Oct 8, 2010, 3:15 PM
There should be no mercy for thieves, in all circumstance. Poverty is not an excuse for stealing, neither can the lack of job be used as a licence for stealing.
The illegal taking of another person’s property without that person’s freely-given consent is becoming too much nowadays.
We, therefore, urge the police to keep on their crackdown on thieves, while further urging the public to always help the police in their investigations.
One would not really feel the severity of the effects of thieves, unless you became a victim yourself.
It is obvious that stealing of mobile phones, laptops, bicycles etc is becoming too much, and addressing it requires the collective efforts of both the civilian population and the police.
Thieves bring suspicion in homes and offices, when they take things that do not belong to them.
The habit of stealing should stop, and one should work hard to have what you see with others such as valuable items.
Can you imagine a thief stealing your mobile phone or laptop, for instance, with all your contacts and valuable information?
Stealing is a very bad habit, and if a child starts, he or she would make it behaviour that you would find very difficult to change.
Therefore, as parents we must be very vigilant as to what our children brings home, for the first time.
Even while stealing is often considered a normal or common behavior in young children, it must still be addressed and corrected to stop our kids becoming criminals in future.
We challenge parents to always discuss and explain to their kids why stealing is wrong.
Teach them appropriate ways of getting what they want; and kids should also be praised for good behaviour as well.
We must emphasize that stealing is bad and, therefore, there should be no mercy for thieves.