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Stop blabbering about crime plan

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM


The opposition leader's consistent reiteration for the need for a comprehensive crime plan is a pipe dream.

If the current constitutional and other legislative provisions do not provide the arsenal for a credible plan for crime suppression, what Peter Phillips should do is to call for amendments or to table new bills in Parliament to address the inadequacies.

But for him to be incessantly calling for a comprehensive crime plan, as if that will be the silver bullet, is to me to sideline every provision already in place.

On the other hand, any draft plan to fight crime that is going to be operations- based is the remit of the commissioner and the Police High Command, and any attempt by the political directorate to create one might be termed political interference by the same Opposition.


Kingston 19