Letters to the Editor

Just asking, is Surrey really safe?

Re: “Surrey is safe, top cop assures,” The Leader, Jan. 17.

I guess this is how we placate the law-abiding masses? By not alarming them? By telling them Surrey is safe?

Well, since most of crimes are targeted shootings, let’s hope they are good shots and wipe each other out.

As a Surrey resident since 1976, I have seen drastic changes in this city that used to pride itself as a farming community with lots of cattle, a little zoo, trees, and people that cared about their neighbour’s well-being.

What happened to us? One neighbour shut themselves off from going too far at night. There is hardly a soul walking around unless someone is looking to jack a stereo or steal bottles out of a garage.

A few years ago on an Easter morning, the son of another neighbour chased a would-be car thief and tackled him and beat the living crap out of him. This was just in my quiet cul-de-sac alone.

Enough already. Some of us are not standing for it. A couple of drug operations are gone, but I’m sure many more will be moving into those new mega-homes that are building up all over.

There are laws, but the only ones in favour of enforcement are the law-abiding people using reasonable force. Just my two cents.

 

R.M. Ross, Surrey

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