4-year-old Dominique Rhamdas is one of the two children who were shot to death inside their homes. His mother, Shakira White, and stepfather, Phillip Leslie, were both killed as well. The family lived on 6th Street, which is in the Caribbean Shores division. White was a friend of Area Representative, Kareem Musa, and was also part of his campaign team. Musa stated today that his team is grieving the loss of the family but more importantly they are concerned at the rampant crime in the country. Musa said that he is ready and willing to combat crime, but with long-term solutions.
Kareem Musa, PUP, Caribbean Shores: “It’s a really tragedy that has rocked our community to the core. We are a peaceful residential community and I must say that it has gotten to a point where the law abiding citizens, the residents of Caribbean Shores we are ready to take a stand to say that enough are enough. The criminals in our country are the minority and for too long, for the last couple of years we have been made prisoners inside our own homes, not these criminals they’re not the prisoners we are. We have been confined to our homes but even in our prison cells we are not safe. If the UDP and the PUP can come together for COVID why can’t the law abiding citizens do the same and unite and come together to fight crime ? That is what we need in this country. Crime is something for some reason the politicians have been afraid for a bipartisan approach and let me say this for myself, I can’t speak on behalf of the party but for myself I’m already willing, I’ve been willing to come to the table to discuss solutions for crime. But I will not go to the table if it is that the solutions to crime will be paying gang members, if the solutions to crime are going to be handouts giving to people. If you are not serious about providing free affordable education to the marginalized in our country all the way to university then I don’t belong at your table. If you are not ready to give people a piece of land or a lot to start their lives or agricultural farm land then don’t bring me to the table because those are the types of solutions that people are looking for, that Caribbean Shores stands ready to fight crime with whoever is serious and with whoever wants to offer real solutions because it’s a much deeper problem than we’re saying put more boots on the ground, put more checkpoints so that the police officers can go on Facebook all day we’re tired of that. If they the police officers and the high ranking officers are tired and cannot come up with solutions move out of the way ! Resign, because it’s getting too much for my community.'”
Musa and his team will be assisting White’s family with the financial burden of burying two loved ones. They will be having a barbeque sale tomorrow at Musa’s office on Baymen Avenue between 11am and 2pm.