City folks wonder why people around the bay hate going to St. Johns so much. It’s simply not safe in there!
Last spring I had a mirror torn from my vehicle while it was parked in a family’s driveway.
Now last weekend my wife and I went to St. Johns to visit family and friends. Sometime between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday morning, some of St. John’s finest — and there are many of them — drove by my new 2012 SUV, parked on the street, and decided it looked too nice, so they threw a beer bottle full of beer at the vehicle’s rear window, smashing it.
I suspect if I was there and able to catch the culprits there's no doubt I, too, would have been charged with assault and found myself in the same situation as the Water Street businessman who simply tried to protect his investment and the safety of himself and that of his employees.
No justice for the victim
Our justice system needs an overhaul to protect the innocent and bring justice to those who deserve it but seldom seem to get it. I feel ashamed sometimes to be a Newfoundlander when justice seems to be served but simply fails the innocent.
Trinity Bay North