Jamahl Simmons displays no class or professionalism in his switch back into the PLP. Months ago when he left the UBP he launched scathing attacks and criticism on the party claiming that racism is the reasoning for why Erwin Adderley was chosen over him for his Pembroke West branch. As I don’t recall him ever naming names many of the attacks came off as personal and unsubstantiated, though they could not be dismissed easily as there may have been truth to his words.
So now after a few months of being an independent he has spun around the rejoin the PLP all while launching scathing personal attacks on UBP chairman Shawn Crockwell. Noone could claim Shawn Crockwell as perfect, however one should recognize that having paid his debt to society and worked hard to find means to rise above his faults to become an upstanding member of his society, he deserves respect without the resurrection of his past every time someone wants to take a cheap shot. Apparently it is Jamahl’s implication that all criminals are forever guilty regardless of the time they spend in jail. If that’s the case than perhaps he should take a look at the party he’s joining, for clearly it is not without it’s own rehabilitated individuals who deserve that same respect.
The only thing Jamahl’s latest attacks bring into question is the validity of his claims with regards to the UBP. What he has done is made it ever more clear that he is more interested in personal vendettas than setting things right. If Shawn Crockwell had truly proclaimed him lazy than the best rebuttal would have been to prove him wrong through action, not petty retorts lacking real substance.