If you are Jamaican you will be no stranger to the old saying that “while the grass a grow di horse a starve.”
Pretty self-explanatory stuff right?
Well, I thought that this old Jamaican proverb appropriately sums up the current Jamaican Prime Minister’s statement on crime.
On the one hand, I want to give him ground and tag him as simply naive and woefully in a bubble.
On the other hand, each day close to [seven] people are shot and killed or decapitated.
Additionally, many are shot and stabbed who manage to survive, so I have no grace to offer the Prime Minister for his gross elitism and misinformed perspective.
Said Holness when asked about crime yesterday…
“The government is trying to take a more strategic approach over time rather than a solution that will yield “immediate results” as that route might cause “immediate problems”.
That translates into I am afraid of trial lawyers and the phalanx of criminal rights lobby operating in Jamaica.
Who wouldn’t want immediate success?
Why are immediate success and long term success mutually exclusive?
“We’ve learned that lesson already and we’re not going back to those measures,”
“We’re going to focus on building public trust and building the confidence of the security forces so that they can apply modern policing methods that respect the rights of citizens.”
What absolute nonsense!
The notion that citizens rights are abridged because law enforcement aggressively goes after murderers stinks of either ignorance or blowing smoke up people’s ass.
At the rate, people are being killed by the time his strategic approach begins to bear fruit if at all, there will be no one left but the killers to see it.
On a note to the ignorant political hacks who engage in ad hominem attacks, you must know I do not care about your opinions.
Neither do I need your permission to be critical of the government.
Not that it matters, but the PNP is not in Government so it would be stupid of me to engage the PNP who is out of office.
The JLP is the party in power this is their problem.
Surely the Prime Minister’s statements must be music to the ears of the murderers and rapists, including those who gunned down Constable Nicaldo Green, in his own home in Portmore Saint Catherine, as well as the two masked men who shot and injured a police corporal at his house inside a gated community in the parish of Trelawny recently.
Let me say this once again to the Prime Minister; ” you keep saying that the police were used to using tactics and we are not going back to those tactics.”
Let me divest you of that lofty and ignorant point of view.
Here are the murder statistics between 1970 and 2016.
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Thus far for 2017 over a thousand Jamaicans have been slaughtered at the hands of Jamaica’s empowered and unencumbered killers.
Please pray tell, if you care about dead Jamaicans where would you rather be on this scale?
The very hard-nosed dedicated policing you have been demagoguing for years clearly did not fail as you like to tell those who do not know the truth.
It was politicians who failed the Jamaican people.
In fact, it was the dedicated hard-nosed policing which kept the shit out of the fan for years until you, your party and the other criminals supporting party now in opposition which completely demoralized and destroyed the police force.
Now criminals realize they have true friends in Jamaica house who care about their rights over the rights of the victims they slaughter daily.
Let me be absolutely clear, it was the PNP and JLP to the extent it was trusted with state power, which failed to divest themselves of criminal connection and support.
It has been the two political parties which failed to apply social intervention methods in the urban communities which They themselves created and militarized.
The Police did not create Arnett Gardens neither did they create Tivoli Gardens. The JCF did not create any of the dozens of political garrisons across the Island.
It was criminal politicians who brought our country to this.
Let it be understood, at the time politicians were handing out guns to young unemployed and impressionable youths to kill each other over politics, police officers were losing their lives trying to remove those very guns from the streets.
I am one of those police officers so I know what the f**k I’m talking about.
Imagine if the police weren’t taking it to the scumbags who wanted to turn Jamaica into a narco-criminals state in the late 80’s through the early 1990’s?
It was because we did not accept any shit from them that they ran to Cananda the United States and England, sponsored of course by politicians.
Many also ran away to Cuba. Let’s not have selective amnesia about the sequence of events which got us here.
The United States used the Rico statute to prosecute and put away Jamaican gangsters. Gangsters Jamaica refused to prosecute then and still refuse to prosecute today.
It is only when forced that Jamaican political leaders have no choice but to give up for prosecution the most violent despicable killers operating in Jamaica.
I will not, to the best of abilities allow the narrative to be changed, and the blame for what happened to my country to be misplaced by politicians and the sheep who follow them blindly. I will not allow history to be rewritten by politicians and their lapdog followers who are too stupid to think for themselves.