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Criminals in power with no opposition

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lots of what is written fall on deaf ears because not everyone welcomes advice, especially those in high positions, but that is no excuse to stop writing and expressing your thoughts with the attempt to change things. Ray Bradbury once said, “You only fail once you stop writing.”

It is time to launch a serious, sustained and effective campaign designed to significantly reduce crime and bring more criminals to justice. Every single law-abiding citizen in this great nation of Trinidad and Tobago deserves to live in a safe community. The violence against our citizens and our law enforcement need to be addressed and immediately dealt with because the first duty of Government is supposed to be to protect our well-being and safety.

There should be absolutely no compassion meted out towards lawless conduct displayed by the criminal elements in this country. They have no compassion for us and therefore they are not deserving of compassion or mercy from law enforcement. Crime and violence is an attack on human potential and must no longer be accepted by the PNM administration.

The Prime Minister’s main responsibility is not to make life more comfortable for the criminal, but to make life more comfortable and meaningful for the law-abiding parents trying to raise their kids in peace and trying to empower them to contribute positively to society and leave a legacy. There are thousands of moms and dads who simply want to sleep safely at night. We are sick and tired of being subject to drive-by shootings, murder of our loved ones, robberies, arson attacks, kidnappings and rape of innocent under-aged girls.

More law enforcement, more effective police patrols and more cohesive neighbourhood engagement is what is needed in T&T at this time. Policies need to be immediately put in place that will ultimately bring crime down by large numbers. We want to see some results from the Anti-gang legislation that was recently passed in Parliament. Citizens of this country continue to face the worst heartache imaginable, as we are being targeted by these ruthless criminals on a regular basis. We need to make our country safe again.

The Prime Minister must show more compassion and concern for those who have been targeted by these ruthless criminals by working alongside the best investigators, criminologists and law enforcement officers to dismantle gangs once and for all and stop the flow of drugs and illegal weapons into this country. The Prime Minister and his administration must work with local communities, officials and the opposition to make the reduction of crime a top priority. Safety and security of a nation is the key to a successful nation. To have the best schools and the best jobs it is critical to have safe communities, but human potential is under attack in this country and our dreams are being destroyed because criminals are in power and there is no opposition.

SIMON WRIGHT
Chaguanas

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