Let’s start by explaining what cannot be done and why it cannot be done so you are able to judge this solution from a background of knowledge. You will need a quick history lesson to understand, but before giving that history lesson, you might want to know why you should believe me instead of the propaganda coming at you from Stew Young’s public relations machine and why I believe I have a viable Gangford – Langford Gang Solution.
By The Way, Why Does Nobody Ever Ask Stew Any Tough Questions?
You can read the “About Me” section from my home page to get a sense of who I am, but perhaps more importantly, you might want to consider the predictions I have made over the last two months which have proven true.
About two months ago I began telling you about the coming increase in crime for Langford. Now the facts are out and I was correct.
That was followed by me telling you that the gangs were on the way; now the gangs have arrived.
Next, I explained to you that the geography of the island and the proactive police work of Victoria PD and Saanich PD, along with the lack of foresight of Stew Young, meant that a gang was on the way to claim Langford as a distribution center for dope. The Devils Army arrived soon afterward.
That prediction of a motorcycle gang was quickly followed by me telling you, on Twitter, the name of the motorcycle gang, and that it was a Hells Angel puppet club. The Devils Army is a puppet club to the HA.
I predicted that Stew Young’s reckless mismanagement was going to cost other West Shore municipalities more money. Here is a quote from a May 04 Times Colonist article:
But Young said the biker club is a secondary concern, compared to the attacks on women, which remain unsolved. “We’re concerned about these type of events — they’re preying on the helpless in our community and I will be throwing [in] as many resources as I can,” Young said, adding that all municipalities policed by West Shore RCMP would have to help pay for new officers“.
Finally, on Friday, May 01, I predicted the large bike ride and the biker party at the new clubhouse, saying that it would occur within two weeks. It happened the next day.
I love our RCMP; I love knowing that the RCMP is out there protecting us; I love the recognition it brings to Canada in the international community; I love the sense of pride it brings to Canadians; I even love the red serge uniforms.
Yesterday’s RCMP Is Not Today’s RCMP
As a child growing up I remember RCMP mounted horses prancing in parade, Members coming to my school in Winnipeg and demonstrating bicycle safety, and as I grew older, the RCMP solving this burglary or that mugging or robbery. It seemed the RCMP was everywhere.
A culture of “The Mounties always get their man”, a mandate to investigate every crime, no matter how small and the knowledge that an RCMP Member was only a telephone call away changed suddenly though. In fact, the world changed when two hijacked airplanes erupted into fireballs as they flew into a pair of New York City towers.
Suddenly, seasoned Members were pulled from detachments across Canada, stretching manpower in regions that theretofore were secure under the watchful eye of the RCMP. New departments within the RCMP were formed, and as terrorism continued to increase, those new departments demanded more and more manpower and ever increasing budgets.
As a result, the RCMP found itself in a position where it had a choice of solving the “break and enter” at the corner of Somewhereville, Canada or stopping the next terrorist attack. It’s choice was simple; it went after the greater threat. Criminal enterprises, seeing the shift in priorities took the opportunity to grow, and so, we have arrived at today.
Today, local detachments have been gutted and RCMP Members from those local detachments are justifiably frustrated. If a city wants twenty new Members, the RCMP cannot supply them on a timely basis. With the rise in terrorism, it cannot train Members fast enough, and the vast majority of those trainees are needed to meet the ever increasing threats of terrorism. You might read that Crimeville, Canada just added thirty new Members, but what you were not told is that those new Members would be phased in at rate of five per year over the next six years.
There are still some intact, crime-busting detachments of the RCMP, such as Nanaimo, but they exist only because of the foresight and leadership of a proactive city government which, following the advice of seasoned Members of their local detachments, gave the RCMP leadership in Ottawa sufficient advanced notices of required Members and budgeted years in advance for those additional Members. Kudos to those cities who have allowed the RCMP to continue to follow its initial mandate, and therefore, have overcome the momentum which is changing our beloved RCMP to a principle role as an anti-terrorism and anti-corruption organization.
Stew Young Versus The Reality Above
Don’t believe Stew Young’s pathetic performance in his television interview today, May 04. Even though he finally seemed to recognize the reality of what is happening on the street in STEWville – Langford, short of some considerable political clout, he cannot make good on his promise therein to deliver five or six more police because the RCMP does not have them available, at least not on a timely basis.
Understanding, since Stew will, most likely, not be making good on his boasts, and that therefore, there will not be a surge of red serge riding in on horseback to rescue Stew Young from his motorcycle club debacle, another solution must be sought.
