Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kudos To The BPS

There have been a number of robberies in the Jennings Rd. area recently including an incident at my own house involving gas from a bike and some spare gas for the lawn mower.

Tonight on my way home I came accross a police car with two police officers apparently just keeping an eye on the area. The BPS never seems to have much of a presense across the island but it was good to see them out and about deterring crime.

It's not often I find myself able to say this but: Kudos to the BPS, for being out on patrol and hopefully keeping criminals at bay.


Now if only somehow we could control the rising gang violence and gun crime as well. A little gas from a fuel tank is one thing but, a gun and someone being shot is a completly different story. Those are the ones that need to be dealt with, these guns and the people who own them need to be tracked down and brought to justice. Bermuda is heading down a slippery slope when it comes to gun and gang violence and it's up to our Government and the Bermuda Police Service to turn us around. However we as the community have a part to play as well. Bermuda is an extremly tight-nit community. Everyone is everyone's aceboy or acegurl or even family and this undoubtadly leads to issues when it comes to evidence collection. I think it's important that people begin to realise that no matter who it is, they're a criminal and they need to be brought before the law. This is not to say that there isen't a need for initiatives to keep Bermuda's youth on the right path though. Reporting some is punishment, whats more important is prevention. Honestly I don't know how to fix Bermuda's social problems but, I'm sure there are some people out there who have ideas. These ideas need to be brought forward and discussed, initiatives need to be pursued. Mirrors has been a great success, so a Kudos to our Government there too but, more needs to be done but, I think it's well within our powers to do it.

I dearly hope Bermuda can prove that this isen't just another bout of

Wishful Thinking

1 comment:

  1. I have long believed that Bermuda's rising gun and gang violence is largely fueled by profitability from prohibition.

    I've written a post about it as part 2 of a 4 part series on the impacts of marijuana on our society and would welcome your thoughts on it.