Thursday, January 18, 2018

Give citizens the power to tackle crime scourge

 All efforts from all sides of the political spectrum have failed to fix the crime situation. It is time to put the power back into the hands of the people to decide their own fate. 

All crime plans and initiatives have failed—it is time to be our brother’s keeper and be responsible for our own security.

I’m calling upon the people to empower themselves, train in martial arts and self-defence techniques so that if danger ever comes knocking at your door you can beat it away with a big stick.

I want to see teenage schoolgirls ganging up against would-be assailants and ripping them to shreds. 

Let us empower ourselves so the criminals will be the ones living in constant fear. Let old ladies carry tasers and let young women carry pepper spray. 

Make it easier to put guns in the hands of business owners...anyone who wants a gun can get one anyway so it makes no sense denying law-abiding citizens the right to defend themselves. Amend the laws to allow non-lethal weapons to be carried by private citizens, and let women purchase these weapons tax free and be trained in their usage.

We as citizens have powers of arrest in certain circumstances. I’ll quote from the learned Dana Seetahal’s Criminal Practice and Procedure but instead I encourage you to find the book yourselves and become empowered with knowledge. The criminal element has taken Dana Seetahal SC, a national treasure. All that remains of her is her legacy which we must cherish.

I want to see citizens banding together in neighbourhood watches and working together with the police. 

Let us not have to call the police for everything...they are burdened enough as it is. Let us become so powerful that we intercept the criminals ourselves where legally permissible and hand them over to the police.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. 

Let us be burning and blinding lights that destroy the kingdom of darkness, for our own sakes and for our children’s.

Jonathan Bhagan

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