Waiting for the next Daniel

On August 9, 1995, Daniel Desrochers was hit by a car bomb explosion while driving on a sidewalk in eastern Montreal.

Waiting for the next Daniel

On August 9, 1995, Daniel Desrochers was hit by a car bomb explosion while driving on a sidewalk in eastern Montreal. In the days that followed, the 11-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries, an innocent victim of the biker war.

Daniel's death triggered a real political offensive to dismantle outlaw motorcycle groups. Sad to say, but everything indicates that our elected officials are currently waiting for the next Daniel to act.

Last year I denounced a federal bill that reduced the penalties for gun crimes. When Justin Trudeau called his early election last fall, said bill had yet to pass. He therefore died on the soap opera.

Less severe

Believe it or not, this bill to soften the sentences of criminals is so important to Justin Trudeau that it has been reintroduced as a priority in the new legislature. He now bears the number C-5 to illustrate that he is at the heart of the changes that the Trudeau government wants to implement.

Are you indignant at the repeated shootings that make the people of Laval tremble? Can't believe shooting in broad daylight in residential neighborhoods when children are nearby? Do you hear elected officials on the newscasts expressing their will to act with a theatrical sorry face?

Stop playing dumb. Your elected federal officials are working proactively to make life easier for various types of criminals. Among them are people who commit gun crimes. The government's explanation: there are too many representatives of visible minorities who end up in prison. To reduce this number, justice must be less severe with certain types of crimes.

Be careful, the Trudeau government is not putting in place an action plan to improve the socioeconomic conditions of different groups to keep them out of crime. He changes the law so that it is less severe once the crimes have been committed. Thus, the statistics on the presence of certain communities in prison will improve. The problem is that we are not talking about minor crimes.

In the field...

Meanwhile, gun violence in Greater Montreal is taking on unimaginable proportions. The gangs clash in the public square, they shoot at each other in broad daylight. Sometimes they hit the wrong target and an innocent individual gets shot.

An old pro in the fight against organized crime had the courage to travel to Ottawa to cry out his dismay at the intention to relax the law. André Gélinas made a solid presentation on the aberration of abolishing minimum sentences when criminal groups are playing guns in the street.

According to the expert, these criminals fight for control of a territory in order to derive maximum profit from drugs and prostitution.

Poor little ones, justice is too harsh for them!


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