Killings In Clarendon (graphic Images)

You have seen me talk about the mad­den­ing­ly out­ra­geous sen­tences met­ed out by Jamaican judges even as the coun­try con­tin­ue to be drenched in blood.
A moth­er beats to death her two-year-old tod­dler for defe­cat­ing on her­self. A retard­ed judge gives her a three ‑year sen­tence sus­pend­ed for two years.

Murderers who are arrest­ed by the police are sum­mar­i­ly grant­ed pal­try cash bail and returned to the streets, regard­less of the fact that they were already on bail for hav­ing mur­dered and had gone back to kill, some­times up to six sep­a­rate times.

Instead of fix­ing these glar­ing incon­sis­ten­cies in the jus­tice dis­pen­sa­tion process the brain-dead deci­sion mak­ers will lec­ture you on the virtues of secur­ing the rights of mur­ders. Never mind that the mur­dered and assault­ed par­ties had their right to life and safe­ty tak­en from them with­out any­one speak­ing on their behalf.

Shockingly, as gang­sters con­tin­ue to mur­der whomev­er they want with­out any vis­i­ble or dis­cern­able fear of the law, the author­i­ties con­tin­ue to embark on a process which may only be char­ac­ter­ized as the response of the peo­ple who pre­tend­ed that the naked emper­or was in fact clothed.
Those in the dias­po­ra who brave the killings and return to set­tle are tar­get­ed by gang­sters, some­times with the aid and bless­ings of their rel­a­tives and are usu­al­ly vicious­ly and sense­less­ly mur­dered.

The mur­ders are gen­er­al­ly car­ried out in the most graph­ic and bar­bar­ic of fash­ion. They sim­ply wash away the blood and con­tin­ue on as if they nev­er exist­ed.
We have been talk­ing about these con­tra­dic­tions which are eas­i­ly fix­able in our coun­try, yet admin­is­tra­tions of both the JLP and the PNP have ignored the seri­ous­ness of the con­se­quences of crime on the soci­ety, focus­ing instead on adding more and more lay­ers of over­sight to the already feck­less police depart­ment ren­der­ing it even more use­less to the fight at hand.

We have decid­ed that wher­ev­er pos­si­ble we will bring you the graph­ic images of what is real­ly hap­pen­ing even while the world’s atten­tion is hijacked and forcibly divert­ed to the car­ni­val in Washington DC.
We can in no way con­tin­ue to pre­tend that this wan­ton and grue­some way of life is nor­mal. We can­not con­tin­ue to hide these images and pre­tend that we do not have prob­lems. We sim­ply can­not con­tin­ue to hide these fac­tu­al images while pre­tend­ing that it’s not so bad, all the while telling our­selves that there are killings every­where.

I call on the leg­is­la­ture to stop play­ing pol­i­tics with this exis­ten­tial prob­lem and get to the task of draft­ing, debat­ing and pass­ing laws which make it clear that killings, rapes, vio­lent crimes will no longer be tol­er­at­ed.
At the same time, it is imper­a­tive to attach manda­to­ry min­i­mum sen­tences to vio­lent crimes, there­by remov­ing from the Island’s crim­i­nal-lov­ing judges the abil­i­ty to set mur­der­ers and oth­er vio­lent felons free with the slight­est of slap on the wrist even for mur­der.

These images are graph­ic and life goes on but how long can we ignore the con­stant blood­shed?

The court’s sab­o­tage of the process has over the last sev­er­al decades con­tributed to the nation’s crime tra­jec­to­ry. It has undoubt­ed­ly cre­at­ed and aid­ed malaise and apa­thy in law-enforce­ment on the one hand and on the oth­er hand cre­at­ed cor­rup­tion in some mem­bers.
The aver­age law abid­ing Jamaican are left to won­der whether they will ever again have a life when they can live their lives in ways that are less than caged ani­mals dread­ing the butcher’s knife.
This sit­u­a­tion can be reme­died all is required is the will to do it but both sides of the polit­i­cal divide must stop pan­der­ing to the faux forces of human rights which have set up shop in our coun­try.

2 thoughts on “Killings In Clarendon (graphic Images)

  1. I don’t believe that you should be bring­ing up the sen­tenc­ing of the moth­er who beat her two year old child in your analy­sis. Sending her to prison for an indef­i­nite time would not help our crime sit­u­a­tion. I am sure her actions were not delib­er­ate, plus she has oth­er chil­dren to take care of. I would nev­er want Jamaica to go down the road like the US Justice sys­tem send­ing peo­ple to prison for long peri­ods for the sim­plest of offences. Every case should be looked at sep­a­rate­ly and cir­cum­stances tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion before sen­tenc­ing. I believe that was done in the case of the moth­er in ques­tion.

  2. I am sor­ry that you believe that the vis­cous beat­ing death of a two year old tod­dler would amount to “send­ing peo­ple to prison for long peri­ods for the sim­plest of offences.”
    I respect­ful­ly beg to dis­agree.
    The idea that some­one who com­mits mur­der should be giv­en spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion because they have spe­cial cir­cum­stances in their lives is a clear path­way to the com­mis­sion of more vis­cous mur­ders.
    That mind­set has dri­ven Jamaica’s mur­der sta­tis­tics for decades, I encour­age you to look at the size and pop­u­la­tion of Jamaica in con­nec­tion with its crime prob­lem and tell me whether the approach­es being employed are work­ing?

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