Police urge citizens to desist from carrying out mob killing
Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz bailey is urging citizens to desist from engaging in mob killings.
His appeal follows the fatal chopping of two men alleged to be cattle thieves in Watt Town, St. Ann, yesterday.
Speaking at a media briefing today DCP Bailey said while he sympathizes with residents in some instances, innocent people are sometimes victims of mob killings.
Noting that there were at least 3 mob killings this week, he called on residents not to engage in the act.
Meantime, President of the St. Ann association of branch societies of the Jamaica agricultural society, Donald Robinson says yesterday’s mob killing of two men in Watt Town is an indication of how badly praedial larceny is affecting farmers.
The two men, 28 year old Demar Rose, and 46 year old O’Neil Robinson, both of Trelawny, were chopped to death by residents, after they were accused of stealing cattle shortly after 9:00 a.m.
The police say the carcasses of several animals were found in the vehicle in which rose and Robinson were travelling.
Speaking with Irie FM News today, President Robinson said while he does not support jungle justice, the incident highlights the need for more to be done, to address praedial larceny.
He said residents must work together with the police to remedy the issue.
Mr. Robinson said while yesterday’s incident was tragic, he doesn’t believe it will drive enough fear into perpetrators.