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Media, be proactive in crime fight

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

No well-thinking citizen of Jamaica should ever chastise the Government, security forces, or the justice system for implementing the strategies necessary for reducing crime.

The plans of all stakeholders must change constantly to keep pace with these atrocities being committed against law abiding Jamaicans. It is, however, abundantly clear that these stakeholders cannot tackle crime without others playing significant roles. Therefore, the media and law-abiding citizens embrace their role in helping to make the fight against crime a sustainable and successful one.

The print media has dedicated pages for social events, corporate contributions, missing children, among others. It is my belief that at the very least, twice per week there should be a page dedicated to the faces of the most wanted and escapees. I know that this has been done from time to time in the past, but the present levels of crime require that this be a long-term approach.

A dedicated page with these faces will empower community members in identifying unfamiliar faces that pop up in their communities.

MICHAEL R.A. WILSON

Senior Hydrologist