WALT SECORD MLC
SHADOW MINISTER FOR POLICE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COUNTER TERRORISM
NSW Labor today said that since June 2020, there have been at least 35 major known violent incidents involving gangs in NSW – and it is just a matter of time before another innocent bystander gets shot or killed in the escalating crime gang violence.
NSW Shadow Minister for Police Walt Secord said Premier Dominic Perrottet and Police Minister Paul Toole are failing miserably to stop crime gang violence in NSW.
Mr Secord was responding to the latest shooting, which occurred outside a home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre last night (9.30pm on Wednesday April 27).
“Crime gangs are carrying out attacks with impunity,” Mr Secord said.
“Frankly, I’m less concerned about feuding gangsters killing each other – and far more concerned about innocent bystanders getting killed in the cross-fire. Who knows where a stray bullet could end up in the dark?
“The community has been patient. The wave of shootings has gone on too long. This is about community safety.
“We are talking about suburban streets here. These are streets and suburbs that our hard working families call home.
“If this was happening on Sydney’s north shore the Perrottet Government would be throwing all the resources it could to stop the violence. In the end, the Perrottet Government must step up and give the police whatever they need.”
“The time for reviews, announcements, and strong statements from the government has come to an end. Now is the time for swift and massive action.”
Mr Secord said he stood ready to provide in-principle bi-partisan support to measures to support the State’s hard-working police.