It’s time to get tougher on crime

Terrace, B.C. criminals and those across B.C. need tougher sentences, and voters need to stand for justice, says writer.

Criminals in our system are not being served justice

Dear Sir:

There have been hundreds of deaths in B.C. so far this year from fentanyl-laced drugs and it is expected that there will be hundreds more before year end.

This is a criminal-fueled epidemic and it is only  going to get worse unless very strong action is taken.

The producers and dealers of these drugs know very well that there is a good possibility some one will die from using them, so there has to be some very tough laws in place that would see them locked up for a very long time.

At present they are charged one day and back in business the next day.

Our present justice system is just not working and at this time it appears to give more rights to the criminals than to law-abiding citizens.

Just in the past few weeks a serial rapist that had been sentenced to three life terms was turned loose in the Lower Mainland.

What intelligent types made that wise decision?

A young girl and her mother in Alberta would still be alive if the creep that killed them was in prison where he should have been, as he has a very long criminal record.

But once again, total stupidity had turned him loose.

It is very obvious that our present justice system is not working and that criminal actifity is completely out of control.

Someone is murdered almost daily in this country and when I was young in the 1950s it was something that was almost unheard of.

But now it happens so often that we have almost tuned it out.

It is very obvious that very strong action must be taken to reverse this trend.

It is up to you and me to tell our elected members of government  that action must be taken to toughen up our justice system and if they don’t want to do that then we need to kick them the hell out the next election and vote in someone who will.

If something is not done to curb the increasing criminal activity in this country then I fear for the future of my grandchildren.

Brian Mould,

Kitwanga, B.C.