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Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
« on: January 03, 2006, 03:48:22 PM »
Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
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The Football Gun Amnesty Plan seeks to leverage the influence our national football team’s recent success has had on communities across the nation. Many of the players come from these very troubled communities where drugs are as commonplace as doubles vendors and crime is a career choice. Gang leaders in these neighbourhoods came out in their numbers to celebrate the national team’s historic success; they identified with the players and their achievements.

Perhaps, there is a window of opportunity to reach some of these misguided young people. Members of the current Soca Warriors team have pledged to do what they can by making an impassioned plea to these gangs to put down their guns and give themselves, their families, communities and country a chance for a better, safer and more secure future. If any voice can reach the hearts and minds of these troubled young souls, it is those of the very members of the Football side some of whom  grew up side by side with them, and with whom they share a kind of brotherhood.

If Jack Warner’s initiative brings in just a few guns or positively alters just one life, it would have been well worth the effort. Mr Warner has proposed an idea that is so necessary in a country which is being swept away by a tsunami wave of crime and where authorities seem either powerless to do anything or too powerful to care. So the initiatives however small they may be have to come from us, ordinary citizens. Obviously, the Gun Amnesty proposal will require the support of the Minister of National Security and the Police Service if its effect is to be maximized. But even if the politicizing of the issue prevents such an ideal, the Gun Amnesty Plan should proceed, simply because it must.

A multi-media campaign will be launched within the next month utilizing the music of reggae artiste Mr King whose song Laventille is a plaintive cry for gangs to put down their guns. Mr King’s video, which was shot on location in the very crime ridden areas, unfortunately turned out to be a reality television production as three of the people seen in the show were shot and killed between the brief period of video recording and editing. It underscores the need for the message to get out there. Time is running out. Radio ads and flyers distributed in appropriate areas will form part of the publicity programme. Assistance will be sought from the Police Service as to where the guns can be dropped off since as was found in the United Kingdom gangsters will not walk into a police station to surrender their firearms.

All around the world, the success of gun amnesty programmes are being lauded. In Brazil, a country which records more firearm deaths than any other in the world, a similar gun-buy back scheme has seen the number of people killed by guns drop. This illustrates the parallel between a safer country and fewer guns. In Toronto, widely considered one of the world’s safest cities, a gun amnesty programme was launched last November in which 261 weapons and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition were collected. Even in Basra, a gun amnesty programme was introduced in an attempt to reduce the crime spree. It is the intention of the Football Gun Amnesty Plan to get assistance and guidance from some of the agencies in these very countries where such an initiative has worked.
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Re: Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 03:51:25 PM »
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Re: Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006, 04:00:44 PM »
Assistance will be sought from the Police Service as to where the guns can be dropped off since as was found in the United Kingdom gangsters will not walk into a police station to surrender their firearms.

Better dey make de Coast Guard pick up dem guns oui. Because dem Police turnin rong and sellin dem same guns back to man who eh have none.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 04:09:48 PM »
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very good plan. hope it goes through

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 04:22:18 PM »
Ah supporting anything to clean up meh country and get rid ah crime..hope this is legit and not just a political thing to gain milage..

Big Up to Peace and Unity among the youths.

PS: they should get a few soca artiste to do the same, like bunji and maximus. Big Up!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 04:24:51 PM »
Nice plan, leh we clean up de TTFF too nah???

Any chance ah dat Jacko?

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Re: Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006, 04:49:53 PM »
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Assistance will be sought from the Police Service as to where the guns can be dropped off since as was found in the United Kingdom gangsters will not walk into a police station to surrender their firearms.

Better dey make de Coast Guard pick up dem guns oui. Because dem Police turnin rong and sellin dem same guns back to man who eh have none.

evidence room is gun central!

stewpssssssss i dun wit police hope looooong daaaaaaaaaaays.

Men livin in Maracus Valley always reportin about boats coming in wit arms and drugs and coast guard eh do nuttin.   

You know de police station outside ah Starlite shopping center?

well ders a fruit stan directly opposite from dem dat has been sellin weed for over 15 years.

Dese men doh know der arse from dey head.

since ah born or at least circa Copa Caribe

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006, 05:00:44 PM »
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Gun amnesty a waste of time
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006, 09:07:37 PM »
Letter to the Trinidad Express

After reading Jack Warner's response to the Express articles concerning the World Cup ticket fiasco, one thing comes to mind. "Discretion is the better part of valour." There are two upcoming elections, this year and next year.

