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Monday, 20 March 2017 17:53

Executions Won't Stop Crime

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says that he supports the death penalty and is working to have it implemented as soon as possible.

However, Chair of the Catholic Commission for Social Justice, Leela Ramdeen, says the return of capital punishment for dealing with crime is a losing battle.

She believes that this country's institutions need to be fixed for criminals to be caught.

Ms. Ramdeen also said that research shows that the killing of criminals does not affect the rate of murder in countries.

Ms Ramdeen noted that the UNDP in their report 'The Shift to Better Citizen Security' argued that the Caribbean needs to have a better balance between legitimate law enforcement and prevention.

She says hanging 22 people will not reduce the crime rate and insisted that a holistic approach is needed before blood is spilled.

She is calling for a careful evaluation of all issues, including an evaluation of what $10 billion allocated to National Security is producing for the nation.

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