Editor, The News:
Re: Shooting victim remains in hospital (The News, Sept. 5).
I’m responding to the latest shooting right on my corner of North Avenue and 225th Street.
This shooting was right on my street and is troubling.
We have many families with children and seniors living in this area. And, they are scared and fearful when these shootings happen on their block!
But, we also have the prostitutes and their drug-dealing pimp ‘boyfriends,’ who are running these ladies in our area.
I know that the Street Enforcement Team is doing what it can to curb this situation, but the members need to focus on this neighbourhood.
Poverty breeds this type of activity.
And, with the right-wing governments funneling more and more of our wealth to their rich friends, we’re going to have no shortage of shootings and drug-related crimes in our society.
We’re becoming more and more like the United States, which has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, mostly drug-related.
Welcome to our new reality; drugs and violence is coming to your neighbourhood.