Skip to comments.Letter: Maybe we need a Trump to tackle Ja’s crime problem (Jamaica)
Posted on 02/15/2017 1:06:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
With Donald Trumps confrontational, headstrong, and unflinching attitude towards policy and the presidency, many have found him difficult to get along with and have placed him in the category of most unreasonable. In fact, the US is already reeling from decisions made by the president in the first three weeks of his tenure.
Say what you will, but sometimes we need a strong leader who is not willing to compromise on what he believes to be the right thing to do. Dont get me wrong, I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his policies or practices, but I do believe there is a place for someone like that in our Government.
Crime affects all of us indirectly and directly, without investments and development our country will eventually become dormant, thus leading to more crime due to lack of income.
Crime and development affect each other, more crime equals less development and less crime equals more development. Jamaica stands to lose billions because of violence. Not many people make the connection between the effects of crime and the countrys economic development.
Investors will retract from building infrastructure in Jamaica simply because crime is out of control. With everyone in a state of fear, locked behind closed doors and avoiding public spaces, who will be making use of the developments? Nobody. Investors wont receive returns, and the country will not see growth.
The saying, the devil gives work to idle hands is exactly whats happening to Jamaica right now. These criminals arent looking at the bigger picture. They are not allowing our country to reap the rewards of having investors assist to grow our economy. Instead, theyre robbing and killing for thousands of dollars when they could gain much more.
How do we get them to see the bigger picture? The longevity of a crime-free country? How do we get them to think before they act?
I get it! We all get it! No one person has the magic wand to stop crime or the manual as to how it should be stopped. Far too long weve been singing the same old song that this needs to be done or lets do that. I say its time to change the tune, we need a radical approach. The prime minister has said that crime reduction is their priority and I believe the efforts are genuine. But, maybe we need a no-nonsense, unwavering man in the seat, someone like Trump, possibly?
“I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his policies or practices, but I do believe there is a place for someone like that in our Government.”
UH? Are we confused much??
He probably doesn’t want his house burned down or his car spray painted. The leftists there might be as bad as here.
Trivia question: What is a “jump up”?
That thought ran through my head as well...
Actually, Jamaica needs a Duarte or Pinochet not a Trump. They need an honest thug who’ll just make some people disappear and then step down after the job is done. Trump isn’t mean enough to deal with the Jamaican drug cartels.
(I am complimenting Trump so don’t yell at me)
Jamaica has had thugs in power for a long time.
Once the British left, it has been a quick downhill slide. There is no real rule of law in Jamaica. It is who you know.
“Jamaica is an island nation with draconian gun controls. It has one of the highest murder rates on the planet. It was not always so. In 1962, before independence, Jamaica had a murder rate of 3.9 per 100,000 population, one of the lowest in the world. It was lower than the U.S. murder rate of 4.6 per 100,000 in 1962. The U.S. murder rate in 2012 was slightly lower than in 1962; 4.5 per 100,000. Jamaica’s murder rate in 2012 was 45.1, eleven times greater than it had been under British rule. The firearms act was first passed in 1967. Draconian enforcement of the act began in the middle 1970’s.”
I am hoping for anecdotes of FReepers who have traveled there and smelled the smells.
Yeah but in 1962 they had Dr. No causing mischief.
I wonder how many times he voted for Clinton?
Yeah I know. I use it as an example of why Guam doesn't want to be independent
Jamaica could be the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean if it weren’t for the corruption. It’s a beautiful place with wonderful people.
Such a shame.
I agree. We have gone there for a vacation for the last five years, and made some friends. The people are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet.
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