SURREY residents and businessmen on Saturday expressed their support for a Surrey municipal police force as Mayor Doug McCallum was present at Punjab Banquet Hall to respond to any inquiries.
Surrey-ites expressed their disgust and anger at the shameless tactics being used by Councillor Linda Annis who has been using the widow of a victim of the gang violence to frighten people against replacing the RCMP. The investigation into that murder is being conducted by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) – as are the other homicides and it makes no difference if the RCMP leave or stay on. Annis is being condemned for her scare tactics that are being called cruel to the victims.
Residents also point out that if Surrey-ites were against a Surrey police force they would never have elected McCallum.
People are also condemning councillors Brenda Locke and Jack Hundial, a former RCMP officer, for using McCallum to get elected and then turning against him. They want the two to resign and run again for election.