Sierra Leone at a crossroads
In reference to the ‘Bob Marley’s Night’ incident at Brookfields on May 11th, where the event was marred with riotous conduct, and the robbery and banditry orchestrated by IB’s clique, One Blood, many will attest it to be the product of our youths’ reckless behavior and attitude. (Photo: Freetown youths)
The conduct of youths of this country in relation to their civic responsibilities needs a serious check following such an incident in the heart of Freetown. The Brookfield incident is just one out of the many reckless actions perpetrated by youths against defenseless and innocent people in the country.
Another incident that brought to light is the police decision to conduct a raid at the Big Warf (Bone Suffer II) wherein two police officers lost their lives through the violent action of youths in challenging a state institution responsible to curb the menace of crime.
The question of youths engaging in organized crime syndicates is on an increase in the cause of mayhem which they let loose unchecked as if the law is mundane in our society. The streets of Freetown remain littered with imported culture of cliques that tend to seek the interest of each other in the den of crime.
What is of challenge equally is the question, “What credibility does the Judiciary have?”, as many have already asked such a question. With all due respect to the judiciary, this institution is not discharging its constitutional duty fairly as records attest that many law offenders are going unpunished on countless occasions.
The concerns of unfolding events are only tugging back at the issue of our social responsibility on governmental policies and the state’s approach towards issues affecting the youths of this country. They have always enlisted themselves with reckless abandoned tricks, yet we’re still lay idle of the fact that a great nation is the one which breeds greater citizens.
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