Perhaps it is easy to forget the victims of violent crime when your day is spent in an office and driving around in a secure vehicle. What if all the victims of violent crime had a marker in front of the minister of national security or the prime minister’s home? What if family members lit candles for them to remind those ministers every time they left or returned home? What if there were candles for the students stabbed at school outside the minister of education’s home? What if the minister responsible for road traffic had candles outside their homes for everyone killed in accidents due to malfunctioning street lights, no posted speed limit or poor enforcement of traffic laws? Do you think it would make a difference?

Ancilleno Davis, M.Sc.