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'Enforcement of preventative detention could have immediate impact on murder rate'

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 10:07 AM

Gleaner columnist Ian Boyne says he believes the Government’s decision to enforce preventative detention could have an immediate impact on the spiralling murder rate.

Last month, Boyne spawned intense debate on human rights after he wrote that communities should be locked down while some known crime perpetrators should be jailed.

Boyne also said the security forces shouldn't be able to search peoples' properties without warrants because these are not normal times.

Yesterday, Boyne said he expected the Government to announce a broader range of measures to deal with gang-related violence.

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However, he said he’s encouraged by the attorney general’s assertion that the preventative detention measure announced yesterday will not only be applied to matters of domestic violence.


Meanwhile, Boyne says he’s still expecting the prime minister, Andrew Holness, to unveil more anti-crime measures soon.


Gleaner columnist, Ian Boyne