Jamaica introduces anti-gangster law | News | Al Jazeera

Jamaica introduces anti-gangster law

Young Jamaicans drawn into gangs or "crews" at a young age say they need opportunities, not penalties, to quit.

    The Carribbean island of Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the world, blamed largely on hundreds of gangs fighting for territory.

    The crime rate, which had been falling, has surged again, prompting the government to propose tough new laws. However, a new piece of legislation is stirring controversy.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Kingston.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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