Surrey RCMP will provide update on recent spate of shootings at 1 p.m. with Mayor Hepner

Linda Hepner  Photo by Chandra Bodalia
Linda Hepner
Photo by Chandra Bodalia

JUST when everyone was wondering where Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner was hiding as bullets whizzed around her city day after day with not a word from her, Surrey RCMP announced this morning that she will also be present at an update they will be providing at 1 p.m. today (Monday) – for whatever it’s worth.

The others there will be Acting Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge, Superintendent Manny Mann, and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC (CFSEU) Inspector Joanne Boyle.

Terrified residents are enraged over what they see as Hepner’s abdication of her responsibilities as mayor. Indeed, they have given up any hope that she can handle the situation.

Ironically, the recent shootings have occurred in the wake of some drastic action by Surrey RCMP and Delta Police along with the CFSEU-BC that appeared to have got the situation under some control.

Indeed, the shootings last weekend became even MORE brazen.

Frankly speaking, we don’t need any more excuses and explanations about so-called “low-level” drug operators. The STRESS on “low-level” doesn’t matter when these criminal elements are indulging in brazen behaviour that is seriously jeopardizing lives of innocent residents in a way that even HIGH-LEVEL gangsters haven’t.

We also don’t need the POLITICS of additional RCMP officers for Surrey. These officers should have been here years ago when Dianne Watts was ruling Surrey in her arrogant manner; now Hepner and the RCMP have to take all the blame.

We also don’t need Conservative MP Nina Grewal telling us how the federal Conservative Government is now waking up to save us – or federal NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu waking up now and using every shooting to do their own party propaganda.

We just need ACTION to end this NOW!

Anyway, let’s see what information on the shootings is released by the mayor and the cops at today’s press conference.