Online feedback - What are your thoughts on the Black Friday protest against rape?
Published: Saturday | September 29, 2012 Comments 0
Opposition spokesman Olivia Grange and de facto Information Minister Sandrea Falconer, both in dark glasses, lead a protest against violence against women and children yesterday. -Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
A girl displays a poster during a Black Friday protest that saw marchers walking from Half-Way Tree to Cross Roads. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
What are your thoughts on the Black Friday protest against rape?
I can appreciate this symbolic gesture. But I wear black every day; it is called my skin. I do not want any more marches, gatherings, or 'holistic report' for the Government to ponder. What I want to see is real legislation, real action, real arrests, real convictions and a looooong prison sentence. Until these things happen, I see no hope. - St Marian
The problem is that the minister is acting like the regular citizen in appealing to criminals to stop. But he doesn't seem to realise that he's the one elected to call the shots, and so far nothing serious and new is coming from him. How about longer sentences, speedier trials, lowering the sentences for low-risk prisoners to make space for the animals? How about centralised regional courts, to try only serious crimes like murder and rape? The minister and his advisers need to start thinking - Wilandy353
Peter Bunting needs to lead the soldiers and police to the neighbourhoods where the gangsters hang out and clean them out.- Guest
This is our country and our people are suffering and crying out for help. We should live by our rules and regulations. There is absolutely no justification for rape, so we should institute hanging for rape and premeditated murder.- Guest
It is so sad that the clueless minister is leading the march. It is almost like he is making a mockery of the whole situation.What he should be doing is to make a national broadcast and update the nation on the success of catching these monsters and reassuring the country of the resolve of the state apparatus which he leads to nip the crime wave in the bud. - TF
Prepare another report for what? The article said over the years several articles and reports have been done! Don't you see the problem? Too much reports and no action! - Riches
If the depravity we are witnessing is not rooted out immediately, we can kiss our tourist industry and investments in Jamaica goodbye. - R. Oscar Lofters
This is the problem! Everyone is worrying about MONEY rather than PEOPLE! - Primrose
Jamaica would have turned the corner, when we exhibit the same resolve against murder as we do against rape. Or is it that we have become so numb to killing because it is final, as opposed to rape that carries a lifetime of suffering? - Fair and balanced
In a cold, brutal and selfish Jamaica, it is good to know there are those who still care. We hope Jah is able to cure Jamaica of the rapists. -- Pauline Principle