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2018 Crime Stats: 248 ? Murders 1 Kidnappings (Ransom)


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Written by: JoePublic - 2nd Jan, 2017 - 11:51am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: protection of the corrupt here

Comments: Yes, one of the main reasons for the development and of the expansion of serious crimes here in the last five decades including murders kidnappings, and other serious crime is corruption. This was generated and accelerated here by our political pioneers after our independence.

Politicians here found it easy to feather their own nest from Treasury funds. Subsequent governments polished and improved the techniques in the art of corruption. The politicians of the PNM and their loyal brigade of Civil Servants and other associates became, and are still the masterminds of political corruption on this island.

They having spent more time in the corridors of power and thus, having had more time to improve the methods used in stealing and squandering public funds. They added certain attachments to the techniques such as 'kick -backs' which is now the key aspect of the art of political corruption here.

The techniques and opportunity for corruption within our political system became part and parcel of our politics here, and all other political parties accepted and have indulged in the business of corruption. They too have added miscellaneous other aspects to the art of this crime.
The newly found art of corruption was later spread to the police, the civil service, individuals in positions of authority, businessmen, and lawyers. Today every Tom Dick and Harry is at it.

It is now a quick way to becoming an overnight millionaire. It is now running equal to murders and kidnapping as the leaders in our crime scenario, but because of the underhand and hidden aspects used in implementing this form of crime, it is not as prevalent in the murders and kidnappings.

Over the years several politicians and other have been caught dipping their fingers into the till from jumping on the bandwagon of corruption.

We are now labeled as a leading nation of corruption in the Caribbean and to some extent worldwide because one or two of our well- known citizens became involved in international corruption scandals.

The situation is even made worse by the sort of Mafia cartel of protectors that exist here, that prevents those caught and proven guilty offenders of this crime from ending up behind bars.and are allowed to walk free being defended and personally assisted by the helping hands of our corrupt and bent lawyers.

This is reflected by the fact that although all the caught corrupt citizens here were of status, not one has paid the deserved retribution for their crimes.

In the long run, corruption with its association to most serious crimes here will be the main cause of the downfall of this nation. Mark my word, for despite the decades of lip service offered by politicians of different administrations to stop this crime on this island, it still stands hidden to some extent, but is the pinnacle and the main generator of serious crimes here.

Source: Personal observation.
Written by: JoePublic - 2nd Jan, 2017 - 4:33am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: Harry

Comments: re our development and crime situation in paradise Trinidad and Tobago as Dr. Eric Williams said it.
Basdeo Panday promised to weed out the corrupted police from the force if his party win in 1986 except there was more corruption in his government instead.

When the Trinidadians decided to march and be vigilant PM then despise them and said if you want to catch a thief then you have to put a thief to catch a thief, nice to say or to write but will not work in practice.
When Kamla Persad Biessesar was asked about crime in tnt she replied that the crime in tnt was crime of passion.
If those two bad brothers in Caroni Rafeek and Joe Phoolul was pushed to the point to commit suicide, Abdul Malick, hanged, Boysie Singh, Boland Ramkissoon, and Dalip Singh hanged, in those days the police men were riding 3 speed bicycle and armed with only a piece of wood, a bateau which every body say police bootoo. Why has murders gone so high since Eric days. Is the corruption starting in the government and trickling down and the hard working citizens have too pay buy getting a bullet, is our law allowing criminals to be protected, how about Lawerence Maharaj telling the criminals sell your house, borrow money, prostitute your wife, mother sister, daughter and I will bribe the magistrate and you will win the case, No foreign crime expert cannot help with crime in tnt. If our govt is local, our law is local, our police service is local, our criminals are local and our NATIONAL ANTHEM SAYS EVERY CREED AND RACE FIND AN EQUAL PLACE, then we have the knowledge to fight the criminals and put them where they belong just like magistrate ALGERNON JACK did, he clearly told the criminals, when you come to my court is not JACK AND JILL IS JACK AND JAIL.
Written by: JoePublic - 30th Dec, 2016 - 1:19pm Trinidad Safety Reply

