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True justice is tough on killers

Published:Monday | May 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Our justice system remains unfair and corrupt. Failing to mete out stiff or severe punishment to criminals, including serial killers, should be considered corruption.

The level of brutality with which a persons kills another should correlate to the level of punishment handed out. Therefore, the merciless machete wielders and gun-toters who are butchering people like animals to the slaughter would think twice if they knew they would receive a heavy dose of heart-wrenching punishment as payment for their gruesome acts.

Our justice system should truly represent the Jamaican society. Judges, juries and lawyers must come clean and set a good example in the eyes of the public. A tougher and fairer justice framework would lead to a better Jamaica and improved welfare for its people.

The time to act is now. We cannot afford to put up with slackness any longer.

DONALD J. MCKOY

donaldmckoy2010@hotmail.com