Vandalism illustrated need for more policing

Saanich – Vandalism of the costly Kinsol Trestle illustrates to me the need for more policing. They can’t be everywhere of course, but criminals tend to repeat acts they can get away with, and some vandals will go on to assault – it’s the same exploitative mentality.

It’s good that there was cellular coverage at the trestle location, for the camera. The combination of pressure from NIMBYs and Telus’ inabilities leaves many gaps. You should ask why there is no longer signal – a problem is dropping of signal formats by cellular service providers. Note too that video is high bandwidth which is costly, unless compression can provide enough information for the purpose. My concern is not the present trestle, which I think is a phony waste of funds that should have been spent on policing. Rather I want a civil society in which individuals are respected – vandals don’t, and earned property is protected.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich

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