Crime in Jamaica seems coordinated

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Last year I uttered an observation that crime in Jamaica seems to be controlled by someone or some people in high places. I drew that conclusion after realising a strange similarity in how murders spike then dip, then spike again shortly after the media reports a decline in the numbers.

Now, unless I can be convinced otherwise, that's a view I will maintain until the proof otherwise can be shown.

Today I'm repeating this observation. Crime in Jamaica appears to be planned, organised, used for publicity, and carried out in a deliberate and calculated manner.

In reality, the state of emergency and zones of special operations in St James and St Catherine North, which saw murder figures plummet in those locales, can only last for so long and no more. So what's next?

It must be noted that crime was on a leash for a short while earlier this year, and out of the blue the very calm St Andrew South Western mysteriously flares up and records a slew of murders, pushing up the murder figures islandwide again. Ain't that curious!

Am I to believe that this explosion of crime in a new area, when crime was being controlled in St James and St Catherine, is just coincidental? Sorry, I won't.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica Defence Force and Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency need to identify the root causes or should identify the root person or individuals who are using crime as a strategy against the Government of the day.

I'm suggesting greater use of wiretaps, because there must be communication for such coordination to take place. That's just my view; however, time will tell if it's just an opinion.

J Edwards

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