The JCF and Accountability: A Policeman Speaks Out; and Three Opportunities For Change

There are so many important issues and concerns wrapped up in this blog post. Let’s see some action, please (and I would like to see our new Police Commissioner on Twitter!) Thank you, Susan, as usual.

Right Steps & Poui Trees

NNN Hidden Agenda on SoundCloud March 2018Listen to Nationwide News Network’s special report “Hidden Culture”. It is narrated by Nationwide’s Marjorie Gordon and centres on an interview with a serving member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). It is a chilling account of the ways in which extrajudicial killings are carried out and covered up by members of the police force, with the involvement of gazetted ranks. The policeman’s voice has been distorted to protect his identity. It was first broadcast on March 21, 2018, was rebroadcast a number of times that week and is now posted on SoundCloud.

Many of the things that he spoke about are things that have been reported on before, things that I have heard of over many years. The difference here is that a serving policeman is giving a personal account in an interview being broadcast on radio.

“You’re a constable going to work and you realise that your…

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2 thoughts on “The JCF and Accountability: A Policeman Speaks Out; and Three Opportunities For Change

  1. Thanks for reblogging, Emma. I think we are at a critical point regarding reform of the JCF. If these opportunities are not seized, we may have to wait a very long time for any significant change.


    1. You’re welcome. Yes – the time is NOW. I have a feeling the government is still locked into temporary measures such as the ZOSOs. These things need to be sorted out and would obviously have an impact in due course on our awful crime/murder rate.

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