Thu | Nov 15, 2018

Stop protecting criminals, urges Kingston deputy mayor

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 2:47 PM
Deputy Mayor of Kingston Winston Ennis - File photo

Deputy Mayor of Kingston Winston Ennis is urging residents of Kingston and St Andrew to stop protecting criminals.

“The time has come when we make sure that the criminals of this society know that they are on the run and it’s time we have them on the run. Talk up!,” Ennis said while speaking at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMAC) monthly meeting today.

Referencing the brutal killing of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis in the St Andrew community of Arnett Gardens on August 23, the deputy mayor said those who have not come forward to tell the police what they know are just as culpable for her death.

“And if you have seen and you have heard and you’ve done nothing about it, you are guilty. You are guilty of the offence,” he said.

The deputy mayor said he strongly believes that someone witnessed what transpired.

“We can’t afford to have residents living in our community that murders our children and we pretend that we have not seen (or) we have not heard the young lady crying. Someone must have seen.”

The deputy mayor charged that all must be done to protect the nation’s children.

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