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So just let the Tivoli hogs die?

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I find the call by Desmond McKenzie, Audley Shaw and Andrew Holness to scrap the inquiry into the West Kingston security operation very pedantic.

Mario Deane died in police custody. Why not just pay over some cash to his family? Why bother to investigate whether the police are at fault when the man is already dead?

Fortunately, that's not how a real democracy operates. But even if the inquiry were to cost $400 million, when that is divided by the 76 deceased and further divide it by a conservative four family members each, who may have been affected directly, we would be coming out at roughly $1.3 million per beneficiary.

Notwithstanding the fact that this was the largest number of people massacred in Jamaica since the Morant Bay Rebellion, we should never lose sight that there are people in Tivoli whose lives were severely and permanently altered, even though they escaped death.

Since we are a pariah state, just give the people the money the same way we throw food to hogs in pens. They don't deserve anything that is decent. They deserve to die like hogs. After all, they are from Tivoli.

I call on the Opposition to be responsible - for once.

ANDRE A. ANDERSON

Eastern Portland