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Trinidad: Hosein-Without Gary, Govt blind sided by crime

THIS GOVERNMENT would be blind sided in its fight against crime without Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, said Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein.

He was contributing to debate on the Bail (Amendment) Bill in the Senate yesterday. The bill seeks to restrict bail for people held with illegal weapons for 120 days.

Hosein described the bill as a “reactive measure” and explained in this country you have an attorney general, you have a minister of national security and you have a commissioner of police.

“The Minister of National Security is responsible for setting the policy of the Government. The Attorney General is responsible for converting that policy into law and bringing it to the Parliament. And thirdly, the Commissioner of Police is charged with the responsibility to enforce the laws that this particular Parliament passes. That is how I understand the system to work.

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