A Trinidad High Court judge is calling for the enactment of laws to hold parents and guardians responsible for their children’s criminal actions.
Delivering the sermon in his capacity as a lay minister at the Marabella Presbyterian Church yesterday, Frank See-persad said some parents benefit from the spoil’s of their children criminal activities while others turn a blind eye.
According to the Trinidad Guardian, he also called for an overhaul of the failed educational system which, he says, does not inculcate a sense of national pride in youths.
Noting that the national response to the recent devastating floods has resulted in a flood of renewed hope in our sense of humanity and brotherhood, he said, “This we can do it attitude needs to be used tackle the onslaught of criminality which confronts us.”
Pointing out that the majority of the crime is committed by youths, this is because family life has deteriorated. There is a lack of parental guidance and the educational system has failed.