Tag: police


Culture’s Absurdity

To no one’s surprise, the police to whom two complaints were made, one by a woman needing medical attention, that she was assaulted by a lawmaker, and by the lawmaker alleging an unprovoked attack by a woman, the case has been closed for lack of corroborating witnesses and the uncooperative combatants who cannot be compelled to aid the police investigation […]


Myanmar Security Forces Up The Ante Against Protesters

As protesters continue to make their voices heard on the streets of Myanmar, the police have become more aggressive in quelling the protest. According to press reports, police have fired on protesters killing at least 18 people. Deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei, and Mandalay as police used live rounds and tear gas. Security forces began the […]


Trump At The Foot Of Mount Rushmore

While standing at the foot of Mount Rushmore on Independence eve, President Donald Trump charged that protesters who have pushed for racial justice are fomenting a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The President, pandering to his base, made it clear that he would not allow the behavior demonstrated by protesters to continue unabated. Although saying very little about […]


It’s Best To Stand For Something

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Malcolm X The killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man by a white police officer, kneeling on his neck for almost eight minutes, while the black man pleads for his life and repeatedly cries “I can’t breathe,” has forcefully brought to the fore man’s inhumanity towards each other, […]


Mr. Police Officer!

If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die… Claude McKay A police officer’s entitlement to shoot you or me, if he is afraid or in fear […]


The Dialogue — Black Lives Matter?

There are some things that being right about an outcome is not cause for celebration or even consolation. Those same things if you are wrong may even delight or reassure that you are not subjected to or a candidate for the certainty of fate. But, if being right is not to your advantage, and being wrong has you giving praise, […]


Haitians Clash With Police In Protests

Haitians continue their protest by turning out into the streets in large numbers bearing placards, erecting barricades, and looting. The protest has also claimed the death of several people and witnessed clashes with the police which resulted in the burning of police vehicles. Residents have been incensed for months at widespread fuel and food shortages, a weakening currency, double-digit inflation, […]


Ja. Gov’t Set To Spend $1 Billion To Acquire Police Vehicles

According to a JIS report, the Government of Jamaica has budgeted $1 billion to acquire motor vehicles and motorcycles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. The project aims to improve the mobility of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and falls under the Ministry of National Security. It is being funded from the Consolidated Fund. Details are […]


Jamaica Bent On Crime Stop

Jamaica’s Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is intensifying efforts to disrupt organized criminal gang activity and restore law and order to affected communities. “Our policy position of dealing with gang leaders is to see them arrested, charged and incarcerated for their crimes against people and the State. We envision in the media, images of […]


Police: Going Rogue?

Policing at the point of a gun is an oxymoron begging for a reexamination, not so much of how it came to be, but how its continuation as public policy puts it in direct confrontation with its sworn oath to serve and protect. When we have videos of police shooting a man who is running away from a traffic stop […]