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Readers’ reactions – Wright walks free for now

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Westmoreland Central MP George Wright was released from the Freeport Police Station in St James without charge following allegations of domestic abuse. Wright, who the police named Monday as a person of interest, was questioned by police investigators probing the April 6 beating of a woman caught on CCTV video.

Here are the readers’ reactions via The Gleaner’s social media pages:

Twitter

If Wright admits that it was him in the video hitting a woman multiple times he should be ‘decent’ and resign. But then again, decency eludes many.

– @JAZ56737551

If we are serious about violence against women, the MP should be made to resign as soon as he was identified as the perpetrator. What message are we sending to Jamaicans and the rest of the world when we don’t swiftly condemn these acts?

– @rushbee2jam

Facebook

A nation blinded by politics. Orange or green ... any man weh put him hand pon a woman fi feel the wrath of the judicial system. Period. Witness come out and seh a him. All did a try ease him off. Y dem a drag out this thing?

– @Grim’s Queen

Whether or not she presses charges, this is wrong. If the people leading and running the country act this way, the masses will follow. It’s that simple.

– @Kerry Kay

The bigger heads are the problem, the little hothead young boy dem a just bait and janitor. That’s why the country can’t be better, criminals running it!

– @Sue Wilco

Instagram

If I said I was surprised I would be lying, as this is the Jamaica that we live in. I would love to know what the Government, in particular the members of the ruling party, will say about this. So much chatter recently about violence against women, yet here we have a classic example as to why it continues. I guess the only time that we will see aggressive actions taken against the perpetrators of such crimes is when the victim’s decomposing body is found, and by then it would have been too late.

– @reidlucien

Oh well. Every woman to dem self. Just affi instil teachings to my daughter how to know her self-worth.

– @deeii_dee

This Banana Republic! Bet your bottom dollar if it was a regular citizen charges would have been laid and they would be in jail. No one should be surprised of the current state of affairs in this country. Then again, lawmakers are in Parliament using indecent language.

– @mr_fox_d