Disabled need justice too

 It is with great concern that I followed the story of the brutal death of Curtis Lewis aka Pallo, a visually-impaired member of the Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association, by violent means on Boxing Day. 

It is indeed a sign of how low members of our society have sunk. An absolute disregard for human life and insensitivity towards the vulnerability of persons with disabilities! Not to mention an intolerable and cowardly act inflicted on a blind person! 

On behalf of the general membership, the council, employees and clients of the Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association we are putting on record our disgust at the level of crime our nation now faces. 

As a result of this, I am calling on the Minister of National Security Gary Griffith, and the acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime inflicted on one of our blind colleagues to justice. 

Also, that the Government strengthens our laws to send a clear message to criminals that as a civilised society we will not tolerate crimes against people with disabilities.               

               Kenneth Suratt

                        via e-mail

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