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Monday, September 29, 2008

Enough is enough, the Murders Must Stop

Last week (on the weekend of September 21st 2008) two good friends were discovered dead. The char body of Maxwell Brangman was removed from the fire ruin building, the men called home, while Freddie Gilbert was fished out of the St. Davis’ sea. It is said by members of the community that these two handy men were hardworking pleasant people who will not normally get involved in trouble.

It has been confirmed by the Bermuda Police Service that both Freddie and Maxwell were murdered in cold blood. It is also believed that they probably shared a difference in opinion (which is their democratic rights to form, hold and express their opinion freely) with a group of Bermuda’s youths.

Bermuda has now seen and experienced an unprecedented increased in murder in the first nine months of 2008 thus bringing the total to five murders for the year even surpassing my prediction and thus marking it the most murders in the nation’s history. Unfortunately there are three months remaining in the year.

Now the people of Bermuda, the Bermuda Police Service as well as law makers are baffled over this new occurrence: a planned murder of two of the country’s citizen. When a country experienced such gruesome crime as a double murder it is normally a sign that organized crime is showing up its ugly head or the level of intolerance have reach at such a level that no one care anymore.

Such crimes are crimes that are use by rival gangs to send clear messages over turf war or as pay back for betrayal. But this murder did not match any of the above. This double murder was a homicide of intolerance. Such lead me to ask this question. Where is Bermuda headed?

It is important for all Bermudian to understand that this is an opportune time for every one who living in Bermuda to stand up and say enough is enough. You do not make such a statement in a march and rally, but it take the community to rally around the people who have information to let them know that they are behind them 110%. Encourage them to be courageous and stand by them. I encourage every Bermudian who has a voice to speak publicly and express your disgust about the new phenomenon that is taking over this country as well as the foolish murder of Maxwell and Freddie. Write to the letter section of the news paper, call into the radio talk shows and do the same; but most of all if you know anyone with information accompany them to the police station, be their strength and their shoulder to lean on while together you all contribute in maintaining peace on this beautiful country of Bermuda.

Bermuda; I know that you can see with crystal clear vision that your country is falling into the hands of the criminals. Bermuda is too small to allow crime to get out of control, if Bermuda is allow become a heaven for crimes and criminals this island will be come a perpetual prison, thus resulting in the incarceration of all on the island.

Bermudian if you don’t get up and take your raging bull by the horns and subdue it don’t expect anyone else to come in and deal with the bulls for you, this is your problem and you cannot buy your way out of this one. No expert can bail Bermuda out of this one. Bermudians have to get up and do what they should have done many years ago and the political and other leaders must lead the way.

The Primer and the leader of the opposition have to get off of their buttocks and face the people; they must even volunteer to accompany anyone with information to the police. Bermuda is too small to have its leaders behave in such impersonal manner. Unless this is dome Bermuda would forever lost the peace that it was known for; and remember when the tranquility of Bermuda is no more then the economics prosperity the island is now experiencing will go with it.

I know Chief Inspector Antoine Daniels very well, he is a young man who loves his country dearly and is willing to do what he must to ensure that justice is done. He is one who anyone with information can pass on such and be confident that he will do all in his power to verify. He is also one of the very few men who is capable of uniting the various factions within Bermuda Police Service. This Young man is result oriented, bold and he is an innovative thinker (unlike the others who work by reviewing how it was done the last time) who thinks outside the box. Antoine Daniels is a man any member of the civilian community or police community can approach and feel safe, have the assurance that he will work in their best interest and the best interest of Bermuda. He is also a man that is capable of motivating people to perform. Here is a young Bermudian who possesses the prerequisites to lead the Bermuda Police Service in this time of trouble.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Accessing the Study “A Standard for Change”

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Accessing the Study “A Standard for Change”

Ever since I join the staff of the Bermuda Police Service, in my capacity of a police constable I plunged head first into my duties. My main focus was to live up to the obligation of the oath I took while fulfilling my obligation to the community.

Those who know me well will attest to the fact that I am a community oriented person by nature. I have an eye for recognizing occurrences that can cause a potential problem; I also possess a keen sense of awareness for detecting and recognizing problems and the creative ability to provide solution to resolving the problems.

Whilst serving in the Bermuda Police Service I made some interesting discoveries which I compiled in a document titled “A Standard for Change” ‘A Four Year Study of the Bermuda Police Service.’

I decided to make the document available to the community. This document can be accessed at http://bpsstudy.blogspot.com it is my hope that the powers that be who have had access to this document for sometime now make good use of the information that is embedded within. It is also my hope that Bermuda will be better for it.

Allan H.F Palmer.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Congratulation Michael De Silva

Finally the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police has been filled, and the person appointed to fill that post in my opinion is indeed the best candidate for the job. There are many things that can be said about the newly promoted Michael De Silva but you will never hear that he is a dishonest man. I have had my running with Michael De Silva and each time he has exercised sound and intelligent judgment in his deliberation.

Micheal De Silva who began his policing career at the bottom as a police cadet have worked his way up the ranks and is now second in command of the institution. It is quite an accomplishment, one that deserves the respect and admiration of the Bermuda Community.

Although his quiet unassuming personality could cause him to be taken for granted it is good to see that the powers that be were vigilant in their quest to fill the post and made the best possible choice for the job. I have no doubt that DCP De Silva will do an extremely good job. The office of the DCP is an office that requires the application of effective managerial (human resource) skill which Mr. De Silva possesses.

