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Written by: JoePublic - 13th Nov, 2016 - 6:13pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: The annual murder rate

Comments: I see the murder rate is now 400 and perhaps by the time I finished writing this letter a few more bodies may be found thus surpassing the 400 mark. What ever happened to the monthly chatter by Mr Williams that serious crime has fallen. My advice is to take what these officials say with a pinch of salt. You see other serious crimes are not as noticeable as murders. Take for instance corruption and kidnappings .These two crimes are suffocated when it comes to exposure and reporting. We therefore really don't know the true crime figures.At the end of this year, the way things are going, the murder rate should be around 425 to 430. You just can't get the message to politicians, the police or the judiciary that they are not capable of introducing any new crime plan that will work here. They, all three, the politicians, the police, or the judiciary that they have failed since our independence to keep things as normal as possible.I really don't think it would make any difference here, even if the annual rate of murders were double what it is today. It is the mentality of our masters. They are lacking in logical reasoning and still can't come to terms with re-instating the death penalty which is obviously the only deterrent that is likely to stem the flow of the slaughter of many of our innocent citizens. With their attitude,my advice to those especially in the corridors of power, is to start building more prisons to house the multitude of killers on the loose on this still waiting to be caught.
Written by: JoePublic - 13th Nov, 2016 - 11:26am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: A new generation of criminals

Comments: The nation is now facing a new generation of criminals. The police will never be able to control these new crafty and budding criminals who have learn their trade by the examples set by other crooks,hardened but sophisticated criminals here .Things are going from bad to worse. The writing is on the wall. The recent discovery of some school drop outs being involved in growing weed with a profitable gain and another drop out committing murder during a robbery are all signs of what is to come. Please also bear in mind that these two incidents are the only ones reported and highlighted in the local press and could be just the thin edge of the new budding criminal wedge. The blame for this new development lie squarely on the shoulders of our politicians,police and the judiciary who has stood by since our independence and to this day, have continued to turn a blind eye to the criminal illegal activities by some of our well known masterminds of corruption and other serious crimes here. With all the signs that this nation is now a haven for criminals and the clear impression that crime pays, together with the fact, that you are most likely to pay no retribution, then crime has become a free for all. One only have to look at the past crime records here to find that several citizens of status who despite being found guilty of corruption were allowed to walk free and even keep their unlawful gains. This lack of respect for law and order by the police,politicians and the judiciary have only helped to generate more thieves, petty criminals,and widespread lawlessness on this island. It is now playing a major part in influencing and encouraging the young and others to jump on the criminal band wagon. We are now faced with the consequences of what happens to a society when the authorities fail to implement the correct punishment to criminals,thereby projecting an image as protectors especially of the wealthy and elite criminals. Without draconian measures by the judiciary, the police and those in the corridors of power we can now expect a worsening situation where crime and morals are concerned.
Written by: JoePublic - 6th Nov, 2016 - 10:59am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Improving the crime scenario here

Comments: It is now impossible to make those in the corridors of power, other politicians, those of status, and in positions of authority to face reality and stop asking for the appointment of a new local police commissioner. It is now quite clear because of our past and present records that we do not have the calibre of citizens within our police system suitable or capable of changing the crime situation here. The present Acting police commissioner just do as he is told and his masters are apparently pleased with his antics of painting a monthly pretty picture trying to convince the public that crime has fallen when this is far from the truth. Our present brigade of senior officers are only supportive of the wealthy whether they be honest or corrupt citizens, These faceless men at the very top of our security and police system together with our lower ranked policemen are seen by ordinary citizens as a law unto themselves and therefore as the enemy of the ordinary citizens. If our government politicians who now have very little say in how our police system is controlled and operated want to improve our general crime scenario, then the police system needs to be handed over to an outside experienced and well established police commissioner and his associates. Any new outside management team of our police system must be allowed to take full control without any hindrance in order to be able to alter the present procedures and mentality of those in the hierarchy of our present police system. The truth of the matter is where this nation is concerned we need a revolution to put things back to normal. The pioneers of our politics and their successors since our independence, have made a complete mess of almost all aspect and elements of governing a nation such as ours. They have by their examples encourage corruption in high places and have help to generate a multitude of new crimes within the nation. This is now being reflected in the reported behaviour of the young school children here,together with the widespread galloping pace of lawlessness that now exist throughout the population. The main cause of this degrading state of affairs is the desire by everyone here to get rich overnight, and the bad examples especially those set by politicians, who appear to be suffering from acute personal financial greed and deceit. . We have in the past decades created many very rich citizens overnight mainly by means of underhand corrupt practices, who even when caught are allowed to keep the loot and pay no retribution.Most end up by just getting a slap on their wrist. Politicians here have stood by and do nothing constructive whatsoever except offer lip service,where the daily murders of our ordinary citizens. Are concerned. They have handed the responsibility lock,stock,and barrel to an inadequate police force led by men of suspected dubious reputation. Politicians here because of political in fighting have failed to reinstate the death penalty and the police has also given a free hand to local kidnappers, as kidnappings itself is no longer recorded as a criminal act .Kidnappings are now only so classified as a crime by the police if a ransom demand is associated to this crime. With this sort of bending the rules of law and order which is obviously approved by politicians, the country has now become a haven for all types of criminals because the impression given here is that crime pays. The problem that exist is now set in concrete and in order to dismantle this set up a new approach with outside urgently needed.Without such help we can just look forward for more of the same for years to come.
Written by: JoePublic - 28th Oct, 2016 - 6:11pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: crime inT&T

Comments: The major problem here is corruption.The politicians,many senior police officers, and members of the legal profession and even many of our citizens know who the big boys are, who generate crime and use it as a money spinner.
The sad and destroying aspect of this knowledge is that those here in positions of power and authority, standby and do nothing to put these evil culprits behind bars .Instead they act as blinded protectors,provided the price is right.There are many outstanding examples of the corrupt and known hardened criminals being allowed to walk free on this island and escaping the arm of our justice system.
Written by: UNCforlife - 28th Oct, 2016 - 5:41pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Crime in this country will not go down until we see more white collar criminals prosecuted because for me the untouchable wealthy criminals are the ones funding it.
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