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CoP response to the Anti-Gang Bill – “petty politics yet again”

“Unfortunately, petty politics yet again”

Sentiments expressed by the Commissioner of Police on news that the United National Congress (UNC) did not support the continuation of the Anti-Gang Act.

Commissioner Griffith in a response to the media this evening said this situation “takes precedence over doing what is right for the country; we just arrested a major person of interest involved in gang activity, over 70 in the last few years.”

He said this was a major deterrent that contributed to over 115 less murders this year compared to the same period last year.

Commissioner Griffith said “it seems that this Bill was an issue for  some politicians.”

He said heaven forbid, if and when gang related murders increase, I hope that those who rejected the Bill would be prepared to answer to their God and the citizens of this country.”