THE EDITOR, Sir:
I almost hit the ceiling with glee when I heard Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington say that he is pushing for legislation to rid the streets of vagrants and windscreen wipers, who are often hostile.
I have to traverse the Portia Simpson Miller Square at Three Miles, at least twice daily, to get to my place of employment. This journey has become one of trepidation for me, to put it mildly.
On more than one occasion, I had my windshield wiper broken off by these thugs. Not to mention the numerous instances in which I had to endure verbal assaults, with some of the most vulgar and dirty adjectives used to describe me as a person. I even had, during one of the many encounters, a knife drawn at me, with a threat to have it plunged into my throat. All of this came about because I refused to have them clean my windshield.
What about my rights as a law- abiding citizen? I pay my taxes when they are due. I contribute to the development and uplifting of my country by trying to be productive. Yet, I have to be enduring these nightmares.
Now that the commissioner has spoken, my hope is high and my expectations soar.