Federation Late In Clapping Back At Anthony Harriot’s Immoral Ignorant Attack On Its Membership.

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

On January 29th of this year, news broke that head of the Police Civilian Oversight, Authority, a Professor Anthony Harriott declared that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was “TOXIC”.

The job of the Civilian over­sight agency is to ensure fair, impar­tial, and bal­anced over­sight of mat­ters relat­ing to the Police and the pub­lic, split­ting the dif­fer­ence square­ly down the mid­dle.
In case you are won­der­ing, no, the PCOA is not the only Agency tasked with over­sight of the JCF. Overseeing the JCF are six such agen­cies, includ­ing PCOA, The Independent Department of Investigations (INDECOM) , and oth­ers.
This does not include the litany of crim­i­nal rights agen­cies which have tak­en up res­i­dence on the Island in sup­port of the rights of crim­i­nals.

Harriot argued that (MOCA)the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, an arm of the force, be split apart from the JCF and declared a sep­a­rate elite Agency sep­a­rate from the JCF.
I fair­ness to Harriot the Island’s Parliament already has a Bill in front of it which would if passed into law, does sep­a­rate MOCA from the sup­posed [toxic]Jamaica Constabulary Force(JCF).

Moca is work­ing quite well accord­ing to reports. Because it has been work­ing so well they placed a for­mer mem­ber of the JDF in charge of the enti­ty.
It should be not­ed that the Andrew Holness led Government is ful­ly behind split­ting this part of the JCF which is staffed large­ly with mem­bers of the JCf and was led by JCF lead­er­ship from its par­ent .…… you guessed it, the JCF.
The Minister of National Security Robert Montague is respon­si­ble for pilot­ing the process through the house.

POLICE OFFICERS of MOCA doing their jobs…

So what is dif­fer­ent about MOCA which would cause the elites to like it?
Well, MOCA offi­cers are not on the streets deal­ing with the delin­quent, indis­ci­plined and law­less cretins who believe the laws do not apply to them.
So, of course, the lack of con­tact reduces or plain elim­i­nates com­plaints against MOCA offi­cers.
When MOCA offi­cers do act and are seen in the news it is usu­al­ly in a pos­i­tive light in which they are seiz­ing con­tra­band and remov­ing crim­i­nals from the streets. Seizing prop­er­ty and fat­ten­ing gov­ern­ment cof­fers with the pro­ceeds of crime seized from crim­i­nals is what politi­cians want, whats not to like.
So if the police are prop­er­ly retro­fit­ted to be a lot more like that lit­tle part of itself nec­es­sar­i­ly com­plaints would trend down as the pos­i­tives would inex­orably trend up.
Checkmate!

RESPONSE

On the same day Harriot’s state­ments became pub­lic, this writer was stunned at the lev­el of dis­re­spect in the state­ment. As a con­se­quence, yet despite my anger and hunger to respond­ed I had to seek ver­i­fi­ca­tion that he had actu­al­ly made the state­ments attrib­uted to him.
The occu­pa­tion­al cul­ture of the JCF is one where you take the car and you go off and drink rum and do no inves­ti­ga­tion. You are not called to account, and when the mur­der rate goes through the roof, you squeal that you don’t have enough of this or that.” (Anthony Harriot)
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My God, as a young offi­cer in my ear­ly twen­ties I would work so hard and for so many hours on end that I would pick up a cup of cof­fee and my hands would some­times shake from lack of sleep and exhaus­tion.
A typ­i­cal shift for us at the CIB would begin at 7: 45 in the morn­ing until 1:00 pm we would return at 6:00pm after a 5‑hour break. We would recon­tin­ue our work through until 8:00 am the next day.Of course, leav­ing at 8:00 was pred­i­cat­ed on whether we were active­ly held up and or engaged in an ongo­ing inves­ti­ga­tion.
As mem­bers of the Criminal Investigations Branch we near­ly always had to attend court, some­times two sep­a­rate courts as we had crim­i­nal mat­ters on the dock­et either for pre­sen­ta­tion, men­tion or tri­al.

