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A strategy focused on disorder-reduction

Monday, November 25, 2013

Continued from Saturday


In an age when authority and authoritarianism are considered to be one and the same, the risks of and responsibility for attempting to re-establish authority in homes, schools, communities and on our roadways, for example, as a strategy to improve the public security environment must be assumed by all who claim to share a stake in the leadership of our country. 


If we accept that disorder must be addressed to improve our security environment, then committed leadership that is based on a common belief that disorder enables and facilitates fear and crime is required. Such committed leadership with a common belief in the necessity of reducing disorder should be able to inspire concerted action among all sectors in our country, and influence the collective pursuit of measures that render disorder intolerable and unacceptable, and produce clear results of a more secure society. 


Having himself accurately highlighted leadership as the first of what he referred to as his four guiding principles for strategy implementation under his watch as Minister of National Security, Senator the Honourable Gary Griffith would be well advised to include a strategy focused on disorder-reduction among the measures that emanate from his vision for national security, which was also launched on the same platform with Bratton under the banner: “A Country to Defend.”


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