I have two close contacts living in Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea. It is a small city which has disappointingly descended into a state of lawlessness since the country gained independence 34 years ago.
Both of these people have had, in separate incidents, guns pointed at their heads to encourage compliance with a "money or your life" request, after which their cars were stolen.
The police are, for the most part unwilling or powerless to act and would probably be outgunned by a superior arsenal of weapons if they chose to confront the gangland headquarters of these "raskals" in squatter settlements on the outskirts of the city.
From this morass of miscreant activity however, comes at least one recent minor example of appropriate law enforcement.
Perhaps (or perhaps not) The Force should adapt the fine example, set by two members of Port Moresby's constabulary, to cases of more serious crime.
They apprehended two men in the act of graffiti-ing public and private property. Each of the culprits was required, in front of a now assembled audience, to spray the others body and clothes until all cans of paint in their possession were exhausted.
Justice done, and also seen to be done?