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The police have been pushed on the offensive

MARK WIGNALL

Sunday, January 12, 2014    

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STEPHEN is a 25-year-old corporal in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and he tells me when he is going out on patrol, he and his 'squaddies' have to construct a new image of themselves in their heads or else the raw fear will render them useless and too scared to complete their duties.

"A few of us tek on the work jus' because is a work, but there are many of us who see it as a national duty. Maybe that helps us to easier face the danger that is a part of the job on a day-to-day basis," he says.

He tells me that even with regular patrol they have to put themselves in...

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