Among the recent homicide victims are a 14-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old boy.
Winnipeg is once again seeking to ‘earn’ the Murderpeg label.
A stunning surge of crime has put the city on edge, and caused struggling Mayor Brian Bowman to throw up his hands and ask for federal and provincial help in desperation.
In just the last 30 days, a whopping 11 murders have happened within the city limits, bringing the total number of homicides to 40 so far in 2019. That’s on a pace to break the record of 41 murders set back in 2011.
Among those murdered recently were a 14-year-old girl who was stabbed to death at a Halloween party, and a 3-year-old boy named Hunter Haze Straight-Smith, who was stabbed while he slept in bed.
Additionally, an infant was injured after being shot with a shotgun on October 27th.
Now, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, who has often been criticized for being focused on politically-correct virtue-signalling rather than actually addressing real problems, is desperately seeking federal and provincial help.
Here’s what Bowman said:
“We’ve reached a point where a face-to-face meeting between the prime Minister, the premier and I is absolutely warranted. So that we can ensure that we are as aligned as possible to coordinate and focus our resources in ways that’ll make a meaningful difference in the short and long term in our community. For that reason I’ve reached out today to the prime minister and to the premier to respectfully request an urgent meeting between the three of us, so that we can discuss the events over the last week.”
Bowman’s efforts to rebrand Winnipeg have fallen flat, with homicides, drug crime, thefts, and a pervasive sense of danger enveloping the city. Additionally a recent poll of NHL players showed them picking Winnipeg as the city they least like to visit.
The fact is that the Winnipeg municipal government must direct more resources to front-line policing (not going after traffic ticket revenue), and initiate a strong crackdown on criminals and gangs. Political correctness, virtue-signalling, pandering, and and trying to be all things to all people simply won’t work.
And of course, crime will continue to be a huge problem until pathetically weak federal legislation is changed.
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