Name: George

Title: Dealing with crime here

Comments: I really cannot understand what is going on it this nation with regards to dealing effectively with crime and criminals. Our law enforcement officers are not making any headway in solving crimes or detaining criminals. The criminals are on a galloping rampage here. We have so much crime and general lawlessness it is becoming difficult for citizens to even remember what crime took place a week ago. We have a fireworks problem, an arson problem as the new trend now by local criminals is the set fire to premises then rob them of their contents. We have the daily occurrences of personal spitefulness between citizens which leads to more crime. Murders, kidnappings and an overall increase of living in fear because of general lawlessness whether it be drivers breaking the law, of ordinary pedestrians being attacked or assaulted whilst going about their normal business. This nation has now become a country not suitable for habitation by civilized and decent human beings, as it seems to be taken over and controlled by savages. As for the governance of the nation by our elected representatives, they may not be here at all. Yes, they say a lot, but do nothing .They have simply run out of ideas of how to deal with our lawless scenario. They have abandoned any plan to deal with our crime problems and have passed the buck to the local police lock, stock, and barrel who have already become a law onto themselves. They have now adopted the same principle as the politicians of playing a wait and see game, hoping that things might change in their favor. We are a nation falling to pieces with no one is trying to pick up the pieces, or showing any inclination of fixing anything, bearing in mind the promises made by our politicians and the police. There seems to be no respect of civic duty by our elected representatives.We are on our own, and must now deal with matters as we see fit. If nothing is done soon to halt the decay then 2017 could be the year that may hasten the politicians to wake up to what is really going on here, with regards to high -class corruption and low- class criminal activities which is driving this nation to the breaking point. Then they may, at last, do something meaningful and constructive about our plight A good start would be to restore the death penalty.
Written by: JoePublic - 26th Dec, 2016 - 1:00pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: The pot calling the kettle black

Comments: Everything here is now upside- down. The country is in the biggest mess it has ever been in. This is reflected in the latest event including Mr West and his obvious enemy Mr Michael Seales. It is a situation where the pot is calling the kettle black, ie a situation in which one person criticizes another for the fault they have themselves. I remember not long ago reading the following:- ' Police Inspector Michael Seales is now under investigation for claiming that the government was attempting to provoke the police, so that a State of Emergency would be declared in order to delay the general election. The Police Service says Seales has been suspended immediately from duty.' The problem here is, we just can no longer distinguish right from wrong and as I have said many times before certain individuals are protected by our police, politicians, and the judiciary by implementing one law for one sector of our population and another for the other. It is just the illogical reasoning, spitefulness and mentality of those in positions of authority on this island and it seems that nothing can be done about it.
Written by: JoePublic - 22nd Dec, 2016 - 11:26pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: The encouragemnet of crime here.

Comments: It would now appear that the trend here has turned in favor of criminality. Reading the daily various reports on murders corruption, kidnappings stealing, petty crime and general lawlessness and the violence and misbehavior of our secondary school pupils that is taking place on this island, reflect a fast degrading society in dire need of discipline. The failure of the police to catch our killers and other criminals has only given the incentive to the potential criminalS to jump on the bandwagon of crime. One of the main reasons why the police are seen as the enemy of the ordinary citizens is the manner in which -they deal with the public. They are lacking in the art of rapport and acting in a respectable and dutiful manner when confronting citizens they suspect of undertaking acts of criminality.However, the worse offenders of our crime scenario are the judiciary. The police at present are paying the price for their perpetual application of one law for the rich and another for the not dealing with the elite in the manner in which they deserve when it comes to punishments associated with crimes. Members of the judiciary wear the masks of legal respectability but act as protectors of those criminals of status and wealth and this is now observed by a majority of our ordinary citizens. The problem is that it has now become almost impossible to change the situation as the benefactors mainly those high ranking officials in positions of power and authority just won't tolerate any diversion of what is in play at present. The future both for the police and the crime scenario seems rather bleak here. The picture now projected is that majority of our ordinary citizens have been encouraged to be dishonest and turn to crime because the chances of being caught are very slim indeed, As for the upper- class crooks especially those involved in corruption they feel very much as the untouchables because as the record shows, they have been getting away with almost all of their criminal adventures without any serious retributions. This is the view from that Trini that has plenty to say Finally, those in the corridors of power have not helped the situation by constantly displaying an attitude of being possessed by a syndrome of personal financial greed by employing tricks of the political trade in order to feather the nests of themselves and their corrupt associates. They are forever, sticking the knife into each other backs and at the same time trying their hardest to pull the wool over the eyes of the ordinary citizens. This simple reflects the chaos and lack of logical reasoning that exists now within our politics., How do we ever get out of this cycle of a very bad predicament.
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