Firstly the 11 year old has been caught. Secondly I quote from an inspirational figure, “The mark of great leaders is the ability to understand the context in which they are operating & act accordingly”
Listen up, the good ole days gwaan long time, suh u need to stop sing dat sankey and believe dat dis generation of family care and life will work the way you say it should. If u born in a hell hole, there is not much chance the majority in that ‘livity’ will amount to anything good. I am all for reformation and rehabilitation, however, fat chance of that working when you can barely achieve such within the existing penal system. Providing criminals actually get caught, tried and convicted. Added to that group is the fast growing juveniles many from homes not broken rather non existent from the start. A home is more than a structure with a roof over one’s head. It leaves us then to preventative measures as a focus we should direct our political speeches around.
Political correctness, tact, and hypocritical commentary cannot help those who are connected to the deceased teen ager and those who will suffer similar fate in the future. It has happened before and will continue to occur. When are we going to address the reality that one too many plays a major role in the breakdown of lawlessness on the Land? Define child abuse. For me, it is having children you are ill equipped to care for beyond a place to kotch and sleep. When children are sent on the Streets from the age of 4 to start fending for themselves, that is child abuse, and if not, do not be alarmed when at 10-13 years they are as cold as ice where inflicting an injury outside of a fist fight becomes their norm. Living with two parents does not constitute a stable environment if both parents are ‘dead stock’. Dead stock, criminal minded, virago and wotliss as their DNA are imprints as tattoo is to the skin. Any child born and living with that DNA cannot be expected to become a law abiding citizen as their minds have been corrupted. You are well aware of mental slavery, still existing as much as we claim freedom. There are exceptions to the rule, but from what we see unfolding on the Roc, they are very far and few.
Social and community development begin from accepting that each and every one of us regardless of our status in life have a responsibility and subsequent choice. If the choice you make can only lead to a detrimental consequence, then the said government you seek assistance from, must be able to enact laws that will counter such consequence. With freedom and democracy I believe calls for personal responsibility. When a ‘people’/person believe they bear no responsibility due to their choice followed by consequence, wi corner well dark. We can bemoan, lament and weep at the savagery of it all. Take heed that as long as things remain unchanged, the outcome will be the same. Two articles follow this commentary.
There is no justice in this case as according to JA laws, an 11 year old cannot be held criminally responsible neither the parents.
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11-Y-O Boy on the run
Accused of chopping 14-year-old to death
(Jamaica Observer) Tuesday, April 04, 2017 97 Comments
Police reported that sometime between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, the two boys had a heated argument which escalated into a fight in the normally quiet farming community of Lowe River, Trelawny. A machete was brought into play, which was used to inflict chop wounds to the head of the 14-year-old.
He reportedly ran from the road onto nearby premises where he collapsed and died at the root of a banana tree.
The alleged machete wielder, who will be 12 years old later this month, reportedly fled the scene.
He was up to late last evening being pursued by the Wait-a-Bit police who are investigating.
Residents said the incident has left the entire deep-rural community in shock and grief.
No recourse for parents of 14-y-o hacked to death in Trelawny
(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:36 PM
Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says it will be virtually impossible for the parents of 14-year-old Oraine Johnson who was killed in Trelawny yesterday to get recourse given that the alleged perpetrator of the crime is an 11-year-old child.
Under Jamaican laws 11-year-olds cannot be held criminally responsible for their actions.
Their parents also cannot be held responsible.
According to reports from residents, Oraine Johnson and the 11-year-old had a verbal altercation shortly after 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
The younger child reportedly went away and returned with a machete, which he used to inflict several chop wounds on Johnson, one of which almost severed his head.
Gordon Harrison says the investigations will now focus on the social and psychological factors that may have influenced the 11-year-old to commit the crime, as well as his family environment.
She says a court will then decide on the appropriate intervention for the child