Police should be given the power to shoot to kill all law breakers. Do you agree or disagree?
The most talked about issue that hits the daily newspapers and the radio waves today is the ever increasing crime rate which is creating a bad image of our country. The Post Courier reported on its Friday, 7th May, 2004 edition that the possible solution to crime is to give police the power to shoot to kill all law breakers. Is killing the criminals the best way to reduce crime rate in Papua New Guinea? The NBC radio reported on the same day on its 6:00 news segment that police should be given the power to shoot to kill all law breakers of the country because they are not fit to live among other people in the society. There are however many other better ways to solve crime in Papua New Guinea.
One of the possible ways to solve crime is to invest in education. In doing so the government should put more money into helping Papua New Guineans gain some form of education. Once people are educated, they have the knowledge of differentiating between right and wrong. Education also leads to knowing the laws or constitution of the country and by knowing the laws of the country people are likely to abide by it because they wouldn’t want to face the consequences or the penalty that is set for breaking these laws. It is for this reason that foreign countries such as United States have a lot of scientist, technicians and many other professionals in their country.
We have all heard of the newest anti-crime law, the “Three strikes and you’re out” law. It wasn’t easy getting this law from the bill stage in Sacramento to the law stage, because it is not a criminal friendly law. Meaning that this law’s purpose is to bring pain, suffering, and intimidation to criminals. Our state government was basically ran by the Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, now mayor of San ...
The other possible way to solve crime is the involvement of young people in social activities such as sports. The more young people are engaged in sports and other social activities, the less interested they become in criminal activities. This is because their minds are pre-occupied with sports and such activities that they become so obliged to it. This is the reason that led to the crime reduction in Wau town.
The final and most important means through which crime can be solved is through employment opportunities. If the government and the private sector could create some form of employment that would cater for the ever increasing population of young generation of Papua New Guinea, there would be an extreme reduction in crime in the country. The suitable reason to why crime is on the rise is simply because people needed money, and since people are unemployed, they consider crime as a possible way to earn a living. Thus, if they are employed, there would be little or no criminal activities being carried out.
Some people on the other hand think that killing the criminals is the best way to reduce crime rate in Papua New Guinea. They say that these people create disharmony and are unfit to live in the society. Furthermore, by killing the lawbreakers, it will reduce crime rate in Papua New Guinea. However, this is not true. How can crime be reduced by committing another crime? This will never work out.
To conclude, even though shooting to kill law breakers is not the best solution in reducing crime rate in Papua New Guinea, it is obvious that there are some cases where some criminals are very dangerous, or shall I say notorious and can retaliate to the police. Only in such case should police be armed or given the power to use their weapons. Otherwise as the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’. Create employment opportunities and there would not be so much left on the streets of Papua New Guinea.
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