Youth clubs to paint In­ter­net black

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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.

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