Underreported: Jamaica's State of Emergency
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Last week, the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency after fighting broke out in the streets of the capital city of Kingston.
But the violence actually has its roots in a New York court case. Marc Lacey of the New York Times and Larry Birns, director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, explain how attempts to extradite gang leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke have sparked street fighting that’s claimed over 40 lives so far.