Opposition spokesman calls for special unit to hunt child killers

by October 24th, 2018

The Opposition People’s National Party is calling for urgent and decisive action against child killers in Jamaica, including designating them enemies of the state.

Spokesman on youth,  Damion Crawford, is urging  legislative changes to allow  for additional charges against child killer suspects.

He wants changes made to the minimum sentencing  of these suspects and the creation of a special police unit to hunt child killers and bring them to justice.

His comments follow the killing of  14  year old Raven  Wilson  on the weekend.

Mr.  Crawford says in his opinion,  crimes against children are becoming too heinous and frequent because the perpetrators are perceiving little risk of being caught and therefore they act with impunity. He says  that in his considered assessment, the overall fight against crime should include increasing the risk for the criminals, starting with crimes against children.

He adds that  pressure must be put on the government to find ways of reflecting the society’s demand to protect the most vulnerable and strengthen the child protection agencies.

The PNP  spokesman on Youth  notes that almost forty  children have been murdered  this year and all their blood would have been spilt in vain,  if the entire society, led by the government, is not called to action to ensure a safe environment for young citizens, who are Jamaica’s future