Today, I was again informed that a homicide victim died.
For the second week in a row, I am hearing that a man died as a result of being shot in Brampton. I write with a heavy heart.
I am saddened and dismayed at this senseless violence and ask that residents help us to end it.
It is with great frustration that I hear that the Mayor of this city says that violence in Brampton is not a priority. Well, for Mr. Mayor, I am the priority.
As the Executive Director of the Victim Services Unit, it is my responsibility to protect and serve Brampton’s victims. Our “No More Silence” campaign is designed to reawaken citizens to the fact that violence is not just a dirty word, but it is something that affects every family and every neighbor in Brampton.
As a member of the Brampton Police Service, I have spent my career making sure that everybody is treated equally and with respect.
Every single crime has an impact on victims, their families, their loved ones, their communities and indeed, the entire city. We owe it to the community to be as transparent and accountable as possible. As Chief of Police, I am sworn to uphold the law, not turn my back on it.
As Brampton’s Chief of Police, I never want to come across as weak, politically or unfairly. I have the very best people to work with every day and I want those very best people to know that their hard work and commitment are appreciated and that this is the place to be. I also ask the citizens of Brampton to assist me. It is time that the Mayor of Brampton brings Brampton’s tragic murder problem to an end. As the victim of a murder earlier this year, Mr. Rama. Rama has an exemplary record and I would urge you to consider supporting him if you are motivated by a desire to make our community safer. Please do not keep quiet, as the victim in this matter is yourself.
We will continue to take action and we will make sure this problem doesn’t continue to plague our city.
Mayor Brampton City of Brampton, we ask you to put your words into action.
I am shaken and saddened. Our city belongs to all of you.