There seems to be a worrying societal development raising its ugly head in Grenada. This problem was witnessed courtesy of a video that was circulated on social media recently, showing a group of young men in the “Wall street” area visibly obstructing police officers who were answering a call to investigate a public disturbance. This recalcitrant behaviour has to be nipped in the bud by the relevant authorities, and nipped right away.
Not too long ago, we saw a similarly disturbing video that depicted a uniformed police officer being repeatedly assaulted by a bus conductor in broad daylight in the St George’s city centre. If we allow this pattern of degenerate behaviour by delinquents who openly resist police authority to stand, by allowing them to go unpunished for their egregious actions without proper sanctions being meted out on them, we would run the risk of our civil society deteriorating into a state of chaos and lawlessness.
We have to also assume, with a measure of trepidation, that if these people who physically and or orally challenge duty bound Police Officers were allowed to get away with their intransigence, that these same disaffected elements would progressively feel emboldened enough to treat the civilian populace in Grenada (you and I) with even less courtesy than they recently showed the uniformed officers at “Wall street”. And this is not good.