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Jul 21, 2016

Cordel Hyde Criticizes Decision to Deploy GSU into City Streets

Cordel Hyde

It was made known on Monday by the Minister of National Security that the Gang Suppression Unit has been given a new set of directives to tackle criminal elements in gang-infested neighborhoods across the Old Capital.  That solution was criticized by the Deputy Leader of the P.U.P. Cordel Hyde at a press conference on Wednesday. Hyde maintains that the existing crime rate can be curved by creating meaningful programs to alleviate poverty.

 

Cordel Hyde, Deputy Leader, P.U.P.

“The Minister of National Security says he’s going to beef up and renew the mandate of the Gang Suppression Unit but that’s not what we need.  What we need is a poverty suppression unit, what we need is to ensure that our kids don’t go to bed hungry, to ensure that they go to school every day.  To ensure that no matter where you live, no matter who your parents are, no matter who they voted for, that you have an opportunity to go to school, that you have an opportunity to stay in school which would then translate into better opportunities for you.  What we have is that we have a very heavy budget and we have a lot of talking but we are not getting a lot done.  If there are more kids in poverty than when the U.D.P. took over eight years ago, that’s a lot of people.  We’re talking about close to a hundred and seventy five thousand people who can’t really feed themselves each day, so how can you expect them to send their kids to school.  How can you expect these kids to be anything other than desperate and aggressive and lose hope and despair.  We have a big responsibility and the government has to do more because they are the ones responsible for apportioning the budget of this country.”

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