So INDECOM convened a fancy conference at the Jamaica Conference center downtown Kingston to address use of force in law enforcement.
The conference was undertaken with support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the United States Embassy and the United Nations office in Jamaica.
Absent from the conversation on police use of force was you guessed it , the Jamaican Police !!!
After the speeches by Minister of National Security Robert Montague, Andrew Holness and others , laughter , back slapping for their accomplishments and the handing out of gifts the proud sponsors and the stupid Jamaicans went on their way.
So lets peel back a little, the layers of hypocritical bullshit about this conference.
Lets look at the Americans present, need I remind anyone about the lethality of American police particularly as it relates to threats to officers?
I don’t think so .
It cannot be over emphasized that American Police kill more people under dubious circumstances than Jamaican police could ever get away with .
That fact alone removes the Americans from the equation. The British are just as bad , they certainly do not tolerate much in the way of crime in England , and certainly even demonstrations have to be done with permits under the watchful eyes of cops and CCTV cameras on every square yard of space on which those protest occur.
The levels of crime and lawlessness in Jamaica would absolutely not be tolerated for a single hour in either England or the United States.
So this leaves Jamaica and INDECOM.
INDECOM revealed statistics which shows that they charged 3 police officers with murder as a result of actions they took while on duty over the last five months.
I need remind no one of the confrontational aggressive nature of INDECOM toward proving it’s legitimacy.
Yet in all of the shootings there are only three accusations, never mind the several dead cops over the last several months .
Never mind that Jamaica is one of the most violent nations with one of the highest murder rate.
No one at the conference spoke about constable Leighton Hanson getting killed by a scumbag in broad daylight or the other officers who died after being shot earlier.
For the families of these dead cops it’s “fuck you and your son”.
What is important to them is that police stop shooting the mindless demons who kill multiple people daily or as they say mek duppy.
Despite that there have only been three officers charged, in a country in which the Government is partly criminal and pretty much has no real interest in serious law enforcement.
Might I remind you also that being charged with a crime does not mean guilty of a crime , particularly when you consider the mentality of Terrence Williams and INDECOM’s toward the police.
The shell game Terrence Williams is selling to the dumb , blind and deaf monkeys is that over the last several years police shootings have dropped dramatically.
Well of course , police shootings have dropped , why do you think the voice of the police was not represented at the conference?
What was not mentioned while they slapped each other on the back and congratulated each other, was that less and less murderers are being given a quick sendoff .
Murders rapes , and other violent crimes continue to rise steeply, because police have disengaged.
If however you find the fact that less criminals are getting shot, and that’s acceptable to you, then by default you have accepted that the goal is to have less murderers get their just desserts and more innocents should continue to be killed.
Unless you have gotten to a place where you have begun to wonder if there are any innocents in all of this.
Terrence Williams is coy , he is absolutely not a fool ‚he wants to control how the public views this narrative.
He is also fully conversant that public perceptions of INDECOM is beginning to soften .
He knows that despite having people eating out of his hands, he needs to ensure that he does not lose control of the narrative in the court of public opinion.
But he need not worry too much , Jamaicans are very supportive of criminals and politicians.
Between their love for politicians and crime Williams need not worry that they will wise up remove their heads from their collective asses and recognize the con game he has going for the upper Saint Andrew crowd.
The tragedy for the police is that the peasantry has bought into INDECOM as well.
The Police do not speak for themselves , they are too afraid of not currying favor .
Williams knows that if a cost benefit analysis is done it would show that INDEDOM is not doing anything different than what the CCRB was doing.
In fact the CCRB was far more effective in removing the criminals from the department because it was doing it without acrimony.
The Police for it’s part would rather stay on a sinking ship as long as they can get promotion, than stand up for themselves .
In fact the police have become so brainwashed and neutralized that it’s hard to figure out what the police think anymore as a collective unit.
Not all Jamaicans are blind to this farcical shell game being perpetuated on the country by the JLP and PNP Elites. In fact several persons including a few within the JLP as well as Damion Crawford of the PNP have come around to recognizing that this is a fraud being perpetuated on the country.
The minute you begin a factual conversation about the farcical nature behind the INDECOM shell game the trolls and bots come out with the tired worn out arguments about police abuse.
As long as they can keep the conversation on alleged police abuses they are winning the conversation about the relevance of INDECOM.
Unfortunately for the decent law abiding people in the country who are forced to hide in their homes from 6 : 00 pm their views do not matter.
It’s about the militias which roam around with their high-powered weapons , unafraid of the police.
No other police department in the world is more scrutinized and to some degree the JCF has brought it onto itself through it’s own actions.
But rational intelligent people understand that without police there is no us.
There are people who say they will be just fine without the police , we must conclude we are talking about them, they are the ones pulling the trigger. They are the ones ordering the murders
A country cannot begin to chastise it’s law enforcement agencies about their use of force levels while doing nothing about the brazen brutality of the criminals who kill without fear of apprehension.
Unless of course the objective is to placate the criminals .
The Jamaican Government has essentially become a lobby for the criminal underworld.
INDECOM is the government’s lobbying arm for non-action against criminals.