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That community shames us all

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Dear Editor,

A young woman was brutally murdered in the community of Arnett Gardens. It being said that the murder occurred because the young woman refused to sleep with a reputed don in the community. Members of the community, however, contend that rapists do not reside in the area and the murderer is from a foreign community. If the citizens have ample evidence to indicate that murderer is not a resident of the community, then they have every right to correct the misinformation being proliferated in the media.

But being sure that their community is free of rapists does not give them the right to embarrass the entire nation. The proper thing to do would be to acknowledge the death of the young woman and then make the case that the community is free of criminals.

Unfortunately this was not the case. Members of the community chose to act like buffoons, with some women even stating that, though being attractive, they have never been raped, as if to justify their claim that “no rapist no live yah”.

Their comments were not only insensitive but also indicated the level of stupidity in the country. Most people do not want to admit it, but the reality is that these people make up the majority of the country. It would not be surprising if members of that community are willing to vote for a politician because he can give them money to fund their hedonistic lifestyles. This may sound awful, but sometimes several of us wish that those backward, illogical and poor-thinking people holding the country at ransom could cease to have such a loud voice.

Lipton Matthews





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