Every day Jamaica slips deeper into the abyss of criminality, which will ultimately earn it failed state designation. Never mind that though, there is an ever abundant litany of opinions by Jamaicans on what needs to be done in terms of making the job of law enforcement more difficult. Social-Media is rife with instances of know nothing grand-standing Jamaicans offering opinions as facts, even when they have no idea about what they speak. The News papers are no better. The once Prestigious Gleaner is now a shell of it’s former glory, reduced to opinions and sensationalist garbage when it isn’t engaged in parroting the talking points of the PNP Administration.
It was no surprise that it published this outrage , penned by one of its journalist George S Davis.http://mobile.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131009/cleisure/cleisure2.php. In his article Davis refereed to the Police Federation Chairman Raymond Wilson as quote: ” a rabble-rouser” close quote. By inference that makes the Police “rabble”. daring to stand for their constitutional rights to due process and fair play under the law has earned them that dubious title from the Gleaner. In no other Democracy would this be allowed . This shows that Jamaica is not ready for prime time and will invariably sink deeper into the abyss of crime and poverty before people wake up to the realities surrounding their existence.
I will not give this George Davis undeserved attention, it would be doing a dis-service to Police Officers to elevate the comments of this moron. sufficient to say this is further evidence of the denigration of the Gleaner from what was once the Prestigious Publication in the Caribbean to now an inconsequential dish-rag worthy of the likes of George Davis.
I once again call on all Rank and File Police officers to stand down and allow the government to get its Legislative house in order. The Indecom Act is a travesty which needs revisiting. Batt’s ruling does no harm to Police. The Judge’s Ruling says Police cannot “Arbitrarily” stop and search motorists vehicles. That is nothing new. Officers never had that right and shouldn’t. “Probable-cause” is the operative term in stopping and effecting a search. The Government owes Police Officers more than talk . Police officers must not be asked to do their jobs with their hands tied behind their backs. Jamaica’s politicians are not very bright, but surely they can copy a piece of legislation from Barbados or Trinidad which offers oversight of police while empowering cops to do what is asked of them.