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Hang rapists by their balls!

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

One tourist sexually assaulted or raped is one tourist too many.

We must have a zero-tolerance policy for this type of behaviour. Therefore, it is incumbent on the authorities to implement such strategies that will make any perpetrator whose hormones are beyond his control understand that the penalty is so severe that he might just as well forget it.

Immediately, we must begin hanging by the cojones in the town square anyone who has been convicted of rape.

I know that there are many among us who will start screaming, "You can`t do that, its barbaric! It`s cruel and unusual punishment." Well, ask the woman or women, or the mother or the father, or the husbands of the women who were raped, abused, and mercilessly punished for no good reason.

We had better wake up fast and act with alacrity.

Are we waiting on the Americans to pull the tourism plug because the Jamaican authorities do not have the balls to do the right thing?

This is not about tourism. This is about a culture of indiscipline and a breakdown in values and attitudes and law and order that has corrupted an entire generation of young men who now believe that it is okay to disrespect and abuse women.

We all must accept the responsibility as a nation for the failure to raise our children properly, showing honour to and respect for each other and those in authority.

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER

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