Jail those repeat offenders

 The “one strike and you’re out” Bail (amendment) Act 2013 is a very good way to keep the crime rate down in Trinidad and Tobago. 

We the hard-working, law-abiding citizens of our sweet T&T are tired of seeing and hearing about criminals as soon as they are released from jail, the next week or, in some cases, three hours after, being caught robbing someone and, in some cases, even more horrendous crimes. 

It is time all these bills brought to Parliament be passed and the police and judges are given more power because they uphold the laws and legislation being passed. Taxpayers’ money go to good use in funding the rehabilitation programmes for these prisoners, which means they are being given time to reflect and change their lives around, and after serving out one’s sentence can then make an honest living. 

We have seen too many killings in the past month and especially those three young kids, which was heart-breaking and, in this joyous season of Christmas, very depressing. People are scared to go shopping in San Fernando, Chaguanas and Port of Spain because they are seeing the same people that were accused of robbery and pick-pocketing and could fall victim to them. 

It is time to get serious against these repeat offenders. Once you commit a crime that is 

it for you.

Sarah Samaroo

San Fernando

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