Hard Nosed Policing Is The Only Language Murderers Understand: Any Argument To The Contrary Is Ill-informed..

Yesterday I talked about the role women play in Jamaica’s crime cul­ture. It was­n’t my first arti­cle on this phe­nom­e­non.
Over the years I have sought to add some con­text to the dynam­ic, of the every evolv­ing crime can­cer which has tak­en over our coun­try.

Most Jamaicans will recall when crime dis­cus­sions were cen­tered around Kingston , parts of St. Andrew and parts of St. Catherine and to a less­er extent St Thomas.
Today, once sleepy parish­es like Portland and Hanover are ground zero of gang activ­i­ty ‚result­ing in num­ber of deaths once unimag­in­able.


So we are where we are , we can­not nos­tal­gi­cal­ly wish away our present real­i­ty.
What do we do in resolv­ing this issue ?
We begin by divorc­ing our­selves from the mis­guid­ed think­ing that if we give every­one a job they will put away the guns and become good law abid­ing cit­i­zens.

To begin with the young men and women who have these high pow­ered weapons have already tast­ed the pow­er these weapons of death gives them over oth­ers.
There is no going back from that adren­a­line rush. Many have the blood of sev­er­al mur­dered peo­ple on their hands, that to them is the ulti­mate pow­er rush.
There is no sce­nario in which we can paci­fy crime in today’s world with­out a show of strength and force.
That the coun­try is focused on so called human rights abuse poten­tial­ly met­ed out to blood thirsty killers over the rights of crime vic­tims is ludi­crous.

Elites Within JLP/​PNP Created Culture Which Protects Them Places Police In Untenable Position…

Prime Minister Andrew Holness came to pow­er talk­ing about INDECOM is here to stay .
He nev­er missed an oppor­tu­ni­ty to tell every­one that hard nosed polic­ing does not work , of course he nev­er pro­duces an iota of evi­dence to back up his the­o­ry.
During the 70’s mur­ders got out of hand under the PNP Admistration of Michael Manley , cul­mi­nat­ing in the death of over 800 Jamaicans by the 1980 gen­er­al elec­tions.

By the time Edward Seaga took over and empow­ered the secu­ri­ty forces to act mur­ders trend­ed down­ward , even with the lack of resources we encoun­tered.
Crime is not an abstract con­cept which is treat­ed with a one size fit all Utopian treat­ment.
By the tie I left the police force in 91 after a mere 10 years , mur­ders were hov­er­ing between 400 ‑500 annu­al­ly.
By the time Percival James Patterson was fin­ished destroy­ing the police force in 2005 homi­cides were up to 1600.
That’s an over 200% increase in the space of less than a decade and a half.

The Jamaican Prime Minister a stu­dent of the lib­er­al University of the West Indies comes to lead­er­ship with the tired old Utopian con­cepts he gath­ered there.
Those teach­ings pre­vail upon gullible recip­i­ents the non­sen­si­cal idea that being tol­er­ant and kind to ruth­less killers will turn them around.
The evi­dence how­ev­er points in the oppo­site direc­tion , killers become more embold­ened when they know they will not be held account­able.
So the grand social engi­neer­ing scheme cooked up by the Norman Manley law school, the Island’s tri­al lawyers and Jamaica’s elites includ­ing those in Jamaican’s for Justice has failed dis­mal­ly.
Now as the dead bod­ies pile up Andrew Holness is forced to rec­og­nize that the answer to the nation’s crime prob­lem lies not in neu­ter­ing the police but a 180 degree empow­er­ment to go after the mur­der­ous mind­less scums who take inno­cent life .

Montague Even Though Somewhat Misinformed , Head And Shoulders Above Holness On Crime…

I am vin­di­cat­ed in the work I have per­son­al­ly put into try­ing to bring aware­ness to the fact that the INDECOM Act has had a chill­ing neg­a­tive effect on crime fight­ing.
No INDECOM is not the only dri­ver of crime on the Island but it is a very big part of it. So too is the incom­pe­tence of the lead­er­ship of the police depart­ment ‚the inept and incom­pe­tent courts sys­tem to name a few.
I have encoun­tered and absorbed count­less ridicule and deri­sion for dar­ing to speak out against a law cooked up by elit­ists with­in the Jamaican soci­ety ‚which did not have a sin­gle word of input from law enforce­ment.
I will as along as I am able, con­tin­ue to do the work of try­ing to bring atten­tion to how INDECOM and a nar­cis­sis­tic pow­er hun­gry lit­tle bureau­crat is cost­ing hun­dreds of lives each year.

