JFJ Press Release: WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD MR COMMISSIONER?

WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD MR COMMISSIONER?

Monday, July 11, 2011, Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaicans For Justice is struggling to understand the clear double standards being exhibited by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as regards the naming of the owner of the ‘arrested’ X6 in the Khajeel Mais case.  The refusal to name the person while at the same time leaking all other kinds of information is inexplicable.   Indeed, persons have been not only named but also incarcerated for weeks on the basis of far less information than is in the public domain in this case.

JFJ has consistently raised concerns about the JCF’s strategy of publishing the names of ‘persons of interest’ without regard to the constitutional and other implications.   JFJ maintains that position and states that the same level of restraint shown by the JCF in failing to release the name of this suspect ought to be exercised in ALL cases unless all other avenues to locate the person have been exhaustively explored.

Come now Mr. Commissioner, why the double standard?   Justice must meet the test of confidence, reliability, fairness and dependability.  Jamaica demands answers, and equality of treatment for all.

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