When darkness descended on Grant's Pen Road

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Dear Editor,

On Saturday night, May 19, 61-year-old Errol Anthony White was viciously attacked, beaten and stabbed to death by a teen and his cronies on Grant's Pen Avenue. This particular teen and his cronies had been reportedly haunting White for the past two years.

The 61-year-old resident of the area had been reporting this problem to the police station on Grant's Pen Avenue for the past two years. Hours before he was killed he made another report to the said station.

This teen gang has been haunting the entire community for two years terrorising, robbing and assaulting people in the worst way. The guardians of these teens must give an account for themselves. Members of the community stood by and watched them terrorise the community. And, lastly, where were the police in offering the services of reassurance and protection in all of this?

I was told by a family member that when the police arrived after the man was killed the officer asked for the killer by his name. The officer was most familiar with the case.

As a member of the community, I am guilty of neglect. I saw it coming, like everybody else, but refused to act. The question everybody is asking is: Why didn't the police act on the complaint made by White?

I am calling on the police authorities, as well as on the Member of Parliament for the area, to investigate this matter.

Here was a hard-working, self-employed person, who had his life terminated by a group of careless and irresponsible teenagers. How many more must die before remedial action can be taken? Should those persons who provide food and shelter to these young, marauding thugs be culpable for the crimes committed?

Louis E A Moyston


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