Jamaican Taxpayers Funding INDECOM And Public Defender’s Office In Support Of Criminals As Thousands Are Killed And Injured Annually..

At the time the Tivoli inquiry was com­mis­sioned by Portia Simpson Miller as a polit­i­cal witch hunt, this medi­um was not shy about speak­ing out against it.
The Commission was set up as a sup­posed fact find­ing mis­sion, not a judi­cial court with the pow­er to bring charges.
This medi­um believed then that this com­mis­sion was fraud­u­lent as (1) the wit­ness­es against the secu­ri­ty forces were man­u­fac­tured. (2) The com­mis­sion led by David Simmons, a retired chief jus­tice and for­mer attor­ney gen­er­al of Barbados was biased and dis­re­spect­ful of the Jamaican secu­ri­ty forces. (3) The com­mis­sion head had no under­stand­ing of the crime cul­ture of Jamaica and there­fore was ill-equipped and ill-pre­pared to hear and deci­pher evi­den­tiary data from man­u­fac­tured lies.

(4) Other mem­bers of the pan­el, retired jus­tice of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica Hazel Harris and Professor Anthony Harriott, direc­tor of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of the West Indies not exact­ly friends of the secu­ri­ty forces,went into what was a fact find­ing exer­cise with pre­con­ceived ideas and made up minds. (5) That the mere exis­tence of a com­mis­sion of inquiry into this oper­a­tion by the secu­ri­ty forces was an affront to the sac­ri­fice of the two mem­bers of the secu­ri­ty forces who died annex­ing that law­less com­mu­ni­ty to the rest of the coun­try.

Nevertheless, I was not sur­prised that the PNP used that hero­ic event by the secu­ri­ty forces as a polit­i­cal foot­ball.
It was clas­sic PNP-JLP modus operan­di to use the secu­ri­ty forces to clean up their mess then muster their lying unin­formed sup­port­ers to demo­nize the Police and mil­i­tary.
This time how­ev­er it was dif­fer­ent Simpson Miller went for the jug­gler she brought in a post colo­nial­ist ‑neo­colo­nial­ist inter­lop­er to come into our coun­try to be judge and jury over our long suf­fer­ing secu­ri­ty forces.

Simmons and the pan­el wast­ed no time demon­strat­ing that the so called fact find­ing mis­sion was not going to be a fact find­ing mis­sion but a griev­ance forum to allow lying crim­i­nals and their fam­i­lies to per­pet­u­ate more lies and pro­pa­gan­da against the secu­ri­ty forces. (As seen in video above).

According to a Jamaica Gleaner report in July 2016, the cost to Jamaica tax­pay­ers for high pow­ered lawyers rep­re­sent­ing the var­i­ous agen­cies involved in the inquiry was almost J$150 mil­lion.
The report detailed sep­a­rate­ly from doc­u­ments obtained through the Access to Information (ATI) Act that Chairman of the three-mem­ber com­mis­sion, David Simmons, has been paid US$459,170 (J$52.8 mil­lion). Retired Court of Appeal jus­tice, Hazel Harris, anoth­er com­mis­sion­er, was, up to the time of the report­ing [paid US$344,475 of the US$372,300 (J$42.8 mil­lion) she is due under her con­tract. The doc­u­ments showed a bal­ance of US$27,825. Meanwhile, the third com­mis­sion­er, Professor Anthony Harriott, has received his full pay­ment of US$372,300 (J$42.8 mil­lion).

It must be remem­bered that Desmond McKenzie, the mem­ber of par­lia­ment for Kingston Western, who was in Opposition then, had him­self called for the scrap­ping of the com­mis­sion.
After the Kangaroo com­mis­sion con­clud­ed the expen­sive cha­rade it issued a ram­bling report which rec­om­mend­ed among oth­er things that some mem­bers of the secu­ri­ty forces not be allowed to com­mand in the future.

Tax pay­er fund­ed anti-police cru­sad­er Arlene Harrison Henry has now tak­en over the play­book of Carolyn Gomes who dis­ap­peared in dis­grace.

