17 Jun 2018

Idiocy rules

2018-06-17_17-38-31The letter to the left, to the editor of the Newsday, and printed on 12 June 2018, is quite revealing in its composition.

The writer is an idiot.

Not only does the writer ignore evidence that is readily available with a simple Google search, he makes elementary mistakes in reasoning a 5 years old child will spot.

Trinidad and Tobago has a murder solve rate of 3.65% or close. It is mainly domestic murders in which the victim and perpetrator know each other, have a history of violence between them, and is readily identifiable that are ‘solved’ by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Don’t believe me? Go check for yourself.

So to say that “If would-be criminals know without a shadow of a doubt that they will be put to death should they murder with premeditation, most of them are less likely to kill” is not only disingenuous but downright dotish.

Simply put, the criminals know that they are ‘untouchable’ since the chance of being caught is less than 4%; a 96% chance on going free and unidentified. Conviction is 1% of that 4%.

No need to fear the death penalty if you know you can’t be caught.

The mistake the writer makes in addition to the point above, is to think that the death penalty went somewhere, by implication if not express words. That is not true. The death penalty is still the appropriate sentence for murder according to the laws of T&T.

The barriers to the death penalty of course, as I have previously stated on numerous occasions, are 1) not catching the murderers, and 2) not going through the judicial process to its finality in less than 5 years.

Sigh.. I eh able, nah. I give up.