Facing the facts
MINISTER Warner, our society needs to be constantly faced with the horror of the high murder statistics in order to raise the collective sentiment against such acts and therefore evoke the necessary actions to change the patterns. Covering up the facts about the high rate of murders will only serve to delude the public about the true state of the society.
For example, parents take steps to protect their children and instill in them the values that would help them resist any inclination to crime.
Acts of violence against the person became offences in law because respect for individual dignity grew stronger. It seems that respect for other humans has been diminishing in Trinidad and Tobago. The flagrant abuse of public office with the early proclamation of Section 34 of the Indictable Proceedings act is just one example of how political leaders themselves violate the moral sentiment of respect for the people of T&T.