Days like this I really have to ask myself why I bother to care about this neighbourhood. I mean really.
I just received another Police report stating that two youths held up a commercial property on the 300 block of Aberdeen. One youth had a shot gun. And we all know what that means. The youth will be out shortly to swing another shot gun in someone's face. Just a few weeks ago another youth, or maybe even the same one, was caught with a loaded machine gun, a 9mm gun, a rifle and some ammunition. That was on the 300 block of Boyd. I remember in October another youth had guns on the 200 block of Boyd. And another youth was arrested for a murder committed in 2009 and put back on the streets to be re-arrested for a murder he committed as an adult in 2010. It seems in Canada our youth can do what they want. Even if they get arrested they are right back on the streets to swing another gun in someone's face.
Why should I care about this neighbourhood if our political leaders refuse to do anything about the laws that allow these young criminals to continue what they are doing? I am getting down right sick of this. Young criminals have more rights than anyone else in this country.
Or maybe this is just winter blues. Maybe if I just go to the spa for the day I will feel better and be able to go happily about my day. Like I could actually afford a spa day. That comment was sarcasm. What will really happen is I will go on, life as usual, trying to get past the fact that youth with guns run rampant in my neighbourhood and the government is not going to do a ... thing about it.