Title: Police calls in the wilderness
Comments: The local police in very unlikely to get any help from the ordinary citizens here in respect of crimes committed in Trinidad. It is now far too late to expect the general public especially those from the poorer areas of our society to assist the police. Nowadays the local police are seen as their enemy.The police here have made their bed and must now lie in it. They still have the attitude of those old colonial policemen and offer protection only to those living in upper-class areas and the rich which even includes some who are corrupt. The police have been tarnished with the brush of corruption as in the past were alleged to have also dabbled in corruption. They are assisted by those in the justice and political system in applying one law for the rich and another for the poor which is now noticeable by our ordinary citizens. The important citizens of this island are also still maintaining colonial principles which are displayed by the examples they set in dealing with our ordinary lower class citizens as a whole. The calls for assistance from deprived area of this nation, even though they are strongholds of the present government are going to remain as cries in the wilderness, unless there are major reforms in the attitudes of the officials in TTPS, the justice system and some of our senior politicians who are not facing the reality of our internal situation in modern times.