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Krysis: Police turning community against me

Friday, April 21 2017

ABDUL “KRYSIS” Wakeel yesterday said since his encounter with National Security Minister Edmund Dillon and ACP Wayne Dick was captured on video and went viral on social media earlier this month, Central Police have been trying to turn his community against him.

Wakeel said this yesterday morning to the media during a “peace initiative” organised by the Masjid of Peace (formerly known as Unruly ISIS) and the Islamic Front led by Umar Abdullah where the group distributed water, juices, and flowers to people making their way through Enterprise.

Several social media commentors criticised Dillon and Dick for the manner in which they spoke with Wakeel while he spoke about the underlying causes of crime in his community.

Since then, Wakeel said Central police have been “fighting him down” and trying to turn the community against him. On Wednesday evening, Wakeel said the police raided a man’s home and said, “‘You know the reason why we do this?’ and the guy said ‘What? I don’t sell drugs so there is no reason for you to be here.’ And he (the police) was like ‘blame Krysis.’” “The only place I does be right now is Crown Trace and they are trying to turn my own Crown Trace people against me because they telling them I is the reason why, you understand.” Wakeel said this treatment made it hard for him to appear in public, but he was willing to do it to be an example for the young people in his community for whom he is a religious leader. Attempts, however, to reach Central Division Senior Supt Kenny McIntyre for comment were unsuccessful.

Yesterday’s peace initiative was not attended by representatives of the opposing Rasta City gang. Asked whether their work was being supported by the Rasta City gang, Wakeel said “Things does take time, you know. We do not expect America and Syria to sign a peace treaty and expect gunfire to stop bussing. No, that is not going to happen.

It have to have a perfect understanding and that not going to happen overnight.” But they were willing, he said. “If they was not willing then it would have still have all this bacchanal going on in Enterprise.

Ever since we had this lil talk in Enterprise, nothing has happened in Enterprise since.”

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