School­boy’s killer is a scum­bag

Jamaica Gleaner - - SATURDAY TALK -

I sense a pot boil­ing, and when the lid flies off, God help us! It is quite funny that we re­cently cel­e­brated the birth­day of Peter Tosh, a man who did not want any peace, only equal rights and jus­tice. Peter knew what he was singing about. Even to­day, we are still shout­ing for jus­tice.

If there is no jus­tice, this place will dis­in­te­grate into chaos and jun­gle jus­tice. In days gone by, peo­ple used to beat thieves and light them afire. We don’t want to re­turn to those days, but it could hap­pen.

We might feel safe be­hind our grilles and au­to­matic gates, but no one is im­mune. Gun­shots have no sense of di­rec­tion. If law-abid­ing cit­i­zens are to stand any chance against those who seek to maim and kill, the au­thor­i­ties should se­ri­ously look to­wards arm­ing the rest of us. Right now, we are sit­ting ducks, and we all know what the duck got. KEN­NETH GRANT ken­neth­grantjm @ya­hoo.com THE EDITOR, Sir: The SINTING who killed Ni­cholas Fran­cis is ac­tu­ally mad! Red-eye, long-eye, cov­etous­ness are all akin to mad­ness.

How can a ra­tio­nal be­ing have the au­dac­ity to de­mand what is not his to the point of com­mit­ting a mur­der?

It is quite ironic that the killer ran. From whence did that glint of in­tel­li­gence come?

Those who know him, or are re­spon­si­ble for him, must hand him over to the rel­e­vant author­ity so that his men­tal

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