Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem
Title: GENERAL SITUATIO LEADING TO LAWLESSNESS
Comments: In my opinion where politicians are concerned there are too many, ifs,buts, and maybes, and important and essential things that should have been done years ago are still being talked about. Some politicians are eager to gain honourable merit by trying to emulate the development of advanced countries by satisfying the Civil Rights movement without facing the realities of serious lawlessness here,which has amounted to our citizens living in fear if their lives. They certainly appear to be in a rush to achieve what is obviously impossible.
Moreover they have become experts at offering lip service where our uinternal crime and other problems are concerned. They kep failing to come up withany meaningful or constructive solutions. The country appear to be now run in a Mafia style manner .The impression given is that our politicians are merely tokens of a make belief democracy but like the police are under the thumbs of the Mr Bigs and the masterminds of local corruption. It would now appear that wherever you turn on this island there is a smell of corruption .Not only it is noticeable among our politicians and the police. It seems to be every where including the municipal departments,the civil service, the education department, the licensing office, the customs an excise ,the taxation office, our sporting associations, the justice system and the banking sector. This is evident by the various inquiries and probe that are from time to time made into these facets of our administration…
There is a clear indication that country is corrupt to its core. This nation is in a complete mess. We have a constant high annual murder rate of murders ,with hundreds of loose killers roaming the island taking pot shots at anyone for the joy of it, which they treated as a habitual hobby. There is the expansion of all types of crimes here. The police appear to become a law onto themselves ,or decided that our crime scenario is too high a mountain to climb without additional manpower.and have given up ,and are now doing their best to forget about certain types of crime by classifying them as acceptable such as kidnappings,and corruption. ..In fact crime has now become a big money spinner and even our TV entertainment is rampant with heroics by local police in' beyond the tape 'with some senior policemen presenting themselves as leading 'Rambo' styled Hollywood movie stars.
We have a corrupt judiciary system,assisted by greedy lawyers who are not interested in the reasons why they became lawyers but by bending the provisions of the oath act associated with our legislation are mainly interested in defending the high ranking criminals provided the price is right .
We have a nation strangling itself by hidden racism and a high degree of bigotry and a racially divide in our political approach to internal matters.There is no legislation to enhance racial integration or race relations .We have no effective deterrent to stem the daily slaughter of our innocent citizens and our representative and our security protectors are quite contented with things as they are. We have politicians stabbing each other in the back.
School children already engaged in serious criminal acts and are being groomed as potential criminals.We have people of status in positions of authority hell bent on milking the Treasury of public funds. We have now a majority of ordinary citizens seeking any lawless method to become rich overnight thus following the examples set by our rich and wealthy citizens.We are getting no where as a nation.
We are simply going around in circles .As an independent nation we are far worse off than when we were under colonial rule,when we had around two or three murders annually and a very limited amount of crimes and no registered.lawlessness. If this country could disappear under water by pulling a plug I would say pull the plug now.
Rather off topic, but...
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