Friday, October 12 2007
CONGRESS of the People (COP) candidate for St Ann’s East Capt Gary Griffith has challenged former Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj to show evidence of his training and expertise in crime fighting and his ability to coordinate any crime plan.
Griffith, in a statement yesterday, said Maharaj’s claim was senseless and meaningless because he is merely a lawyer. Maharaj, apart from being the UNC Alliance’s Tabaquite candidate is a special advisor on crime and justice to the Alliance’s leadership council.
“His area of expertise is the judicial system, not the operational politics of crime fighting. Ramesh has no training, no credentials and no track-record in crime fighting, so how can he expect the people to trust his promises, when he has time and time again proven to be untrustworthy?” Griffith said in the statement.
He then posed several questions for Maharaj: “How do you intend to install cameras throughout TT within 30 days? These cameras cost millions of dollars... how do you intend to acquire this money? “Where are the cameras going to be positioned and why these places?” Griffith asked how Maharaj would get manpower to install the cameras.
“How will he install a linkage to the police themselves without a GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking system in place?”
He accused Maharaj of giving citizens just empty promises, which he said were an insult to the intelligence of the people of TT. Griffith has issued a challenge to Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.
He wants Ramesh to show evidence of his training and expertise in crime fighting and demonstrate his ability to initiate and coordinate such a crime plan.
This upstart, former caddy boy of Pandays prime ministerial residence suddenly is ah fockin expert on crime. Wey he get this big fockin profile from all of ah sudden.
Conthole, the most effective way to deal with crime in the country is to improve the judicial system. Where fockin criminals can be dealt with effectively and immediately.
Time and time again we see that these fockin kidnappers and criminals come to court and get let off in two fockin twos, free to continue doin as they please.
Any cyat could go on the internet, locate the latest technology in crime fighting and purchase the necessary equipment.