Hope remains while company is true.
Then he floored me but thankfully my constitution was strong not to actually fall when he related a tale of his forced eviction in the Syndenham Area (an area that has factored before in previous cases of forced evictions and homelessness squatting and homophobic threats issued) due to robbery and subsequent discovery by the robbers of photos and other paraphernalia with other men, this sounds similar to the Steve Harvey home invasion in 2005 by gunmen who in turned took him away after supposedly discovering photos on a laptop, other paraphernalia and all males living in the shared rented house. He was found dead with several gunshot wounds and cuts suggesting there was some torture before the execution of Harvey. In this instance though the impacted man was not home and upon his return he found that there was a break in.
The visitors were adamant he should leave as soon as possible but how they came to such knowledge to date boggles the mind and he suspects that after the robbery persons may have entered the premises and searched the strunned materials etc. the matter was reported to the Spanish Town police precinct and they arrived to examine the scene; but he may never get it solved as the scene may have been contaminated by the ‘visitors’ or persons linked to them and the man did not know them as residents in the area as he does not really interact with many persons except immediate neighbours; a challenge some Jamaicans have in middle class neighbourhoods and when things happen hardly any help can come or cooperation. The police tried the man said but as the place was dusted for fingerprints and materials collected (after he removed homo-hinting materials) the cops said it maybe difficult to find suspects and a lack of eyewitnesses.
So this one looks like another cold case for now until some new or substantiated evidence or witness statement comes to hand; apparently at the time of day of the robbery no neighbours were home to see strange movements. Some miscreant(s) somewhere may simply get away with this one, thankfully the man has found a new place to rebuild his life and good friends are better than pocket money; that one I can attest to when it comes to informal crisis intervention or temporary shelter options.
Good to see this one with a positive outcome although justice has not been fully served.
Peace & tolerance