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Firebombing gays and police inaction

Published:Friday | October 11, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Nothing has, so far, come of the murder of Dwayne Jones, the drag queen who was beaten, stabbed and shot by a mob at a dance in St James.

Frankly, we expect nothing to come of Mr Jones' murder. And not only because of the police's general incompetence in solving crime, reflected in a 'clear-up' rate of under 40 per cent for homicides.

Rather, Mr Jones was gay. That is likely to mean his case having even less attention.

Earlier this week, the house where Mr Jones lived, which was occupied by other gay men, was firebombed. Like with the Jones incident, we don't expect much.

It would be good for the police to surprise us by actually doing something.

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