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 citizen” lies 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.
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.