Intervene now to halt runaway crime
In respect of the crime situation, after due consideration, I am of the firm view that we are closing the stables after the horses are out.
To catch these runaway horses, there must be a three-prong approach via land, air and sea simultaneously.
Action on land should be more intelligence rather than military oriented. More laws will not help any more than the law against murder is doing at present.
To prevent the creation of more wild horses, we must rely on social intervention with the focus on child care and family preservation. It strikes me as odd that from all appearances, the main vehicle for this service, that is, the National Family Service, is virtually pushed under the carpet. It seems quite clear that there is not the will to properly organise and staff this service and this is rather unfortunate.
Iverne E Yearwood
Former Snr medical social worker