Stew will go ahead and run some sham meeting authorizing the hiring of more RCMP, announce it with his customary fanfare and hope you buy into it as a solution, but now you know the reality as well as Stew knows it.
Also, please note how Stew downplayed the arrival of the Devils Army in that interview despite the fact that the police are obviously deeply concerned about it. Stew is up to his old “shuck and jive” having been caught by the ignorance of his absolute refusal to effectively manage Langford’s growing crime problems.
That response, downplaying the Devils Army, echoed the sheer idiocy Stew displayed a few days ago when questioned about the arrival of the Devils Army, wherein he said, “We don’t condone criminal activity.” “If they’re a legitimate biker group or whatever, that’s fine. I’m hoping they are, and there are no issues.”[My bold format added]
Did he really think that the RCMP was warning him that Martha’s Motorcycle Mamas had just set up a new clubhouse? Why would Stew not be concerned about something that is very concerning to any police force with whom you might speak? Why would he feign lack of knowledge as to who the Devils Army is? And if not feigned, Stew’s total lack of knowledge makes him unfit to lead. We have had enough STEWardship; we need LEADERSHIP. That comment alone proves to you that everything Stew Young says is just political blah, blah, blah and is entirely contrived for public consumption. How could he not know that the Devils Army was a criminal biker gang?
The evidence proves that Stew Young will say almost anything and that almost nothing he says has any basis in fact or in logic. It was only a few weeks ago that he was going to handle things with a few Bylaw Enforcement Officers. Now suddenly, he wants to add more RCMP because, according to him, he is supposedly concerned about the women who have been attacked, not about the Devils Angels.
SHAME ON STEW!
Stew is unconscionably using the suffering of these women to draw your attention away from his greater failure of protecting you from motorcycle gangs
Do You Want To See Through Stew’s Doubletalk?
First Stew says that other West Shore municipalities are going to have to put up more dollars and then he says that he is not concerned about the Devils Army. So if it is true that a request for more officers is about the attacks on women and not about the Devils Army, why is Stew expecting other municipalities to pay for any portion of Langford’s sixteen percent increase in crime? It just proves that Stew Young is using the suffering of these unfortunate women, above, to manipulate politics and to run from his fiasco of “expansion before safety”, which is what is responsible for the attacks on the women, for the rising crime rate and for the Devils Army setting up in Langford.
Does Stew Not Recognize The Proven Connection Between The Devils Army & The Hells Angels?
Continuing this discussion, please realize Stew’s stated lack of concern about the Devils Army is a lack of concern that is even more ignorant than it appears at first blush, as Stew obviously fails to understand or care about the Devils Army connection to the Hells Angels and what that connection portends for Langford once the Devils Army is more established in Langford. Can he really be that STEWpid; does Stew really not understand that both of those organizations are blood brothers and are nothing more than “drug distribution machines”? Of course he does; he just doesn’t want to admit it because admitting it admits his failure.
In The Scheme Of Things, Five Or Six New RCMP Would Be Meaningless
Also, please understand that Stew is talking about five or six Members that must be stretched over the various shifts and over a seven day period, which means he would be adding, at most, one officer per shift. It is a hollow promise, that even if somehow fulfilled is totally meaningless. A minimum of thirty new Members are needed.
Stew Young Needs To Stop With The Posturing And The BS, And Lead, Follow Or Get The Hell Out Of The Way, And Frankly, Based On His Performance Thus Far, The Entire Lower Island Would Be Far Better Off If He Just Did The Last
Understanding The New Policing Model
Let us return to the solution though, and in doing so, you will need to understand a little more about policing and how it has changed as our RCMP has been forced to change priorities. From the impact of the new RCMP mandate, municipally created and controlled police departments have risen to the forefront in dealing with street crime, with drugs on the street and even to a large degree with gangs.
I explained to you in a previous blog how proactive policing had kept the gangs out of Saanich and out of Victoria. Both cities, unlike Stew and Crew in Gangford, have governments that realize that the number of police must grow proportionate with the population, and both cities have anticipated and planned for that growth in police resources. As a result, both cities have professional forces which are successfully combating crime and keeping gangs from establishing strongholds within their respective communities.
It should take somewhere between three to six months, perhaps a few months longer, for the Devils Army to get any kind of firm grasp on the drug trade in Langford. So, that is the window that law enforcement has to effectively neutralize this incursion.
Does There Exist Within The Lower Island An Example Of A Solution?
Let us look at Esquimalt which also has a proactive attitude toward keeping crime at bay. Although it has gone through some shifts in policing, it eventually contracted with the City of Victoria to police Esquimalt, and from all I can gather, successfully so.