I was not sur­prised that there was absolute silence at all lev­els of the food chain in this coun­try which is now a crim­i­nal par­adise. But my lack of sur­prise did noth­ing to bri­dle my out­rage and so I respond­ed to his dis­grace­ful igno­rant broad­side imme­di­ate­ly.
I total­ly under­stood and was com­plete­ly con­ver­sant that these despi­ca­ble blood par­a­sites who inform debates, shape opin­ion and con­trol the peas­antry was quite com­fort­able with Harriot’s divi­sive and dis­re­spect­ful lan­guage.
I nev­er expect­ed much amongst the robot­ic peas­antry to be out­raged either, once we set aside the close fam­i­ly mem­bers of our police offi­cers.
It is now time for the Police Oversight to be reau­tho­rized and Andrew Holness is set to once again appoint Anthony Harriot as head and a part of that over­sight body.

On February 4th a full (5) days Economist and Lecturer Mark Ricketts wrote a response to Harriot’s out­ra­geous state­ments demand­ing that he should apol­o­gize.
Professor Ricketts response is summed up in the very first state­ment quote :

So low is our police force in the eyes of our opin­ion mak­ers that until Wednesday, not one offi­cial stepped up and asked for an imme­di­ate apol­o­gy to the police from Harriott, as well as his res­ig­na­tion as head of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority. Not the prime min­is­ter, not the leader of the Opposition, not any church offi­cial, no uni­ver­si­ty pres­i­dent, no pri­vate-sec­tor leader.( Mark Ricketts is an econ­o­mist, author, and lec­tur­er liv­ing in California).

It was­n’t until February 7th that the Police Federation issued a state­ment demand­ing Anthony Harriot’s Resignation.
What was the Federation expect­ing why it took so long to speak out about Harriot’s bla­tant dis­re­spect?
Was the Federation expect­ing Holness or Montague to come out in sup­port of the police when it is Holness’s inten­tion to ren­der the JCF defanged?
Since Holness took Office he has been noth­ing but dis­re­spect­ful and slan­der­ous of the JCF, all from behind the safe­ty and pro­tec­tion of Police Officers who risk their lives to pro­tect him.
Why would he crit­i­cize a Donkey’s ass when he was mere­ly par­rot­ing what Holness him­self believes?

Did the Federation expect Peter Phillips and or the PNP to step for­ward in defense of the JCF, if so when has the People’s National Party stood with the rule of law or under­stood it’s val­ue to our coun­try?
Did the Federation expect the civ­il soci­ety which is pop­u­lat­ed with the left­ist from the UWI to speak out against Harriot’s slan­der, if so what would be the basis of the Federation’s expec­ta­tions when he was car­ry­ing out their agen­da?

If none of the above apply, were the Police Federation wait­ing on oth­ers to come out against Harriot’s state­ments before it did? If so how can the Federation be suc­cess­ful if it is afraid or ten­u­ous in the defense of its own mem­ber­ship?
Now is the time for the Federation to gath­er some balls and push back against the filth which exists at the top in our coun­try.
It can­not wait to defend its mem­ber­ship, it must be unre­lent­ing and proac­tive in self-defense and oth­ers will fol­low.

Jamaica is a crim­i­nal par­adise, the Government is infect­ed with crim­i­nals so is the Opposition​.At every lev­el of civ­il soci­ety, there is mor­bid cor­rup­tion. It fol­lows there­fore that the Constabulary should be patent­ly con­scious that there will not be across the board sup­port for its work if any at all.
As the Constabulary work to rid itself of its own cor­rupt­ing demons, it must be heart­ened that it will only be its best prac­tices and suc­cess­es which will even­tu­al­ly change our coun­try.
Clean house of cor­rupt cops, inves­ti­gate and arrest offend­ers whether they con­trol Jamaica House or lives in Riverton.