INDECOM boss should resign
THE EDITOR, SIR:
AFTER GIVING much consideration to the police's concerns regarding the Independent Commission of Investigations' (INDECOM) boss, Terrence Williams, I personally feel he should resign and I say this as a civilian.
In this country, one of the crime capitals of the world, our criminals are not opposed to killing police. our police, decent citizens for the most part, are forced to fight fire with fire. Yes, there are some killings by the police deserving of investigation, but to give the impression that you are approaching the alleged crime scene with minds already made up is atrocious - where would be the balance and fair play? Mr Williams being a lawyer, it could be taken by the police that he is always standing in defence.
To further compromise himself, he gave validity to their fears by appearing in the company of the Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a body known for orchestrating unnecessary excitement over police killings, no matter how legitimate.
In this atmosphere of civilian crimes, violence and gang warfare, the citizens are not in a mood to be tolerant of the JFJ or any body lending support to them. One lady remarked that it appears to her that if a criminal is breaking into her home and she shoots, stabs or chops him, the JFJ would support the chimera and launch an attack on her; that is the opinion regarding the average, reasonable person of the JFJ. Crime is escalating and the criminals are having a heyday and while they are in the minority, their guns and mayhem make them a superior force.
Therefore, anyone challenging the police at this time is seen as a supporter of terror against the average man or the state.