This Bikers Arrival, The Dramatic Increase In Crime In Langford And The Threatened Spread Thereof Is Stew’s Gift To The West Shore And The Lower Island
With your understanding of all the elements and obstacles ahead, and with the only intelligent comment from Stew regarding what is now happening in the West Shore being his comment that this new threat in Langford is not just a Langford problem, but a regional problem, we are now at the point where other West Shore municipalities must quickly react to avoid Stew’s lack of leadership which will further spill crime into their communities. In other words, Stew’s reckless management of Langford has forced those other communities to reach into their pocketbooks and add to their policing budgets.
I propose the following solution
- Langford should attempt to negotiate with the City of Saanich to provide policing for Langford, much as Esquimalt did with the City of Victoria. If Saanich and Langford can reach an agreement, which they should be able to within a few months, provided Saanich is willing to come “on board”, Langford, within the time constraints imposed by the Devils Army presence, will have a professional police force that is familiar with most of the criminals in Langford and will have canine units, intelligence units, rapid response teams, etc. Of course, there is nothing to say that Victoria might not want to throw its hat in the ring. Please note that both cities have a vested interest in what goes on in STEWville and might see any policing contract as a way in which they could assume greater control over their own destiny, especially with the mangled management of Stew in regard to policing and the problems Stew’s lack of diligence is creating for the entire lower island.
- The portion of the West Shore RCMP which is presently assigned to Langford should be absorbed into those other West Shore communities, effectively beefing up the police numbers within those municipalities, something that is required of them now that Stew has caused them to be threatened. As an added bonus, the Members consolidated into the other West Shore communities would already be familiar with the areas, the residents and a large number of the drug dealers and other criminals with whom they would be dealing.
- The City of Langford and those other West Shore communities should develop a joint plan that projects growth, and then proportionately budget for future police, with those West Shore communities still being policed by the RCMP immediately asking for more Members.
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
Please note the Stew has suddenly morphed from a position of handling the rise in crime with a couple of more bylaw enforcement officers to wanting you to believe he is a “tough on crime” mayor because you forced him into budgeting for a handful of additional RCMP Members. You need to keep up the pressure, and if you do, maybe Stew will really morph into a mayor that actually becomes part of the solution, instead of being the entire problem.
I orginally posted this blog spot on May 04, but since it was announced on the evening news tonight, May 05, that Stew Young and other West Shore mayors, as I had predicted, met with the RCMP today to shore up [no pun intended] the West Shore RCMP, I wanted to post this update. It is suggested in that news story that somewhere between five and ten new members might be added. You need to understand, as I explained earlier in the pre-update portion of this blog posting, that those numbers are meaningless because their impact would be zero.
This Is The Fake Solution About Which I Warned You, Above
We are told that new boots are already on the ground and that more are on the way.
We Are NOT Told:
How many Members have already hit the streets, if indeed, the number of Members actually increased and Stew was not mixing words and referring to the special provincial detachment that came over from Vancouver for a day or two so they cold identify the bikers
How many new Members are really expected
Over what period of time they are expected
Again, The Truth Is Explained In The Pre-Update portion, Above; Go Back And Read It
It is NOT POSSIBLE for Stew to cover himself with new RCMP Members; there are just not enough Members available to make any difference whatsoever. Stew is shucking and jiving again, trying to play you for fools. In doing so though, the solution I proposed herein to consolidate the West Shore RCMP and have Langford contract with Saanich or Victoria actually becomes more viable, as if followed, once the West Shore RCMP is consolidated to exclude Langford, it would proportionately benefit even beyond the immediate gain from consolidation from any additional Members, as those new Members would be added to what would be a smaller population and area.
Don’t Trust Stew, He Is Pulling Another Charlatan Act
STEW IS LYING
Here is what happened and what will happen:
Stew and the others met and agreed to budget for more Members
Stew and/or they approached the RCMP West Shore Commander and said they had budgeted for additional Members
A request for those additional Members has been or will be sent to Ottawa
Ottawa will sit on the request for a couple of months before it even makes it into the pile to be decided on. (There are at least one hundred such requests pending in Ottawa right now.)
When the file finally moves to the top of the pile, Ottawa will then review it, and maybe promise to send an additional Member or two within a year, but Stew will NEVER get more than one or two new Members and will NOT get them before a year or more has passed
ASK STEW THE TOUGH QUESTIONS; ASK HIM ABOUT WHAT I AM SAYING HERE; CHALLENGE HIM TO PROVE ME WRONG; MAKE HIM SHUT UP OR TELL AN OUTRIGHT LIE, INSTEAD OF SIMPLY LYING BY TWISTING WORDS.
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