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2017 Crime Stats: 240 ? Murders 0 Kidnappings (Ransom)

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Written by: JoePublic - 19th Jan, 2017 - 4:48pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: Ashton
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Comments: Not long ago, I posted that I have a proven presentation that- if done across the island- to several audiences in which the basic concept of respect and all related principles are discussed- we can start sowing the seeds to help in crime reduction. It was scoffed by a few and questioned by some.
We can point fingers at the police, the politicians, the business leaders, the clergy- until we stop and take 'personal accountability/responsibility ' for our actions- until we look inwardly and honestly see who we are and what we need-, until we see each other in a fair and just manner- until we start being contented with what we have and strive to be a better person- until we start seeing each other with eyes that make us all as friends, neighbours, relatives- we will NEVER regain our footing on this downward spiral. One wise man said- "the solution is in the problem". We are the problem- we are the solution.
Written by: JoePublic - 19th Jan, 2017 - 1:32pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Comments: Yes, it is me, I am back. I just can't resist making more comments about all this ado about the recent conference being held which included Mr Dillon the AG and Mr Williams. Look, man, all that was said is all repeated thrash. We have heard practically all of it before, All they have said is what we already know, and their intentions to spend more money. It just a lot of nonsense. These men are thick and have lost their way, they haven't a clue. It all amounts to the blind leading the blind.They really believe that spending more money by meeting the police demands are going to resolve our crime problems.They still haven't got the message that this does not work here, despite the fact it is already costing the nation and arm and a leg. They are failing to take the bull by the horn by restoring the death penalty and start hanging convicted killers. As for Mr Williams stepping down, that is most unlikely to happen asTTPS has become a law unto themselves. There is actually no one to replace him.. Mr Williams does exactly as he is told to do, and meets the requirements of his masters. That is why he is still at the helm.He has till not gained any merit to be worthy od substantive rank. He has no individual say,or sustained leadership qualities. His statements are well prepared by his masters before he appears in the limelight to utter his regular repeated statements about how well the police are doing and that crime has fallen. Nothing is ever likely to change here regarding the daily rate of murders unless we have an effective deterrent or ask for outside help.Putting killers behind bars here for life has made absolutely no difference whatsoever to the annual murder rate. The criminals now have the upper-hand are running this nation.At present crime pays here, and Trinidad has become a haven for criminals. All we have to wait for now, and it is already happening for the police to join the criminal bandwagon in toto. Perhaps the politicians too may decide to also join the criminal brigade. Anyway, with things as they are, we could again look forward to more or less the same rate on annual murders for 2017.Just to remind our policemen.The killers must be caught in the first place in order for the police to claim any success in deterring the daily slaughtering of our citizens.

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Written by: JoePublic - 5th Jan, 2017 - 12:17pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Crime statistics

Comments: You have to laugh at the contents of the statement made by ASP Micheal Pierre, the public affairs officer of TTPS as reported in the Newsday newspaper this morning,although it is not funny at all. In which he says that in comparison with the 2015 figures on crime that in 2016 there was very little difference. This guy is a joke. It would appear in his eyes the slaughter of 53 more citizens in 2016 does not count as an important aspect when considering the serious crimes committed here in 2016 in comparison to those committed in 2015. Moreover, in comparing the figures for kidnapping in the two statements made below one by Mr Dillon on crimes committed here in 2015 and the latest report by Mr Pierre on crimes committed here in 2016 .It would appear that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing with regards to statistical reports especially in relation to kidnappings. In Mr Dillion's report he says that there were 98 kidnappings in 2015 whereas in Mr Pierre's report he says that there were 106 kidnappings. Most surprising is that Mr Pierre says that the were 72 kidnapping in 2016. I could only remember reading reports in the local press concerning about only four kidnappings here in 2016. The strange thing about this kidnapping business here,is that it would appear that our professional kidnappers are still just kidnapping citizens here for the fun of it, not for ransoms as is the usual case, since there were no reports of kidnappings for ransom by the police in their 2016 stats. In my opinion one should take the police statistics with a pinch of salt, and I believe that kidnapping is still a leading criminal money making business on this island, and is still undertaken and operated by the person or persons who started this trend decades ago. I believe that the threat of death to kidnapped victims are now being used prevent the public reporting of kidnappings here,and that this is supported by senior police officers and other government officials.There just can't be any other logical explanation. I have got the impression that some senior police officers,some politicians, and other government officials are well aware of who the leader of the kidnapping business is on this island, and is still protecting the culprit,and that is why the official police stats reports keeps omitting kidnappings for the monthly statistical reports on crime. After all kidnapping is a crime that should be reported.just as other crimes. [..]
Written by: JoePublic - 3rd Jan, 2017 - 7:39pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Annual rate of murders

Comments: It was reported earlier today, the third day of the new year, that the amount of murders carried out in Jamacia was eleven. Please bear in mind that we still have several hours to go before the day ends, so this figure may even be more. The annual rate of murders there last year was 1350. Jamaica has a population of two million eight hundred citizens.We have a population of around one million three hundred citizens. In comparing the annual murder rate here with that of Jamacia's we are in the lead. There is, however, a glimmer of hope for our nation, so far for 2017 there has only been one reported murder on this island. If this trend continues 2017 could see an annual rate of fewer murders than that for the past few years. Now this hopeful prospect should in no way deter the politicians on this island from doing the two main things that are urgently needed to stem the flow of murders here.They should go ahead with the restoration of the death penalty, and get help from outside criminal experts in drawing up an effective crime plan that will be effective here The sooner the better.

Source: Caribbean 360/Personal observation.
Written by: JoePublic - 3rd Jan, 2017 - 12:50pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Aiding the prevention of crime here

Comments: Well here we are in 2017, and despite a strike looming. I hope our politicians especially those in the corridors of power come to their senses and introduced the draconian measures that are urgently needed to stem the flow of murders, corruption and other serious crimes here. Let us hope they do something meaningful to halt the spread of crime, terrorism and expanding lawlessness on this island. They could for instance start with the introduction of the restoration of the death penalty and at the same time start hanging all those murderers already convicted for murders who are hiding behind the iron curtain of the Privy Council's legally enforced protection.

They could also now bring to justice, and name and shame the leaders and members of our local Muslim fanatical movement now that they have the names of the leaders and members of this fanatical local movement. They could too, start an immediate process of reforming our justice system and stop the implementation of one law for the rich and another for the poor. Generally speaking, they could do a lot more to stop the rise of poverty in this nation.

They must stop the habit of asking the public to tighten their belts, when they at the same time, are making announcements of spending a massive sum of public money on projects of grandeur. They also could deal severely with those caught in the act of corruption by applying the correct retribution they deserve. Most of all they should now stop the habit of public wrangling and seek combined methods of integrating the main races of this nation by the introduction of a Race Relation Act in order to deter racial discrimination and inequality on this island.

Finally, they should, take full control of the police and security system of the nation and act immediately to reform the police system.They must stop supporting the police in making untrue statements of local crime statistics and stop the monthly announcements by the police that crime has fallen.when in fact it hasn't. These false statements only assist the public in the belief that the police and those in the corridors of power are trying to pull the wool over their eyes. They urgently need to consult overseas crime experts in drawing up a rigid and workable crime plan which could be applied here now. I am certain that if our politicians from both sides of the fence really cared about our citizens they could successfully achieve most of the measures mentioned above in the period of one 5 year term in office, thus gaining much respect and admiration from a large majority of our population.
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