Mayor promises guns for City Police

Mayor promises guns for City Police

Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has promised that City Police officers will soon be equipped with firearms.

“Within a week or two weeks they will be equipped with guns,” Francis disclosed.

He explained that because of the prevalence of crime in the City, the City Police initiative was fast tracked as a response.

Francis explained that because of the fast tracking of the new unit, officers are not fully equipped or uniformed.

Twenty-three newly hired city police officers were sworn in last month at a special ceremony in the Office of the Mayor.

The cohort included 9 women and 14 men, among whom are former  officers from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

The Mayor of Castries has announced that the officers will be involved in a crackdown on a number of offences in the capital, including spitting, urinating and defecating in public.

However Francis explained that because the judicial system is already clogged, in the first instance if people are caught urinating in public they will be asked to clean up afterwards.

“We will bring you to the nearest supermarket or shop, buy your bleach, buy your brush and you will come and clean it. We are not going to arrest ¬†you,” Francis said to subdued laughter from reporters.

He said:

“In the first few months you will come and clean and you may have to clean for other people who were there before you.”

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Don’t think anyone will take this seriously after the mayor’s comments.

  2. The Crow
    January 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm Reply

    And you think guns are the answer to our crime problem? What a waste man!

    1. Anonymous
      January 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply

      Nowhere in his statement this is said or implied. However, are you implying that they should be without guys.

      1. The Crow
        January 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply

        Were you drunk when you read the article?

        “He explained that because of the prevalence of crime in the City, the City Police initiative was fast tracked as a response”. This portion of the article certainly implies it

  3. wicked
    January 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm Reply

    as usual more useless officers with guns, to kill people, police have guns to kill, criminals have guns to kill, innocent people in the city when police and thief end up in their shootout, cuz nun a dem smarter than the other. oh boy best me get miself a gun to. bus drivers want guns, taxi mun want guns, security want more guns. and nun a dem can shoot.

  4. Beltra
    January 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm Reply

    Excuse me Mr Mayor
    Spare me please. Guns in their hands. While I understand your enthusiasm to make a difference please hold brakes on this one. Please please please we have enough police shootings. That is not the answer.

  5. Anonymous
    January 20, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply

    Small country small minded people no where in the big countries you get washrooms in bus stops only restaurants subways and malls…Good job Mr Mayor

    1. Anonymous
      January 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm Reply

      Lol if subways have what is really ur point why a bus stop can’t?,have u been to all big country ?smh

    2. Anonymous
      January 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply

      you do get rest rooms at terminals, so yes if the bus terminal is done properly we can have that

  6. Anonymous
    January 20, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

    More guns to kill more ppl the lucian government don’t think at all…

  7. justasying
    January 20, 2017 at 8:33 am Reply

    Me mayor some if not most of ur officers are trigger happy just like the so called bad boys some of them get guns from ur officers. Mr. Mayor has u ever just take a drive around town an observe some if not most of ur officers. Mr . Mayor , Mr prime minister Who cares about what the so bad boys have been through, who cares if dey had a mother or father, Who cares that a young boy has no where to go an just because he can only crash on his so called friend floor with no sheets an he might get a plate of food he has to hold guns an back like the baddest to try to show that he is loyal . Mr mayor I think here is a batter way . Don’t pretend (Words deleted) don’t stink and come an get to know these young men see how they grow up find out the problem see how u can help bring them together an how u can help most of them went to school together they know each other an some of them have no beef with each other really it’s just because u over there an I saw u with him or her most of ur officers went to school with some of them an where cool sometimes dey where partners in crime at school with ur officers an where best bebbs so what makes u think he can’t get his friend to come up with a plan to get one for him …. Mr mayor,Mr prime minister please u can take the streets back St. Lucia is not big NY or LA please I know y’all can do better playing cow boys and crooks with them is NOT the WAY!

  8. Anon1
    January 20, 2017 at 9:43 am Reply

    Am not saying they shouldn’t have guns.

    However regardless of the your looking faces in the above the Mayor should have reassured the public that these officers will under training to handle the guns.

    Not unless I’ve missed read the article (am not drunk lol) there’s no mention of training these officers on how to use the guns.

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