More nonsense from the bewigged bozos of the Privy Council, who, after striking down the death penalty, have now overturned a 25-year sentence of a man who raped a woman, then slit her throat.
In our Bahamas, today, there is a hardened criminal element who has nothing but contempt for law, order or human suffering, and for whom there is no respect for human life, even the lives of innocent bystanders, and children.
In the first few days of a new year we remain shell-shocked, angry, numb and panicked by the frenzy of blood from which we staggered out of 2013. These feelings are seething, snowballing towards an ever-mounting rage.
The teenager, Franciena Johnson, 19, was visiting relatives when she was shot and killed only one day after landing in the island. Johnson’s 18 year old cousin, Nadia Fearon was also killed.
The criminal element continued to unleash fury on The Bahamas, making it the central issue in the year-end review.
Following the Dec. 16th mass shooting at a peace rally in Bain Town, where one man was killed and six people wounded, four more people have died and four others have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Freedom Park, Fox Hill.
Max Tido was convicted of brutally murdering a 16-year-old girl. He has never shown any remorse for his crime. He has appealed his case to the Privy Council, who upheld his conviction. Yet Bahamian judges are granting him another appeal. Why?
The Bahamas does not export much… except crime. Yet another Bahamian has been charged with criminal activity in the United States after he murdered a policeman during a routine traffic stop.
Police found 3-year-old Jeffrey King’s charred remains clinging to the family’s dog, which also died in the fire.