Murders on motorcycles

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By Ben Emata

From Across the Seas

Saturday, December 28, 2013


IF WE noticed, from Luzon to Mindanao, a lot of killings were done by two men riding in tandem on a motorcycle.

It is in the news and I wonder if the police have ever thought about these murderers by the roadside with the killers making smooth and speedy escape toward freedom. In doing so, people have less chance to know or even have a glance of these perpetrators because of lightning speed. Criminals used to escape by way of cars parked somewhere near the scene of the crime. Now it is the motorcycles.

I am suggesting, therefore, to the law enforcers to take note of these simple matters relative to the acts of riders who look nice citizens but in the real score are modern murderers.

I guess it is high time that we do something to stop this system of murdering people. We have to flag down some motorcycles boarded by two men and just engage them in a friendly inspection for hidden firearms. Things should not be allowed to happen when our suspicion would crop up on the issue. Civilians can help the authorities by making a crowd to block the motorcycle as it hastily makes an exit from the scene of the crime.

The advantage of using a motorcycle in doing crimes is just great. You hardly could see their faces because the riders look straight forward while you are just beside them. And speed matters so much in any crime since they can appear and disappear in matters of seconds.

The criminals can change the plate number of these two-wheel vehicles in minutes. They are like birds which can fly in the wink of an eye, thus making everyone impossible to see full view of the commission of the crime. I hope the authorities will benefit out of this tip and make study on the matter.

Filipinos in foreign lands are truly frightened by nearly daily incidents of murder performed by these riders. A lot of them expressed fear in returning to the country while under the shadow of these killers who escape with dispatch. These people have reasons to be afraid, more especially that these murderers could not be arrested just easy. While things in our atmosphere grow as time passes by, we should notice too that crimes grow as well and changing from the old style to new ones. We, therefore, should adjust to the environment in the matter of preventing the ugly incidents.

Because of these new style of criminals in performing crimes, we should also adjust to their way of doing it by flagging motorcycles carrying two men in tandem for firearms. The police should acquire motorcycles too in case of wild chase.

Let us be mechanized too like the criminals. I think it will discourage killers to do this and resort back to the old system of killing people and run away on foot. That’s the way it is easy to overtake them and throw them to jail. I think we should send some of our police officers abroad for training on detecting and solving crimes.

[Email: benemata@yahoo.com]

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on December 28, 2013.

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