CITIZENS MUST BE LAW-ABIDING AND NOT TO SEE THE POLICE AS THEIR ENEMY
Written by Ansumana B. Bojang:
Every country is governed by rules and regulations with the clear intention of protecting it's people and preventing extremists from taking the law into their own hands in anyway or form. The current state of this continent has been shaped by such laws from those days when we were oppressed by lawless extremists.
We now stand at a point in history where we have the rights to choose what we want and how we want it without any fear of being oppressed or unduly pressured. These laws guarantee us our freedom to the extent which inhibits us from downplaying the freedom or rights of another irrespective of the status of such individuals.
I believe the police are there as enforcers of the law; thus to ensure that individuals abide by it and do not take the law into their own hands. This does not mean the police are above the law or beneath it.
On any day I will condemn any kind of brute Force that may be meted out to any individual unduly in the course of any police officer executing his or her duty. I am of the belief that the police are a friend of the State at all times. The police are there to protect the citizens of the country.
As I condemn any act of the police that may involve brute Force leading to the infringement of the rights of individuals, I would like to also ask citizens not to take the law into their own hands under any circumstance whichmight end up in chaos if we should go ahead to incite the people against the police.
On this note, I ask all Gambians to be law abiding and be as democratic as possible.
Ansumana B. Bojang
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