or “I slept through history class”
Will it take armed troops to stop deadly street violence?
Re: “Mother gunned down with son, 4, in car” (Feb. 17). I’ve since lost count of how many gang-related shootings there have been, but there appears to be a new shooting every single day.
However, promises of tougher sentences and more cops on the street offer no comfort when law- abiding citizens are afraid to walk outside their own homes or are being shot and killed in plain view of their own children. Our province is under siege and I would have no objections to seeing military personnel patrolling our streets and heavily armed soldiers and police clearly visible at all hours of the day and night.
Maybe when that same fear of arrest, imprisonment and even death is redirected to those criminals who make us live in fear, we might all be able to take back our communities and streets before we become another Los Angeles or Medellin, Colombia.
Leslie Benisz, Vancouver