Armenian newspapers continued on Friday the discussion about worsening crime situation in the country.
In her interview with “Haiastani Hanrapetutiun” psychologist Karine Nalchandjian believes that the president could be a pillar of stability for the society. At the same time the paper reminds that the shootings in the streets are more like a challenge to the society. The organized state suggests organized fight against crime, the paper concludes.
Those who think that the recent killings are the direct result of the impunity and protectionism are perhaps correct, “Yerkir” comments. Some people these days get elected in the parliament by falsifying and rigging the vote, terrorizing people. Those people remain unpunished and some of them even get promotions. What is happening in the higher echelon is being copied on the ground. When the bosses of the criminal world get a reception that only foreign delegations would get, it is natural that the criminal behavior is becoming a norm.
The authorities with all branches, especially law-enforcement bodies are so tied up and integrated with criminal world and the criminal capital that they became single, unified organism, “Aravot” writes. Law-enforcement bodies and judicial authorities are not capable to expose criminals, to punish them. They can’t fight against themselves.
“Hayots Askharh” believes that the wave of the brutal killings is a sign of a criminal revolt, revolution. The group of people, who became rich by illegal means, is rapidly converging with the state apparatus, including with the law-enforcement bodies. We can call them clans or whatever, but the important thing is that they have succeeded in spreading their commanding position in the economy into all parts of the society. We are now witnessing the creation of rapidly criminalizing political field, which has its colors in the parliament. The new criminal customs and the lifestyle have been formed, “Hayots Askharh concludes.