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AG: Wake-up call decade too late

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Thursday’s shooting murder in Sheraton Mall should not have been the wake-up call to the level of gun violence in society, Attorney General Dale Marshall declared yesterday.

That wake-up call, he said, should have come at least a decade ago.

And when police and the courts get tough on crime as a result of the soon to be amended Bail Act, there should not be any wailing and claims of being “unfaired” by those caught and convicted.

The Attorney General was speaking as he contributed to the debate on the 2019 Financial Statement And Budgetary Proposals in the House of Assembly last night stressing that it was maybe about 120, but no more 150 “hoodlums” who were behind the gun violence.

Many of them, including one of the suspects currently in custody after last Thursday’s shooting, he said, were already on bail for serious offences when they commit other crimes. (NATIONNEWS)

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