Crime seems to be a hot topic of debate in our Nation for several years now. Though in theory we are a secular State many of the reasons and justifications advanced by proponents for and against the ” Death Penalty ” seem to be religious/ spiritual based, grounded and centered. Many persons seem to think that it is alright for the State to come down on criminals and make our society safe. Bur what hypocrisy. Many of the arguments promoted seem to thing that ” gang ” warfare and related crime should feel the full brunt of the law. None of the arguments suggest that misuse of the trust of the electorate by unscrupulous politicians and fraud and embezzlement and misappropriation of State funds should be made a Capital Offence.
The history of Caribbean geopolities is filled with State officials utilising State power and Authority to oppress the poor and impoverished. From Emancipation to Independence the citizens of this country have suffered at the hands of elected officials . Politicians have treated the coffers of the citizens money as though it was their personal property. They have been encouraged by International forces and agencies that which to keep our geopolities in subjugation. Without the power of recall , when these politicians began to misuse our monies we are adviced that we can only make change through a democratic process. The same advisers now support populations to overthrow governments in North Africa and where ever there imperial policies are opposed by governments and peoples in territories that they are desirous of exploiting.
From the seat of this author when the government maakes law that robbery of the people through wasting of State resources in projects startedand abandoned at the cost of billions of dollars to tax payers become punishable by Capital Punishment , then the State will have my full and unreserved support.
There have been so many papers – white and blue on who the major players in this country are with regards to drug trade and yet no results by our police ,security and preventative agencies .
Recently our Prime Minister made announcements of spying on innocent citizens by an illegal agency. Today no one has been charged and prosecuted.
A dent, must be made on crime and criminals must feel the FULL BRUNT OF THE LAW. The LAW must however not target solely working class persons and persons of certain sectors of our National community.
May the watch words of the Peoples’ Partnership : ” Serve the People ” become manifest and may the People triumph over all crime and lawlessness.