Christopher “Dudus” Coke’s father was was Lester Coke, also known as Jim Brown, one of the founders of the Shower Posse and a fellow champion and protector of the impoverished Tivoli Gardens neighborhood in Kingston. Coke was a political enforcer and bodyguard to Edward Seaga, the leader of the Jamaican Labour Party.
Shower Posse — like many other gangs in Jamaica — played a unique role in society, often serving as unofficial community leaders ruling barricaded neighbourhoods guarded by gunmen.
Federal prosecutors in New York are seeking the extradition of Christopher Coke, the current Shower Posse leader, on charges of drug distribution and firearms trafficking.
Infamous Shower Posse founder Vivian Blake is set to be released from prison in the United States and deported to Jamaica early next year.
Mark Anthony (Jah-T) Coke
|The oldest of three sons born to Tivoli Shower Posse leader Lester Llyod Coke. Mark Anthony rose to prominence as the voice of his father after his arrest. An aggressive figure, Jah-T quickly made some serious enemies and paid with his life. Unidentified gunmen riddled the aspiring Posse leader as he rode a motor bike through Kingston on February 2. The murder of Jah-T was believed to have been a message to his father who was facing extradition to the U.S.|