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CREATION OF A 'WILD WEST' SCENARIO
The creation of a "wild west"
This was the response from pres-
ident of the Police Service Social
and Welfare Association, Insp
Michael Seales, following the call
made by Opposition Leader Kam-
la Persad-Bissessar that citizens
should be allowed to carry guns.
Rishi Ramdeen: Didn't Seales get
the memo... we are living a wild west
scenario, those hombres got the guns,
the police got the guns, the rest of us
waiting to collect bullets.
Gabbec Poly: Seales, the bandits al-
ready did that, we trying to defend our-
selves against the Wild West situation!
Your force have been sloppy and unable
to deal the Wild West situation, so you
need to explain why!
Empty talk. Police do your job and stop
laying blame. How may crimes have
you all solved? Blah blah blah.
Jason Woods: No guns for citizens
cause it would be a wild wild west; no
hanging cause that's inhumane; 50
murders in one month and the Gov-
ernment and the police can't seem to
protect the citizens. What should the
citizens do? Buy an illegal firearm cause
apparently the police clueless on who
has guns. The only thing they could
solve is who driving on the shoulder on
Gabbec Poly: Seales, tell the Gov-
ernment and the population what you
need to do to bring the situation under
Ashmeed Mohammed: Living in a
wild, wild west is preferable to living in
a shooting gallery.
Michael Singh: And while every-
one here arguing about UNC and PNM
people still dying. Shouldn't the public
have a right to defend themselves or
avoid becoming targets for criminals?
Criminals have more rights than nor-
mal citizens. They will walk in your
house do what they want and get away
with it. I support this guns for the
Luanne Marie Alvarez: There
should be a Community Watch in
all districts. Neighbourhood Watch
groups, where all will protect their
neighbours by reporting to police any
unusual activity. The neighbourhoods
need to stand together and be at the
ready to follow through with a citizen's
arrest. Meaning that they may hold and
subdue a potential criminal offended
by force but not by any illegal methods
and should not beat or maim the of-
Ian Emamdee: It's already a Wild
Kester Emamdee: Wild West was
actually better... you stood a chance
against de criminals.... here if you not
packing you'll be pushing daisies.
Qi Zareen: The president of the
Police Service Social and Welfare Asso-
ciation, Insp Michael Seales goes home
with his gun, am I right? Look, you
know what, let me just end my com-
ment here before I develop high blood
Motorists who believe they
have been towed from authorised
parking zones in the capital city
can now contest their case and use
video footage from the wrecker to
support their case.
Kristopher Rattansingh: Look at
how long people have been asking for
body cameras on police and this was
implemented faster than anything I've
ever seen with law enforcement evo-
Ricky Tomm: Allyuh complain
about being wrecked, now they do-
ing something allyuh complaining
Kristopher Rattansingh: No, not
complaining, only asking that it be im-
plemented on everything too, not just
wreckers. Obviously it can be done, so
why not do it?
on US visa ban
Trinidad and Tobago recog-
nises the sovereign rights of
the United States - or any other
country - to grant or deny entry
of nationals of other countries
into the US, says Foreign Affairs
Minister Dennis Moses.
Ksha Superfinelady Orr: Is not
now it have a US visa ban on Trinis,
ask the countless amount of Trinis
who get blanked for no reason every
Celine Panan Baksh: Well said!
Indarjit Mohan Singh: Why
don't we implement a visa require-
ment on American citizens?
Hmmm...the US reserves the right
to deny entry to anyone as do other
Elsa Forgenie: A visa is a privi-
lege, not a right.
Akeida Kurbanali: I not even
wasting my time to participate in
America n waste my money. I'd much
rather go England, Paris, Greece and
many other countries.
Barry Telesford: Don't want to go
Hard to keep
track of them
Approximately 130 T&T nation-
als---adults and family members---
have left T&T to get involved in
terrorist activities in other coun-
tries, National Security Minister
Edmund Dillon confirmed yester-
Shanice Rampersad: Correct me
if my maths is wrong but that is 0.01%
of our population. And all of a sudden
we are a "terrorist" supplying country?
What we do this man again?
Vitas Butkoon: The public can help
inno. Just release their names. I think it
is the nation's best interest that all 130
nationals should be named.
Betty Motilal: Where they went to?
Just check to which country they went
to come back. How it's difficult to keep
Sunil Ritesh Samuel: I thought
Monday you all said the MSNBC com-
mentator was wrong? Now we do have
persons engaged as terrorists? Make up
all yuh mind.
Anarki Hatake: Ent some months
ago y'all say y'all keeping track and
could handle it?
Que EnSingh: Billions of dollars
budget. For what?!
when there is
things can be
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