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May 8, 2017

G.S.U. – Peacemakers or Peace Breakers?

Over the weekend, the Gang Suppression Unit moved against various gangs across the city. There is a truce in place among the rival gangs for about a month now and during that period there have not been any gang-related murders. But is the truce brokered between the gangs and the Eastern Division South commander under threat? The GSU reportedly brutalized various gang members, and locked them up inside a house in Conch Shell Bay for approximately two hours today. There, we met the angry residents who say although they have been laying low; the G.S.U. continues to hound them.

 

Frederick Sutherland

Frederick Sutherland, Resident, Conch Shell Bay

“Every day yo see down there weh have dah gravel over there, they would tell yo lift up yo pants and kneel down on your lone knee. Yo tell them yo got bad back or soh, dehn bax yo off of yo foot and tell yo dehn noh want hear that. Just like how yo di shot people…Boss, yo see weh yo find we; dehn noh want hear that.”

 

Reporter

“Walk us through what happened today.”

 

Oliver Sutherland

Oliver Sutherland, Resident, Conch Shell Bay

“Well we di chill yah so and they run up ina fi we house and we di look fi cook up some food fi eat—me and my friend dehn—and they come brush up. Every day dehn look like dehn want come. The other day dehn come di bax up dehn bwai; dash my dawg from over my ma yard to over this yard ya soh, bax ahn ina ih head and bax up the one dehn on the ground, laying down on hot tar on the ground. [Bleep] I tired of this mien. I tired of this.”

 

Frederick Sutherland

“Dah weh kinda treatment that? And then dehn say they want peace treaty meeting; that noh make no sense. They want peace, but then they want come hurt we. Me noh fraid fi bad man mami; although I deh pan the street, me fraid fi di police dehn cause the bad man I could run from, the police yo can’t run from cause they wah beat yo legal.”

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