Letters to the Editor

Sheep among wolves

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Dear Editor,

This letter serves as a means of demonstrating my concern about the escalated number of crime scenes in St Catherine, where people have not been reassured of their safety in their communities.

At one point I read earlier this month that more than 30 police personnel were dispatched in the Old Capital, yet criminals were able to infiltrate the town, kill a man, and injure four despite the presence of the JCF. Isn't it an ironic situation? Over 30 of those employed to “serve and protect” failed miserably to save a life and prevent devastation.

It leaves us, the public, the sheep among the wolves, to wonder how secure are we are even with the intervention of the authorities, our shepherd.

My few propositions are that the police should be better informed about the zones or communities of special operations so that they can be more effective and efficient. Also, these personnel should exercise intelligence in such a way that they can get into the minds of the villains to intercept their unlawful actions.

Finally, I would want to see law enforcers being more diligent in their work as it relates to them displaying effort for wanting to solve crime and violence, since I am not convinced.

Merrisa Nicholas

nicholasmerrisa@yahoo.com

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