SENIOR COP PANDERS TO THE CAMERAS.
Two men who attempted an armed robbery at a Cash Pot on Molynes Road, taking several hostages in the process, locked themselves into the business place as the police arrived in quick time.
The police have confirmed that the drama ended when two men who were inside the building, surrendered after more than an hour.
A senior police commander on the ground could be heard in a video on social media, pleading with the gunmen to exit the establishment.
The senior cop could be heard telling the men that the JCF is a [professional body], an obvious attempt to convince them that they would not be harmed, (something I believe could have been done without).
The whole thing sounded like an indoctrinated man speaking for the cameras, rather than to the men locked inside the establishment.
Police have no duty to preach professionalism to criminals, they only need to professionally carry out their duties and let the chip fall where they may.
All in all, this incident ended with none of the hostages being harmed and both gunmen apprehended.
A good day for policing and the Jamaican people.
It is now onto what passes for courts, where they will promptly be released onto the streets, despite the seriousness of the crimes they committed.
Either way, they will be given a slap on the wrist and it will be business as usual.
Jamaica’s crime problem will continue to metastasize because the criminal courts have a sizeable cadre of judges, and magistrates who are hell-bent on subverting the rule of law.
There are judges and magistrates who are collecting payments from criminal defense lawyers, and are meting out sentences which are unrelated to the serious crimes the offenders have committed.
They are doing serious damage to the crime-fighting efforts on the Island.
This medium is once again calling on the Jamaican government to investigate these ridiculous sentences, and the granting of bail to murderers, particularly in western Jamaica.
An independent judiciary does [not]mean a judiciary answerable to no one.
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, a business owner, avid researcher, and blogger.
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