If you are still wondering why there are so many homicides in Jamaica amidst the hype about“one love “and the other b**s**t Jingles they use to lure unsuspecting tourists in, look no further than the courts.
It’s not just the courts which are contributing to the high kill rate , but they play a large role in contributing to it.
It is extremely difficult for the Police to take murderers off the streets, primarily because of a lack of training, tools and remunerations to name a few of the department’s don’t have.
On the rare occasion that a murderer is arrested for a crime , one would logically assume it would make sense to keep him in custody and expedite his trial so that the society can send a clear message murders will not be tolerated.
Well if you thought that is the strategy you are wrong.
As soon as they are brought in by the Police the Judges who are friends with the high priced lawyers who represent the killers release them on bail.
Oh by the way if you are wondering where poor inner- city residents (generally the shooters)get money to afford these high priced lawyers to defend them ?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Now in order to understand the dynamics of the high murder rate you have to consider who pays the lawyers.
You also have to consider that the lawyers and judges generally all graduate from the same colleges , they hang out together and they all come from the same dirty pool.
So the strategy is to release them back onto the streets and drag the case on and on and on after which it’s thrown out for want of prosecution.
Victims and their families be damned.
Now it matters not that the want of prosecution is sometimes facilitated by the very system which is supposed to punish offenders.
Out of that help from the system the criminal underworld crafted it’s own strategy to stay out of jail for good.
Simply kill the witnesses!!!
There is so much to unpack from whats driving the homicide rate in our country.
In order to understand it one has to divest himself of the notion that Government (party nueteral)is acting in the best interest of citizens and the Judges are honest people.
If you are able to facilitate that mental divorce you will then become outraged to learn that the Island’s Justice Minister Delroy Chuck proposed that all cases on the court dockets over 5 years be purged for good.
Including Murder cases !!!
Every living person with the ability to think, must know that ‑that is a homicide enhancement motion.
Much like the INDECOM Act, hastily thrown together and forced onto the country by Bruce Golding and his cronies , including Holness ‚with the blessings of the simple minded Portia Simpson Miller and her band of miscreants.
Since it is not too difficult to understand that if you are prepared to toss murders , rapes and other serious cases, criminals are going to do their part to make sure that cases do not get tried before the 5 year cut off date.
Delroy Chuck is no fool he is a well educated lawyer , so everyone must understand that he knows exactly what he is doing when he makes such a proposal.
Neither Chuck or any other individual must have the right to make such momentous decisions.
There is a reason murder does not have a statute of limitation .
It is a violation against common law. That means there doesn’t have to be a statute created by man to make the taking of another human life punishable with serious punitive responses including the murderers own death.
From the beginning of recorded history it has been the ultimate crime.
Against man and God.
For my readers who do not understand what that means here goes. There are no time limits on prosecuting a person for killing another human being.
Whenever you are caught you are going to be punished 50 or a hundred years later, it does not matter.
This is why Jamaicans have to look at the people they put in power with a serious eye . More importantly they have to know what people stand for before putting them in office.
You don’t vote for an individual simply because he/she is part of the party you like.
Purging court dockets under the guise that it will free up the courts and subsequently make the system more fluid and efficient, will produce the exact opposite. It Will create exponentially more murders by offenders who understand all they have to do is frustrate the process for 5 years .
Their high priced lawyers and corrupt judges know exactly how to get that accomplished.
Docket purge happens day in day out on it’s own . Hiring more judges at the Resident Magistrate level quickly resolves the backlogs,.
These lawyers you hire to run the country knows that. That’s the fix, not rewarding murderers and other dangerous felons with absolution.
So whats behind this idea to purge court dockets?
Could it be that they have people on them they do not want to face the courts?
Maybe ‚but that is hardly the reason they could simply toss a judge some money at the trial level or even cook up an appeal for those already convicted and with enough money they can get anyone off any charge.
So the reason has to be a payback to the criminals in their constituencies .
You never see smoke without fire, there will be no one in that Gordon House to say , “wait just a minute this is not a good idea”.
Because it serves their interest not the interest of the public.
A public which have now fallen in love with the killings and for the most part , are fixated on profiteering from the killculture
IN THE MEANTIME…
Peter Abrahams’ alleged killer gets bail
The 61-one-year-old farmer who was implicated in the death of veteran journalist Peter Abrahams was offered $300,000 bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Norman Tomlinson of Cyprus district in Red Hills, St Andrew, who is the husband of Abrahams’ helper, was offered bail by Parish Judge Sanchia Burrell last Friday.
Bail was offered on condition that he reports Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Constant Spring Police Station and surrender his travel documents. Abrahams was found dead at his home in Red Hills on January 18, with an injury to his head. The police say a post-mortem revealed that his injuries were deliberately inflicted. Tomlinson is scheduled to return to court on June 26.
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