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Aug 12, 2014

Police blames the media for the perception that crime is out of control, do you agree?

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6 Responses for “Police blames the media for the perception that crime is out of control, do you agree?”

  1. belizean@heart says:

    The truth hurts and thats why the police blames the media,the media’s job is to report Belizeans of what is going on even if GOB does not agree sometimes dem want u to report what dem want even if u have to cover up their corruptions-like other stations do? I still remember when Channel5 was boycotted by GOB,because Channel5 were doing the right thing…not like other stations that are afraid fi report or are afraid of GOB,Belizeans are fed up and do not trust the police dept anymore,and we don’t trust the Corrupt GOB,also we no trust the courts,the justice system has failed us miserably,I was attacked by one druged-individual whilest going home one time-of course he came behind me and knocked me in my head and my foot with a psc of stick,I reported it to the police in OW-I was taken to the NRH-given a medical certificate by the DR.(for grievous harm) head & foot swolen ) and was given to the police dept in OW,and I requested court action, I was summoned to appear in court and while I reached the man did-not, and the case had to be adjorned for another date,the nxt date I appeared again and the same rassss the man did-not reach,and like that it went for 4 times….I had to cancel my day of work or had to pay someone to work for my shift,because I had to attend to the court and while the asshole never reach and the police never did-nothing to arrest the man- thats why there is so much crime out of control because the police do-not do their jobs,or maybe they are paid by individuals not- to arrest dem? cause I know many police officers recieve bribes undertable I know some police/customs officers that do get monies undertable for covering up contraband goods but if I go to report it to the police station they have friends their and I could be in danger-this corruption thing is everywhere and its just killing our beautiful country ….and crimes goes unpunished! and the injustices goes on and on-

  2. sly deceiver says:

    Blames the media for what? For stating the facts?

  3. karla says:

    Reporting on the violence and murder and mayhem in Belize is not exaggerating the crime in Belize, it is exposing it. The police seem to be trying to create the impression they are in control by launching ridiculous “Quality of life” initiatives (which foreign consultant gave them that terminology I wonder?) and reshuffling their command structure. If they keep doing the same old thing they will get the same old results. Under the police acknowledge that the home grown violence as well as the foreign gangs have control and they have thus far been totally ineffective they are in a state of denial. But the courts have to step up too. These guys (and women) kill with impunity because they get off more often than not. It is not the media making things look bad. Things ARE bad and something has to change.

  4. Belizean Pride says:

    The top brass thinks like the bottom brass, it’s obvious crime is out of control and they can’t handle it, that’s all. Seems they don’t understand what’s going on in the country, while every single Belizean is watching how the people are being killed every single day like flies.

  5. DOROTHY WATSON says:

    CRIME IS OUTTA CONTROL IN BELIZE AND THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON WHERE THEY LIVE .THEY NEED TO BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY QUICK .I BET ALL THIS KILLING WOULD STOP BECAUSE THEY CAN KILL SOMEONE FOR NOTHING BUT THEY DONT WANT TO DIE . I SAY HANG THEM HIGH !!

  6. Just another gringo in Belize says:

    The media doesn’t kill people or rape. Just report the news of when it happens.
    Seems the police are more interested in censorship of the media, than actually stepping up and doing the job.
    The crime statistics are far higher than what gets reported in the news as the police try and suppress incidents and try to keep it out of the media.
    How about some real police work instead of going after people with no bells on their bikes. What kinda nonsense foolishness.
    This government trying to pull every last dollar out of the poor people with this BS.

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