My com­mit­ment to this cause is in no way an indi­ca­tion that I do not want over­sight of the Police.
If any police depart­ment needs over­sight it is the JCF, nev­er­the­less that over­sight can­not be about show-boat­ing and col­lab­o­rat­ing with out­side lob­by groups to mil­i­tate against the police.
The moment Terrence Williams joined Carolyn Gomes to open­ly con­demn and crit­i­cize the police was the moment INDECOM should have under­gone a review.
That review should have begun with the fir­ing of Terrence Williams.

That law enforce­ment input did not even have to come from Jamaican cops, since the Government has no regard for their point of view.
It could have come from law enforce­ment in the United States, Britain or Canada .
The Government of the day decid­ed it did not want to hear from Police , so it came up with a piece of leg­is­la­tion which actu­al­ly was not a law which does much toward root­ing out dirty cops , it empow­ered crim­i­nals .


Now Andrew Holness just a few days after ham­ming it up at an INDECOM con­fer­ence has turned around and stat­ed that the INDECOM law needs review.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Laws pro­tect the inno­cent, laws must pro­tect human rights, laws must nev­er be in such a way that they can be used as a tool to pro­tect crim­i­nals.”
“We know that there are some very hard­ened crim­i­nals in our soci­ety, and they act in ways that con­found us. The lev­el of sav­agery that we see, some­times we won­der where is the human­i­ty. This state can­not sit by and allow this to con­tin­ue. It erodes con­fi­dence. It cre­ates a neg­a­tive out­look,”
“We have to find a way to ensure that our police are moti­vat­ed, that they are will­ing to go out there with­out wor­ry that after they try to do the right thing, they end up on the wrong side of the law.

These state­ments came out of the mouth of Andrew Holness , but for all intents and pur­pos­es it may have been the words of a smarter Holness.
Juilet Holness.
Mrs Holness has stat­ed cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly that she heard from cops on the ground , the effects INDECOM is hav­ing on law enforce­ment.
Her hus­band on the hand has cho­sen to par­rot the elit­ist point of view .

What has changed?
A lot of dead bod­ies.

Even if Jamaica was to con­tin­ue mas­sag­ing , cajol­ing and bow­ing to crim­i­nals , the killers would not stop killing we have evi­dence of that .
That is the present strat­e­gy and it is not work­ing .
In the end the very strat­e­gy of heavy hand­ed­ness Andrew Holness seem to be repulsed by, will have to be employed to deal with the prob­lem.
As it was in 2010 so shall it be hence­forth.

It makes no sense to argue that heavy hand­ed polic­ing of dan­ger­ous crim­i­nals has not worked when get­ting rid of name-brand cops and eas­ing up on crim­i­nals has demon­stra­bly showed a sharp and con­tin­u­ous increase in vio­lent crimes.
Crime is not sta­t­ic phe­nom­e­non, , there will always be crime so it’s sil­ly to argue that cer­tain poli­cies has­n’t worked when the very pol­i­cy of dis­en­gage­ment which the lib­er­al elit­ists espouse have had dis­as­trous con­se­quences for the most exposed Jamaicans.

We must come to the real­iza­tion that the con­cept of hard nosed polic­ing is not in con­flict with law abid­ing cit­i­zens.
Fundamentally also is the dis­in­for­ma­tion being fed the pub­lic that hard nosed polic­ing means abuse of cit­i­zens rights.
I was a very hard nosed cop who had zero tol­er­ance for crime , yet I was cer­tain­ly not bru­tal, dis­re­spect­ful or abu­sive of any­one’s rights.
In fact my hard nosed polic­ing earned me plau­dits and respect across the board result­ing in good intel­li­gence which result­ed in the removal of more dan­ger­ous crim­i­nals from the streets.

The lev­el of effec­tive­ness required to get the job done will not be done with the present crop of peo­ple in the force who are using the force as a place to relax.
Earning a degree then join­ing the force just to get a job where they sit behind desks and give orders will do noth­ing to rec­ti­fy the mur­der spree in progress.
And it cer­tain­ly will not do a damn thing to neu­tral­ize the demon­ic and depraved killers who roam the town and vil­lages of Jamaica with­out fear of ever fac­ing jus­tice.