We must fix ourselves first
I must say I am truly disturbed on learning of Monday’s protest in Beetham. That sort of behaviour depicts everything that is wrong with our society, and that is why we can’t progress as a nation.
I find it strange how the entire community blows its top when the police shoot a man, but not a peep out of these same people when a gang member kills an innocent man. How is that?
How can they possibly justify such a ridiculous riot with so many acts of violence and public hysteria? Amid all of this violence (and some even directed at our police officers), how is it that not a single arrest was made? Any man can look at this and see, without a shadow of doubt,this is far from legal. Aren’t our officers supposed to enforce the law and take appropriate action against the law-breakers?
With lawlessness in abundance on Monday, why have the police not acted? Is it that our officers are afraid to do their jobs? This is yet neither supporting case for giving our soldiers the power of arrest. I wonder how the Independent senators must be feeling now, knowing this could have been prevented.
Never again must we allow one lawless community to paralyse the capital city like what happened on Monday. It was nothing short of a crying shame. The very efforts these residents used to unite to protest could have been used to unite in the fight against crime. Sadly, they opted to do differently. This was indeed a most unfortunate situation and we as citizens must fix ourselves first if we wish to see any real progress in the war on crime.