“… In the fight against a few semi-literate street criminals, the police have thrown their hands in the air as acknowledged by the Ag CoP… One wonders if the season has anything to do with his hands going up in the air.
“But as we celebrate next week’s festivities, I guarantee that the post-mortem from the TTPS will be the usual PR joke: “2017, safest Carnival ever.”
The following Letter to the Editor reacting to the Ag. CoP’s call for divine intervention to reduce crime was submitted to Wired868 by Rudy Chato Paul, Jr, of D’Abadie:
Reluctantly I picked up the newspaper, knowing full well what to expect. It is sad but I have long realized that I, like the rest of my household, dare I say the rest of the nation, have been affected by stories of crime after crime after crime. This is strange coming from a street soldier but I recognize it as my new reality.
So when I read the Acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) publicly acknowledging that citizens are angry and that we need “divine intervention,” it would be an understatement to say I was shocked.
Are we to accept that after billions of our tax dollars have been spent on crime plan after crime plan, either through the import of foreigners as advisors, (Mafstroski, Creed, Giuliani et al) or through the purchase of blimps; 360˚ radars; helicopters; high-tech weapons; new vehicles every two weeks; new, air-conditioned stations; a couple of speed guns; new uniforms; talk-shops aka crime seminars; etc., the CoP now recognizes that citizens are “angry” and is therefore calling for divine intervention?
Had this not been such a serious matter, it would have made good comedy material. Is Mr Williams really serious?
One cannot help but wonder if these are the grounds on which this gentleman has, like Pinocchio, been given extension after extension. He clearly has many blessings to count.
Being in the half of the population which David Rudder described as ‘mad,’ I couldn’t continue reading. The more I considered the CoP’s statement, the more it bothered me. I admit that being agnostic did not help my analysis.
But my personal lifestyle aside, when the head of the TTPS publicly calls for ‘divine intervention’ and a day of prayer, what message is being sent to the 8000 men and women under his command? What message is being sent to the citizens of this land, whose tax dollars have been funding his organization’s spending spree on high-tech gadgets without a shred of evidence of value for money?
Is he blaming citizens’ anger for his incompetence, like someone else blamed women for being raped?
So the new reality is that, in the fight against a few semi-literate street criminals, the police have thrown their hands in the air as acknowledged by the Ag CoP when he said that, despite his officers being pushed more, they are simply “not bringing the results we want.”
One wonders if the season has anything to do with his hands going up in the air. I find this amazing for a number of reasons. But as we celebrate next week’s festivities, I guarantee that the post-mortem from the TTPS will be the usual PR joke: “2017, safest Carnival ever.”
The same thing was said last year, despite their having made no progress in solving the murder of the young Japanese pannist, Asami Nagakiya. But a day of prayers being their latest crime plan, maybe there is hope that an angel will come down and reveal her murderer.
My guess is that in a multi-religious society, divine intervention will have to be undertaken by the Inter-Religious Organization, if only to appear unbiased as far as the major religious bodies are concerned. After all, one cannot just acknowledge a Christian God, while ignoring the others.
This leaves the question as to which one will intervene to save this angry nation? And if none does, does it mean they were all offended?
I humbly suggest that the CoP’s policy be applied to the other failed and failing institutions in our society, for example, education, health and family, and the economy. I am among those able to recognise that the Minister of Finance would welcome a day of prayer if only as a distraction from his psuedo-professional incompetence.
And since condoms in school, as per our brilliant Minister of Education, would only encourage sex, then let’s just pray that our schoolchildren learn to behave themselves and stop engaging in sex in the classrooms.
The Minister of Health would also welcome a national prayer for patients who are forced to convert into beds, like water into wine, the floors of the different hospitals they visit.
As an agnostic, I’m not a praying person. If I were, I would pray to all the gods in the history of mankind that Ag CoP Williams be given his marching orders as of yesterday… If not sooner.
At least one should hear.