The JCF also did it’s own review under the capa­ble lead­er­ship of Assistant Commissioner of Police Wray Palmer.
That review con­clud­ed that mem­bers of the JCF did noth­ing wrong. It went on to argue ..

The Tivoli com­mis­sion did not iden­ti­fy any spe­cif­ic act of dere­lic­tion of duty or mis­con­duct on the part of any of the named offi­cers,” It fur­ther ques­tioned the integri­ty of the inquiry, say­ing that the tri­bunal — con­sist­ing of two for­mer judges and an inter­na­tion­al crime expert — engaged in spec­u­la­tion and was con­fused and biased in sev­er­al instances.

The review com­mit­tee is cor­rect in its assess­ment, an assess­ment I made in pre­vi­ous arti­cles as I detailed the rea­sons that the Tivoli Commission was an expen­sive far­ci­cal exer­cise intend­ed to defraud and con­fuse the Jamaican peo­ple.
Of the huge cost of that inquiry to the tax­pay­ers, it is safe to say hard­ly a pen­ny of those resources came from Tivoli gar­dens.

The Palmer review has infu­ri­at­ed the usu­al ene­mies of the Police, the tax­pay­er fund­ed Office of Public Defender and its head, atten­tion seek­ing Arlene Harrison Henry and Horace Levy of the so called peace man­age­ment unit start­ed their usu­al mon­grel bark­ing imme­di­ate­ly.

Said Henry, “What we have now is the JCF impugn­ing a com­mis­sion of inquiry that was prop­er­ly con­sti­tut­ed under the laws of Jamaica, and this can­not be allowed to stand,

We say they need to with­draw it. It can­not be busi­ness as usu­al when 74 are dead on the pub­lic defend­er’s account and 69 on the police’s account.”
“What we have to ask our­selves as a coun­try is this: 74 dead on the pub­lic defend­er’s account, 69 dead on the police account, so what hap­pened? All these peo­ple were jus­ti­fi­able killings?”

This non­sense inher­ent in this ide­o­log­i­cal zealot’s irra­tional and hor­mon­al tirade is that 69 or 74 peo­ple could not be jus­ti­fi­ably killed by the secu­ri­ty forces.

Horace Levy

Not to be out­done anoth­er media whore the lit­tle mon­grel Horace Levy would not allow a dis­cus­sion to go with­out push­ing his lit­tle snout in.
The review was “dis­grace­ful” and an “insult”. “It is a very bad state­ment. It’s pathet­ic. The evi­dence that they cite for their con­clu­sions is very, very weak, and in many cas­es, non-fac­tu­al.”

Thus far the Commissioner of Police George Quallo has indi­cat­ed he stands by the review.
I salute the police Commissioner and sup­port his stance in stand­ing in defense of the men and women under his com­mand and the orga­ni­za­tion he heads against the lies and smears from these slan­der­ous anti-police dem­a­gogues.

I am unaware of any coun­try in which an arm of gov­ern­ment is open­ly hos­tile to law enforce­ment as the office of the pub­lic defend­er is in Jamaica.
I stand to be cor­rect­ed and so I will await respons­es from read­ers on this.

From the cre­ation of the office of pub­lic defend­er, Earl Witter cre­at­ed a decid­ed anti-police stance. That posi­tion is now the path of Arlene Harrison Henry, anoth­er mediocre lawyer who could­n’t cut it at the pri­vate bar much the same way Earl Witter could­n’t.
The atti­tude of INDECOM’s com­mis­sion­er Terrence Williams must be processed in the same light that these utter­ances are.


The Jamaican peo­ple, (out­side the leech­es in the inner cities) will have to make a deci­sion whether they want their tax dol­lars to fund crim­i­nal sup­port­ing anti-police agen­cies and elites while they and their chil­dren are being slaugh­tered dai­ly.
It’s time for Arlene Harrison Henry and Terrence Williams to go.

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  1. Well writ­ten! The Commissioner of Police George Quallo must have upset the elit­ists and uptown­ers who bat­ted for him because they thought that he was an anti-police com­mis­sion­er!

