THIS PUBLICATION SALUTES COMMISSIONER GRIFFITHS FOR SPEAKING OUT IN DEFENSE OF HIS MEN AND WOMEN, BUT MORESO HIS COUNTRY, AGAINST THE COMPLICIT POLITICAL CLASS.
Every single senior officer of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and the (JDF) Jamaica Defense Force, who have ever been appointed Commissioner of Police, have, without a doubt, been fully conversant that the Islands Politicians are responsible for the crime situation in our country.
This is not hyperbolic language designed to inflame passions against the Islands politicians. There has been ample evidence throughout the decades that politicians shielded criminals from lawful arrest and prosecution. That Politicians created the environment for criminal conduct à la the creation of garrisons. That Politicians ushered wanted criminals, (including cop-killers out of the country to freedom.That Politicians secured visas for criminals making it impossible for the police to find and arrest dangerous criminals. That Politicians distributed guns and ammunition to other criminals. That the same politicians who are the lawmakers are the lawbreakers. That Politicians actually pay to have opponents murdered. That politicians award contracts to criminals. That politicians denounce the police for doing their jobs.
I could go on and on, every constable who ever served knows this, so no senior cop can possibly claim ignorance.
Despite this, no officer before or after appointment to the top spot have ever had the guts, character, or love of country, to stand up and tell the nation what the filthy corrupt politicians have been, and are doing.
Some people say ‚“well Adams did”.
Adams was never Commissioner of police. Secondly, speaking out effectively blacklisted Renetto Adams in the eyes of the criminals in Gordon House. And to you village lawyers and apologists, please do not tell me that they do not decide who becomes commisoner of police. The service Commission is a mere rubber stamp to whomever is sitting in Jamaica house.
The twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, with a population of 1.369 million, well over a million fewer people than Jamaica, is not too dissimilar to Jamaica as it relates to crime. Religious and ethnic strife has seen even bombings against the population. Murders have increased across the Republic in recent times from under a hundred in the 80s to well over 500 annually today .
Like the JCF, the Trinidad and Tobago police service has been forced to deal with an escalating crime epidemic, with across the board attitudes in the population which are highly tolerant of those who commit criminal acts.
As it is in Jamaica, so too are the attitudes among the lumpen proletariat when the police attempt to do their jobs.
With twice the population of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica in 2017 recorded 1616 murders.
Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 recorded 500 murders. It has a murder rate of 30 to a 100,000 citizens, as compared to Jamaica’s 47 to a 100,000 citizens each year.
Those are the realities which serious in-the-know law enforcement officers like Trinidad’s Gary Griffiths have to contend with, unlike the lapdogs in our country who are content to walk behind every little politician with their tails tucked tightly between their legs like little mongrel dogs.
In Jamaica the police are mere extensions of the dirty lttle politicians who are themselves extensions of the stupid burjoise.
So they can ill afford to open their mouths even when they know that the corrupt politicians and the media elites only love to hear themselves talk. They say nothing because they are like little nuetered dogs.
Respect Commissioner Gary Griffiths!
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, a business owner, avid researcher, and blogger.
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