Well this week on the great rock of Jamaica has been a very interesting one newswise. From motor vehicle accidents to political spats/cat fights, to controversy surrounding the re-instatement to regular police duties for Senior Superintendent Renato Adams, all featured in the Gleaner this week.
Adams’ story is the one of great interest to me. Everyone is playing the blame game as to why Adams is still at Desk 13 when there is so much that needs to be done with criminal elements on the street. The police commissioner says he’s waiting on the Police Services Commission; the PSC says it’s waiting on the Commissioner. Typical. No one wants to take responsibility. No one wants to be viewed as “the bad guy”. Adams’ style of policing has been frowned upon by the local so-called human rights activists who only make such cries when it suits them. So, the commissioner is under pressure to satisfy these interest groups, his superiors, independent observers such as Amnesty International and the public. Rather than say “No, he will not be placed back on the street” or “Yes, he will resume full duties”, everyone is dancing around the issue as if they are doing the tango. When will this type of bureacracy end???
This type of behaviour is demonstrated in so many facets of life that it just drives me crazy. I say to end with this crap! Take responsibility. Be a man/woman. Make a decision. Take a position and stick by it no matter what.