Circle Of Soft-on-crime Patsies Sits To Discuss Rising Crime…

MB

So Andrew Holness and Peter Phillips are hold­ing talks report­ed­ly regard­ing the nation’s crime epi­dem­ic. This is a good thing that should always have been the way for­ward from the begin­ning. Crime should nev­er be a polit­i­cal foot­ball.
Better late than nev­er. It is a start, if they are seri­ous about doing what they can to work togeth­er on this all-impor­tant issue.

According to one local pub­li­ca­tion, the meet­ing will com­mence at 2:00 pm; both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips, as well as Minister of National Security, Horace Chang and the Opposition’s spokesman on nation­al secu­ri­ty, Fitz Jackson will rep­re­sent the rul­ing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), respec­tive­ly; and the event is being orga­nized by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
A num­ber of stake­hold­ers, includ­ing the pri­vate sec­tor bod­ies such as the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA); the church­es; the trade unions; civ­il soci­ety organ­i­sa­tions; and human rights advo­cate are expect­ed to attend the meet­ing, which will be a fol­low up to an ini­tial meet­ing last week Thursday between Holness and Phillips
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Holness & Phillips

Maybe I missed, it but I did not see any­thing about the police or the mil­i­tary being there in their capac­i­ty as experts. You know since they are the ones who have to strate­gize and exe­cute what­ev­er comes out of this crap­shoot.
How in God’s name can there be a con­fer­ence con­vened with­out the prin­ci­pal experts being front and cen­ter with the data, detail­ing the chal­lenges, explain­ing what they need to get the job done?

No, Horace Chang does not know, nei­ther does Fitz Jackson, nei­ther has any expe­ri­ence in law enforce­ment or secu­ri­ty mat­ters, they are polit­i­cal hacks.
This is anoth­er exam­ple of why crime con­tin­ues to trend upward to the point that these two groups of jok­ers are forced to sit down togeth­er.
Why are so-called human rights activists even allowed into that con­fer­ence?

So we have the very same bunch of self-right­eous all-know­ing nean­derthals sit­ting around talk­ing about how not to be hard on crim­i­nals. That should absolute­ly work at crime reduc­tion.
The Prime Minister not­ed in the par­lia­ment that crime had gone down 35% in the west­ern parish­es in which the (SOE’s) has been in effect. Of course, he did not both­er men­tion­ing that over­all crime has gone up across the Island.
It is like flog­ging a dead horse, but what do I know?
There is one solu­tion which works against crim­i­nals, it is an all-out assault on their meth­ods, on their oper­a­tions, tak­ing their mon­ey, tak­ing their hous­es, and putting them away for good.
Oh, wait.……This can­not come out of this con­fer­ence, because in that group are crim­i­nals, who will not leg­is­late against them­selves.
Therein lies the prob­lem.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police Detective cor­po­ral, a busi­ness own­er, avid researcher, and blog­ger. 
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