The long awaited and much over-due report on the Tivoli Grades operation has finally been tabled in the Jamaican Parliament. This report was long awaited but for reasons unknown to us has being delayed time and again.
Earl Witter: Public defender.
This is the biggest task that Public Defender Earl Witter has been given since this new Agency was created. That office was allocated $76.098-million as against $76.56 million last year.
We have long maintained that this office is a colossal waste of money, it is a duplication of efforts, money squandered in this venture could be better spent updating the office of Director of Public Prosecution.
In plain Jamaican vernacular, it is a (eat a food position), it was created to give jobs to political hacks who cannot cut it in the real world. The Ministry of Justice ought to look to dispensing justice on behalf of the Jamaican people, not another body.
Earl Witter is a long time criminal defense attorney, he has been mediocre at best throughout his carrear, he has been tasked with running this new Agency. The demand for a commission of inquiry into what happened in Tivoli Gardens by Jamaica’s pretentious Elitists in 2010 fell to Witter’s office.
For the record he was asked to investigate in a fair and dispassionate way, what occurred in the Garrison West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens in 2010. Tivoli Gardens is the former strong-hold of reputed convicted Gun -running drug dealer Christopher Coke who is doing time in a Florida Federal facility.
Of course, Witter has long held anti police views, he has knowingly associated himself with known anti-police antagonist and criminal-rights group (JFJ) head, Carolyn Gomes.
Witter shares the view, as does Gomes,that all instances of police shootings are illegitimate, because not enough Jamaican cops are getting killed.
One cannot make these things up, these are facts happening in Jamaica. Many people naively believe that Jamaica is a paradise Island nation, conforming with International standards, moving forward as a developing nation beholding to the rule of law.
I have not read the report in a comprehensive way, most of what’s contained in it from my cursory glance could have been gleaned from any man on the streets. Apart from instances of legalese jargon it’s nothing more than a running narrative of what happened,opinions, and conjecture, and some impertinent falsehoods and assumptions.
This report will do nothing to alleviate any ill which may have occurred, real or precieved. It glorifies and gives reverence to degenerate gunmen and trans-national criminals, rather than expound on the virtues of adhering to and building on a foundation of the rule of law.
THE JAMAICAN PEOPLE DID NOT NEED THIS REPORT, IT DOES NOTHING TO MOVE THE DEBATE FORWARD, IT DOES NOTHING BUT CREATE VICTIM-HOOD IN THE MINDS OF SOME, WHO ARE NOW DEMANDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION. IN OTHER WORDS EXTORTION.