A Jamaican judge recently imposed a sentence of six years in prison at hard labor on Jeffrey Campbell, a St Catherine man who pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter for the stabbing deaths of 80-year-old returning resident Winnifred Williams and her 58-year-old son, Michael Williams. A Jamaican judge imposed recently imposed.
The Islands Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, (an advocate for violent murderers), defended the judges slap on the wrist arguing the following.
“The six-year sentence imposed by the judge, coupled with the four and a half years Campbell spent in custody awaiting trial, meant that the convicted killer will serve a total of 10 and a half years for the crimes”.
“Therefore, the sentence imposed is within the range of sentences that would normally be imposed for manslaughter. This is not an unusual sentence for manslaughter.”
Before addressing this criminal supporting embarrassment posing as a minister of justice, first, let me say that the general outcry from the public is not ridiculous.
What is crazy, is that the system designed by Delroy Chuck would have the power to ignore the pain and grief of those who lost their loved ones, while kowtowing to the nation’s most violent monsters.
There is an old Jamaican saying that where there is smoke there is fire. So it is not exactly a mystery why the criminal coddling Delroy Chuck would rush to the defense of this pathetic judge.
As a matter of fact, what Delroy Chuck has done is to pave the way for the most violent murderers to receive a slap on the wrist, all they have to do is take responsibility for their actions.
The stark reality is that Delroy Chuck’s contention that quote:” There is value in not “imposing a sentence that is most severe and at the harshest level” at times, “because persons who plead guilty have the opportunity to reform and go straight”, is a bunch of horse manure.
These killers are not pleading guilty because they have any intention of going straight. They are doing so because they want to take advantage of the 50% off the already light sentence they would have received on conviction.
To the criminal loving Delroy Chuck, this end justifies the means, his brand of justice cares nothing about the victims and their families, or the trauma these killers leave in the communities.
Which leaves us to ask, what is Delroy Chuck getting out of freeing these monsters back onto the streets?
A recent report revealed that a 16-year-old boy molested another boy sexually, he was arrested by the police and was promptly returned to the streets by the broken system.
Last week the teen sociopath sexually assaulted a four-year-old boy, then cut that babies penis off then stabbed him repeatedly and left him to die like a piece of garbage.
Had the system dealt adequately with this monster in the making, had the sicko posing as a judge done the due diligence, that monster would not have brought that pain to a little child.
What kind of society are we creating when we allow double murderers to get out and continue with their lives after only a few years in prison?
I’ll tell you, it is a society called Jamaica where the government’s focus is on the idea that rehabilitating violent murderers is a more appropriate course of action than securing the society from their predatory practices.
The onus is on convicted murderers to prove to society that they have changed their ways and are deserving of a second chance into society.
It is not incumbent on the society to make it easy for convicted murderers to get out of prison and then hope they will not return to killing innocent people.
The broken system of justice in Jamaica favors both the PNP and JLP which together created it to ensure that their members see no jail time for their own criminal activities.
For years the justice system has been left to decay under the PNP even as it’s members pillaged the public coffers. The JLP is now at the tiller and they too are engaged in theft, graft, and all kinds of corruption, even if not to the levels that the PNP has been.
What is reprehensible is that there are moronic people on both sides of the political divide who (engage in what about-ism) on this subject. Your side did, it so my side is entitled to do too.
Giving murderers half-off sentences which were way too mild, to begin with, is a really bad idea. It may have some favor in Jamaica because the country is fast becoming a hangout for murderers and other transnational criminals.
Every Jamaican who claims to love Jamaica, should be alarmed at what is happening in the name of justice by a single individual, Delroy Chuck.