The Soloist, Contributor
Yet another woman was murdered by her man last week; this time in broad daylight and in front of shocked witnesses. Predictibly, the story is the same: problems in the relationship, she move out, he calls her, she turns up only to be gunned down. Someone has to start teaching Jamaicans to find more peaceful ways to settle differences. And it seems as if the time has come for our cops to receive mandatory anger management intervention. Far too many of them are killing at home and on the job ... they are too trigger-happy.
Like the cop who went berserk in Three Hills, St Mary killing his wife's family then himself, and the ex-soldier who injured his common-law wife and killed her mother in Clarendon in recent times, the stories seem all too familiar and I am tired of them. All I can do is repeat my tired warning. Men who show early signs of violence against women can and will murder them eventually. So far, I have not heard anything to suggest a pattern of violence in this case, but there must have been something bad enough to cause the deceased woman to move out of the house they shared.
Men must learn to take rejection. When they dump women, most times we brush ourselves off, ensure that we look 100 per cent better and increase our resale value for the next man who comes across our radar. We don't go killing men because we are upset over a break-up. We might slash his tyres, we might call his other women and trace them off, we might even burn his clothes, but we definitely don't gun him down in broad daylight.
So, guys, get a life. Do what you do best, move on when you are dumped and find a nicer girl than the last one. Don't harbour ill feelings against a former lover - especially if she is the mother of your child. Life is too short for that sort of thing.
I see the Labourites are at it again. Doing what they do best ... nastying up each other in their race to prove what we already know: politicians don't really care about the people, they care about power. Meanwhile, the leader is busy flexing verbal muscles.
Unemployment is the worst it has been in 16 years and we don't have anyone to offer a credible alternative.
Someone suggested picking the best from both parties, but both the greens and the oranges are too selfish for that. I think I would like to hypnotise the whole island and erase all their bad political memories then start all over. Oh ... wait a minute, I forgot those in the diaspora ... ah well, it was a good thought. May God help us. Have a wonderful week.
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