Minister & Commissioner Call For More SOE’s , Jamaicans Should Expect No Solutions From This Team…

The mur­der rate in Jamaica has not sub­sided and I would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to point to the lack of yap­ping by the self-styled elites on our Island on this subject.
Can you imag­ine if the Commissioner of police was from the Rank and file?
So what has changed.…. We have at the head of the police force, a man who comes from the lit­tle defense force, and Lord knows they know it all, so they are used to plug every hole in the leak­ing dyke.
As I have said before, and even as far back as when I served in the JCF, (a) you can have the best-inten­tioned indi­vid­u­als work­ing at a problem,(b) who are will­ing to give their very lives for the cause, as so many have, with­out the right train­ing and equip­ment the job will not get done.
That has been the plight of the Jamaican police depart­ment, as it has been for all of the oth­er arms of the government.
Lack of pri­or­i­ty fund­ing and train­ing cost lives, when it hap­pens in the med­ical field peo­ple who should not die, end up dead in hos­pi­tals. When the police are starved of the train­ing and resources they need, peo­ple die from ele­vat­ed lev­els of crim­i­nal activity.

My quar­rel is not with the Commissioner of Police, nev­er­the­less, there has seen zero pres­sure to bring the mur­der rate down, or calls for Commissioner Anderson to be fired.
Remarkably, when I left the force in 1991 as a very young man, police offi­cers did­n’t even have bal­lis­tic vests. Today the JCF has some beau­ti­ful new Police sta­tions with com­put­er sys­tems, that should aid in the har­vest­ing of data mak­ing infor­ma­tion avail­able to police offi­cers in a quick time.
And oh wait, they are far more edu­cat­ed we are told.….…. large­ly at the.…… you guessed it, the intel­lec­tu­al ghet­to. But where is the data to sup­port the idea that the police of today are bet­ter than yesteryear?
Don’t get me wrong I am 100% for high­er edu­ca­tion, but police work is a lot more than just earn­ing a lib­er­al arts degree that has noth­ing to do with police work.
The soon­er we divorce our­selves from the non­sen­si­cal notion that hav­ing a degree makes one an expert on every­thing else the bet­ter off we will be as a country.
Conceptually, it means under­stand­ing and appre­ci­at­ing the val­ue that every cat­e­go­ry of work­er brings to the table. I thank the guys who get out of bed real­ly ear­ly to pick up my garbage.

Ironically, crime has grown con­sis­tent­ly year over year, includ­ing vio­lent mur­ders, because the inves­tiga­tive capac­i­ty of the JCF though tout­ed when there is a bust, demon­stra­bly lack the nec­es­sary con­nec­tiv­i­ty to hold cas­es togeth­er when they face cer­tain lib­er­al judges.
Now I do under­stand that Jamaica’s Judges are some of the worst any­where in the world when it comes to empa­thy for crim­i­nals, some of my for­mer col­leagues are up in arms about the recent­ly con­clud­ed Uchence Wilson tri­al which result­ed in sev­er­al of the co-defen­dants being released by Chief Justice Brian Sykes.
I share that pas­sion, but I also urge the police to use these obsta­cles to do bet­ter inves­ti­ga­tions, go the extra mile to gath­er that one last bit of evi­dence to fur­ther cement the case you work hard on.
Do what you must to reach and over­come that high bar of “beyond a rea­son­able doubt.”

One of the rea­sons that as a for­mer mem­ber of the JCF I have been dia­met­ri­cal­ly opposed to Police Officers hav­ing any­thing to do with the University of the West Indies, (UWI), let alone receive any form of train­ing from that insti­tu­tion, is the far left stance of that University.
The world­view that comes from the UWI defies com­mon sense or rea­son and they damn sure do not play well in the real world. It should come as no sur­prise that our coun­try still strug­gles might­i­ly in lit­er­al­ly every area of devel­op­ment because most of the so-called edu­cat­ed who run the coun­try has been brain­washed with the same left­ist dogma.
Brian Sykes is no dif­fer­ent, and as I have said in pre­vi­ous arti­cles, even though the Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, heads the Conservative Party in our coun­try, Andrew Holness would not know Conservatism if it hits him in the face.

Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson

The Minister of National Security and the Police Commissioner was report­ed in one of the dai­ly papers call­ing for more States of Emergencies(SOE). Commissioner Anderson argued: “So it is impor­tant that we get it. We can see every time since we’ve imple­ment­ed it and it has been removed, we start to see the spike again.
The sad real­i­ty for the Jamaican peo­ple, is that they should not expect any decrease in the vio­lence any­time soon, and if there is a lull in the killings, it cer­tain­ly will not be com­ing from this team.
It has become repet­i­tive to sug­gest that imple­ment­ing states of emer­gen­cies will only scat­ter crim­i­nals to oth­er areas, it does not reduce crime, it just low­ers crim­i­nal­i­ty in the areas where there are large amounts of bod­ies of secu­ri­ty personnel.

As a for­mer street cop, it is rather dis­heart­en­ing for me that 29 years after I left the JCF it appears that the depart­ment has not grown beyond the strate­gies it was stuck using all those years ago.….…

Mike Beckles is a for­mer police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, he is a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog mike​beck​les​.com. 
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