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Punish cybercrimes severely

Thursday, October 18, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

Cybercrimes are fastgrowing felonies which are hard to detect, but can also do untold harm by people who are savvy but also undisciplined and cruel. Many of us are not aware of the implications of such involvement as they think it means getting even with people they don’t like or don’t even know much, hence getting them into a despicable situation. The harsh reality is that people can get a number of years for such involvement under the law. Some people are too corrupt to distinguish between trouble and simply being mischievous.

With technological gadgets, there are many devious means of getting at people who are actively surfing the internet. People should be free to have their personal lives in the sanctity of their personal space on the internet in their respective borders without interference. Anybody found violating anyone’s boundaries should fiercely and swiftly face the courts and be imprisoned for extended periods to teach them lessons they can learn only in prison.

These malicious brutal attacks on people’s personalities can invariably come from only the wretched of the earth. But strict austerity measures should be designed to alter this disturbing behaviour. Some people are submerged in bitter hatred and should feel the full brunt of the law from these e-crimes.

The recent incidents of defaming young Jamaican women via a website is a sad depiction of how low some people can get to tarnish other people’s characters. These cybercrimes are not inadvertently done acts, but should be treated as such because these are brazen, toxic inhumane mechanisms of bringing people to their feet.

These people are too diabolic. Cybercrimes must be punished severely with remunerations for the victims. The victims should have the last laugh.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore, St Catherine






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