Jamaica Death Toll Passes 70

The four days of violence that have engulfed Jamaica’s capital city have now claimed at least 73 lives as police try to flush out a notorious drug lord. What started as a police operation with more than 2,000 officers and soldiers on Monday has turned sections of Kingston into a barricade-ridden war zone, with residents trapped in their homes hoping to avoid the gunfire. Most of the dead are young men, supporters of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who is wanted in the United States on drug and gun charges. But it is unclear whether Coke is even still in Jamaica. More than 500 people have been arrested.