Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Former Minister Says Crooks Losing Respect For Cops

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Former National Security Minister, Doctor Keith Mondesir, has asserted that a recent burglary at police departments housed in the Lamar building on Bridge Street, Castries, is a sign that criminals are losing respect for law enforcement officers.

“I would take the matter very seriously,” Mondesir said in an interview with St Lucia Times.

He said were he currently the Minister  responsible for National Security, he would ensure that the culprits are caught to find out what was their motive.

“It could be a lot deeper than a simple break-in,” Mondesir asserted.

Police have described the break in as “embarrassing” but put the matter down to a sign of the times and the brazen attitude of criminals.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. We are all waiting for the DNA results.If they took samples?how did they get them ,on the basis of what evidence? was there an altercation,is they blood on her clothes,that does not belong to her?did she fight?were samples taken from nails,? The shooting was terrible,ten shots one hit,in the head,why? all that shooting,against a defensles woman.Hope this is not another disaster.

  2. Mr Mondesir you are making an assumption that the crime was committed by criminals.

    The crime could have been committed by an officer of the law who knows!

  3. Ha ha ha. A “crime plan strategy” for true. This what the crimals have and the police don’t have one. You see, sir, only criminals have crime plan and strategy. The police have a plan and strategy to fight crime. I am sure they do. Don’t you also think this break-in and theft, in any, was a cool and calculated action that was driven by a team of non-criminal criminals? Figure yourself. Oh, well, they are very “decent citizens” dressed like one but with a criminal mind. Probably looking for a document to smear someone’s character.

  4. LOSS OF RESPECT?

    Accept the sentiments as a ‘…personal view’ of the former Minister.

    Except one was living the past, not sure of current criminal behavior and trends, are really about ‘…Losing Respect’ for law enforcement.

    It showed more callous disregard to social norms.’ More like harboring no fear of consequences or being ‘…prevented, let alone apprehended.’

    Well, there has always been confusion over which came first- the ‘…Chicken or the egg?’

    Law enforcers shall decide which shall come first or good for its image and better to meet the expectations of the citizens, ‘…prevent or detect.’

    Do know that enforcers shall seek to remove the ‘…emboldened trait and impunity from those now seen as a menace to society.’

    Even as it may pose other problems, there might be a need to ‘…fight fire with fire.’

    The former Minister speaks indirectly to ‘…motive.’ This however, is really not about motive.

    Those that manage law enforcement agencies shall always be in a ‘…proactive mode.’ They shall anticipate and attack potential problems even before they become problematic.

    This, however, is not always possible. Some criminals have used ‘sophistication,’ while some have been emboldened in their criminal exploits, attacking hapless and defenceless victims with impunity.

    There might be other possible contributory factors such as, (i) ‘…Serious security lapses at high-risk government departments; (ii) …Questionable deployment and/or utilization of resources; (iii) …Inadequate supervision; and most importantly, (iv) …Lack of a Crime Plan which comes with ‘…Strategic Planning.’ Contingencies are merely mundane and reactive.

    These are some of the concerns a National Security Minister may wish to be more concerned about. Not motive, but prevention, detection and prosecutorial and results.
    That is for Juries. Helpful to an understanding of the particular act, but has no critical evidential value.
    A man who said he was ‘broke’ (vernacular), entered a home and stole money would only show an adjudicator why he acted that way.

    The adjudicator cannot allow him to go free because he said he wanted money. That is only a reason, helpful only to the Police as a confession to his guilt.

    • Ha ha ha. A “crime plan strategy” for true. This what the crimals have and the police don’t have one. You see, sir, only criminals have crime plan and strategy. The police have a plan and strategy to fight crime. I am sure they do. Don’t you also think this break-in and theft, in any, was a cool and calculated action that was driven by a team of non-criminal criminals? Figure yourself. Oh, well, they are very “decent citizens” dressed like one but with a criminal mind. Probably looking for a document to smear someone’s character.

  5. Kenny has the answer! he was the first to disrespect the law enforcers, and stopped the ORC. , went on radio and tv. to say what? Nonsense about our police officers. The criminals are not stupid you know! now, here is the result!

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