I would also like to comment on his proposed gun amnesty. I really cannot see the benefits of such a proposal. Jack and the UNC probably think that they will benefit at the polls from this, but it will backfire in their faces.

One must first understand that our crime problem is not unique, but what has to be unique is the way we deal with it. A gun amnesty will not work here because we have serious problems with our police and judicial services.

The only deterrent for crime is swift justice. In other words criminals are bold because they know that their chances of getting caught are almost nil, and if they do get caught, they have a good chance of "winning their case", because of the inability of the police to present a strong case.

Do you really expect a gangster or kidnapper to suddenly put down his guns because Jack Warner and the "Soca Warriors" say so? After all these criminals drive the best cars with all of the "bling" to go with it, and get paid in the vicinity of tens of thousands of dollars. That's how they pay their lawyers and maintain their women.

These guys recognise that in this country, as long as you have money, you can literally get away with murder. When they see that politicians have been charged with serious corruption, the law is unable to touch them and they seem to be getting off scot free, will they suddenly drop their guns, and take up a job paying a mere percentage of what they were previously "earning"?

The idea of a gun amnesty here is bankrupt, but not surprising because of its origins. This shows me that the Government as well as the opposition are both clueless and incapable of grabbing this bull by the horns. In Trinidad, money equals power equals get-out-of-jail. Both the politician and the gangster are on the same mission-"get rich or die trying".

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2006, 10:10:23 AM »
Letter to the Trinidad Newsday

THE EDITOR: Well at long last an ambitious approach to the eradication of crime in the country has been formulated by Mr Austin Jack Warner and strongly supported by Mr Basdeo Panday and if implemented by the Manning administration will bring a swift end to the intolerable crime situation and restore peace and tranquility to this once peaceful land.

The simple plan is to extend amnesty to all the gun-toting criminals in the country who will willingly surrender their firearms and other weapons which, with the aid of the "Soca Warriors" will be collected and presumably thrown into the deep blue sea.

This of course is wishful thinking of the highest order on the part of two grown men who should certainly be far more realistic and capable of a far more constructive plan that would at least have some chance of success.

Like the saw and hammer are tools of the trade to the carpenter or joiner, the gun and other lethal weapons are tools of trade to the murderer, criminal or kidnapper and it is ludicrous to think for one moment that a self-respecting criminal is going to willingly surrender the tools of his or her trade, especially with no visible means of alternative support even in the distant future. Although the success of the Soca Warriors in their recent match in Bahrain brought a short measure of joy and jubilation to a large section of the local community and provided an occasion for merriment and imbibement, it has not in any way had the slightest impact on the crime situation in the country which, has in fact to date surpassed the average rate for 2005.

I regret to say that it is high time that Jack and Bas awake from their dream world and face the realities of our existing situation and come up with a far more effective and workable plan to combat the existing crime situation which, is progressively worsening with each passing day and with no sign of abatement anywhere in the foreseeable future, regardless of all the blimps and boats and armed helicopters and eyes in the sky that our incapable and ineffective government has to far put in place and which has so far incurred a tremendous waste of taxpayers dollars that could have been far better spent.

The murder rate now stands at 15 in 11 days or 1.36 per day, from 1.06 in 2005.

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Re: Soca Warriors gun amnesty plan
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2006, 11:41:00 AM »
1. Guns and jail in my opinion is ranks to those fellas...so I dont think they would take a chance to trade in their guns knowing that their rivals may not do the same.
2. Whilst swift justice might help the situation.....Im sure some of them will come back out and boast that they was in jail and therefore have more ranks.

 I think the way to deal with crime is to have the police force cleaned up by auditing the officers and having a system where a serparate body of ppl investigate the poilce for bribes, corruption etc...- like the internal affairs division that operates in the states.
Then the police service should be "sold" to the public as career choices meaning good salaries, perks etc. so that ppl would want to become policemen there fore allowing the police force to grow. Then swifter justice system with stiffer penalties....so jail should be a place where it is sooooo teribble...men wont want to go in there.
 Also i think that ppl should really stop and take a look at the ppl they vote into power....this party loyalty thing is crap..cuase those politicians dont really care about us.. People real naive out here. Shorter terms for the constituency representitives, ministers etc........so they have to work or else get vote out quickly....Come on..which politician does goto the general hosipital when they get sick????????? or go through the process of having to call the police and get the message that they dont have a vehicle.?
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2006, 12:03:09 PM »
very nice  :beermug: big up 2 de supporters of dis program :applause: