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Criminals must be made to pay

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Please allow me to make a few points.

Point one: Capital punishment means punishing criminals by putting them to death. But in Jamaica, criminals are not being put to death. They are instead set free from punishment, or seldom sent to prison.

Point two: According to what we have heard, it is unlikely that hanging will resume in Jamaica. It will never become a reality again. This is not good news at all in a crime-polluted Jamaica.

Point three: Since the death penalty by route of hanging, will never become active or effective in a country where more than 1,000 people have been killed in a period of one year, there is an alternative to hanging. Let us give the killing monsters the lethal injection or we can put them in the electric chair and shock the wicked bastards to death. Let them feel the sting of death.

Point four: We have been told that there are ways of giving evidence to the police, without being identified.

If we will be safe doing so, then let us go ahead and do so, without hesitation. If you know those who are murdering people at will, for God's sake and Jamaica's sake too spell them out to the public.

Donald J. McKoy

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