Good job, DPP!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

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Dear Editor,

We need to give the director of public prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, some praise and congratulations for appealing a 'not guilty' verdict in favour of Michael McLean, the accused who was on trial for the murder of a family of six some years ago.

Thanks be to God, with that call from the DPP, the case was overturned to a guilty verdict against the accused.

Well done, Paula, you deserve two gold medals and a dinner at a good restaurant!

Beyond this success, however, the powers that be are not catching most of the criminals - they are getting away. And this is a big problem in our country.

And, sadly, sometimes when the criminals are caught, they are not being given the punishment to match their crimes. Hanging would be very good, but it seems unlikely that will ever happen.

The justice system still remains one in need of fixing; it is stagnant — and this is like a crime, too. We need a good justice system in Jamaica so that we have more things to celebrate as mentioned above.

Donald J McKoy

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