Nothing tried, nothing done!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Dear Editor,

It has been said that “nothing tried, nothing done!” Let us put it another way: “Nothing tried, nothing proven!” That's a wise and true statement.

When a thug holds you up at knife-point, your heart may not skip a beat, but when he holds a gun on you, you may have a heart attack.

Therefore, a heartless killer may not care a kick if he will go to jail after committing a crime, but if he knows for sure that he will be hanged, he may take a second thought and desist from killing innocent people.

Nothing tried, nothing done!

Let us bring back hanging and see if it will work against this serious crime problem. It may very well work, and it may work effectively too.

Is the State willing to see its resumption? It should be.

In the USA, Iran and other countries, the death penalty is on their law books and they carry out the act whenever it's necessary, so why can't we do likewise?

To delay is to toy with danger.

I heard very concerned Jamaicans say on the radio, more than once, that they would be ready and willing to take on the job of hanging. And one man even said that he would do it for free. That person deserves a gold medal.

Let's get to it.

Donald J McKoy

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