Page 4 Tobago and Trinidad Prisons
Title: Guns for all
Comments: The plea from the commissioner of prisons William Alexander to the ACOP to allow off-duty prison offers to carry firearms seems a reasonable request, however, I am afraid that his request may just be treated as a voice in the wilderness. In my opinion, as things are in T&T things they can only improve if everyone had access to firearms. With the introduction of such a scheme there will be an initial period of reckless killings but sooner than latter citizens here will learn to respect each other fearing that they may end on a slap at the mortuary if they step over the line. The only other alternative is to appoint an outside experience policeman to act as commissioner of police.He, however, must be accompanied by a team of foreign policemen and given full control of the management of our police system and our local police. As I have said before it is pointless appointing any local police to the post of commissioner. There just won't be any improvement in our crime rate. We just don't breed men with the criteria and patriotism required for such an important position in this nation.