That's the funny thing which sadly highlights the incompetence of all persons in Parliament. They KNOW that there are 66 gangs out walking around, note 66! Not 60, not 70, not 75...66! and an estimated 500 hard-core members...how can they estimate such a thing without having the slightest clue who and where these persons are?!
They know where the majority of these gangs operate and yet why aren't arrests being made? Oh dear NO! All they do is sit back and spend money... spend, spend SPEND! They recently got this BLIMP thing to float in the air as surveillance and its costing $40 million! For only 1! That money could be used to buy cameras to set in many public areas and street corners to survey daily activities around the city at any instant and God knows we need it with the recent bomb-in-a-bin.. but NO! Why WOULD they do such a thing...a balloon is a MUCH better idea indeed.. rolleyes
I think Trinidad is losing focus on means of dealing with crime..why all the high tech stuff? What we need to do is acknowledge we have a huge problem and deal with it! If "dealing with it" means that the Police should be allowed to check every house in Lavantille and if they could, in the whole of Trinidad, stop any person on the road, search
anyone whether suspicious or not, at any given time, be it day or night, then so BE IT! Drastic it maybe, but we're facing drastic situations. That's why I said before, we have to acknowledge we have a problem. So anyone who thinks that their privacy is being violated or feel insulted or being made into the likes of a criminal are clearly selfish and unconcerned with the state of the country. I'm sure they'll find
the drugs, illegal arms, criminal evidence and discover whatever smaller offences being commited by the citizens because in my opinion, if its big or small, its still an offence and a contributing factor to the crime rate
. If you've got nothing to hide then fantastic!..of course there maybe slight problems such as persons trying to pose as police but that can easily be taken care of by proper identification etc.
I say use the money and whatever remnants of common sense we Trinis seem to possess, build more prisons and start filling it up! It ain't that hard..*sigh*If ONLY I was Prime Minister of this blessed country!