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Kingston, Jamaica: In 2006 this Caribbean island became the murder capital of the world. For forty years deadly gangs have terrorised these streets. Here in Jamaica one person is killed every six hours. And for most gangstas there is only one way out. It is said the gangs are in the pockets of the politicians. Ross Kemp on Gangs s3e1: Jamaica, Sky 2007
Over 10,000 people are involved in gangland activities. ibid.
A lot of violence in a very small area. ibid.
Gangs who have aligned themselves with either one of Jamaica’s two political parties. ibid.
In the 1980 elections the gangs were armed by the politicians. ibid.
If you’re a gangsta in Jamaica you’re lucky to reach twenty-five. ibid.
I think the police are gangstas. Don of Craig Town, Jamaica
Cop killer slain. The Gleaner front page 2nd April 2007
The Shower Posse got their name because they ‘shower’ bullets on their rivals. Drugs Inc s4e2: Jamaican Gangs, Guns & Ganja, National Geographic 2013
Jamaica provides a key stepping stone for the cartels ... Cocaine is trafficked here where it is exchanged for guns and cash. ibid.
The turf wars are between different areas, aptly named Garrisons. ibid.
In Jamaica there are three murders a day. ibid.
Ecstasy is smuggled from Canada and Europe. ibid.
The Kingston Kingpin, Christopher Dudus Coke: a global priority: ‘Kingston a scene of desolation and destruction.’ Gangsters: America’s Most Evil s2e7: The Kingston Kingpin, Bio 2013
He was indicted for moving large shipments of marijuana and cocaine and weapons between Jamaica and the United States. For two decades Dudus was the Don of Jamaica’s most feared gang, the Shower Posse. ibid.
He was arrested on the edge of Kingston. ibid.
The rise to power and global reach for the Jamaican gangsters started in the election of 1976 … Both parties armed Kingston’s gang members and used them for personal security and also for violent attacks. American Gangster s3e7: Jamaican Shower Posse, BET 2008
In 1980 CIA’s right-wing JLP launched an even more aggressive bid for power. ibid.
Almost 900 people were killed in Jamaica that year. ibid.
The Feds claimed the Shower Posse moved 300,000 pounds of marijuana and 20,000 pounds of cocaine worth over a billion dollars on the street. ibid.
Other Jamaican gunmen set themselves up in Harlem and Brooklyn. ibid.
1988: The US federal government launches a massive crackdown on Jamaican drug gangs. ibid.
‘Drugs are always a big business in Jamaica. And Christopher Coke was president.’ Drug Lords s1e3: Christopher Coke: Jamaica’s Narco Prince, old dude, Netflix 2018
‘The violence was always there.’ ibid.
May 2010, Kingston, Jamaica: The Caribbean island is racked by gangs wars. ibid.
‘20% of the cocaine going into the USA was trafficked through Jamaica.’ ibid.
The Shower Posse … Coke’s war against the police will bring Jamaica to its knees. ibid.
The Don reaches hero status in Kingston. ibid.
He’s tried to turn himself in to the Americans. ibid.
Kingston, Jamaica, 1978: Jamaica is caught in the grip of the Cold War. Violence rages across the island as national elections approach. The slums are set ablaze as heavily armed rival gangs aligned to both the People’s National Party, and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party, fight a bitter turf war on the streets of Kingston. Better Mus’ Come 2010 starring Sheldon Shepherd & Sky Nicole Grey & Duane Pusey & Everaldo Cleary & Ricardo Orgil & Roger Guenveur Smith & Boyd Grant & Carl Williams & Dennis Hall et al, director Storm Saulter, caption