The cold blooded murder of Mario Deane brings to mind the cold blooded murder of another young life, that of Khajeel Mais the young sixth form student who was shot to death while sitting in a taxi by a man who was angry simply because the taxi driver dared to scrape his BMW X5.
This happened in 2011, it is now 2014, and the case still hangs in limbo.
Which leaves me to ask the question, what are the lives of citizens of Jamaica who are POOR and less fortunate really worth?
We all know that was Mario Deane related to any of the “BIG SHOTS”, there would be uproar coming from all corners, yet even the Minister of National Security seems to be silent on this one.
Yes I know an investigation is taking place, but does that mean that offers of condolences from those HIGHER UP should not be forth coming?
The issues surrounding the COLD BLOODED DEATH of Mario Deane, is a clear message that even under the watch of those who are there to protect and serve , people have to fear for their lives.
A man is arrested for a spliff, he gets STATION BAIL, gets Re-arrested, is beaten so badly he ends up in the hospital, while he is under the watch of the police, yet the first answers are he FELL OFF THE BED, then he was BEATEN by INMATES? SERIOUSLY?
B. On what grounds was his bail REVOKED?
C. Why do the police have so many different reasons as to what transpired while he was there?
D. Where was the police during the time that Mario was ALLEGEDLY been beaten by inmates? There was no way he did not CRY, SCREAM, or beg for mercy.
E. Were all the POLICE sleeping, drinking, deaf and blind at the same time?
F. How is it that no one was ARRESTED until after he died? Common sense would dictate that were he beaten by fellow inmates, that every one in that cell should have immediately become SUSPECTS.
For the Police High Command to say that the police is not responsible is the joke of this century. This happened under THEIR WATCH, and they are as much RESPONSIBLE as the persons they claimed did it.
But then again they seem to think that Jamaicans are idiots, and do not have the CAPACITY to think.
The fact that the stories have changed so many times, clearly indicates what REALLY WENT DOWN, WE WERE NOT ALL BORN YESTERDAY.
It is a shame that we can boast about independence, when CITIZENS can be treated in this manner. What is even more tragic is to see those who are politically affiliated throw political stones instead of giving a voice to this injustice.
What we all need to understand is that under these circumstances, NO ONE IS SAFE. You are not safe from the GUN MEN, and you are NOT SAFE from those who have SWORN to SERVE AND PROTECT. SAD
What is even sadder is that for some the answer to this GRAVE INJUSTICE, is to STOP ARRESTS for GANJA SPLIFFS, SERIOUSLY? SMH
So every weed smoking Jamaican should be very happy that at least something good came out of this BLATANT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE? SHAME
He is not the first victim, and unless we wake up Mario Deane will NOT be the last.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE, AND MAY HIS FAMILY FIND SOLACE IN THIS TIME OF IMMENSE GRIEF AND PAIN.
Please join the PEACEFUL PROTEST to be held on Tuesday – August 12th, between the hours of 7AM- 12PM, at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DENNIS MEADOWS AT 876 481 5600.