Improving Response to Home Invasions

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By Prior Beharry

MINISTER of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds says that law enforcement authorities will be strengthening their response to home invasions.

He was speaking to the media at a press conference on Friday at the Forensic Sciences Complex in St James.

Hinds said, “I had a meeting yesterday with the Commissioner (of Police) and the Chief of Defence Staff and this matter was central to our discussions, the question of so-called home invasions, and we understand full well the trauma and the stress, the pain and the abuse.

“We saw how they beat that 15-year-old boy, and the Commissioner outlined her plans and the Chief of Defence Staff outlined his plans in support of the Police Service in dealing with this.”

He said the police made arrests in three home invasions based on the strategic direct patrol systems and also killed three perpetrators who shot at them.

Hinds told the young people of Trinidad and Tobago that this was not how they should behave to eke out a living.

He said, “Ill-gotten gain can only bring pain to your victim, and ultimately to you.”

Hinds said, “So I take the opportunity to call on the young men, the young people of Trinidad and Tobago and their girlfriends, their husbands, their family members and their parents who may know of some of their behaviours, to take it down, easy.
“You don’t have to do that. You don’t have to be preying on people. Trinidad offers enough opportunities for you to live comfortably doing ­otherwise,”





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