In Vernon B.C. yesterday, a local man, obviously tired of street drug dealers with death in their pockets, attacked three men. In the ensuing fight, he was chopped with an axe and ended up in hospital. Neither the dealers or the attacker are talking.
The police said he should have called them and they would have started an investigation. His vigilanteism will not be tolerated.
In our sorry state of policing today, when all of us can spot the dealers on our street corners and evidently the police can't, starting an 'investigation' is a poor answer to the frustration of law abiding folks who are fearing for their children. Meth dealing and labs are driving us crazy. Cocain is everywhere, these drugs with heroin and others are the scourge of virtually every community in Canada. Indeed, North America. The police are always 'investigating'.
Sorry, doesn't work anymore. That answer is standard to appease the public. We all know dealers are back on the streets within hours after being arrested.
It was only a matter of time before someone started doing 'things' on their own. This man had bravery ahead of intelligence though. He went it alone and it hurt. Perhaps he'll learn a lesson from his actions. No, I don't mean 'let the police handle it'. We've been waiting for the police to handle it way too long now.
This man and others who have such a notion might have learned something else; Attack must be with overwhelming odds. Attack must be short and sweet. Attack must be with stealth and secrecy. Attack must be lethal.
In their quest for territory drug battles are spilling onto innocent citizens. A woman was recently shot with a stray bullet from a drive by shooting. Another shooting was in a crowded restaurant. Perhaps local folks will realise that the dealer on the corner is a supreme target himself for a drive by shooting?
Every drug dealer on every street corner should have no sympathetic feelings from the community. Many of them are illegal immigrants here for the PURPOSE of selling us drugs. Every one of them is contributing to the death and prostitution among our children. Somehow, somewhere they need to be stopped. Perhaps the way is to make it deadly to stand on the corner with death in your pocket. The police are failing miserably all across the continent. Judges have no idea what justice is about. Maybe it is time for a new justice.
This could be the start of something big.