Political absurdity from Mr Jackson

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Dear Editor,

The Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson shocked the nation when he made the absurd statement about the colour of the motorcycles that the Government supplied to the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Management Branch to increase the police's crime-fighting capacity.

According to Jackson's 'logic', the Government is politicising the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) by supplying green bikes; the colour that is associated with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Ironically, the colour of the motorcycles is not green, certainly not the green used by the JLP. Jackson appears to be embarrassingly colour-blind since he cannot distinguish between green and neon yellow.

He acknowledged that providing these motorcycles is a positive development; however, in the same breath, he contends that the colour is inconsistent with the JCF colours.

If we should follow Jackson's reasoning, then anything green that comes from the JLP Administration in the form of well-needed support to enhance our safety, security and overall development should be condemned because it is likely to contain political overtones.

This is blatant political absurdity that is afflicting Jackson. He can either maintain his stance to his political detriment or find more productive things to do with his time like providing support and solutions to deal with our grave crime situation.

Right-thinking citizens should welcome this provision to the JCF to help us to fight crime. More resources are needed, whether of green or orange colour, to tackle the rampant lawlessness and disorder.

Dujon Russell


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