More police not the answer

A Surrey letter writer says the justice system will only change when firm sentences are handed out by the courts.

Re: “We need more police on the streets,” Letters, The Leader.

As a retired police inspector with 24 years service, I know that in 99.9 per cent of crimes committed, the police are nowhere to be seen, especially domestic crimes.

What we really need is: “You do the crime, you do the time.” No parole, no time off for good behaviour. No day-pass, no phone calls, no TV. No conjugal visits.

When you commit the crime, you give up all your rights – and “life” should be 50 years.

Kareem Cadogan

Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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