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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Use the death penalty as an alternative to SOEs

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Dear Editor,

It seems that our Jamaican murderers and criminals are more deadly and dangerous than other criminals in this world.

Yes, these warlike pests are operating like the "Wild, Wild West" with lawlessness, going from place to place and murdering so many people in cold-blood.

If we are having a state of public emergency on a permanent basis, and having the belief that the only alternative to combat this crime monster is to have long-term states of public emergency — what does this tells us?

It tells us that our Jamaican wrong doers and “gun bwoys” are the "baddest" in the world. It tells us that our “rude bwoys” are the fiercest and the toughest in the world. What a sad and dying Jamaica we are living in.

On the other hand, we are getting good, positive results from the state of public emergency. And we are feeling safer and can move about in peace.

However, many are complaining that we cannot rely on a state of public emergency as the only source or remedy to fight crime, despite the positive.

Furthermore, they are saying that having a state of public emergency in operation is more burdensome for the police, putting them under tremendous pressure.

What other measures could we put in place, as a substitute or as an alternative to the state of public emergency?

I believe that hanging is the best choice and remedy. Nothing try, nothing done; so let us try out the death penalty, it may bring positive changes.

Donald J Mckoy

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