i'm starting this sept at Ross Univ to pursue my dream . its a choice i'm proud of !
BUT ,I'm very troubled by the kidnapping incident .
The issue of wheter the kidnappers were heroin addicts or sex addicts is irrevelant . What is relevant is the fact that it occurred ...the attackers/ kidnappers/ vermin were successful ..and most likely given the nature of law enforcement in the caribbean countries, there will be no apphrension of these kidnappers .
Comparing crimes such as these in dominca to security in the US is useless. The law enforcement and issue of security in the US is taken VERY seriously by our dedicated lawmen/ women . There is a strong deterent to crime over here . However ,In dominica , the police dept very likely is not equipped , and most likely underpaid , technologically imapired and not motivated to deal with crime issue .There should be no comparison to the US .
The problem lies in that as the Ross Student Population grows , perpetrators of such crimes will be targeting the "american dollars "...the students . This is almost guaranteed when these criminals are successful and not captured . It breeds more and more of these vemin .In many carribbean countries, this is the way the crime wave spirals out of control.....look at trinidad, jamaica , barbados, st martin ...crime wave starts out un notcied and takes over before its brought under control .
I really really do HOPE this issue is taken seriously by admins of both the Dominican govt and Ross Univ . A proactive approach is needed.
That being said ...is there any way a student can acquire any sort of self defense equipment ....pepper spray , mace , eletric shock guns / stun guns , non chucks, ?
I know it sounds extreme but when the bus driver allegedly is neglient ...a student's safety is in his or her OWN hands . It should be remebered that the livel of corruption is high in these countries . It may even possible that the driver / transportation personnel are in collaboration with the robbers since they know what time they student is dropped off and where he / she
lives . I dont mean to scare anyone ... I'm just sharing my views based on my previous career of law enforcement .
Be safe everyone .