Surrey author gives insight into recent spike in violence
April 7, 2016
By Dean Recksielder and Martin Macmahon – News 1130
Surrey (NEWS1130) – As police in Surrey try to get a handle on all the gun violence south of the Fraser River this year, author of ‘Daaku: The Gangster’s Life,’ has an idea about how to make his community safer. Ranj Dhaliwal suggests it’s time to go after the parents of these criminals.
He says, despite pleas from investigators and advocates for moms and dads to turn in their kids involved in violence like this, that’s not happening.
“If the house gets raided and there are firearms in the house then charge everybody. Charge the homeowners. Charge the person you think did it. Charge the person in the bedroom as well and let them figure it out in court.”
Dhaliwal adds Crown Counsel should also use the civil forfeiture act so parents are hit in the pocketbook for their kids’ actions. He says maybe then parents will take some responsibility for their children’s actions.
So far this year there have been more than 30 shootings or shots fired calls in Surrey.