Sun | Feb 16, 2020

Letter of the Day | Be sorry for the victims instead

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:41 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

How often do we hear of a woman killing a man in Jamaica? It happens once in a long while, or we seldom hear of it. It’s the so-called men or the hot-tempered bullies who are slaughtering our women at will, and in cold blood.

So, no matter how you may dress it up, or try to make it look good on the man’s side by saying what the woman should not do, or should have done, we say, ‘’Back off with that!” The man is a monster, with a heart that is desperately wicked.

A few years ago, I was listening to the programme ‘Beyond the Headlines’ on RJR 94 FM, hosted by Dionne Jackson Miller, who is a very brilliant and dynamic journalist. A spokeswoman from the BBC was giving a very interesting report on women who were being physically abused by their spouses.

One of the many things she said is that when a woman reports an abuser to the police, she should not go back to live with him or be seen in his presence, because her safety is what matters. She further said that if and when things like that happen, security and safety are guaranteed for the abused women. Isn’t that wonderful?

SELF-CONTROL needed

When a bully overpowers a woman and murders her like a wolf who is devouring sheep, he should be blocked from seeing a lawyer and be given the death penalty, or be sent to prison without any chance of seeing the outside world again. And, I am warning the lawyers who are shielding criminals from facing the music or the rod of correction: Mind the angels of God strike you down, like Ananias and Sapphira in the Bible. Two wrongs can’t make a right.

Hot-headed men who are taking it for granted to murder their spouses in the most frightening ways need self-control, just like how they need food and water.

And, for God’s sake, don’t be sorry for these cold-blooded murderers; sorry for the deceased and their heartbroken families.

DONALD J. MCKOY

donaldmckoy876@gmail.com