Crime Clusterf@$k/Political Pantomime: 22mts, 24dys Is REAL WETTING!!!!

The Express' front page pic today, of Alleyne's arrest last night.

 

“Director, come back to me, come back to me, Director!

It is alleged…it is alleged director, that I am facing 3 charges under Section 32 (2) of the Sexual Offences Act. But for what Director? For what? For helping the police do their job Director?”

I could almost hear Ian Alleyne show from next Monday evening in my head all now. If you don’t know already then is either you living in some remote place in foreign or in the afterlife because Trinidad and Tobago hot with the news…Crime Watch Host, and the People’s Police Commissioner Ian Alleyne has been arrested and it was all done on national television!

I get confused…under which act? Dangerous Dogs? Mental Health? Both?

Bear in mind that Ian come like a saviour/messiah figure to many members of the society who feel they can’t get justice from the police and judicial services here….if nothing else shows you how decrepit a society we have become, Ian Alleyne’s rise from pastor’s son, to obscure television host….to Trinidad’s Batman is a metre gauge that we shouldn’t ignore.

I ask myself regularly how this man get so popular….but after you’ve been a victim of petty and serious crime here with no damn recourse because our policing system designed to control crowds….not solve crime…it becomes extremely clear.

The meme generators are having a field day!

It is alleged (because I wasn’t watching tv at the time) Police show up at the station at the start of his show to arrest Alleyne. TV6 reporters tweeted throughout the entire event, and is them and my pardner Keithos El Slackos who I was getting blow by blow information from. Now, I have a question….if the man has been co-operating with the police all along, why did the TTPS feel the need for this absolutely public and poorly handled arrest? Were they looking to score points with the public? Did they think this would improve their public image?

Let me make a few things clear and straight, Ian Alleyne’s airing of the tape of that young girl being raped was wrong and disgusting. His showing of dead bodies on the show is crude and disgusting.
What was also wrong and disgusting was the police only taking action on the rape report that the teen’s mother had made 3 months before AFTER Alleyne aired the tape on TV6.

Alleyne’s action cannot be condoned….nor can the police’s action, both before and after the tape was aired.

If, as Om Lalla has asserted, Alleyne has been complying with the police, why the carload of police officers and the stake out of TV6′s building? Why not simply ask him to come into the station and lay charges there? I’m beginning to agree with Lalla that there was an abuse of process.
Could it be that the Police are media whores? Loving the spotlight? Grateful for the opportunity to highlight and showcase their skills on live television?

They want a reality show too?

I find it beyond curious that to date no police officer or section has been taken to task for the level of interference Alleyne imposes on a crime scene when he follows the police. Alleyne regularly tramples crime scenes and handles evidence…REGULARLY….and not a damn thing has ever been done about that….

Anyhow, up to the time I was writing this, Alleyne was still at the Mt Hope Hospital, having succumbed to chest pains and no charges have yet been laid, but on the news last night his attorney said if its the charges he is expecting will be laid they should be able to secure bail for Alleyne’s release. Mere minutes after Alleyne’s arrest the meme generators was on fire and youtube was under pressure. There is a part of me that even wondering if the entire arrest was staged given how over the top this entire thing has been. Raids for rape tapes and now raids to arrest…. If there is a show today….it will be EPIC.

Kudos to TV6 who has successfully removed itself from culpability by insisting that Alleyne responsible for his own show…that way the station never have to get any flack for the filth aired on the programme while getting all the viewership, advertising and ratings. Dominic Kallipersad is ah BOSS!

Now there are other important stories in the news today eh….Ancil Roget, the Labour Messiah, has signed off on yet another 9% settlement for T&TEC workers!

And 2800 WASA workers may face the axe…a bloated company, no doubt, but in this guava season with MPs possibly getting a salary increase, I wonder if the PPG have the testicular fortitude (not ovarian, because our special needs PM never uses hers, she relies on the men around her to take the big decisions and take the blame) to actually clean up a State Enterprise.

A 26 year-old Princes Town man has killed and injured members of his community, allegedly.

Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga has now requested to stay at Tunapuna Hindu she no longer wants a transfer…PantyGate Re-loaded!

while the PM is saying her coalition govt is stronger than ever, her Min of Planning and the Economy admits that things are uneasy.

