They report today that Trafalgar Park residents are fed up with men who supposedly solicit school boys when schools long rapped up for the Christmas holidays from the second week in December, also the shrubbery as fencing surrounding the park had been removed since the last major incident there some four months ago with a drag queen and others taken into custody at the Half Way Tree police station so one can see CLEARLY through the park to the otherside and the possible occupants of the two park benches residing therein.
Can persons see around a corner?
Who is the Star News fooling?
There was also an alleged shooting incident of some of the men who used to gather just across the street at the old Super Plus Store which is now refurbished as a new entertainment facility and the workmen there along with canine security teams at the insurance company directly adjacent to the site see to it the men do not congregate there or nearby hence the men stay on the hip strip away from any trouble, coupled with that are the alleged ongoing problems with the staff of a popular New Kingston supermarket who have had run ins with the homeless msm/commercial sex workers or their friends who spend time with them as company I too visit the men at times so I know the areas where they gather and this Star News story CANNOT be true, I find this hard to believe when the evidence points otherwise.
also see the December 6th eviction news story of some of those homeless men by the authorities: Kingston Homeless MSM Evicted (yet again) also my then podcast:
Here is the Star News piece firstly then I will continue my commentary below:
Residents in communities located in New Kingston said they are fed up with homosexuals soliciting sex in the Trafalgar Park which is close to their homes.
THE WEEKEND STAR understands that homosexuals continue to congregate in the park with their penises in their hands and have been using their privates as a pull factor to lure schoolboys.
The residents admitted that while the presence of the homosexuals in that location is nothing new, it seems as if their cries for their removal continue to fall on deaf ears.
"Dem get disgusting. Right now, dem a meet and greet the boys dem wit dem penis in dem hand. It's a disgrace," a disgruntled resident told THE WEEKEND STAR.
The residents express that they have exhausted their options of notifying the police about the actions of the gays but it seems their actions will remain perpetual.
In September, a meeting was convened in New Kingston with members of the gay community, stakeholders, the police and the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals & Gays.
The meeting was called by city officials concerned about the action of homosexuals behaving badly and selling sexual services on the streets of New Kingston but it seems since then nothing has changed.
THE WEEKEND STAR was unable to make contact with head of the New Kingston police, Commander Christopher Murdock.
Have we all forgotten the Trafalgar double murder in June of this year? see: Murder, Homelessness and fallouts …………….
Yes the men have attracted some unneeded attention to themselves and the residents complained a year or so before when the park was more enshrined in shrubbery as fencing so activities could be hidden (if such occurred), the old Superplus Store lands were empty at that time so the men used it as refuge or for gathering but all that changed with the repeated negative instances over time including reported beatings, chasings and stonings some of which are carried on this and my other blogs plus increased police patrols.
The attacks by the problematic bikers who also hang out in New Kingston have also forced the men to remain in certain "safe zones" and the Trafalgar Park is NOT one such zone, the police have before had their hands full with these same bikers for other alleged criminality by their members.
This shooting incident in the Upper Montrose area also caused the men to be circumspect about the very park they are now accused or luring schoolers, please see: Shots fired at homeless gays in Kingston, homeless situation spiraling out of control
This attempted mobbing of two cross dressers in the same area in 2010 just after the Independence celebrations which I covered via an on the street investigation: Homeless MSM/CSWs in New Kingston rescued by taxi driver
The residents have complained before: Complaint of "Freaky Gays" Harassing New Kingston Residents ........
See: INCREASE IN MALE HOOKERS - More men doing 'business' in New Kingston says the Star ............ but
All of this negative press towards possible homeless and displaced MSM while a fault of their own doing in some respects also needs to be placed at the feet of the responsible agencies who have failed to properly respond to the pyscho-social & rehabilitation needs of this overlooked section of the LGBT community.
So we continue to reap the world-wind.
Here was the last major discourse in the mainstream on the issue:
Problem is the shelter idea glanced at in the program that was to address the issue has been put back until January 2013 as a pilot project which has its own set of issues. It was only 7 days ago I posted on my Wordpress blog the impatience of some of the men for the promised shelter: Homeless impatient with agencies over slow progress of promised shelter
Peace and tolerance
additional reading for behavioural background issues: