“The theories of legitimacy and procedural justice offer the best explanation. In countries where the State and its institutions are deemed legitimate and fair, increases in arrests and detentions tend to produce the expected deterrent effect. “However, in other jurisdictions, when the State and the exercise of State power are …Read More »
STREET VIBES: The sacred and the profane: if the priest could pay… will politicians now tackle crime?
I claim no special credit for having in the past made the point about Trinidad and Tobago being the Land of the Limbo so that we should not be surprised that our criminals are apparently hell-bent on seeing just how low they can go. The newest low, according to the …Read More »
Just so that there could be no doubt as to the purpose of Friday’s walkabout in Enterprise, Chaguanas, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, chest puffed out, walked with Deputy Commissioner (Crime) Wayne Dick swinging breezily at his side—hanging slightly to the right. Dick was massive. Verily, Dillon was well pleased …Read More »
“Unfortunately, the issue of the dying iguanas is symptomatic of the challenges we face in society. It matters little if the issue is one involving iguanas or non-functional CT scanners, which are merely symptomatic of our dysfunctional health care system, where billions are being spent: crime and gang warfare, bullying …Read More »
“Time and again, prayer is said to be the best crime plan, as the entire nation is converted into one big “hot spot” and “the Devil” and ‘evil’ get full blame. “While the clueless, talking heads in khaki uniforms boast of how many days Laventille has been “murder-free,” they have …Read More »