Praise in­form­ers for na­tional ser­vice

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: THE ‘IN­FORMA fi dead’ cul­ture must be put to rest once and for all.

In­form­ers should not die be­cause they al­ways bring clo­sure to heinous crimes that oth­er­wise would not be re­solved. In­form­ers are brave men and women within the so­ci­ety who have long de­clared war on in­jus­tice.

These peo­ple are try­ing to make our so­ci­ety safe from the small per­cent­age of crim­i­nals in our midst. These so­ci­etal stal­warts have se­cured the ser­vices of the po­lice to stem crime and vi­o­lence, some­times be­fore they hap­pen.

Many of these brave men have lost their lives in the process of in­form­ing to the po­lice what they knew about many felonies and mis­de­meanours.

The nexus be­tween crime and vi­o­lence, and the in­former is very cru­cial for the sur­vival of the fittest of the fittest among us. When some­one tells all they knew about a crim­i­nal case in the courts, they are looked at and tried much quicker, and per­sons are sen­tenced much faster.

In­form­ers should be placed on a pedestal and cel­e­brated con­stantly by the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties in an area in­su­lated from crim­i­nal in­ter­fer­ence. These peo­ple should be de­clared as trea­sure among us and given monies and other in­cen­tives for their works.

Leg­is­la­tion should be passed to pro­tect these in­form­ers un­der an up­dated anti-gang leg­is­la­tion. PARIS TAYLOR paris­tay­lor82hot­ Greater Port­more, St Catherine

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