August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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My apologies for the hiatus. The past week has been very busy, and I have been doing quite a bit of writing elsewhere! See below…

Police vehicles parked in August Town yesterday near where Constable James Grant was shot dead on Monday. (Photo: Michael Gordon/Jamaica Observer) Police vehicles parked in August Town near where Constable James Grant was shot dead on Monday. (Photo: Michael Gordon/Jamaica Observer)

The death of a policeman: I once knew August Town quite well. It’s at the end of a road that passes by the University of the West Indies campus. So close is it to the ivory towers of academia that there have been well-meaning efforts over the years (spearheaded by the late Professor Barry Chevannes) to “uplift” the community. Nevertheless, it continues to struggle with a legacy of politically-instigated violence. It is now mainly gang violence, while the politicians mostly do some posturing. It has been relatively peaceful for a while, but yesterday a policeman was shot dead in African Gardens, one of the less…

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4 thoughts on “August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

  1. petchary says:

    Thanks so much for the reblog and continued support! Very much appreciated…

  2. Sharmishtha says:

    we are living in a society that is obsessed with brainless violence.

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