Moronic Appeals Court Sets Sociopathic Monster Dog-Paw Free…

In the con­tin­u­al­ly degrad­ing con­di­tions that mem­bers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force find them­selves fight­ing against vio­lent crim­i­nals, one con­stant they can count on is the ever-present sup­port of cer­tain gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions aid­ing the criminals.
It is not hyper­bol­ic speech to make the case that at every turn, the secu­ri­ty forces are con­front­ed with agen­cies of the state work­ing in direct oppo­si­tion to the intend­ed goal of rid­ding the coun­try of vio­lent criminals.
Having served a decade in that effort and hav­ing remained tuned-in to what is hap­pen­ing on the ground since leav­ing, it is par­tic­u­lar­ly frus­trat­ing to see the con­tin­u­a­tion of this phenomenon.
For the record, I believe that the appel­late process is impor­tant to over­see, where war­rant­ed, the low­er court’s decisions.
Unfortunately, in Jamaica, unscrupu­lous lawyer­ing, cor­rupt pub­lic offi­cials, & a leaky decrepit sys­tem make for exploita­tion of the process, fur­ther erod­ing trust and increas­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty for more violence.
Far too often, the Appellate court seems not to under­stand that it has no duty to inter­fere with the low­er court’s find­ings unless there is glar­ing and irrefutable evi­dence of wrong­do­ing or bad conduct.
Instead, the Appellate court func­tions as a last-ditch defense bul­wark, allow­ing the most vio­lent crim­i­nals to walk free on tech­ni­cal­i­ties. Technicalities that would not change rul­ings in any oth­er west­ern court system.
And so we see the court in its lofty ivory tow­er posi­tion con­tin­ue to inter­fere with low­er court rul­ings on the most insignif­i­cant tech­ni­cal­i­ties that have noth­ing to do with the facts of the mat­ter before the court.
Yes, we cel­e­brate when the inno­cent are vin­di­cat­ed in the appel­late court; we should nev­er apol­o­gize for doing so. That is exact­ly what the courts are for. In the same vein, we must con­demn the process when the most vio­lent are released on tech­ni­cal­i­ties because the court of appeals believes in main­tain­ing a purist pos­ture, one that Jamaica can­not afford.

Christopher (Dog-Paw) Linton is a vio­lent mur­der­er who belongs on the gal­lows. Yesterday the Appellate court that does not answer to the Jamaican peo­ple ordered Linton released on a tech­ni­cal­i­ty. Jamaica con­tin­ues to fol­low its Colonial British mas­ter, so vio­lent killers are allowed to stay in Jail and record music, throw par­ties, use drugs, smoke weed, and drink expen­sive whisky. At the same time, the tax­pay­ers are stuck with the bill for their incar­cer­a­tion. And that is in the rare instance that they are caught and con­vict­ed for their heinous killings.
Linton and a cohort were serv­ing a 15 years prison sen­tence for shoot­ing at two police offi­cers; they were appro­pri­ate­ly con­vict­ed in 2013. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday hand­ed down a deci­sion that the evi­dence in the case, where iden­ti­fi­ca­tion was con­cerned, was unre­li­able and ordered their release from prison.
This rul­ing chal­lenges the dis­cre­tion of the tri­al judge/​jury with­out proof of prej­u­dice or malfea­sance. It releas­es two dan­ger­ous killers back onto the streets, putting the lives of Tavern Saint Andrew res­i­dents, where Linton lived, and oth­er areas in ter­ri­ble dan­ger. Opens the police up to more attacks from the two and their cronies. It now expos­es the tax­pay­ers to have to pay huge sums of mon­ey to two vio­lent mur­der­ers under the guise that they were wrong­ly con­vict­ed and incarcerated.
Neither of the robed igno­ra­mus­es who made the deci­sion feel endan­gered from their ivory tow­er posi­tions, but ordi­nary Jamaicans are now in greater dan­ger today than yes­ter­day due to their recklessness.
Ya, please spare me the shit about the process, spare me the yad­da, yad­da about regard­less of who he is, he is deserv­ing of this kind of def­er­ence. Tell that to the peo­ple these ver­min kill and ter­ror­ize, tell that to the chil­dren left behind trau­ma­tized by their terror.
Our coun­try is engaged in a fuck­ing exis­ten­tial war against these mag­gots, so spare me the bullshit.
Since the courts con­tin­ue to stand in the way of remov­ing these dan­ger­ous killers from the streets effec­tive­ly, the police depart­ment has strate­gic deci­sions to make on how it imple­ments & exe­cutes strate­gies when it appre­hends these vio­lent murderers.
This is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant when it comes to those who would attempt or kill mem­bers of the depart­ment. There are many ways to skin a cat.
This mon­ster will make sure that the streets of the Tavern com­mu­ni­ty run red with the blood of the inno­cent. The next time the police come in con­tact with him under any cir­cum­stances where he vio­lates the law, there should be no doubt about the outcome.
Whatever he does, whomev­er he hurt, the blood is on the hands of the mem­bers of that court that set him free, and they should be held accountable.
This has got to stop!!!


.Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, black achiev­er hon­oree, and cre­ator of the blog mike​beck​les​.com.