Deosaran: It’s not possible to form peace deals with gangs!

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Deosaran: It’s not possible to form peace deals with gangs!

It is not possible work out a peace deal with gangs.

This is the assertion of Criminologist Professor Ramesh Deosaran who believes that gang members are not wired to understand the concept.

He made comment while speaking on the Power Breakfast Show this morning.

He was referring to recent reports that there had been attempts by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to work with gangs to bring about a peace deal.

A newspaper report last Monday said a “peace agreement” was struck after officers from the Port of Spain Inter-Agency Task Force were able to arrange a deal between the gang bosses of the Sixx gang and the Rasta City gang.

Deputy Police Commissioner Curt Simon had dismissed the report and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the police cannot and should not get involved in negotiating a truce among warring gang factions believed to be responsible for a wave of shootings and murders along the East-West Corridor.

Deosaran said this morning that gangs by definition is violent.

He said while he agrees with the Prime Minister’s comments, what makes the situation more concerning is that it was placed in the public domain and it has not been confirmed.