Solution Readily Available Yet Jamaican Leaders Dither While Citizens Are Slaughtered Daily.…

I have read wide­ly on coun­tries across the globe in which ter­ror­ism and vio­lent crime have been an issue.
Mexico. Guatemala. Honduras. South Africa. The Dominican Republic. Colombia. You name it even in coun­tries in which the polit­i­cal direc­torate are less than right­eous they give full auton­o­my and sup­port to their secu­ri­ty forces.
I have not seen a sin­gle coun­try in which gov­ern­ing author­i­ties spend their time chastis­ing their brave secu­ri­ty forces who risk their lives, about observ­ing human rights.As for the suc­cess­ful Industrialized nations in which vio­lent crimes are rare, mem­bers of their secu­ri­ty forces, police offi­cers and mem­bers of their mil­i­tary, are giv­en the hon­or and respect they deserve.
Not so in Jamaica!
The polit­i­cal oppo­si­tion in Jamaica is a rapa­cious vul­ture wait­ing to pick at the car­cass of what is left of Jamaica when crime top­ples the present admin­is­tra­tion as sure­ly it will.
For its part, the Administration of Andrew Holness is some­thing of an Elitist Cosmopolitan par­ty which caters to the desires of the pow­er­ful crim­i­nal rights lob­by, as well as the tri­al lawyers who by the way are quite hap­py with the sta­tus quo.
And so every time the Prime Minister steps in front of a bank of micro­phones to speak on mea­sures his admin­is­tra­tion is under­tak­ing to stem the blood­shed, he leads by talk­ing about human rights.
When the Prime Minister leads a news con­fer­ence on crit­i­cal crime lev­els by talk­ing about human rights[though there are built-in safe­guards] it sends a mes­sage to the armed gang­sters that he is there sup­port­ing them not the mem­bers of the secu­ri­ty forces.
And so he ends up with a sce­nario which is tan­ta­mount to find­ing one­self in quick­sand. The more you strug­gle the deep­er and quick­er you sink.
The more Holness deliv­ers a mealy-mouthed address the more empow­ered the thugs are.
The inci­dent of the shoot­ing up of a funer­al pro­ces­sion in St James over the week­end, while there were secu­ri­ty forces mem­bers all around, is a tes­ta­ment to that fact.
Unfortunately when you do that you unwit­ting­ly send the mes­sage to crim­i­nals that the secu­ri­ty forces are going to be ten­ta­tive.
You tac­it­ly encour­age aggres­sion and a lack of coöper­a­tion towards the secu­ri­ty forces.
You cre­ate a pause in the secu­ri­ty forces, they become afraid to act, risk­ing their free­doms as they risk their lives, a ‑la Tivoli Gardens.
It is going to get much worse, a lot worse.
It’s not that the secu­ri­ty forces are inca­pable of han­dling these scum­bags who are killing peo­ple indis­crim­i­nate­ly. They absolute­ly can.
The issue is that both polit­i­cal par­ties have con­nec­tions to the Gangs, both polit­i­cal par­ties have ganged up against the secu­ri­ty forces and as such the secu­ri­ty forces have stood down.
The solu­tions are in the hand of both polit­i­cal par­ties, it is not the remit of any­one else. They get to decide when they will put pol­i­tics aside and stand up for Jamaica.
At this junc­ture, nei­ther polit­i­cal par­ty has indi­cat­ed it is will­ing to place coun­try over pol­i­tics and so in the mean­time, the blood­shed will con­tin­ue and more and more nations will issue trav­el advi­sories until tourists stop com­ing.
After which the whole shit will come tum­bling down.
It bears remem­ber­ing that these killers have no com­punc­tion about killing even those who feed and shel­ter them. So to you crim­i­nal rights func­tionar­ies if you believe you are san­i­tized or immune from death guess again.