Trinidad & Tobago: Unstable Police Force?

As mainstream media in Trinidad and Tobago report on the arrest of a police officer in the shooting of a pastor, Coffeewallah is stunned by the poor quality of journalism: “The current Commissioner says…steps were being taken to ensure that the firearms did not go home with ‘unstable’ officers. What I found more startling, instead of the newsbody's headline being maybe, CoP admits to instability in the Police Force, they faithfully read the press release as written. I'm now afraid. Because you mean it's okay that Police Officers are unstable while on the job, possibly carrying a firearm, but the problem is solved by not allowing them to take the firearm home.”

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