To all those who though that by creating victims and by exploiting your subordinates would have immediately accelerated you into this office: I am LMAO at your expense. Finally someone saw through your big empty talk and recognized you for who you really are empty barrels.

The administrator of the Crushing Fools Blog will like to extend heart felt congratulation to the new Deputy Commissioner of Police Michael De Silva; we will like to remind him that it pays to be honest and to stand for what is right and your new office is just a small reward for your honesty and integrity. It is my hope that you will seek God wisdom in this time of criminal revolution that Bermuda is going through and know that if anyone can make a difference you surly can.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Will there ever be the re-enslavement of the Negro race in the Western civilization?

When one hears the words slavery, it is easy for one to be taken back to the not so recent pass, when civil society sanction in practice, concept and law the enslavement of the Negro (Black) race. To most slavery has no real significance, it is just a term used to define a condition of force labor, and unfair treatment handed down on the victims. This is so because we have never delved into the agonizing torture that the African slaves suffered while they were captive in a strange land.

For my fore parents slavery meant, daily beating with whips made of leather, the indiscriminate killing of their brothers, sisters, mother, father close friends and family, all of whom were join together by a common thread; slavery. They also suffered the amputated of body parts and the body parts that were savagely removed were not limited to the arms and legs, men who sought their freedom not only suffered the removal of their feet, they were publicly castrated and separated from their families.

The women at times were raped at will and without mercy, in order to satisfying the deranged sexual desires of their owner and others who were in his employ. The mental and emotional agony was enough to kill them, but they survived; although such brutality, savagery and inhumane treatment left them and their family dysfunctional; they survived.

Now to address the topic at hand, Will there ever be the re-enslavement of the Negro race in the Western civilization? Before I go into details I will first shock you all with my answer this question; I have concluded without a doubt, hence the reason I confidently say that the black race will once again become enslaved in the modern day western society. Now that you know what I believe I will endeavor to justify my answer.

Everyday after emancipation we have heard our civil rights leaders all around the world use words like never again will the black man be made a slave. Never again will the Negro be enslaved; and after such we often reflect on what our fore parents went through and the road they had to walk to secure our freedom. When we reflect on this we develop a strange feeling within, for that moment we are given over to a sense of pride.

But I have matured enough to recognize such are just speech that are design to capture the moment, an emotional presentation to generate a response. The question we must ask ourselves, do I really believe that. Although we pretend to believe it, I know deep down inside we don’t believe the words of the fathers of liberation and those who came after.

There is a school of thought that concludes that the Negro community was never liberated. That emancipation was just a condition that reduced the torturous and degrading treatment. But unfortunately the black race had never taken the opportunity to achieved true freedom. In the same manner there were Africans who sold their fellow African to the European and thus into slavery, today we have many black men who ought to be the leaders of the community are engaged in and makes a living by enslaving members of their own family, community, country but more so their own race; all in the name of the almighty dollar. They deal in drugs, fear and exploitation; they take talented, educated and intelligent men and women and turn then in to slaves to drugs, slaves of fear, slaves of prostitution but most of all to slaves a foreign culture. Intern they prevent their brothers and sisters from realizing their true potential robbing the society of tremendous people who can contribute to its development.

Daily we see our men abundant their family; all because our brothers allow fear and a lack of passion which is needed to deal with the stresses of confronting the responsibility that is associated with having the mothers of our children stand by our sides while together the pair teach their offspring how to be men and women of integrity, respectable and law abiding citizens. Instead we settle for making a small financial contribution to their daily sustenance and credit ourselves for doing such, while our lack of consistent and meaningful involvement in our children life teaches them how to settle disputes with physical aggression, how to exercise a lack of patient, and how to disrespect authority and systems that are put into place for our comfort and safety. We need strong men to teach the child how to question the system and authority that are in place, not to destroy them but to make them better and to ensure they work for us.

Instead of the black men make a decision to spend quality time in their homes with their families, they dedicate that time to the domino tables, the bars, and the sport fields. The black man becomes over recreated as they prepare to fill the penitentiaries (Jail/Prisons) thus leaving the mothers to take up the role of the father; the mothers are now the protector, provider, nurturer and disciplinarian of the families. We all know the absence of a strong father within the home, provides the perfect environment for the nurturing of delinquent children more so the male child. thus paving the way for him becoming incarcerated

We have also so seen the drastic rise in teenage girls (pregnancy) fathering children for older men; men who has no intention of committing themselves and their resources to the child they have forced into motherhood or the unborn child. Therefore these child mothers are abundant in their most vulnerable state.

Now a dangerous situation arises; before our girls have learnt the duties and responsibilities of womanhood they are placed in a situation where they are now forced to teach their child/children lessons they themselves have never learn. As a result we have seen an indiscriminate rise in abortion among the black women. This is so because this group of irresponsible black men fails to protect their women from pregnancy.

Let’s take a look into the black communities or black dominated countries with out discrimination we can see a deadly and most dangerous pattern being played out in the lives of the black male. Our men scoff at education, applaud hanging out on the block, they glamorizes, the thug/gangster life. Daily they kill each other for no good reason and there is no mercies for the innocent in their midst; loyalty, trust and respect are a virtues they scorn and laugh at.