Agent Sasco Talks Fighting Crime In Jamaica

Agent Sasco is one of a many dancehall artistes who are fed up with the crime problems plaguing Jamaica.

Sasco, formerly known as Assassin, recently took timeout to give some insight into his thoughts on dealing with the crime problem in the island.

This is what Agent Sasco said:

“It is not a Dunkirk or East Kingston problem. When you look at it, it is the same violent acts which just pop up from community to community.”

“We really need to look into ourselves and establish why certain acts of violence take place and work towards solutions for the country as a whole… it can’t be a three-month thing. Police, soldier and curfew, and once the violence die down they move on to the next community.”

“When you talk to the people who live in these realities one gets a sense that they feel they do not have much to live for — a sense of hopelessness. In addition they feel marginalised by the wider society.”

“There is a life outside, a whole world in fact, where people are living their lives without subscribing to violence. These are not aliens, they are persons right there in these communities. I have lost so many of the people I grew up with to violence … it’s just not worth it.”