So i had this plan to make a post entiled "Are The Peacekeepers Here Yet?".....that should have been done like 2 weeks ago, but i was lazy as usual. That would have been when we were sure that all hell had broken loose and we had the highest number of murders in any one week, not to mention the west indies cricket team were making us feel like fools against the very last bastion of organized racism......South Africa.....
But that was all before this week began. Now we are absolutely sure that there is war as there seems to be an organized effort to exterminate police men, in some sort of retaliation for the killing of a "don" (community leader/head criminal) in one of our more volatile communites. Unfortunately for law abiding citizens, for whom the police is a buffer between them and us, we have to consider it a war against us as well. No matter how we berate the police ( for extrajudicial killings, bribery, general corruption), they are the force mandated to keep law and order in our society and to wrestle back power from these criminal gangs.
Three policemen and a security guard were killed in the space of about 12 hours in Kingston between last night and this morning. The only bright spot that was that two of the assasins were also killed in one incident because luckily they were plain clothes policemen nearby who saw what was happening and proceeded to engage the men in a shootout which thankfully the police won. It was reported that a 9 mm gun with 105 live rounds of ammunition, yes 105, was recovered from the men. Another policeman was killed when the police station was attaked by men with high powered weapons, and yet another who was on his way to work on his motorbike.
May God help us all!
So my question remains...... ARE THE PEACEKEEPERS HERE YET?