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    Thumbs down 480 deaths since January?! What really goin on in Jamrock?

    Central Kingston educators cry out against violence - Police stats show over 480 killed islandwide since January
    published: Wednesday | April 30, 2008

    Glenroy Sinclair and Mark Beckford, Gleaner Reporters

    Fed up with the number of senseless killings in the constituency of Central Kingston which have left their students traumatised, several teachers yesterday journeyed from the Holy Family Primary School to the Jamaica Teachers' Association headquarters on Church Street, crying out for help.

    They made the journey a day after some of them staged a sit-in, protesting the violence that has gripped the community.

    Mother killed

    Last week, Marcia Newby, who accompanied her child to school, was killed by gunmen on her way back home. Yesterday, four more persons were shot, three fatally, in other sections of central Kingston.

    Between Monday night and yesterday afternoon, at least eight persons were shot between Allman Town and the Southside/Tel-Aviv areas of central Kingston.

    Kenneth Robinson, 52, was killed along Laws Street about 11:55 a.m. yesterday. About 2:50 p.m. Derrick Gray, 42, was shot and killed by gunmen on George's Lane, and an hour and a half later a female, who was unidentified up to press time, was killed on Hitchen Street in Allman Town.

    Teachers traumatised

    The killings have prompted scores of fearful parents to keep their young ones at home, instead of sending them to school.

    "The teachers are really traumatised," said Cecile Palmer, principal of the Holy Family Primary School, located on Laws Street in Southside.

    Attendance at the school has been low. There are reports that students living in Tel-Aviv are in fear.

    "One morning I had to drive through that part of the community and pick up about 20 students in my van and take them across to school," the principal said.

    Chairman of the school, deacon Oswald Tie, described the situation as very sad. He has spoken to the political representatives, who are in dialogue with the security forces.

    Reprisal killings common

    Although police statistics show that three persons were killed for the month of March in the Central Kingston Police Division, many more Jamaicans have been killed since then, with shootings and reprisals being common.

    Four months into the year, already more than 480 persons have been murdered since January. Police statistics released yesterday for the first three months showed that 370 persons were killed over the period.

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    That article kinna old so add another 100-130 murders to that

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    jamaica, Trinidad SAME SH!T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
    That article kinna old so add another 100-130 murders to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predator01 View Post
    jamaica, Trinidad SAME SH!T
    well this article is about Jamaica. Allyuh always linking the island whenever one island is being talked about. Trinidad is bad also but this is to discuss whats going on in Jamaica so please don't sway it thanx..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Maneater~ View Post
    well this article is about Jamaica. Allyuh always linking the island whenever one island is being talked about. Trinidad is bad also but this is to discuss whats going on in Jamaica so please don't sway it thanx..
    The crime in Jamaica is a damn shame! Its the worst thing about Jamaica. BUT its probably an improvement... the article didn't state it... but its likely that the 480 deaths is an improvement over some past years. Jamaica has had several years where 1100+ deaths was the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    The crime in Jamaica is a damn shame! Its the worst thing about Jamaica. BUT its probably an improvement... the article didn't state it... but its likely that the 480 deaths is an improvement over some past years. Jamaica has had several years where 1100+ deaths was the norm.
    At the end of the yr, not middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa View Post
    At the end of the yr, not middle.
    I realize that. But the figures are now at 507 ... at that same rate by the end of the year we would be under 1100.

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    To put it all in perspective New York with 8million people had less than 500 murders all of 2007. Trinidad well on on our way down this road as well.

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    The alarming thing is that a lot of them seem to be gunman just shooting for no reason at all...even shooting down pastors too. The randomness seems like just for the experience of killing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Abughani View Post
    The alarming thing is that a lot of them seem to be gunman just shooting for no reason at all...even shooting down pastors too. The randomness seems like just for the experience of killing
    Yep. Innocent people getting killed for what would seem like no real reason. Although sometimes yuh check it out and there is SOME kindah link somewhere. The figures are increased by the increase in police killings as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    Yep. Innocent people getting killed for what would seem like no real reason. Although sometimes yuh check it out and there is SOME kindah link somewhere. The figures are increased by the increase in police killings as well.
    Could be those pastors were put too much pressure on the community speaking out about the gunmen too so they try silence them.

    Something must be done though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Abughani View Post
    Could be those pastors were put too much pressure on the community speaking out about the gunmen too so they try silence them.

    Something must be done though
    Well this is the thing. You never know... sometimes its the craziest situation that comes to light after an investigation. The pastor couldah rape a girl (or boy). The pastor couldah ah gwaan wid tings behind closed doors dat people jus' doh know about.

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    Their time soon come we soon deal with all them gunmen!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    Well this is the thing. You never know... sometimes its the craziest situation that comes to light after an investigation. The pastor couldah rape a girl (or boy). The pastor couldah ah gwaan wid tings behind closed doors dat people jus' doh know about.
    That is true, them pastors aint easy these days at all

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