We Are Dealing With A Generation Of Vipers

Sergeant Raymond Wilson, the tough-talk­ing chair­man of the Jamaica Police Federation, is again rais­ing con­cerns about the nation’s resolve to bat­tle law­less­ness, espe­cial­ly gun vio­lence, which is mak­ing the job of the police increas­ing­ly difficult.

While address­ing yes­ter­day’s open­ing day of the Federation’s 73rd annu­al joint cen­tral con­fer­ence, which is being held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St James, Wilson raised ques­tions about sev­er­al mat­ters relat­ed to crime, includ­ing the nation’s luke­warm response to law­less­ness, the vast num­ber of ille­gal guns on the street and the hid­den hands financ­ing crime and violence.

Gone are the days when you could rest assured that a gun­man would not harm a child or a woman, but we want to ask the ques­tion, when will we wake up and realise that we are deal­ing with a gen­er­a­tion of vipers?” ques­tioned Wilson.

When will we wake up and see that this gen­er­a­tion of vipers may require a sim­i­lar harsh response to what they are doing to our law-abid­ing cit­i­zens and our hard-work­ing police officers?”

He added: “When will we wake up and face the real­i­ty that guns nuh mek a Jamaica, bul­lets are not man­u­fac­tured here, yet as soon as we seize two guns off the street, there is a dou­ble dose for us to go and look for again.”

Pointing out that most gun­men are aver­age Jamaicans who can hard­ly afford to buy a meal, Wilson said the time has come for the nation to sit down and start the dis­cus­sion as to how to get to the root cause of crime and those financ­ing it. http://​jamaica​glean​er​.com/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​l​e​a​d​-​s​t​o​r​i​e​s​/​2​0​1​6​0​5​1​2​/​w​i​l​s​o​n​-​w​e​-​a​r​e​-​d​e​a​l​i​n​g​-​g​e​n​e​r​a​t​i​o​n​-​v​i​p​ers