Editorial ignores the terrorist acts of the escapees
Stabroek News
May 15, 2002

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Dear Editor,

The editorial captioned "Acute crisis" (12.5.2002) seems to have once again missed the mark. The call to disband the black clothes squad is equivalent to an ostrich's head in the sand.

The immediate problem within this society is that of the escaped criminals at large. These persons, with obvious support from 'civilians', have unleashed a series of terrorist acts upon innocent citizens.

It is amazing that persons are ignoring this obvious fact and are calling for the disbandment of one section of the police force. This is equivalent to blackmail.

Perhaps the presence of the black clothes police represents some form of threat to these criminals and their supporters.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Semple

Editor's note:

We agree that a special squad is needed to tackle dangerous criminals. However, this squad must be trained and disciplined and must have strict orders not to execute criminals who have been captured and present no immediate threat.