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TAJ News Talk 03rd April 2017: No Law, No Rule.

Welcome to another week, TAJ fams!

We hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

A piece of advice: turn yourself into a weekend warrior.

Our country has a number of beautiful places you can go on a hike with your family or just explore the country a little bit.

It might seem like an irony telling you this, especially with the crime situation in the country.

But rest assured, those innocents that reside in Enterprise could surely do with a day trip.

A report in the local newspapers suggested that not long ago, Enterprise, was a community.

There were block parties. Of course, there was crime. But it was few and far between.

It is only in the last couple years, Enterprise, so ironically named, has become a bedrock of violence and murder in the Central division.

A video of the National Security Minister and police officials went viral last week, after interactions with an alleged Unruly ISIS gang member.

What struck most of all were two things: the candid nature of the man and the arrogance of the Minister and his “gang members.”

The Unruly lad admitted to posting videos on social media. Which the National Security Minister harped on.

And rightly so.

But when Unruly brought up corruption, it was then the PR training swung into full force.

Instead of accepting the problem on their shoulders, as they should, they blamed the Unruly representative for the problem.

Yes, he is to blame.

But again, it was persons of authority being high and mighty.

And not treating with the man who had no resort to turn to violence.

Let me rephrase: He, like all of us, has options.

But for some, options remain limited.

It is partly his fault for not being proactive. Partly the system’s fault for letting people fail.

But it shows to another problem.

At a young age, the Unruly man was seduced. Whether by guns, drugs, sex, power or money.

He was seduced by an authority figure he looked up to.

And when an authority figure came, who could make a positive difference, the authority figure, and his cohorts, dismissed the man as unimportant.

Doesn’t this sound familiar?

Isn’t this why people solve disagreements now with bullets instead of words?

For those broken and beyond repair, even something constructive will be perceived as destructive.

And they will retaliate.

With violence.

A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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