Jamaica Created A Counter Culture Which Makes Crime A Business Which Pays..

There is a cer­tain some­thing to the old adage crime does not pay.
That some­thing is cen­tered on the fact that in coun­tries in which demo­c­ra­t­ic prin­ci­ples are observed under the rule of law, crimes are ade­quate­ly pun­ished to cre­ate an effec­tive deter­rent to the offend­er and oth­ers.

It is crit­i­cal that those elect­ed to lead mod­ern soci­eties hold firm to their core respon­si­bil­i­ty to keep their pop­u­la­tions safe.
Safety is rel­a­tive it is sub­jec­tive and it is always chal­leng­ing.
That is why it is impor­tant that leg­is­la­tures pass ade­quate laws with enough teeth which empow­er law enforce­ment and Courts to ade­quate­ly put those who would do harm to soci­ety in pre­scribed places for pre­scribed peri­ods of time until such time as they are reformed.

Patrick Powell who thumbed his nose at author­i­ties by refus­ing to turn over his reg­is­tered firearm which was alleged to be the weapon used by him to kill 17-year-old Khajeel Mais .“
He beat the mur­der rap as a result
.Sentenced to 9 months in prison for not turn­ing over the weapon.
Crime does pay in Jamaica…

For the most part, many mod­ern soci­eties have done just that, so too has total­i­tar­i­an states respond­ed to crime in deci­sive ways, though not always in ways to which I would sub­scribe.
Fundamentally, when peo­ple are giv­en oppor­tu­ni­ties to work and advance their dreams they are less like­ly, though not averse, to engag­ing in crim­i­nal con­duct.
So there is much to be said for pro­vid­ing jobs as a means to low­er­ing crime, nev­er­the­less, it is impor­tant to rec­og­nize that jobs do not elim­i­nate crim­i­nal con­duct.

Even as Jamaica strive for devel­op­ment it has not exact­ly shown through its lead­er­ship direc­tions that it fun­da­men­tal­ly grasped the basic tenets of whats it takes to build a tru­ly suc­cess­ful and demo­c­ra­t­ic soci­ety.
In many cas­es, Jamaica has demon­strat­ed ten­den­cies which are bet­ter asso­ci­at­ed with Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin, and South America.

Reputed gang­ster Tesha Miller fined $100 for mak­ing a false dec­la­ra­tion to Jamaican immi­gra­tion offi­cials, elic­it­ing a com­ment from Parish Judge Sanchia Burrell that the max­i­mum penal­ty for the offense under the Immigration Restriction Act was embar­rass­ing.

Jamaican law enforce­ment offi­cers have borne the brunt of crit­i­cisms for cor­rup­tion and the esca­lat­ing crime sit­u­a­tion on the Island.
In fact, the con­tro­ver­sial com­mis­sion­er of INDECOM has con­tin­u­al­ly yet incor­rect­ly stat­ed that the wave of crime sweep­ing the coun­try may be direct­ly attrib­uted to a lack of trust between cit­i­zens and law enforce­ment.
Trust is imper­a­tive if police are to effec­tive­ly deal with crime. There must be a part­ner­ship between cit­i­zens and police that is true.
Nevertheless, a lack of trust between cit­i­zens and police is only one com­po­nent which is ham­per­ing crime on the Island.

The lack of teeth in Jamaica’ s laws has for decades been one of the dri­vers of crime.
There is no one issue respon­si­ble for the crime but the laws of Jamaica actu­al­ly put to lie the old adage crime does not pay.
Legislators have refused to change old laws. Prosecutors have not charged up in many cas­es. Judges have been far too lenient and as a result, police dropped their hands in some respects.

Tens , pos­si­bly hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars siphoned off by politi­cians of both polit­i­cal par­ties yet in our his­to­ry only one politi­cian have been held account­able for his crimes, J.A.G Smith long deceased.

Criminals are real­ly not as stu­pid as Jamaican author­i­ties seem to think. They are quite sharp, as a mat­ter of fact, they know fer­tile soil when they see it.
It should come as no sur­prise then that crime is so high in Jamaica. Lax laws. Ineffectual law enforce­ment. Corrupt gov­ern­ment agen­cies. Poverty. A crim­i­nal­ly com­plic­it and acqui­es­cent pop­u­la­tion. Failed polit­i­cal lead­er­ship are just a few of the com­po­nents which have cre­at­ed the per­fect storm which has turned crime does not pay on its head.
In Jamaica crime pays.