Gunmen Surrender In Cash Pot Robbery Attempt…

SENIOR COP PANDERS TO THE CAMERAS.

Two men who attempt­ed an armed rob­bery at a Cash Pot on Molynes Road, tak­ing sev­er­al hostages in the process, locked them­selves into the busi­ness place as the police arrived in quick time.
The police have con­firmed that the dra­ma end­ed when two men who were inside the build­ing, sur­ren­dered after more than an hour.
A senior police com­man­der on the ground could be heard in a video on social media, plead­ing with the gun­men to exit the estab­lish­ment.

The senior cop could be heard telling the men that the JCF is a [pro­fes­sion­al body], an obvi­ous attempt to con­vince them that they would not be harmed, (some­thing I believe could have been done with­out).
The whole thing sound­ed like an indoc­tri­nat­ed man speak­ing for the cam­eras, rather than to the men locked inside the estab­lish­ment.
Police have no duty to preach pro­fes­sion­al­ism to crim­i­nals, they only need to pro­fes­sion­al­ly car­ry out their duties and let the chip fall where they may.
All in all, this inci­dent end­ed with none of the hostages being harmed and both gun­men appre­hend­ed.
A good day for polic­ing and the Jamaican peo­ple.

It is now onto what pass­es for courts, where they will prompt­ly be released onto the streets, despite the seri­ous­ness of the crimes they com­mit­ted.
Either way, they will be giv­en a slap on the wrist and it will be busi­ness as usu­al.
Jamaica’s crime prob­lem will con­tin­ue to metas­ta­size because the crim­i­nal courts have a size­able cadre of judges, and mag­is­trates who are hell-bent on sub­vert­ing the rule of law.
There are judges and mag­is­trates who are col­lect­ing pay­ments from crim­i­nal defense lawyers, and are met­ing out sen­tences which are unre­lat­ed to the seri­ous crimes the offend­ers have com­mit­ted.
They are doing seri­ous dam­age to the crime-fight­ing efforts on the Island.
This medi­um is once again call­ing on the Jamaican gov­ern­ment to inves­ti­gate these ridicu­lous sen­tences, and the grant­i­ng of bail to mur­der­ers, par­tic­u­lar­ly in west­ern Jamaica.

An inde­pen­dent judi­cia­ry does [not]mean a judi­cia­ry answer­able to no one.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police Detective cor­po­ral, a busi­ness own­er, avid researcher, and blog­ger. 
He is a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog chatt​-​a​-box​.com. 
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