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Hanging... or some other justice

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Dear Editor,

As I listen to the remarks of some people, it seems hopeless that hanging will ever resume in Jamaica.

So many people would be happy to see the resumption of hanging in a criminal-ravaged Jamaica.

Will the State and the Church ever be in total agreement on this?

Since some of us see hanging as a very cruel act, or too inhumane, let us then enforce the death penalty in a different way from hanging, and let true justice prevail.

When these crime monsters go around killing innocent people in the most brutal and frightening ways, do they think twice before cutting off people's heads, before slashing their throats, chopping them to pieces? Why should we feel sorry for these brutes?

Let me make this clear, murderers and criminals who have pleaded guilty in court to their crimes should not be exempt or rescued from castigation at the highest level. Let the bastards reap what they have presumptuously and mercilessly sown. Shielding them from stiff penalties would be a giant step into corruption.

We remember and sincerely regret the thousands of people, both young and old, whose lives have been cut short by the criminals who seem to be in charge of a tottering Jamaica.

Donald J McKoy

donaldmckoy876@gmail.com


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