RCMP in Kelowna latest to discourage vigilantism | News

KELOWNA — Kelowna RCMP have taken the unusual step of responding to a new Facebook crime-fighting group with a lengthy news release acknowledging public frustration with crime and outlining steps the detachment is taking – but warning against vigilantism. It's also at a similar group in Penticton.The Facebook home page of Take Back Kelowna explains: “We are merely a group of concerned citizens working with other local groups to help report stolen items and crimes in progress. As we all know, crime and theft in Kelowna is out of control. Thieves and the homeless are getting away with stealing from the hard-working public, with next to no repercussions.“We are not vigilantes. As much as we'd like to walk right up to someone with stolen property and punch them in the…
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