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Trinidad Express / In the face of rampant violent crime, last week’s column asserted that it is wholly insufficient to believe, as the Government does, that we could merely rely on the Police Service as currently managed.

Adjacent to that column there was a forceful editorial in this newspaper which I had barely finished digesting, when my attention was drawn to the remarks made by the Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Stephen Williams, in another newspaper, reportedly at an event relating to Police Youth Clubs.

Williams had apparently repeated his mantra that the main cause of crime was the failure of parenting and family life. Such failure is a cause, but one can dispute whether that failure is the main cause given our current slack policing environment and the absence of a coherent social development policy.


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