Things are going slow on the murder news front, but that’s a good thing. I don’t know about other sites but I would much rather post about sports and entertainment related things than dead bodies.
After last year’s mini genocide where over 1200 people were killed in Jamaica, there has been a sharp downturn in murders.
This is largely due to the government finally growing a pair of testicles and tackling the issues head-on instead of looking to the spirits for help.
the state of emergency is a short-term solution
The SOE in St James and St Catherine are clearly factors in the reduction in murders that we are experiencing. It’s common sense that if you shut down the two killing hotspots, crime will drop instantly.
The real challenge is maintaining this after the SOE ends. You can’t keep these places in this state forever, eventually, you have to free up the streets and move out the troops.
This is when the real test will take place on the strategy that the government has or doesn’t have. It would be a complete waste of time if after all is said and done, the criminals just move back in and pick up where they left off.
Dr Horace Chang is now in the hot seat
The Obeah man’s nephew is gone and Mr Chin, sorry I meant Mr Chang is the new security minister. He will now have to show us what he is made of in this challenging role.
The intelligence services need to be improved in the force so that law-abiding citizens can pass information to the police without fear that crooked cops will sell them out back to the criminals. This is a serious issue that we do not address enough.
Nobody is going to speak to the Police if they don’t trust the Police. Until this is fixed, any policing plan is a waste of time because you can’t work with people you don’t trust. Nowadays it’s getting harder to tell who is criminal and who is lawman because the lines have been blurred.