Justice was no sloth with Ish and Steve
Amazing how expediently the State moved to pen and declare law to save their own, their financiers, but for the dog bill they move like sloths. Dogs are maiming and killing Trinibagonians. Scores of attacks happen yearly. Poor black men, and women and children bear the scars of attack or death. Is this at the forefront of Volney's mind?
Where is the all-embracing, indiscriminate law to prevent that, law likened to that of the strength of Section 34 that has liberated the financiers from facing prosecution? Who does not know that they will walk away on the ground of gross prejudice, bias and State interference in their ten-year-old matter?
People seem to think that Ish and Steve have been rotting in prison for the last ten years, praying for their case to be heard in the courts, like the "poor black men" touted about as an excuse for ascendance of subtle law dreamt up by Minister Volney. The truth is, in all that time Ish and Steve have been lavishly supping at the tables of the nation's leadership, the "business community", foreign "investors", counselling them and bolstering them with financial "support".
For ten years they have been free as T&T's hundreds of species of native birds. This, what the State has done guarantees that for the next 20 years, till natural death do they depart to everlasting lock-up in a box, they are free to go about their lives as they see fit, with mild, very pleasant restrictions.
Curious reality concerning Ish and Steve is that unlike the "poor black men" in Minister Volney's mind, that languish begging for their cases to be tried, these guys have been spending millions preventing their charges from commencing at a formal trial. The judicial system has not been sluggish in trying to settle their matters in the courts. Ish and Steve have been clever with the power of money and social influence forcing roadblocks in the way of formal trial, so that they don't face the music.