Allan Douglas a former Colonel of the Jamaica Defense Force wrote a scathing Article in the Jamaica observer criticizing the passage of the new Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Bill. Most of his venom was directed at Opposition Jamaica Labor Party member Delroy Chuck. Now let it be understood , Delroy Chuck is no crime fighter. Chuck is actually a member of that Elitist club who believe crime can be wished away. Notwithstanding, Douglas blasted him for voicing his support for the new piece of legislation designed to help law enforcement rid the country of the scores of murderous gangs terrorizing citizens. It should also be noted that Douglas is presently employed by the Portia Simpson miller Administration. Was this guy speaking as a former professional soldier or as a true orange-lathered member of the PNP cult? I recall it was his party which stood in the way of the security forces in 2010. The PNP voted unitarily not to extend the limited state of emergency after the Tivoli Gardens incursion. We know where they stand on crime! It is troubling nonetheless when people who ought to know better allow political associations and affiliations to color their judgement. It is sad when they put party over country. This is exactly what’s at the heart of this broadside by Allan Douglas.
Here is a synopsis of what Allan Douglas had to say Quote :MP Chuck acknowledged that some private individuals and organisations were concerned about the Bill but failed to say why there were more compelling reasons than the objections raised for passing this piece of legislation. I am sure the member of Parliament is aware of the manner in which members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have conducted themselves under the provisions of the Suppression of Crime Act (1974), which stayed with us for 20 years. Wasn’t it Mr Chuck’s political party that fought for the repeal of that very Act? Isn’t it that very Act that is widely believed to have contributed to the disregard our present-day JCF shows towards citizens’ rights or what the Wolfe Report (1992) described as a ‘suppression of crime culture’?http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Can-we-really-entrust-the-JCF-with-the-anti-gang-legislation-_16149216
Okay I’m not given to name calling , but this guy is an absolute Jack-ass. Quote : Can we really entrust the JCF with the new anti-gang legislation? Who should we empower with enforcing our laws? I have long argued that one of the greatest impediment to law and order in Jamaica is Elitism. Some people who live above Cross-Roads who benefit from the sacrifice of others . Those who are so far removed from realities on the ground that they pontificate and pretend the crime and terrorism is happening some place else. I wonder whether Douglas ever had to deal with the ferocity of Jamaica’s urban terrorists? Maybe after Douglas graduated from one of the schools which turn out Liberal Elitists they slapped the Colonel Rank on him !! What did he do to earn that Rank. In real military establishments Officers must show that they can command to be a Colonel. If as I suspect Douglas was given that rank for sitting on his ass at Up-Park-Camp, I suggest he leave law enforcement to the real heroes who brave the bullets. I have dodged bullets with many members of the JDF in almost every ghetto in our country. Most were fine men who understood what’s at stake. Douglas should be ashamed to call himself a former soldier. Where was he when the men of 1, 2 and 3JR were side by side with heroic cops, fighting, so he can pontificate about something he knows nothing about? I do not believe Grenada qualifies Douglas to be an authority on crime fighting and terrorism .The question is should Douglas’ broadside be even debated , or should it be seen as the attack of another political hack , unworthy of mention?