Title: Trinidad and Tobago Crime problem
Comments: The main problem here is that we do not have any means of deterrent to stop our local criminals from killing their own country men. Life in prison on this island for most killers most coming from a poor back ground is considered a luxury. The male of our population would think twice before committing murder if they knew for sure they would be hanged. The prevention of the re-instatement of hanging is based on racial grounds by most politicians of the PNM. This is because almost all killers in Trinidad and Tobago are Afro/Trinidadians. Politicians of the PNM rather see the annual murder rate climb year after year than support any vote in re-instating the death penalty here. This is because of their doctrine and belief and also to show their supporters that they do not have to co-operate any other government administration. What a Shame.
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Title: Alleged Crime at PM Resident
Comments: You got to give the golden biscuit to ACOP Mr Williams for making the latest statement on the find of marijuana at the Prime Ministers resident when he said quote 'he has not yet received the report into the alleged PLANT LIKE SUBSTANCE RESEMBLING MARIJUANA at the Prime Minister's home in Penal.'I suppose the next statement will say that a Jumbie man was seen planting the ALLEGED substance. Boy you got to laugh.
Title: Murder statistics
Comments: The murder figures shown in the police statistics appear not to reflect the correct amount of murders committed so far this year. Well that is my opinion. This weekend there were at least five murders however the rate seems to be kept at a low level I wonder if this has anything to do with the government intervention because of the coming election?. There is so much corruption taking place here it won't at surprise me if these figures are not purposely manipulated especially in view of the Prime Minister and the police statement saying serious crime have fallen. This is extremely strange when no particular new measures have been implemented that may cause any reduction in crime here.
The murder toll is now at 275 for the year 2015 with 4 happening yesterday and two today. Many of the recent murders seem to be execution type killings with men driving around armed, pulling up to someone and then executing them on the spot.
Title: Crime statistics
Comments: Today on the victory of the PNM the murder rate stands at 288 and three kidnappings. The daily average of murders is less than one per day. This sudden fall remains unexplainable, as the police have not really shown any real outstanding performances in catching murderers. We must now keep a close eye to see if the trend remains the same and hope by the end of the year the annual rate of murders and general crime has really fallen. This will then reveal that perhaps things are really getting better where crime is concerned on this island.
Title: Need for a substantive cop
Comments: There is an urgent need for the post of ACOP held by Mr Williams to be upgraded. We need a substantive commissioner of police now. Mr Williams for reasons unknown has been allowed to remain in the acting post for some considerable time now. With a new government now in power Mr Williams should be promoted to the substantive rank of Commissioner of police immediately. If on the other hand ,there are reasons why he cannot be promoted then he should be replaced with a new Commissioner of police and not one of acting rank. We cannot allow criminals to believe that the local head of our police force is somehow lacking in experience and ability.
Title: Murder stats
Comments: Well it will be a shame if the rise of murders continue, after the lull in the murder rate, which showed a decline recently. It now looks like we are back to one to two murders per day. One local this morning newspaper is reporting that the present toll of reported murders as 299.
Title: Crime stats
Comments: According to Chief Justice Ivor Archie we have 514 murders awaiting trial in our prisons. Ok, Let us look at the possible true state of the situation here. Between 2002 and the end of 2009 during the PNM reign we had according to the police stats 2868 murders. At the end of 2010 we had another 485 murders this was followed during the reign of the PP by another 1835 murders making a grand total from 2002 to 7th September 2015 4703 murders. Now lets assume that each murderer committed 2 murders in that period that would mean there were around 2,351 murderers on this island. During the whole of that period. Now subtract the 514 murderers awaiting trial that leaves 1835 murderers unaccounted for so far. However, we must deduct those convicted murderers imprisoned ,which is estimated at around 200.This figure does not include those murderers who may have died since being sentenced. (The estimated figure of 200 is a while guess, as there are no figures available on the net on in the police stats to show this at present). Well I can't find any. Now take this 200 away from 1835. On completing the calculation this would mean we probably have on the loose around 1635 or MORE murderers on this island bearing in mind in my calculation I ALLOWED a ratio of 2 murders per killer. This reflects the hidden treat to the citizens living on this island something the Chief justice, the police and the citizens should comprehend. ANY COMMENTS?