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Think tank says to fight crime security policies must be revamped

Santo Domingo.- Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (Finjus) executive vice president Servio Tulio Castaños, on Wednesday said Dominican authorities should sit at a table to discuss the issue of security with an integral view to redesign anticrime policies.

He said Finjus has been working on the issue and questioned the institutions, which he affirms that instead of responding to the topic on safety, proceed individually instead.

“These conflicts that exist between the police and the Justice Ministry or between the Justice Ministry and the Supreme Court and the lack of public information about public security policies being implemented by the government, I think has been a mistake,” Castaños said.

He also noted that crimes won’t be solved by passing isolated topics or passing laws such as police reform or the property forfeiture law because although they are tools that will eventually help improve security, aren’t as strong as designing integral public policies.

“For example, if we consider that for every 100 muggings reported, 80 were committed with motorcycles and where more than half of the motorcycles have no documents, then clearly there’s a problem that infers that the State is encouraging or is attacking security.”

He said progress must be made with a summit or a table where actors of Dominican society converge, because the security problem must be addressed collectively.

“Studies have proposed the emergence of initiatives to fight crime individually, but this hasn’t led to a successful solution of the phenomena at its root, and maintain society on alert.”

Source: DT

June 10, 2016

Category: DR News |

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