Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Konshens, and Teejay are amongst Jamaican entertainers utilizing their platform to name for justice for the homicide of 9-year-old Gabriel King
Together with the remainder of Jamaica, members of the Dancehall fraternity are jolted by the brutal homicide of a of Gabriel on Thursday, January 13, in St. James. Jamaica continues to grapple with a murder price that has proven no indicators of slowing down. The current killing of Gabriel King has sparked new conversations in regards to the course wherein the nation is heading and a few members of the dancehall neighborhood are utilizing their voices to amplify the decision for change.
The police report that at about 9 AM, little Gabriel, who was believed to be autistic, was being pushed by his mom in an Audi motor automobile in direction of Downtown Montego Bay. After slowing down to barter a pothole, two males allegedly compelled the lady from the car and sped away with the kid nonetheless aboard.
Following a report made to the police by the lady, a search led to the invention of the deserted automobile off the roadway in Fairfield. Gabriel’s physique was discovered on the rear seat along with his throat slashed.
Bounty Killer used his Instagram account to sentence the killers and Jamaicans, extra so the youthful technology, for not protesting the ugly killing.
“Uno have power when police kill gunman! All now me nuh hear no street block fi the 9 12 months previous!” He stated.
“When since we a homicide youngsters ! And girls! This a get outta hand! Wah uno a wait on! Any person haffi lifeless fi uno fuss! When since JAMAICA badman okay wid dem kind a killing yah!” The Grunggaadzilla wrote.
The deejay, who has at all times been vocal on social and home points going through the island, added in his caption, “Harsh/laborious actuality see like Jamaica not an actual place anymore although. The youthful technology are been misguided and mislead with nobody searching for younger ppl egocentric SuckCiety.”
An clearly emotionally wounded Konshens additionally used his social media to specific his ideas on the kid’s killing. Following a tweet questioning, “Jamaica, wtf are we doing,” the Dancehall star took to Instagram to subtly accuse the Authorities of spending extra time on the COVID 19 pandemic than points referring to crime.
“I noticed all of the parliament clips about covid and lockdown and many others. The place can I view the entire factor to see what was stated about CRIME and the killing of youngsters and the excessive femicide charges and rape charges. Submit these clips please,” he stated.
Konshens additional elaborate in one other message posted within the feedback asking for the general public to vary it’s mindset.
“Its essential that we all know that it doesn’t matter what Authorities and parliament discuss bout if we dont change our silly backwards damaging mindset as a tradition and undertake and have fun wholesome methods of pondering nuttn nah go change,” Konshens wrote. “Andrew Holness will not be God, he’s a person doing a job. I dont know the answer for crime and the truth that common folks know each hassle mekka however police with intelligence cyaa discover dem is one other story in itself, my focus is on the harmless, Me really feel prefer it ought to be easer for good residents to get firearms legally, since unhealthy residents haven’t any downside getting them, mek or not it’s shootout as an alternative of individuals being sitting geese and prey. That’s the half im most bored with.”
Additionally mourning the vicious homicide is Teejay, who posted a clip from his newly launched “I’ll Contact The Sky” music video. He captioned the emotional video, “Jah know them kill a 9 12 months previous Jah know star 12 months simply begin e nuh my condolences to di household. Di quantity lady and children unu kill for the reason that 12 months begin unu a religion youth massive one.”
Beenie Man apparently shares the identical sentiments and is adamant that the excessive price of violence within the nation can’t proceed. The self-declared King of the Dancehall tweeted, “We will’t tolerate this degree of violence and crime in our nation. It a get out a hand.” In a follow-up tweet, he added, “Caan even say it a get from unhealthy to worst bc it attain worst.”
Meantime, there have been calls to Jamaica’s Nationwide Safety Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, and Police Commissioner Antony Anderson to seek out methods to curb the rise in homicides sweeping the nation.
Information means that a median of 5 homicides have already been dedicated each day for the reason that begin of 2022.
We will’t tolerate this degree of violence and crime in our nation. It a get out of hand.
— Beenie Man (@KingBeenieMan) January 13, 2022
Caan even say it a get from unhealthy to worst bc it attain worst ??
— Beenie Man (@KingBeenieMan) January 13, 2022