|There was a chance, once, to turn it around. That was when Guiliani rolled into town offering his services but he got turned down, right?|
Trinis are a proud bunch, and the thought of having some white jewish opie from NYC telling them how to run their police force, was a little too much to take...
Most of the time, no education = no job = no $$$ = crime !
I think not being eduated has a lot to do with why there's so much crime.
At present to survive in the world you must have some level of skill or educaton, because other than that the only alternative for financial stability is sex, drugs, robbery, and fraud.
I'm seeing more and more violence in this country. Some men entered the house of a family, they raped the wife and they beated up the 6 months old child because he was crying! Another case, is a guy that beated up to death a 1 month old baby girl! ...he was the father!. I tell you, all these cases makes me wonder what the heck is wrong with this people and makes me glad to know that there is death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago.
Killings seem to be calculated now, imagine that a man waits in the bushes... then at 6:30am in the morning when the victim crosses the road the assassin (the man in the bushes) opens fire in a busy intersection killing the victim and wounding a police officer who was issuing tickets nearby. Such boldness is sad and such cold bloodedness seems to be the mindset of the uprising youth.
All the violent crimes going on in this country are drug-related. It is very sad but this little country is infested with drugs and I think the Ministry of National Security is not doing enough to make this country a safer place.
Do you think that poverty plays a role? What about abuse? There is a lot of abuse in this country and it begins with the children and they simply dish out on to the public the way they are being treated sometimes in their very own homes. Now, do not misunderstand me, I am not saying this is the reason, but it is interesting to note that most of these crimes are being committed by very young people.
So it is all out - the reason there is violent crime (and so much of it) in T&T is because of 500 men in 66 gangs. What do you think...? Here is the report:
|National Security Minister Martin Joseph has disclosed that there are 66 known gangs in the country of which there are an estimated 500 hard-core members.|