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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Crime in Jamaica seems coordinated

Tuesday, April 24, 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 persons 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 West mysteriously flared up and recorded a slew of murders, pushing the murder figures island wide out of kilt 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 the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency need to identify the root causes or I should say the root person or persons 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 if it's just an opinion.

J Edwards

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