Just In
The man behind TT Weather Centre Traffic flows at Mosquito Creek Ramadharsingh: Govt using wrong approach Spatial information needed to deal with flooding Flood warning ends
follow us
N Touch
Monday 23 October 2017
Letters to the Editor

Decriminalise pepper spray


THE EDITOR: With the increase in attacks against women in TT and a government that is unable to effectively handle the onslaught of the criminal elements, it is my hope that pepper spray is decriminalised as crime has become completely out of control with no hope that the current situation will improve soon.

Pepper spray is a great non-lethal weapon to have in one’s possession, especially if travelling alone at night. It is an invaluable instrument of self-defence since it possesses the remarkable ability to inflame the mucous membranes of the attacker’s eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

The criminal is temporarily blinded and also experiences breathing problems as the pepper spray is extremely pungent. The effects usually last long enough to allow the victim to escape.

Pepper spray in a woman’s is a powerful tool that can save lives and mishaps of the worst kind.


El Dorado


Reply to this story