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Two former AGs agree the anti-gang legislation needs revision

Ramesh MaharajFormer Attorney General, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is maintaining that the anti-gang legislation is flawed and needs to be looked at again, with an aim of making changes …

In an interview this morning Mr. Maharaj explained that even the simple explanation of the term “gang” in the legislation is conflicting…

He described it as very vague and imprecise…

PLAY CLIP 1 Ramesh Maharaj

Mr. Maharaj says this particular piece of legislation is not necessary to deal with criminals, but is more a long term project, in policing and judicial changes and development…

PLAY CLIP 2 Ramesh Maharaj

The Former AG notes that having flawed legislation, in this case, the anti-gang legislation will only benefit the gangs…

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Meantime, another former Attorney General, John Jeremie, spoke on the matter this morning as well…John Jeremie

Mr. Jeremie said after receiving advice from prominent attorneys overseas, when he was office, he realised that the anti-gang legislation weight heavily on international concepts, that were not familiar to Trinidad and Tobago…

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Mr. Jeremie too, noted that the act in its present form is flawed…

Play Clip 2 – John Jeremie

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