Monday, July 23, 2018

#STOPJUNGLEJUSTICE : Regina Van-Helvert Starts A Campaign Against Jungle Justice

Jungle Justice (JungJ), referred in other contexts as Mob Justice is a form of public extrajudicial killings, where an ‘alleged criminal’ is humiliated, beaten and in some cases ‘summarily executed’, by a crowd or vigilante group.

This act has been in existence for soo many years and has claimed the lives of many innocent individuals. It’s a menace that poses a threat to this country and it seems to be an act that is spoken about during the period of the event but is later swept under the carpet.

The culprits are in most cases not dealt with. Even though this society overtly frowns on the act, it creeps up on us every now and then. Enough of the ‘hypocrisy’! No one has the right to take the life of another, in a democratic country, What happened to our rights to life and protection by the state from such mishaps.

We simply cannot be reading horrifying stories of this act every now and then; watching videos of such worrying acts, irresponsibly shared over social media, without finding a common platform to effectively deal with this.

Regina has decided to use the opportunity granted her by the media, and the various social media platforms to not only campaign against the practice, but find workable solutions with various stakeholders including law enforcement personnels, government, development actors, communities, and crucially the youth, to this canker.

Given that audiovisuals communicate credibly in this country, She has shot a short film on JUNGLE JUSTICE to help spread the dangers and threat, that mob-justice poses not only to human life but on the nation as a whole.

She will be going around the country to show this short movie and educate the youth on the implications of taking instant justice. Together with some stakeholders, some selected ministries, Police force, Media and some public figures, we will make sure this activity is totally consumed and terminated.

So let us help her trend the Hashtag #StopJungleJustice on all social media platforms this is the first step in the series of activities that will be organised towards finding a workable solution to this menace.

She is doing her part, do yours by simply joining the campaign #STOPJUNGLEJUSTICE #PROTECTLIVES #CIVICEDUCATION #OURRIGHTSMATTER #OURLIVESMATTER
Jungle Justice (JungJ), referred in other contexts as Mob Justice is a form of public extrajudicial killings, where an ‘alleged criminal’ is humiliated, beaten and in some cases ‘summarily executed’, by a crowd or vigilante group. . . The existence of this form of justice which is described by many as ‘street justice’ is attributable to dysfunctiontionality of the judiciary system or a breakdown in the system for enforcement of law and order. . She produced a short Movie months ago to start a campaign dubbed “Stop Jungle Justice”. . . This campaign will run through every Region in Ghana to educate the youth on the Implications of Instant justice. She will need the support of every citizen to fight against Instant justice. Join @reginavanhelvert on social media to trend the hashtag #StopJungleJustice.
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