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No justice for beat-up teacher?

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM


This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Owen Ellington.

A week has passed since the attack on a teacher at Dunrobin Primary School, and yet the suspects are still walking the streets 'free as a bird'.

Mr Commissioner, while commendations are heaped on the investigators who swiftly caught up with men suspected of being involved in the Irwin Point rapes, I would like to remind you that the apprehension of those responsible for assaulting this teacher is of equal importance.

Why haven't there been any updates on how this case is proceeding? Where are the suspects? Where is the justice that the citizens of Jamaica so deeply crave?

As reported widely across the media, two thugs were called by a student who was reprimanded by the teacher. These goons then entered the school and assaulted the teacher. Isn't this a good starting point to your investigations, Mr Commissioner? Or am I too naïve?

I am fully aware of the task faced by the men and women of the force and the extent to which the problem of crime is overwhelming. But I am imploring you, Mr Commissioner, please don't allow this case to be added to the ever-increasing category of 'the unsolved'.