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DPP urges J’cans to rise above ‘informer fi dead’ culture

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 9:56 PM
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is urging Jamaicans to rise above the ‘informer fi dead’ culture and become responsible citizens in support of the fight against crime.



Llewellyn noted that the police cannot solve crimes without the assistance of members of the public and urged citizens to be courageous and come forward and not be intimidated by criminal elements.



She lamented that the police and the prosecuting authorities are grappling with she described as the dysfunctional moral compass within the public psyche.



Llewellyn says this has resulted in many persons becoming indifferent to rising crimes.



She quoted the lyrics of a popular dancehall which embraces the informer fi dead culture and says this had seeped into the consciousness of potential witnesses who may come from a particular stratum of society.



Llewellyn was addressing a Criminal Justice Seminar at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston this week.



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