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Apr 22, 2014

McKenzie Junior’s family says he is being harassed because of his name

Melissa Major

Attorney Matura-Shepherd as well as McKenzie Junior’s family maintained from the onset that he was wrongfully accused for Cruz’s murder. While the attorney questions the actions of the arresting officer, McKenzie’s mother says that the police have been constantly harassing her son because he carries his father’s name who was a reputed gang leader killed in August 2007.


Melissa Major, Mother of George McKenzie Jr.

“The police dehn come by my house and ask weh part my son deh, George McKenzie, so I tell dehn he just bathe and the walk down the street, so they see ahn the walk down the street and dehn gahn and dehn arrest ahn. When they come they say they want ahn fih a shooting, when I get that the station I get information that they have him for PI Murder, so I asked the police I d ask information to see whosoever they say he kill or stuff like that. And then I speak with the CIB Cawich and he tell me that they have a file that gone to the DPP and dehn the wait on a request from the DPP what they will do. And after that they say dehn wa get back to me, I give dehn my number and they never did call me and little bit after 12 my son call me from station and say mommy dehn just charge me for murder. So by the time I gan back there then dehn mi don gan but before that I the tell dehn that my son mi deh da Chon Saan and they have ahn pan the camera and everything like that but they neva wa go see the camera. And when I ask my son I ask he if he mi tell dehn weh part he mi deh n I if he tell dehn bout the camera and thing and he say yes and Mr. Cawich tell ah they he noh need fi c d camera because he done get wah statement that dah he do the murder.”



“At this time can you tell us about the efforts that you made in terms of getting Senior police officers involved? We understand that it was because of a particular police officer pressing ht e case on your behalf that  the video tape evidence was indeed reviewed.”


Melissa Major

“Da neva lee bit I gan through, I gan through…I make about a thousand phone call, I make so much phone call I gan da so much places d beg they please come see this camera, please come see this camera before they send my son da jail for something weh he noh do and I know my son noh do it and they just refuse and I guess God answer my prayers with they amount ah people weh mi d pray fi my son knowing that my son innocent. God answer my prayers and God tell they yes, he move mountains and this da time when the police department need fi stop the stupidness weh they d do and just pick up people without investigating properly.  I think dehn di harass my son only because e name weh he carry, George McKenzie and its like weh I do with ah , I already did a human interest story concerning these same police officers. One set of Police officers harassing my son and harassing my son and this same police officer have a big role fi play in this case ya, he have a big role fi play… And like I tell they yes that dah “Juni Balls” pikney that dah George McKenzie Junior this da “Juni Balls” pikney but this dah noh “Juni Balls” he da somebody totally different. Noh because fi he pa and fi he pa mi do that that’s mean that he have to take the licking and he have to do that fi fi he pa, fi he pa don dead and gone whatever he suppose to mi do left it to god fi make God be fi he judger. Noh judge my son pan earth because he carry ih name, da totally two different people.”


The family is asking for a public apology from the police department. 

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2 Responses for “McKenzie Junior’s family says he is being harassed because of his name”

  1. Marnette Westby says:

    I know Melissa Major very well she has worked with us at CYDP. She wishes the best for her children and she works very hard. However, she is not with her children 24 hours of the day and 7 days of the week. According to Police Intelligence her son has been associated with violent personalities and we have some pending investigations that we will need to interrogate him for. The shooting of a young man at the swing bridge and the shooting of a young man at the corner of lovely lane. Justice will be served in a jail cell or a coffin but trust me it will be served. This young man is no saint and the fruit dont fall far from the tree.

  2. Cawich says:

    Ms Westby I do not wish death on him I just want justice for others. He avoided jail time today but he became an informant and led us to a gun in the majestic alley area

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