Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Crawford 'shocked, angry' at Yetanya's vicious killing

Damion Crawford

Damion Crawford

Opposition Spokesman on Youth, Senator Damion Crawford has expressed shock and anger at the recent murder of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis in her community of Trench Town in South St Andrew last week.

“The continuation of such acts should jolt a nation into action to accept new laws that would cause for greater punishment for crimes against children," Crawford said in a statement.

“The perpetrators are an example of individuals that I have argued should be termed enemies of the state and hunted by a special squad if they refuse to turn themselves in after 24 hours.  It is also my opinion that individuals who are aware of a crime and take no action to intervene in even as basic a way as calling the police should be considered accomplices to the crime as reports of the screams for help ignored by neighbours are equally atrocious,” Crawford added.

In offering his personal condolences to the family and friends of Francis, who was a student of Kingston Technical High, Crawford expressed the hope that the police will stop at nothing to catch the criminals responsible “and that the justice system works for the society and facilitate the harshest punishment possible to these criminals.”

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