Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, asserting that the crime situation in Saint Lucia is ‘crucial’, has expressed the view that there should be no political interference in crime prevention in the country.
“I sincerely believe that there should be no political interference in crime prevention,” Pierre told a Town Hall meeting in Brooklyn, New York, attended by Saint Lucians living there.
He explained that in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) there are many individuals qualified in sociology, criminology and law.
The Castries East MP declared to applause from the audience that those individuals must be allowed to do their work without political interference.
“No one is above the law. If there is a law for Jack, there must be a law for Jill – the same law,” Pierre stated.
He told his audience that when the labour party gets into government, it will ensure that there is a specified budgetary allocation towards crime prevention, crime reduction and the strengthening of the judiciary.
Pierre also address the issue of white collar crime.
“I said earlier ‘You break a house – police investigate; you rape the government treasury – police investigate the same way,'” he declared.