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'When will it ever end?'

Friday, January 31, 2014    

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THE killing of a man near the gate of a St Andrew school on Wednesday has been greeted with condemnation from Jamaica Observer online readers who question what will be done to stop the murders. Thirty-six-year-old mechanic Rohan Newman, otherwise called 'Shortman' or 'Rudie', was peppered with bullets by a lone gunman just as he dropped off his son at Tarrant Primary School. The killing was witnessed by two of his young sons. Here are some edited comments:

2XLIGHT

Another family devastated by violence. What a terrible thing for those children!

ELLYDEEDO

Gunman again. Wonder how long Mrs Miller and Bunting are going to take to find the source of where so many illegal weapons are coming from, in order to prevent so many of our citizens from being killed in cold blood daily? Simpson Miller wants to be a leader for as long as she can, but how can she be when she has failed to protect the citizens of her country from murderers? I think this woman and Bunting are asleep; they are

just not capable.

NONE-A-U-BUSINESS

@ Ellydeedo: Di Government [is not] the one doing the killings, it's the gunman who ppl bawl pon tv for everyday & we all know it, so stop being naive. Mankind is heinous wicked. To kill takes a person with zero conscience.

SQUAPPIE

When will it ever end?

CHUCK EMANUEL

@squappie: When the tacit support of criminals ends in this country.

K MON

Jamaicans are more ruthless than the gangsters in the old movies. This was a cold-blooded act that should warrant bringing back the death penalty.

WOODPECKER

Jamaica, why does crime always get out of control when the PNP are in power?

GUEST

@woodpecker: Because the JLP is always trying to destabilise the Government whenever they are not in power.

CLARENDONSON

@woodpecker: Not just murder, but the economy always crumble, they go together. In a nutshell, incompetence and short-sightedness. They allow all these squatter camps, and now we are reaping the misery.

CAPS

There is no spike in crime.

ZAHAVIA

The savagery of mankind! Is the country becoming lawless? Where do they get the guns? Are guns manufactured in Jamaica?

SWEETPEA

This country needs swat teams and soldiers. Like it or not, you are at war with these gunmen. You need more than the police's help here. Ask for help with forensic resources. This is just sad. I am tired of seeing it. Internet is a way of life to tourists, so if you don't care about your local citizens, beware outsiders are reading these articles. Outrageous and scary.

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