Let him do his job

Dear Editor,

Re: We lose to guns and bullets, we lose ourselves Samoa

There are always two sides to any story; fortunately that’s all it is, stories. 

I can say after reading this article, he got one right, you cannot compare Samoa to the likes of the U.S, Australia or NZ. 

Not sure where the writer of this article was going, but if it’s about guns, the Commissioner of Police has demonstrated great leadership in taking over a corrupt untrained undisciplined police department. 

A huge improvement from previous leaderships. At times we find ourselves quarter backing from the back when we have nothing nice to say about someone. The truth of the matter is, this police department for the first time looks and feels like a Police Dept. 

Fuiava’alili will never be able to satisfy every critic but thank goodness he has thick skin. Samoa is not the Samoa of old; even the matai system he’s talking about is not the matai system of old. 

Some of the most corrupt people are the matais let just get that out there. So you can’t say to use the matai system when they’re the ones that need policing. 

We’re seeing great improvements with the Police department. I say let the Police Commissioner do his job and if the writer is offering any advice why not offer the youth of Samoa some sound advice on drug use how about that. 

Ma le fa’aaloalo lava.


Stella Sherman 

Boston Ma

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