    There is no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for the Jamaican gov­ern­ment that is strapped for cash keep cre­at­ing more gov­ern­ment agen­cies t the expense of the tax­pay­ers to pro­tect the crim­i­nals. It is the stu­pid­est thing that a gov­ern­ment has ever done! Those who are sup­port­ing crim­i­nals, let them find mon­ey from with­in and out­side of Jamaica to cre­ate enti­ties to pro­tects, pro­motes, and sup­ports the Jamaican crim­i­nals, it should not be done at the expense of the tax­pay­ers. You are work­ing, pay­ing tax­es, and when the crim­i­nals breach your human rights, it is your same tax mon­ey is pro­tect­ing him. Let’s face it; Jamaica is one of the hard­est, most dan­ger­ous, and a known criminal’s par­adise in the Caribbean Sea.

    Earl Witter, the “idiot lawyer!” He start­ed and is respon­si­ble for the anti-police rhetoric out of his office, expe­ri­enced the hand of crim­i­nals in East Kingston, when they put a 9mm pis­tol to his nose, took off his gold chain and then box him at one of his reg­u­lar spot where he thought he was a part of them! He learned his les­son and was shamed by them!

    Jamaica is a law­less soci­ety, and some­thing must be done about these crim­i­nal cud­dlers, sup­port­ers, and financiers because they are destroy­ing the lit­tle of the island. I remem­bered parish­es, where the mur­der was unheard of, is a hot bed where crim­i­nals roam freely.

    When you have a soci­ety that makes it a point of duty to put a cer­tain mech­a­nism in place to pro­tect the crim­i­nals. Eventually, even the politi­cians will be tak­ing orders from them! Wait and see that short­ly one of their elect­ed politi­cians will feel the hands of these par­a­sites and that is when they are going to wake up them.

    To high­light these peo­ple dis­hon­est, uncon­scionable, and uneth­i­cal stance against the police, they do not men­tion how many guns were recov­ered from Tivoli Gardens after the shoot­ing subsides.If the watch­man sees the dan­ger and does not warn the peo­ple, the blood of the peo­ple will be in the hands of the watch­man.
    Commissioner of Police George Quallo is an Ex-cadet and a firm leader who is not behold­en to any guy uptown, elit­ists, or politi­cians alike. He is an own man, and he is doing what is right for Jamaica. It is a pity that the police force has so many ene­mies with­in the soci­ety, espe­cial­ly those who should be anti-crim­i­nals, are pro-crim­i­nals because they are bene­fac­tors of “blood mon­ey” in Jamaica.

    In Jamaica, to be pop­u­lar and loved by the pop­u­lace, one must be a crim­i­nal sup­port­er and a known police hater. Without these traits, your career with the major­i­ty of illit­er­ate obnox­ious, and crim­i­nal mind­ed peo­ple won’t take off in any way or form. Look at out artists? If they don’t burn fire on the police and called them all kind of names, the pop­u­lace won’t give them any cre­dence.

    There are no data, jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, or rea­sons for the gov­ern­ment hav­ing two agen­cies being fund­ed by the tax­pay­er’s mon­ey. And in the end, the same agen­cies are look­ing out for the peo­ple who are caus­ing, grief, sor­rows, and sad­ness to their lives, Why they do not demon­strate against the waste of the resources that are spent on polit­i­cal oper­a­tives who can­not suc­ceed out­side of the gov­ern­ment because they have no tal­ent?

    Finally, Jamaica is a place where nepo­tism and crony­ism are rife with­in the gov­ern­men­tal sys­tem. The gov­ern­ment of the day is tasked with putting capa­ble and qual­i­fied peo­ple at the var­i­ous depart­ments, but they make sure that the politi­cians who are mem­bers of the par­ty or par­ty sup­port­ers are mak­ing sure that jobs are cre­at­ed for them because of their loy­al­ty. Jamaica is a criminal’s par­adise in the Caribbean Sea and the Somalis in the mak­ing.

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