We will not surrender our community to hoodlums – Mount Salem residents
Some residents of Mount Salem in Montego Bay, St James are adamant that they will not surrender their community to hoodlums in light of the recent flare-up of violence in the area.
Four days after two of their own were killed in a drive-by shooting, residents in this once peaceful community are still trying to come to grips with violence that has over taken Mount Salem.
This morning most of the residents were fearful to discuss what is happening in their area, but one woman told The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre that the criminals make up only a small percentage of the population of Mount Salem.
She challenged other residents to stand up and be counted.
An elderly man who has lived in Mount Salem all his life suggested that the authorities impose a state of emergency to flush out the criminals.
The senior citizen says he is prepared to give up his constitutional rights to help heal the community.