THE EDITOR, Sir:
Peaceful societies, a truly free people and great civilisations are those that history tells us arise out of the ashes of war. The potential to become a great nation amounts to nothing if threats are not arrested by force, the rule of law instituted fairly across the board, and checks and balances put in place to mitigate abuse of power. Order may or may not be important.
Where do we find ourselves as a nation filled with the promise of the skies?
By consensus, crime is the greatest threat to Jamaica's development. It touches all aspects of our lives, and so frequently that we have begun to become insensitive, unless it hits very close to home. Yet, the war of words between the security forces and INDECOM may prove to be the subtle threat that defeats us.
Certainly, a framework is needed for both to coexist respectfully and do their work effectively. Not all police operations are villainous, which is the perception INDECOM creates; and not all INDECOM investigations are witch-hunts, which is what the security forces would have us believe.
The two must develop that framework out of the public's eye and cease the public dramatics. This bickering between the two only helps those whom we hope to rid ourselves of - those who started the war in the first place.
Let us arrest the threats and move forward into an era of peace and prosperity for all.
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