...and the snowcapped peaks...and the eagles soaring above.
But today I must tell you that it is not all Utopia and 'pie in the sky' over here! Our sleepy little community...where doors remained unlocked when I grew up...and everyone knew their neighbour...is now home to gangs and their activities.
Yesterday's news included the story of the BMW pictured here that was abandoned along the highway not far from my home...belonging to a notorious gang member. The vehicle was fully armoured with bullet proof glass and heavy steel plating. Okay...now this is getting just a little too close to home.
Every day we hear a new story of horrific gang violence....while rival gangs exchange gunfire in shopping malls. Gangsters are arrested and released on bail within hours...since it is against their human rights to detain them. Innocent people are losing their lives just by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It seems that our criminal system and our laws have no power over organized crime...and so the gang activity continues.
I'll be back to posting some lovely pictures tomorrow...but for today...I just had to share that there's a few things happening out here that I'm not one bit happy about! Organized crime is a global problem...but it seems Canada has been far too accommodating and welcoming to these groups. Is there any chance of fixing this mess...or are we too late?
Have a great day...and stay safe!