or killing or maiming of our troops with incendiary devices, etc.

Let's put the blame in the right places and take a look in the mirror.

Brian Lauder, Surrey
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