Written by: JoePublic
- 4th Jun, 2016 - 10:05am
Title: Crime pays here
Comments: One of the main reasons for the high rate of crime here is because crime pays big money here. The potential and hardened criminals are well aware of this. They know this by what is going on at the higher levels of our society. They see how many overnight millionaires have been created by dabbling in corruption and kidnappings, and how many criminals including murderers are escaping the arms of the law, and escaping the associated punishment. A good example is despite the fact, that almost all the crimes of corruption on this island have been committed by citizens of status none are behind bars. The strange thing about it, is that they are even allowed to keep the loot and never pay any form of retribution. Two crimes that have now become accepted here because of their frequency of occurrence are corruption and kidnappings. Murder of course is even more frequent ,but because this is linked with death it is difficult to make it acceptable to all citizens. However, it would now appear that the punishment for committing murder here is gradually being minimized and in some cases suspects are even allowed to walk free.
Written by: JoePublic
- 2nd Jun, 2016 - 10:38am
Comments: It would appear that because their is so much serious crimes and corruption here, certain crimes are now no longer treated in a serious manner and has become acceptable. These include corruption and kidnappings. Last year we had 98 kidnappings [Newsday: 12 January 2016] yet the majority of the public knew nothing about these crimes. Now murder has become so common here that citizens have become immune to its effects on the nation ,and gradually this crime is begin to be treated with less significance by the police and the judiciary. I imagine in a couple of decades from now if the situation continues as it is now ,the crime of murder will also become non punishable or its retribution seriously minimized, and to some extent treated as acceptable on this island. The writing is on the wall.
Written by: Pandora
- 21st May, 2016 - 6:57pm
Five murders took place within 17 hours. This is extremely concerning, there is an attitude of lawlessness throughout the country from the average Joe to people in high positions. There is no love for Trinidad & Tobago. How sad.
Written by: RayTT
- 20th May, 2016 - 3:00pm
If leaders do not keep the law, or better yet law enforcement officials don't keep the law then how they expect to see the public doing it when both groups think they are above the law. How many times you see government officials in all kinds of corruption and then you see police cars parking in a handicap zone or drinking at a party while in uniform.
Written by: JoePublic
- 2nd May, 2016 - 10:20am
Title: A distinct haven for criminals
Comments: Well after reading the report from Washington warning American citizens about crime in Trinidad I think Mr Rowley is wasting his time offering special attention to Laventille. By the looks of it special attention needs to be given to all those places identified as hot spots shown on the map published in the Express a couple of days ago. That covered almost every inhabited area on this is land, It would be far better to hand the nation to some responsible organisation such as the UN or try returning it back to England in order to get back to some form of normality. It looks like our politicians have at last achieved what they always wanted a haven for local Afro /Trinidadian criminals, as more or less confirmed in the above report and local police crime statistics. We must face the facts and the truth, politicians have lost control of the police. The police are now more corrupt than ever, and a law unto themselves with many now jumping on the criminal bandwagon. The masterminds of corruption and other wealthy big crooks and hardened criminals are if fact in charge here.This is despite what the government may say. Two good examples of renown alleged Afro/Trinidadian criminals who are protected both by politicians and the police and are allowed to walk free here are Mr Warner and Abu Baker, This is the clear impression given by the failure of both the politicians and the police to do what is necessary to deal effectively with these two well known local lawbreakers.