I remember our former police chief in Moose Jaw, Terry Coleman, calling them "ne'er-do-wells". It's old British dialect for "one who is good for nothing".
We seem to have a lot of those people these days in Canada's Most Notorious City which, of course, we used to call "The Friendly City".
Current police chief Rick Bourassa is in the news today, confirming theft and break-and-enters are up. You can see the stats for yourself on DiscoverMooseJaw.com
Some of the local thieves are brazen. They're walking into our yards, breaking into our homes, garages and sheds and taking what they can at all hours of the day.
Just this week, local police arrested a young man for possessing a number of guns along with ammunition. There's a reason why local police officers now suit up in bullet-proof vests for each and every shift they take.
Chief Bourassa told us, and I quote, "In October, you will hear back from me. I just can't speak now but you will hear back from me on some results of some pretty significant pieces we've been doing locally, targeting some of the issues that we're facing."
We'll look forward to that, won't we? We've all had about enough, haven't we?