Holness’s Policies Runs Protection For Violent Gangsters…


THE JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER HAS DEMONSTRABLY MADE IT CLEAR, THAT HE CARES MORE ABOUT PRESERVING THE LIVES OF VIOLENT MURDERERS THAN PROTECTING THE JAMAICAN PEOPLE FROM THEM.

The Jamaican Prime Minister’s insis­tence in the Parliament on Thursday that Zones Of Special Operations have been an effec­tive crime-fight­ing tool is a win­dow into his state of delu­sion on crime.
As he berat­ed the hap­less Political Opposition for what he views as its non-sup­port for the con­tin­u­a­tion of the (ZOSO) mea­sure, Andrew Holness chid­ed the oppo­si­tion; “It is incred­i­bly frus­trat­ing that right when we had applied the right mea­sures, the right tools to show that [we can use the secu­ri­ty forces with­out vio­lence], we can give extra­or­di­nary pow­ers, greater account­abil­i­ty, as we can get results, for polit­i­cal rea­sons, it was oppose, oppose, oppose at every turn.
Holness’s asser­tion that the secu­ri­ty forces were able to oper­ate with­in the Zones of Special Operations to car­ry out their func­tions, makes as much prac­ti­cal sense as say­ing that the police need to have a secu­ri­ty detail pro­tect­ing them, in order for them to do their jobs.
That infer­ence alone speaks to the seri­ous­ness and the lethal­i­ty of the sit­u­a­tion the secu­ri­ty forces face as they try to bring order to the ghet­tos. It is exact­ly for those rea­sons that the Jamaican leader should butt-out of police work and allow the offi­cers to go after the bad guys.
I won’t both­er to address the Prime Minister’s state­ments on the per­ceived reduc­tions in vio­lent crime in areas where the ZOSOs were initiated.
The prac­ti­cal real­i­ty is that, of course, vio­lent crimes went down in the areas in which large groups of police offi­cers and sol­diers were camped out.
The real­i­ty is that vio­lent crimes went up in areas pre­vi­ous­ly untouched by vio­lent crimes.

Andrew Holness “There is no doubt that our use of the SOEs has worked to reduce mur­ders and shoot­ings wher­ev­er they have been dis­played. I remain proud that this Administration was able to deploy and imple­ment a frame­work to enable our secu­ri­ty forces to use extra­or­di­nary pow­ers and enhanced mea­sures with­out vio­lence to any cit­i­zen or result­ing in the death of any cit­i­zen.
Holness’s pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with “not doing vio­lence to any cit­i­zenlies at the heart of the nation’s crime dilem­ma. Criminals do not care who they kill, but the Jamaican Prime Minister from the crime-infest­ed Spanish Town area is dead set that as long as he occu­pies Jamaica House, he will stand in the way of vio­lent mur­der­ers get­ting their just due.
Mister Prime Minister, when a crim­i­nal decides to mur­der their coun­try­men, they have no right to be referred to as ‘cit­i­zens.”
Why are you intent on sac­ri­fic­ing the Jamaican peo­ple for the blood-thirsty demons, many of whom hail from your area of Spanish Town?
While Andrew Holness con­tin­ues to run pro­tec­tion for the crim­i­nals run­ning around killing and rap­ing, unpro­tect­ed Jamaicans are ask­ing who is look­ing out for us?
To sug­gest that he is proud that crime went down in the areas in which ZOSOSs oper­at­ed is almost retard­ed in its inconsequentiality.
Tell the peo­ple in the peace­ful ham­lets and vil­lages who had their once peace­ful and tran­quil com­mu­ni­ties tak­en over by migrat­ing gang­sters how proud you are.
Tell them just how proud you are that you foist­ed upon them vio­lent killers who are now rob­bing and rap­ing their children.

This image is tak­en from a Mount Salem ZOSO.
Credit Jamaica Gleaner

The Prime Minister is engag­ing in the most trans­par­ent­ly cyn­i­cal form of pol­i­tics when he stands in the peo­ple’s House and berates the polit­i­cal oppo­si­tion for with­draw­ing its sup­port from a failed strat­e­gy that burns out mem­bers of the Security Forces, pro­duces no last­ing pos­i­tive results, and trans­plants vio­lent crim­i­nals into once-peace­ful communities.
I urge the Prime Minister to tell the nation from the same par­lia­ment what coun­try he knows of that has police and sol­diers stand­ing around in com­mu­ni­ties as a law enforce­ment mea­sure for extend­ed peri­ods of time.
Holness’s pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with pro­tect­ing the lives of vio­lent mur­der­ers, as you have heard from his own mouth, goes to the heart of the cal­lous­ness and the dar­ing of the men who are tak­ing lives in our country.
They under­stand that they have a pro­tec­tor and a defend­er in the most pow­er­ful office in our country.
Why on God’s green earth would a leader of any coun­try wor­ry more about vio­lent mur­der­ers meet­ing their mak­er than inno­cent, law-abid­ing cit­i­zens being pro­tect­ed from them?

As vio­lent crimes, includ­ing mur­ders, con­tin­ue to over­whelm the Jamaican peo­ple on his watch, the Prime Minister and his team, includ­ing the Medical doc­tor Minister of National Security and [won­der­boy], the army gen­er­al is now a top cop, have no clue. So they revert to the tired old tropes and lies about the poten­tial of zones of spe­cial oper­a­tions and states of emergencies.
Holness’s obses­sion with pleas­ing his han­dlers in Washington DC can­not come at the expense of any more inno­cent Jamaican lives.
Since he can­not be a leader who is unafraid of get­ting his hands dirty, he should lev­el with the peo­ple so that they may choose a leader to lead them out of this quagmire.
This Prime Minister’s world-view is shaped by his upbring­ing and school­ing; it dis­qual­i­fies him from pro­vid­ing the lead­er­ship our coun­try needs at this time.
We can­not have a Prime Minister who loves the lives of mur­der­ers and wor­ries so lit­tle about the lives of the innocent.