I got up this morning and it seems like Full Dotish is the mode for Lent....the government is going to table legislation to give soldiers powers of arrest. If we as citizens sit by and let this happen we are agreeing to a full fledged Police State!
Since taking office this government has sought to undermine our national security systems at every turn. At the Prime Minister's residence security cameras were removed.
On our coastlines patrol vessels were removed because the PM insisted that the war on crime and drugs was on land, not at sea. Yet last week in Haiti she was agreeing to more marine patrols in the region.
National Security helicopters have become her own private shuttle service. SAUTT has been dismantled to be replaced with an illegal police unit. SIA was headed by a woman with few qualifications than a cashier at a fast food restaurant. And this week we hear of a mid-level police officer who was advising the Prime Minister on how to reconstruct the police service and every new suggestion he made involved firing someone who was considered PNM and instead hiring someone who was loyal to the UNC. By happy coincidence, all the people fired or removed were afro-descended and all the new people hired were Indo......but we dont have a race problem here...Trinidad is a happy multi-ethnic space and this government is an all-inclusive government....right?
So now we going to give soldiers powers of arrest. why? Because SoE has failed, Flying Squad is now national news and Kamla knows that with crime spiralling out of control her days are well and truly numbered.
Smell the fear folks.....and now they want to create a gang of Police Soldiers? What next? Military Dictatorship?
Trinidad, this is where we reach? This is the change Kamla promised?