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Written by: LydiaTT - 13th Dec, 2015 - 2:44pm Trinidad Safety Reply
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Flogging criminals in public although an old method used as a deterrent may be one answer to our need to keep criminals at bay here, and may help in reducing the galloping crime rate. It will certainly help in reducing the workload on the police


Hi George I read your statement with surprise and I would like to know more of your thoughts about flogging criminals in public. How exactly will help in reducing crime? Do you have any official statistics of other countries where they have implemented flogging and they have seen a significannot reduction in crime, etc? Thanks.
Written by: JoePublic - 6th Dec, 2015 - 11:50am Trinidad Safety Reply
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Title: Flogging as a deterrent

Comments: The introduction of flogging criminals in public won't ever get off the ground here. The subject headline appeared briefly in the Express early this morning but soon was pulled. We have too many wealthy idiotic people of responsibility here in positions of authority who are ready to throw their arms up in the air in support of that failing civil rights organisation. Moreover the opposition will never support any PNM ideas or suggestion. Our politicians have continued to play a tit for tat political game, where the introduction of some serious legislation are concerned and that is the very reason why the re-instatement of the death penalty will never be revived here. They just don't like the public seeing that any ideas or suggestion from the opposition party have merit .This works in a vice versus fashion in our politics, and reflects the childish mentality of our politicians Flogging criminals in public although an old method used as a deterrent may be one answer to our need to keep criminals at bay here, and may help in reducing the galloping crime rate. It will certainly help in reducing the workload on the police. However pigs night fly before any serious political discussion which includes politicians from the opposition on this matter will ever be undertaken.

Update: Comments: Hello, I wish to apologise as the article mentioned in my above comment was not pulled. It was on the letters page in the Express and is still available for reading. This however does not alter my opinion on the idea of introducing of flogging here.
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