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BROKEN NOT
DESTROYED
Using Tragedy to usher in legislative changes in Jamaica

Shackelia Jackson Thomas


Health & Activism

JAMAICANS ARE CUT OFF FROM THE


CORRIDORS OF JUSTICE
The issue is rich and complex, too difficult
to fit into one stereotype

The U.N. Commission on Human Rights released a report on


Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, stating that the
country had an unacceptably high number of questionable police
shootings and should hold more policemen accountable for their
actions.

UPDATE LAWS TO FIT AN EVOLVING SOCIETY


We can't implement without
understanding the people's plight
Police are responsible for 15% of the murders in
Jamaica Amnesty International
It would cost a minimum wage worker (earning
$45US weekly), $50US per week to bring a legal
case before the supreme court Page (2016)
Jamaicans are not educated about legal rights in
school, which perpetuates ignorance
Jamaicans are turned off by a slow and
dysfunctional justice system US Report on human
Rights Practices (2015)
Recent reduction in Police murders have been
attributed to the work of Amnesty International, the
establishment of the Independent Enquiry of
Commission (INDECOM) and the imposition of the
Leahy Act which prevents the US from giving
assistance to forces that violate human rights The
Economist (2015)
We Cannot replace one form of Tyranny with another
/ Police Officers are in the killing business Alwayne
Morgan, former member of the Police Force
A license to Kill: Extra-judicial killings is a policy of
the state Attorney Dennis Morrison

PROPOSAL SUMMARY

BrokenNotDestroyed Foundation was established to redefine tragedy and usher in legislative changes in
the Jamaican Police Force that would strengthen cooperation between security forces and citizens.

The foundation emerged from the 2014 murder of our brother Nakiea Jackson; which introduced us to
systemic existence of police brutality and the inaccessibility of justice to many. We recognized that this
broken system was creating a broken nation and the insidiousness of members actions threatened
democracy; making the time ripe for change.

In light of this, the foundation endeavors, through collaboration with all stakeholders, to increase citizens
access to information and equip them with the skills to navigate their interaction with members of the police
force. We are using mourning to stir a movement that achieves policy changes and practices within the Police
Force that will benefit society. This includes training programs to engender good practice guidelines for
security forces to alleviate fear, encourage, and harness the benefits of community policing reinforcing their
mission to protect and serve. In the event of misconduct, we hope to maintain checks and balances, well
defined code of conducts that maintains accountability and professionalism among our service members.

PROPOSAL SUMMARY

We advocate for the unbiased processing of crime scenes, witnesses and suspects so that the integrity of the
profession will be upheld, and these will be stipulated in manuals and breach will be subject to disciplinary
actions.

The foundation addresses the social divide that exists between the police force and civilians. Our own suffering
has brought us to the plight of many families who lack support systems or channels to exercise their frustration,
hurt, disappointment disbelief and the pursuit of justice, for those who justice eludes, we provide support
towards healthier lives.

Our mission is to create a community that will break the cycle of brokenness by providing families with an
outlet for grief management and expert guidance to secure justice for their love ones, and to heal.

We will be the only organized group that provides cross-functional and 360-degree support for all stakeholders
operating as mediators in bridging the divide. We are conscious of our national constraints, which typically
manifests in how we execute our functions and by extension interface with our subjects. As a result, our social
programs, experiential and continuous learning and service driven initiatives will educate in order to alleviate
reducing distrust and eliminating areas of conflict. Our mission is to dissolve the implicit biases that undermine

PROPOSAL SUMMARY

Most important is the fact that our programs and recommendations are adapted to Jamaicas unique circumstances
and conditions which will engender success. Our Pilot Project will provide a comprehensive incubation phase that
will facilitate two-way communication and assimilation to ensure that stakeholders understand each others vantage
point, through research, participant observations, seminars and retraining, towards bilateral agreement.

We believe that by putting faces to the statistics we can humanize the cause and unite a nation towards
fruitfulness. Post implementation we forecast the program benefits to be in the areas of: prevention, conflict
management, resolution, and reputation renewal.

The Program objectives include: monitoring and improving how police and security forces actions are regulated, to
establish a community of change network, to give a voice to the voiceless, to prevent the system from creating
enemies, and to help others rebrand tragedy.

The total cost to implement the BrokenNotDestroyed Foundation and to support the pilot phase is $190,000 US.
We are excited about the prospect of collaborating with you. Thank you for your consideration of our request.

FROM JUSTICE COMES


PEACE

Threat appeal
creates hysteria.

When justice is
effectively
administered,
everyone wins.

Justice restores
confidence in our
legal system and
reminds
perpetrators that
they are not
beyond the hands
of the law.

BROKENNOTDESTROYED.COM
The Tale of Two Jamaica's

http://brokennotdestroyed.wix.com/home

What can we do?


What can we
change?
It is not enough to
diagnose our
problems we need to
resolve them.
Progress happens by
doing

THE PRICE WE PAY


Those left behind must negotiate

Loneliness

Isolation

Withdrawal

Broken Relationships

Separation
Health Issues

Distrust

Anxiety

Fear

Trauma

Reprisal

OUR NEW NORMAL


How we Cope

Tyrone States: I have not began


mourning

The lengthy legal proceeding


rehashes our wounds

This tragedy is leading me into my


purpose

The distance between our home and our brothers shop

I have lived a full life, it should have


been me
Nakeias Mom: He was suppose to be
here to bury me

UPCOMING
PROJECTS
Leading the Change

August, 24, 2016: Planting the seed of


change: Garden Project & Bonding through
Belief

Back To School Scholarship, to assist


students with skill training September 2016

January, 20, 2017: Peace March

Petitions, Open letters

Workshops: Navigating vulnerability, Our


Brothers keeper, Redefining Tragedy;
lawmen moving into the 21 st century

RESOURCES
Work Cited

Page, Y (2016). https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/legal-profession-race-bottom-yaneek-page

The Economist. (2015).


http://country.eiu.com/article.aspx?articleid=112652995&Country=Jamaica&topic=Politics&subtopic=Forecast&subsubtopic=Political+stability&u=1&pid=144
4153528&oid=1444153528&uid=1

(2004). http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27904.htm

https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/americas/jamaica/report-jamaica/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzGCU5SRSiY

https://www.change.org/p/mr-terrence-williams-conduct-a-public-enquiry-into-the-policy-of-police-extrajudicial-killings-in-jamaica-now

https://www.facebook.com/IFLJM/videos/673776006052178/

Additional Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooScJ1alnuU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGEgMN-mWKU

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1352885/Jamaica-Life-death-police-state-officers-double-executioners.html

https://www.facebook.com/cvmtv/videos/1054945361213183/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video

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