View Poll Results: Would you give information on criminal activites to the police?

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    Default Re: Would you give information on criminal activities to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    It's not as easy as that. I know a family (all 5 of them) that died because on person decided to 'rat' to the cops. It's sad, but so true. The police can't be trusted, and until they can (which is a hard task), it just seems safer keeping you mouth shut.
    Better they take their chances fighting crime, that shutting up and still being victimized. If the whole community was speaking out against crime and making life miserable for criminals, the situation would be much better than it is. Yes there are corrupt cops, but not all are corrupt, and there are ways to expose the criminals and make it difficult for them to carry out their activities or "hide out" safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCryptoKnight View Post
    Better they take their chances fighting crime, that shutting up and still being victimized. If the whole community was speaking out against crime and making life miserable for criminals, the situation would be much better than it is. Yes there are corrupt cops, but not all are corrupt, and there are ways to expose the criminals and make it difficult for them to carry out their activities or "hide out" safely.
    I really do understand you point, but tell that to a man that doesn't desire to be a part of the statistics. I'm sure he will agree that somebody should say something, but he sure as hell ain't gonna be the informant cause he got a wife and some kids that he loves dearly. I guess there is no easy way out. You'd have to give to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I really do understand you point, but tell that to a man that doesn't desire to be a part of the statistics. I'm sure he will agree that somebody should say something, but he sure as hell ain't gonna be the informant cause he got a wife and some kids that he loves dearly. I guess there is no easy way out. You'd have to give to get.
    Either way, you are at risk. If you shut up, the criminals stay, and one day, you will suffer as a result of their activities. At least if you fight them by informing on them (yeah I said it - inform on them yes!) you make one step to getting rid of them.

    I dunno bernie, I'm just tired of seeing the news reports of communities "bawling" that "we can't take the crime anymore" yet they are the first ones to burn fire for informers.
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    It's time we stop giving excuses about corrupt cops leaking back information to the criminal underworld, although there is merit to the concerns, there are safe channels to give police information, such as via the phone to Crime Stop and King Fish. After all these year, I have yet to hear anybody been killed, injured or even threatened by gunmen, as a direct result of giving information to any of those organisation.
    Far too often we allow this fear to cripple us, while allowing the criminals to take over our communities, although there are effective channels to fight back without the high risk. Even last year we hear of once quite peaceful rural communities being overruned by a handful of gunmen, people in the community know who and where these dutty bwoys are, yet they keep quite, and end up been killed anyway, or having to hide in fear or forced to pack up and run leave their houses.
    People need to be smart, they need to realize they are doing more to protect them self, family and investment (e.g home) when they inform on these criminals (providing they use the safe channels), than keeping quite.

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    A woman was gunned down in Half-Way-Tree this morning.
    It is understood that Miss Young was killed in full view of scores of customers who were conducting business in York plaza, and commuters at the nearby Portmore bus depot.
    A police source said witnesses have been reluctant to provide investigators with statements.
    Why isn't anyone giving information to the police about what they saw? How does anyone expect to improve the crime situation if they are not willing to play their part and make life difficult for criminals?
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    Jamaica's Most Wanted.

    It's good to see that some effort is being made to get citizens to help in the fight against criminals. We need more of things like this.

    What else can be done to break the anti-informer culture that afflicts Jamaica today?
    Last edited by BlackCryptoKnight; June 7, 2010 at 03:34 PM.
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    Fyah pon all who burn fyah pon informah - the upholder is worse than the thief.
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    Default Re: Would you give information on criminal activities to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCryptoKnight View Post
    Jamaica's Most Wanted.

    It's good to see that some effort is being made to get citizens to help in the fight against criminals. We need more of things like this.

    What else can be done to break the anti-informer culture that afflicts Jamaica today?
    Protect the informants. Simple as!
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