Saturday, December 16, 2006
Her name was Stacy Wilson and she was just 21 years old. Little did she know that when she boarded a minibus that fateful afternoon of Monday the 11th that she was minutes away from being executed. Her only crime being the refusal of the advances of her murderer.Five days after her slaughter I remain horrified at the events that took place at the Bus Terminal. Amidst the horror another emotion viz anger rages within me.
I am angry at the way our women are too often at the receiving end of violent acts from our menfolk. I remain angry at a system that pays lip service to women's rights but remains powerless to protect us. A system that turns away women who report that they are threatened by men and attempts to trivialize it. A system that is reluctant to involve itself in what is perceived as a lovers quarrel. I am angry at those who seek to justify Stacy's death by theorising that it must have been a romantic situation gone sour for him to react in such a manner.
I am utterly disgusted at our authorities response to the murder. Can anybody explain why it took more than an hour for Stacy's headless body to be removed from the Bus Terminal? Yes, am aware that there is a requirement for doctors to pronounce victims dead before the body could be removed but surely this could have been expedited.
Instead,the unnecessary delay in removing the body allowed far too many persons to capture photographs of the mutilation which were then splashed all over the Internet. Surely, even in death we could have offered Stacy some more dignity. At least we owed her that much after she lost her life in such a heinous way.
And why hasn't there been a national day of mourning? For the most part we are a nation reeling in horror with too many of us having seen the unimaginable. It just cannot be business as usual with our collective psyche so badly damaged. We need to unite, share our grief and see how we can prevent another such horror from occurring. Stacy's blood cries out for nothing less.
Why did others stand by while this woman was tied and dragged? And while he is doing this act where were the other people.. no sticks, no logs, no young men brave enough to hold this man down?
Why were there so many people standing around and no one ran for a sheet to cover the young lady. I saw the pictures and seeing it really showed the hard truth.. but the body should have been covered if it did stay there for an hour.
This is sad, and this man had better say thank God he didn't do it here in Dominica. I'm sure he'd have been lying on that street too if dead.. near dead.
My sympathy to the family.
Peace be with you and your family from now and going forward.
Love and peace from the Garvin Family....you will be in our prayers always and forever...Stay Strong with the Lord.....
Carmen - Washington, DC
And to the ... I don't even know what to call you who said that the Stacy deserved what she got, if you had said that as an onlooker in the crowd in Jamaica, your body would have been the third body lying on the ground within that yellow tape. Because we don't wait around on the police and the courts who is going to just try you and give you free room and board for the rest of your life, to us that is not justice. Justice is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. We do our own vigilante justice.
I can understand being in shock over what's happening, but once you get over that, you make a stand and do something. I hate to say it, but all those who stood around and did nothing, are just as responsible for her death as he is.
To the insensitive person ? Wat the hell? The fact can neva be changed that she will neva see the lite of dai agen becos of HIM.
I hope her soul rests in peace and the monster who did this suffers eternally.