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Build the nation, do not tempt fate
The year 1970 came close to major tragedy. The year 1990 was about arrogant, self-seeking men who used their personal agenda to overthrow a duly-elected government, and the Constitution. They murdered promise when they killed innocent citizens. Despite the treasonous affair, murder and mayhem went unpunished, as has been the case historically with major criminal acts against the people. The list is long regarding failure to prosecute and punish public-sector corruption, and white-collar crime.
Gang murders, drugs, illegal possession of guns, prostitution, domestic violence, and child abuse have flourished in tandem with government corruption and white-collar malfeasance. There is a perceptive view about law enforcement agencies failure to deal with crimes inflicted upon this country by custodians of the people’s trust. They will never deal effectively with other crimes.
Failure of the law does not mean there is a force sitting on a pedestal somewhere not dispensing justice. It does not refer to laws enacted by Parliament and proclaimed by presidential powers. It is about failure of people in governance whom society charges with responsibilities for ensuring law and order, and promoting justice and social equity.
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