Redemption Christian Centre pastor Dr Victor Gill has called on the Government to show some equity and stop the security forces from focussing their attention during the state of emergency on one community. In an interview last week, Gill even made reference to the callous manner in which the young men were taken and dumped in the back of police truck. Gill said: "It looks as though it is bias in the ethnic sense, and, in terms of class. They have gone to the weakest and poorest. What about all down in South and Penal. All these places did not get curfew. Had it been South or Westmoorings, would those young men have been treated like that?"
Gill warned if these matters were not handled properly it could "spill over and create more anarchy in T&T." He added: "Show some equity and search some homes in Westmoorings. Even the people in the Beetham know there is a question mark hanging over that part of the country. "The manner in which it is being done could create more resentment. It is a national state of emergency. They just put the curfew in certain areas. That does not appear to make much sense." Gill expressed a prevailing sentiment that bandits could temporarily migrate to areas which are not deemed "hot spots."
He said: "The bandits could hang out there and nobody could trouble them. Why leave out ten per cent of T&T?" He said the lockdown may have been limited for some practical reason. "As it appears, it's questionable. I don't know if there is some covert reason," he said. Pastor Gill said he was calling upon the citizenry and pastors and leaders from Full Gospel and Evangelical churches to join him in a national day of prayer.