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More effective policing needed in TT

Sunday, August 13 2017

THE EDITOR: Every single law-abiding citizen in this great nation of Trinidad and Tobago deserves to live in a safe community.

The violence against our citizens and our law enforcement needs to be eliminated because the first duty of Government is supposed to be to protect our well-being and safety.

There should be no compassion meted out towards lawless conduct displayed by the criminal elements in this country.

Crime and violence is an attack on human potential and must not be accepted by the PNM administration.

Our Prime Minister’s main responsibility is not to make life more comfortable for the criminal but to make life more comfortable and meaningful for the law-abiding parents trying to raise their kids in peace and trying to empower them to contribute positively to society and leave a legacy.

There are thousands of moms and dads who simply want to sleep safely at night. We are sick and tired of being subject to drive-by shootings, murders of our loved ones, robberies, kidnappings and rapes of innocent under- aged girls.

More law enforcement, more effective policing, more cohesive neighbourhood engagement is what is needed in T+T. Policies need to be put in place that will ultimately bring crime down by large numbers.

Citizens of this country continue to face the worst heartache imaginable as we are being targeted by these ruthless criminals on a regular basis. We need to make our country safe again.

The Prime Minister, The Honourable Dr Keith Rowley must work alongside the best investigators, criminologists and law enforcement officers to dismantle gangs and stop the flow of drugs and illegal weapons into this country. The Prime Minister and his administration must work with local communities, officials and the opposition to make the reduction of crime a top priority. Safety and security of a nation is the key to a successful nation. To have the best schools and the best jobs it is critical to have safe communities.

SIMON WRIGHT Chaguanas

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