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Jul 24, 2012

Should disciplinary actions be taken against the police?

Decriminalizing the possession of up to ten grams of marijuana; that proposal by the Ministry of National Security is being hotly debated in all quarters. We got our viewers involved in the discussion with the question: Do you support decriminalizing marijuana? Over one thousand, five hundred votes were recorded on our e-poll, sixty-five percent saying no and thirty-five percent saying yes to the decriminalization. The question for tonight is: Should disciplinary actions be taken against the police association for speaking out against the hasty transfer of officers? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll at channel5belize.com. You can also send an email with your comments to questions@channel5belize.com.

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6 Responses for “Should disciplinary actions be taken against the police?”

  1. Elgin Martinez says:

    No,every Belizean has a right to freedom of speech.

  2. Buju says:

    As i understand it from listening to the other news station –
    Disciplinary action is being taken against the offers not for speaking out but because
    they were warned numerous times that the Police Act does not give them the right to
    go to the media!
    If they warn you and show you proof that you can not do what you are doing
    and you chooose to continue then the only person to blame is yourself!

  3. Rod says:

    I say these guys are doing the right thing when you have corrupt leaders why should you follow them off the cliff. Think fu yourself no one in this world can just pick up and move your whole family along with housing and so on in that short a time but perhaps unu bosses no sa unu know whey they di du so they the make sure unu out a di way I say stand up fu what’s right since their is no leader in the country these ministers are doing whatever they want .. No leader means. Chaos and mayhem, and corruption. So unu Betta wake up belizeans

  4. now i see says:

    Of course not. Imagine the police that cant move with his family. The wife and kids stay and he goes to hells knows where. What you think will happen to that family? What happen to kids without the father? Do we need more criminals? Do we need more drug problems? Do we need more single mothers? We need to give the police good pay and medals for the ones that deserve them.

  5. Janet says:

    I support the police officers they should have freedom of speech. It is about time they start fighting for their rights.

  6. law says:

    dude dis is d police department…not civilian…we show example…we should hav disipline!!

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