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Who is really in control?

Monday, January 01, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Recent shootings, upheavals, violence and killings in the Mountain View area of eastern Kingston leaves me with one question. Who is in charge?

Is it the criminals, their facilitators, the legislators or the proponents of law and order who decide what goes in a community?

How can individuals called “community leaders”, with some knowledge of shootings and killings, including who are causing the mayhem in a community be identified, had dialogue with, then patted on the back and allowed to shake hands and walk back home? All this occurring before the police and politicians without any of these facilitators or culprits arrested, warned of prosecution or summoned to court? If they are not responsible for the crime, or personally know who is involved, why are they critical to the State in quelling it?

When the country decides who is in charge then everyone, including the criminals, will take note and operate accordingly.

Based on the utterances and events that just took place in Mountain View in the final week of 2017, I'm not sure who is in charge.

J Edwards





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