Latest: News

Kartel says police ‘slaughtering’ him

Published: Monday March 5, 2012 | 8:54 am Comments 0
Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel - File.
Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel - File.

Damion Mitchell, News Editor
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

Jailed dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is worried that he will not get a fair trial for the range of offences including murder with which he has been charged.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, said this is because of how the police have been treating the matters relating to him.

In a letter to university professor Carolyn Cooper, Kartel said he is being painted as an evil DJ by day, don by night and a murderer, who is society’s number one cause for crime and violence.

He also said the police have been using the media to slaughter him and to form a public opinion of him contradicts his real image.

In the letter published in Professor Cooper’s Sunday Gleaner column, Kartel said the cops have tried his case in the public and found him guilty.

He complained that every single piece of alleged evidence and every new development in his case is broadcast on TV, as though the matter is a soap opera.

According to Kartel, he has been in court numerous times and he does not see where the cases of people accused of heinous crimes have been treated in the public sphere.

radio@gleanerjm.com

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Videos

<

Top Jobs

View all Jobs