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Dear Editor: Does T&T practice selective law enforcement? And what are the ramifications?

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“The disproportionate prosecution of working class criminals ultimately serves to maintain ruling-class power and to reinforce ruling class ideology—thus performing ‘ideological functions’ for the ruling class.” Orson Rogers considers potential flaws in the way that Trinidad and Tobago deals with crime: As an armchair crime watcher and based on considerable …

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We like it so! Farrell points to corruption and bias in T&T Media but also successes

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“The Media, at least the traditional mainstream part of it, is not a clear glass window, giving an unobstructed view into the society; it is rather, a lens. It can serve to focus and direct public attention to specific areas of national life and equally, to obscure or obfuscate other …

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SOFT TOUCH: First Citizens’ $60,000,000 question; and “intolerably coward” response

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“WHERE $60,000,000 of public funds was misappropriated and the movement of those monies was facilitated even unknowingly by a particular politically connected financial banking institution, there are questions to be publicly raised and satisfactorily answered… “Shockingly but not surprisingly, what is being presented to citizens at this time is an …

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MATT concerned by Faris’ “worrisome” Cybercrime Bill; potential to criminalise journalists

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“MATT remains deeply troubled that the Cybercrime Bill has retained its potential to criminalise professional journalists working in the public interest. “While MATT follows the argument that the redrafted Clause 8 of the Cybercrime Bill introduces layers of proof—intentionally, without lawful excuse, justification—to be satisfied by a complainant in order …

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