Kill Them before they kill you – Reneto Adams style of policing

Reneto Adams

This controversial former senior superintendent of police, Reneto Adams is still making the headlines in Jamaica.  He’s been talking about the killings in the Tredegar Park area of St Catherine, where eight men and women were shot by gunmen.

Here he is, in the past, talking about running for police commissioner.  Read more background on him in this article. And read about what happened in Braeton here.

So now he’s been saying two things …first

“My policy is that where criminals are concerned, we are to identify them and treat them like the ferocious crocodiles and alligators, having them killed in the eggs before the are hatched”

So he’s saying kill criminals before they have committed the crime or when they are young?

“Anywhere you see the alligators and crocodiles, have them killed before they devour you.”

And here he is saying kill the criminal before crime gets out of control?

I know there are people who agree with this style of policing and when things are tough it’s hard not to look at possible solutions like this.  But this has been a style of policing in Jamaica for decades now and it is not working.  The murder rates speak for themselves.

7 comments so far

  1. [...] Jamaica Salt says the kill-or-be-killed approach to controlling crime is ineffective: “When things are tough it’s hard not to look at possible solutions like this. But this has been a style of policing in Jamaica for decades now and it is not working. The murder rates speak for themselves.” [...]

  2. Blipsterfarian Logic on

    What I don’t get is his condemnation of the police killing that was caught on video, then shortly after encourage extrajudicial killings in the wake of Tredegar. She needs to pick a side and stick to it.

  3. kimaya on

    the murder rate speaks for themselves???? ahh excuse me while Adams was in the force murder rate was a record low may i remind you!. ant the twisting of Adam’s word won’t do any justice becuase he has never! killed any innocent, read up on it. the only thing that stood in his way of head of police was the tension between him and Mr. Golding.

  4. [...] individual wasn’t a gangster, but a senior Jamaican police officer, Reneto Adams. Adams and his team had distinguished themselves by killing four members of the public in a rural [...]

  5. [...] individual wasn’t a gangster, but a senior Jamaican police officer, Reneto Adams. Adams and his team had distinguished themselves by killing four members of the public in a rural [...]

  6. [...] individual wasn’t a gangster, but a senior Jamaican police officer, Reneto Adams. Adams  and his team had distinguished themselves by killing four members of the public in a rural [...]


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