There has been an upsurge in gun crime in Central Trinidad because of gang violence. Enterprise and surrounding areas' residence are living in fear for the past few months. Those within the area are claiming that there are police connections to the gangs and nothing is being done. They also allege that the gangs have watchers who call when they see police so that the police never catch anyone in criminal activity.
Violent crime is increasing and its because the value of life is lessening. The young people is the ones doing the killing something has to change with the social structure.
Title: Violent Crime
Comments: Violent crime will increase here simply because in the first place we have no effective deterrent. Imprisoning our local murderers for life on this island have no effect whatsoever of containing the murder rate. Almost all of our violent citizens come from a background of crime and poverty. To almost all local violent criminals, living behind bars here is considered a cushy number and a life of leisure and comfort. After all, they have full medical attention, companionship, entertainment ,and a supply of drugs and contact with the outside world through the mobile phone. The prospects of things getting any better here is rather bleak to say the least, which is generated by corrupt lawyers, policemen, judiciary and indecision by our senior politicians from both sides of the fence. The media too because of is embedded political party allegiance has so far failed to play its part, despite the fact they are now the only hope of bringing the politicians to their senses in order to change the situation. Moreover some politicians here are hell bent on not reinstating the death penalty and is suspected of doing so merely on racial grounds. Criminals here feel they are protected from the gallows and have almost no fear of assaulting. Harming, maiming or killing their countrymen regardless of colour ,class or creed. The human rights organisation has to shoulder a lot of the blame for what is going on here, and in other parts of the world. They have given the authority to politicians and people of status to use their policies ,ideas and suggestions to protect criminals who now have the upperhand.
In the last 24 hours there were six murders. Four were a family at home, one was stabbed to death and his home torched and the last seemed to be a hit as there was a waiting car involved (TV6 News).
Title: Murders in TT
Comments: No one in authority really cares about the ordinary citizens on this island where murders are concerned. If however,the shoe was on the other foot and a few politicians, people of status including senior police officers were to be murdered, then things would certainly change, and very quickly. Politicians, senior police officers and the elite has now reflected that the murder rate is acceptable to them, as long as it does not affect them. They are quite prepared to sit back and watch the slaughter of innocent ordinary citizens by violent random killers using the gun as a toy and killing for the fun of it, or just personal satisfaction. With no real deterrent together especially with the attitude of our elected representative the future look really grim. I would like to point out that that despite the call to abolish the death penalty ,many country use it as a means to warn potential killers of what to expect if they commit murder, and it works very well. Moreover there are made states in America who still maintain and apply the death penalty as an effective deterrent with great success. Our politicians should adopt the principles of those countries still using the death penalty to reduce our annual murder rate to a realistic level. The media too should now start a vigorous campaign for the re- instating of the death penalty here.
Today, 22nd December, 2015 the murder rate is now at 404 which passes last years total of 403 Murders.
Murder Rate Passes Previous Years
Yesterday, the murder rate reached 409 see and the year has not finished. Despite the police's claims about bringing down other serious crimes they cannot seem to control the murder rate even though they consistently claim to be incorporating new strategies.
There are now 16 murders for the year which works out to 2 murders per day in Trinidad & Tobago. Many of these Murders appear to be hits and executions.