Kartel says police ‘slaughtering’ him


Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel - File.
Jailed dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is worried that he will not get a fair trial for the range of offences including murder with which he has been charged.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, said this is because of how the police have been treating the matters relating to him.

In a letter to his friend, university professor Dr. Carolyn Cooper, Kartel said he is being painted as an evil DJ by day, don by night and a murderer, who is society’s number one cause for crime and violence.

He also said the police have been using the media to slaughter him and to form a public opinion of him contradicts his real image.

In the letter published in Professor Cooper’s Sunday Gleaner column, Kartel said the cops have tried his case in the public and found him guilty.

He complained that every single piece of alleged evidence and every new development in his case is broadcast on TV, as though the matter is a soap opera.

According to Kartel, he has been in court numerous times and he does not see where the cases of people accused of heinous crimes have been treated in the public sphere.