The Malta Independent 22 February 2017, Wednesday

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latest comment from Angus Black, 22/02/2017 12:36: What the police will never mention is the fact that if these 'victims' deserved such harsh treatment, it follows that they were heading sizable operations. That being the case, operations of a certain size, almost always have 'successors' lined up to take over deceased/maimed/jailed predecessors. Burying a 'victim' is relatively inexpensive and usually the costs are borne by the immediate family, but when it comes to fixing survivors who in 2 out of 5 need new prosthesis to replace lost limbs, long rehabilitation etc., the cost to our Health system runs into mega euros. Treating innocent bystanders, as in the Msida bombing, costs more than money to the State as their livelihood may have been impacted, the trauma leaves permanent psychological scars and the otherwise 'feel safe' feeling, is lost forever. As in other government entities, the Police Department has lost traction, is demoralized, ill equipped and low in numbers, crippling its effectiveness. The notable deterioration has been manifested in recent years and not about to change for the better any time ahead of the election. Time for a change, not the type we had four years ago, is urgent and inevitable if we want to restore normality and peace of mind. The crime rate is up, but nailing the criminals, seemingly gone South! There isn't ONE Minister who can honestly hold his or her head high for any service rendered as it should for the benefit of the general public! They are all too busy sweeping their sins under carpets which in some Ministries are packed to over capacity with scandals, filth and corruption.
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