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Explainer: Shoot to kill or leave to die – Weighing Jamaica’s deputy PM’s philosophy

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Explainer: Shoot to kill or leave to die – Weighing Jamaica’s deputy PM’s philosophy

The Ministry of National Security argued that Chang made no such inference in his near-hourlong speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for a police station in Frome, Westmoreland, last Friday

What Chang claims

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has accused The Gleaner of “misleading editorialising” of his controversial remarks on police use-of-force when confronted by gunmen.

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In a press statement issued Thursday, Chang claimed that the headline, ‘Shoot to kill, Chang tells cops’, conveyed “the erroneous idea that the minister urged police to kill with impunity”.

The Ministry of National Security argued that Chang made no such inference in his near-hourlong speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for a police station in Frome, Westmoreland, last Friday.

The ministry’s document said: “His exact statement reads, ‘They have had fatal shootings because men with illegal weapons engage the officers in gun battles. I am not telling a policeman not to fire back, and I’ll say it here in Westmoreland … any time a man takes up a gun after the police, I expect Commissioner to train them, when him fire, him mustn’t miss.’”

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