Thursday, January 18, 2018

A time to kill *

I am not optimistic about the Prime Minister's promise to citizens that the near-riot that erupted for the umpteenth time last week in the Beetham community will not occur again.

Dr Keith Rowley said he has directed the heads of the Police Service and the Defence Force to ensure that law and order are enforced in Beetham and elsewhere in the country, even as people exercise their right to protest.

He called for those who used the recent disturbance to engage in criminal acts to be prosecuted, and acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said he had a team of officers examining video footage of the mayhem to identify and arrest the culprits.

Now, I don't know how many of you felt comforted by these pronouncements, but I wasn't.

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