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Future leader killed by cops

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM


I am disturbed at the killing of Kavorn Shue by the police, as reported in The Sunday Gleaner. Ironically, he was an ardent participant in the Mountain View Police Youth Club and seen as a role model in that depressed community.

I urge a quick and thorough investigation of this tragedy. Allow the chips to fall and settle wherever, and justice must take its course. As a nation, we cannot allow our young men to be cut down in such manner, as reported.

Kavorn was apparently a young man charting a course that was an inspiration to his peers and was even seen as a future policeman from a community more known for deviant behaviour among its youngsters. It clearly means he had already secured the admiration and respect of his community. Unless evidence contradicts, this is the type of young men this nation craves.

Being myself a product of Waterhouse, an inner-city community, I sense a similarity in the road being travelled by Kavorn, with the major difference being not having been cut down by a lawman's bullet, at least not yet.

This has allowed me to achieve some dreams and become a member of the Kiwanis organisation.