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Crime by any other name
A crime by any other name is still a crime. An employee taking days off from work when he or she shouldn’t—that’s a crime. Being encouraged to do so by parents or other family members makes it an even bigger crime tantamount to lying, cheating or stealing.
People receiving payment for work not done (sounds familiar?) throughout the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago—that’s crime. Bribes and kickbacks—those are crimes. Political and other leaders, preachers, priests, pundits and imams spewing hate, intolerance, hypocrisy and lies, not doing as they say—that’s crime! Older citizens lying about their assets to falsely receive national benefits—that’s crime.
Crime pervades all levels of society and until we take steps to rid ourselves and our country of all these different types of crimes, we will continue to breed criminals, murderers, thieves and bandits.
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