Youth clubs to paint Internet black
et’s paint social media black’. This is how the National Police Youth Club Council (NPYCC) against will speak out acts of crime and violence staging of a with the second #Blackout4Peace social campaign. The group media of recently kick-started activities that will a week continue to Saturday, 5. Head of the NPYCC, November and her Sergeant colleague, Nekisha Wright Constable Christopher stopped by Youthlink Charley, outline to elaborate on the just what is to campaign and be expeted during the week. Constable Charley: The initiative came Youth Club camp that about from a Police that was held, and based on the success of camp, the participants females formed a WhatsApp in the group started group. The had posted complaining an image because [someone] or an article regarding raped and they were a female who was saying that nobody happening. From that will look at what is discussion, I said to your opinion without them, you can voice going to block any front of any public roads or stand in buildings (through) media). I came up this platform (social with the idea of #Blackout4Peace decided we would and we ask individuals to just use the images that copy and paste or we created on their social media pages. Constable Charley: They are actually on Youth Club HQ Facebook the Police page and the Blackout4Peace Facebook page. The black backgrounds images have and some have messages within, asking persons to support the initiative, while some tell when the protests begin and end. [Interested] (can) persons pick from what we have. Sergeant Wright: You can look at it from the standpoint that black is usually seen as being dark. The social media protest is really about crime and violence and the of crime and implications violence can be likened that, so black would to be appropriate for like this. something Sergeant Wright: As crime [has] been researchers to an likened by many epidemic, in treating several ways to eradicate an epidemic there or get it under are way is awareness. control, and one such Until you’re able to culture of individuals, change the mindset then you won’t and crime and violence. be able to effectively eradicate Sergeant Wright: We started on Sunday service to launch the (October 30) with a initiative in Montego church location because of Bay, (which is) a what is happening strategic was ‘Am I at Fault’ there. and The theme for Monday theme for that day we had for Tuesday is online engagement. ‘We are Affected The here, we will be focusing Too; My Life Matters’ on crimes that and, have two ‘power affect hours’ our children. We will on at Jonathon Grant Wednesday, we will and Eltham High. look at ‘No One Then, will have NIA coming Is Above The Law’. on board for that We have a massive youth day. On Thursday, forum in Clarendon we will – and the theme – strategically selected we are looking at is, Jamaica’. On ‘It’s on us; Let’s Take Friday, we will have Back football match a domino in Kingston tournament and East, then a play [will at Church on the Rock be staged] in the night. The theme Your Time, So You’ll is ‘Occupy Do No Crime’. We inner-city youth to will be bussing the church. A bus Gardens Police will leave Tivoli Station, Denham Town and Trench Town Police Police Station culminate Station at 5:30 pm. our activities We’ll candlelight on Saturday with a service and vigil in under the Montego theme, ‘I Bay Value: LIFE’. All these activities will be streamed live, so the world will be able to see.