I wonder how many votes Mayor Stew Young thinks that he can now expect from the Walfred Road area of Langford. I wonder about Stew’s votes because Gangford’s drug, crime & gang woes continue with yet another SWAT Team action on Walfred Road. Gangs are destroying family neighborhoods.
This is an area that only days previous the RCMP had described as a “family area”, and in fact, it was a family area. It still would be except for Stew Young’s adamant refusal to properly fund the RCMP.
Stew, what is to become of the families who live there? Are you going to continue to ignore their safety in order to continue building your empire? The city that you are fast turning into Gangford, is actually Langford. It will never be STEWVILLE except in the minds of the criminals you invite to set up shop there. Gangs are destroying family neighborhoods because you don’t fund police.
Remember Stew Young’s arrogant quote:
“This isn’t a threat. I’m just saying if you criticize development, then I’ll use whatever resources there are under the law to shut you up.”
Well, bring it! Because this is a criticism of development and of everything you represent.
Here is an article from the Times Colonist of April 7, 2015
“Gun call leads to arrest of Langford man on outstanding warrants”
“West Shore RCMP and the emergency response team arrested a 19-year-old after receiving a call about a man with a handgun.
Mounties received the report about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Tactical officers from Island district RCMP and a Saanich canine team assisted in the arrest in the 900 block of Walfred Road in Langford. Police found a replica firearm in the house.
West Shore RCMP spokesman Const. Alex Berube said the man had two outstanding warrants for his arrest for alleged breaches of probation and court-ordered conditions. He was held in custody and appeared in court Tuesday.”
The article mentions a 19 year old male being arrested on outstanding warrants. It might be too much to wish for, but one can only hope it is the 19 year old rapist Brandon James Seguin who violated a friend of mine.
Real Estate Values on Walfred Road
You need to understand that this police response, as did the one ten or so days ago, came after the fact, and thus, much of the damage to that area has already been created, damage that a properly funded RCMP intelligence unit might well have prevented by never having allowed this gang incursion into your neighborhood.
What do you suppose is happening to the real estate values in the Walfred Road area because Stew Young abandoned the residents there to further build his empire?
How many raids does it take before the value of your property declines?
How many raids does it take before families no longer want to live in the Walfred Road area?
How many raids does it take before your wife and children are afraid?
How many neighborhoods must be abandoned to fall prey to gangs, drugs and crime before somebody says, “ENOUGH”?
When do you realize that gangs are destroying family neighborhoods? How many raids does it take before you demand that Stew properly fund the RCMP?
Please note from the article that Stew Young has underfunded the RCMP.
“Tactical officers from Island district RCMP and a Saanich canine team assisted in the arrest…” [RCMP not having a canine unit in Langford is a recurrent theme]. This comment tells you that the RCMP does NOT have the funding to handle these types of occurrences without help from other municipalities. The RCMP NEEDS PROPER FUNDING.
With Tongue In Cheek
Ponzi Schemes Don’t Work Because They Always Run Out of Victims.
Perhaps Stew thinks he can create new voters faster than he loses them by building his empire from new development as he allows family neighborhoods to turn into gangsta hangouts by refusing to properly fund the RCMP.
Stew, if this is your game plan, you need to build faster.
Important: City of Langford Feedback Form
Included with this post is a link to the City of Gangford feedback form provided by a reader.
Please click the link and please send your thoughts to the city. Let it know that gangs are destroying family neighborhoods. If you get a response from the city, please share it with me so I can alert everyone as to the “blah, blah, blah” produced by Stew Young’s public relations machine. use it to Please share.