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Mar 17, 2020

Caribbean Shores Ready to Effectively Deal with Crime

Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa says that like COVID-19, there needs to be a bipartisan approach to solving the crime spree that has the city under siege.    The inequality in the system, the lack of access to education, land and jobs are among the root causes of crime, which Musa says must be addressed in an effort to curb crime.


Kareem Musa, Area Representative, Caribbean Shores

“We need to take a stand and we need to be the voice for the voiceless and a voice for those who are victims of gun violence in our city man. It has gotten too out of hand. And so I want to say today, if the politicians—if the P.U.P. and U.D.P. can come together for COVID, why can’t the law abiding citizens do the same and unite and come together to fight crime. That is what we need in this country. Crime is something for some reason the politicians have been afraid for a bipartisan approach. And let me say this for myself—I cannot speak on behalf of the party, but for myself—I am already willing, I’ve been willing to come to the table to discuss solutions for crime. But I will not go to the table if it is that the solutions to crime will be paying gang members, if the solutions to crime are going to be handouts given to people. If you are not serious about providing free, affordable education to the marginalised in our country all the way to university, then I don’t belong at your table. If you are not ready to offer land to our citizens for how long—twelve years—in Caribbean Shores, nobody has gotten a piece of land and families are growing. So they are all inside the same home; they need their own piece of land. If you are not ready to give people a piece of land or a lot to start their lives or agricultural farm land then don’t bring me to the table because those are the types of solutions that people are looking for. Yes, the police need to be more aggressive in terms of their investigation, I mean time and time again some of them don’t even show up in court to prosecute the cases. So there are so many issues, we can go on and on about crime. But I am saying here today that Caribbean Shores stands ready to fight crime with whoever is serious and whoever wants to offer real solutions because it is a much deeper problem than we are saying put more booths on the ground, put more checkpoints so that the police officers can go on Facebook all day. We are tired of that. If they the police officers and the high ranking officers are tired and cannot come up with solutions, move out of the way, resign.”

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