Less talk, more action

 The Police Service, whose creditability is already at an all-time low, keeps adding insult to injury with their daily press conferences.

Their various spokespersons keep telling the public about the police presence on our highways and to avoid speeding, drinking and driving and bad driving in general. But in reality, the sight of a blue and yellow police car with flashing blue lights on our roads and highways is nearly nonexistent; hence the reason for so many drivers “losing control” on a daily basis and only adding to an already high road death toll.

In this the season of merriment, Deputy Police Commissioner Ann Marie Alleyne-Daly was at it again, talking about the new outlawed form of entertainment, that of setting off fireworks. 

She spoke about the various regulations that prohibit the use of fireworks and about the conditions under which these dangerous items must be used. On a simple drive around to any part of the country, one would see large tents in nearly every town and village doing a brisk trade selling fireworks. 

Some are actually next door to police stations and are a clear indication of absolutely no respect for the law by both the seller of the fireworks and the police themselves. 

Alleyne-Daly would be well advised to put her efforts and those of the acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, into the enforcement of the laws and save us, the law-abiding citizens—who complain daily to the police about the indiscriminate use of fireworks only to be told “we can’t do anything—from more stress. 

                                     JC Peters

                                     via e-mail

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