Posts tagged: Crime



We don’t need police state legislation on Bonaire

We’ll probably be howled down by ‘control freaks’ in our society, but ARCO will go on record as warning against copying Dutch ‘police state legislation’.

Not only will we be howled down, people will deride us and say that we exaggerate. Well, maybe we do exaggerate, but the fact is that this kind ...

Two projects for crime prevention in Statia

In the last week of September  Mr. Gregory Thomson, Director of the Foundation Judiciary Institutes Windward Islands (F.J.I.W.I.) and one of his co-workers, Mrs. Cynthia Filemon, Project Coordinator and Policy-advisor, came to Statia to do a project with schoolchildren from 10 years and over. The ...

We don’t need police state legislation on Bonaire

We'll probably be howled down by ‘control freaks' in our society, but ARCO will go on record as warning against copying Dutch ‘police state legislation'.

Not only will we be howled down, people will deride us and say that we exaggerate. Well, maybe we do exaggerate, but the fact is that this kind ...

Freakonomics

The book is not new. But certainly worth a review. ‘Freakonomics', written by ‘the two Stevens', i.e. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, is indeed a freakish book. Some of their conclusions may still be wrong, but too near the truth for comfort anyway. For instance, they conclude that the ...

Drugs Threaten State of Mexico

The head of Mexico's intelligence service has said that drug cartels are threatening the country's democratic institutions, including Congress. Guillermo Valdes told the Financial Times that drug traffickers were trying to take over the power of the state. Gangs have infiltrated police forces, ...

Crime: Stating the problem, or finding solutions?

Many writers very eloquently state pro-blems, quoting figures and analysing causes. But what we need are solutions. As an indirect part of ARCO’s activities we are aware of an extremely interesting experiment going on in East St. Louis,  USA, where the local Congress approved a ‘third way’ project ...

Crime Control Saba

The Bottom, Saba: During a live radio program “Changes” on Monday, April 14th 2008 the Crime situation on the island was discussed by the host of the program Mr. Dave Levenstone.

Mr. Levenstone said that the whole matter regarding the issue needs to be looked at very seriously, the community is ...

Crime In Caribbean

Violence in the Caribbean is aggravated by a steady inflow of criminal deportees, many of whom have adopted criminal behaviour in major cities such as London and New York. An estimated 30,000 deportees were sent to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana between 1990 and 2005.

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Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Generals speak out against Torture; sign the Petition!

Water boarding, stress positions, hypothermia, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and isolation, and holding prisoners in secret CIA "black sites" in order to keep them outside the reach of the law. All these ‘enhanced interrogation techniques' have been used during the Bush administration. US ...

Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Amnesty and Corruption Cuba Style

If you consider capitalism a crime, then any commercial transaction is corrupt. This is the situation in Cuba. If you sell your house in Havana and make a profit, you have committed a crime and are punishable by law. Now, this particular crime is not easy to commit in Cuba, for all real property is ...

Amnesty Law for Cuban Political Prisoners

An Amnesty Law for all Cuban political prisoners will have to be introduced before transition to democracy will take place. This is not as easy as it may seem. For who are ‘political prisoners'? Is the bombing of a Cuban government building, causing death and destruction, a political or a criminal ...

Diabolus est Deus Inversus

The Devil is God turned upside down. As long as our understanding of God is on this level, i.e. that there are two Forces - one Good (= God) and the other Evil (= Devil), we are going to keep on fighting wars. Look at the words themselves even: Good = God and The Evil = Devil. So God is not One, ...

Atakando korupshon riba skala mundial

Ta ser kalkulá ku pa aña, for di siudadanonan di tèrser mundu un total di 40 mil mion dòler ta ser hòrtá via korupshon i ta ser mandá pa eksterior!! En prinsipio, no mester tin niun lugá seif pa esnan ku ta hòrta di pobernan. Ku e pensamentu aki den mente, Banko Mundial i Nashonnan Uní lo bai lanta ...

The Healthcare Fiasco Fix

By: Caritas Puella
There is an equitable answer to the healthcare problems/fiascos anywhere!  It’s so simple and economical, though, vested interests will not be able to make the mega bucks they have been pocketing for umpteen years by ripping off the sick, elderly and those who inadvertently keep ...

We have no other choice

Union leaders are waiting for capitalism to bite hard. Then they’ll make their come-back. And capitalism is already biting. It is in capitalism’s nature – greed – to bite. That’s why Socialists are waiting for just a little more greed. When things get real hard for the masses, they’ll strike again. ...

Decriminalization of all drugs

The drugs-hysteria still persists. Some 15 years ago we predicted that it would not take more than 5 to 10 years before all drugs would be legalized. We predicted that people and government would come to see that not only is it impractical to ‘fight drugs’, but also that freedom includes the right ...

America, Land of Immigration

Today (15 August 2007) we read the sad news about hundreds of illegal immigrants being deported from Mexico after they became stranded when a train route through the country was closed down. Up to 7,000 people - mostly from Guatemala and Honduras - got stuck in southern Mexico when a rail link to ...

Prisoner Rehabilitation

Yes, but. There are two questions here: 1) What kind of prisoners?, and 2) What kind of prisons? Serious effort should be made to rehabilitate inmates convicted for lesser crimes. Even twice, if convicted a second time. A third time only, if the court can be convinced there is still a chance of ...

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