More reports of bullying among school children.

Oh, and Anand Ramesar agreeing with Gibbs that police shouldn’t get OT at the TCL compound!

 

On a side note, to the blog trollers who feel the need to dick measure, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • This is not a news page, my home page specifically says it is my take on the politics and culture….that alone should indicate that it’s my opinion here.
  • healthy discussion is welcomed…abusive or potentially dangerous comments are not.
  • Posting abusive comments are your prerogative….unapproving them is mine!

Is Friday people….it feeling like the bacchanal for the week only now start!

De Vice Cyah Done!

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(TWICKS): This Week In Clusterf@$KS – Feb 6th- 12th, 2012

The calm and unflappable face of the TTPS: Sgt Wayne Mystar. Photo courtesy the Newsday's website.

This wasn’t a good week for the Trinidad and Tobago Police service inspite of the straight face and neutral voice of Sgt Wayne Mystar. Just as the public seemed to be coming to terms with their brutal handling of members of the Panorama semis crowd came the announcement of a raid on Newsday’s office that targeted specifically reporter Andre Bagoo.

The cornered Jack Warner

Fmr Fifa Vice President, Jack Warner also had a pretty screwed week, what with Fifa suspending his pension plan, the Soca Warriors seizing his property in lieu of payments owed and now his name being linked to a Haitian aid scandal. I’m not sure that Warner can build enough roads and bridges to dig himself out of the hole he in. http://wired868.com/868/index.php/volley/item/91-warner-named-in-haitian-aid-scandal

Justice Gladys "De Badiss" Gafoor. Photo courtesy Newsday.

Deputy Chair woman of the Integrity Commission, the badiss Gladys Gafoor, has gone from admonishing Ken Gordon to being in the centre of a $hit storm so magnificent it may well put an end to Intergrity Commissions. It is alleged that Mrs Gafoor has been leaking information to the media: specifically journalist Andre Bagoo. In light of this President Fete to de Max Richards dismissed Justice Gafoor from the IC (and that dismissal in and of itself rife with kuchoor, because the media release was intercepted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications and doctored before being released to the public. No one knows who did the doctoring or why…just that it was done). The IC then called for a full investigation. This investigation led to a raid on a media house and the entire People’s Panchayat Govt rushing to condemn the police’s action, and for the AG to go so far as to deny association with the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (who carried out the raid) even though they fall within the ambit of the AG’s office. Ramlogan has gone on record to the Trinidad Express as saying he, “he viewed any continued connection between his office and the ACIB as an “embarrassment” and intended to speak with Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs to once again assume full control of the unit.” http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/NO_CONTROL__OVER_COPS-139168474.html. If indeed Justice Gafoor did leak information to Andre Bagoo then she has single handedly created problems for the Integrity Commission, the Government and the Media…..and people wonder why the Pantomime say Gladys is a Badiss or Epic Proportions!

Such is the influence of the “Badiss” that COP Leader Prakash Ramadhar suddenly remembered that he too had a mandate in the Parliament not as Kamla Rani’s stooge, but as the representative of a demographic, and he took to the television to make clear that his party in no way supported the attack on reporter Andre Bagoo and the Newsday.

Andre Bagoo: the little reporter who could, and may well be the straw to break the IC's back! Photo courtesy Andre Bagoo's blog.

This latest snafu with the IC has many calling for an end to the institution. What’s the point of this committee if we clearly no longer have citizens with integrity. It seems every week there’s a new problem with a member of the integrity commission. From priests who plagiarise, to entire Commissions being found lacking and having to dismantle. If we don’t have the people to man the board….then dismantle the Pappy Show! http://newsday.co.tt/news/print,0,155132.html

Another niggling issue has to be the invincibility of Hot Shot Top Cop Dwayne Gibbs. This man like Teflon! HE remains untouched by a failed State of Emergency, questionable dispensation of public funds, support of Police intimidation of the Media and general incompetence. Every week there is a new installment to the Dwayne Glibbs’ show and no one seems motivated to fire him. The Government studiously ignores all calls for Glibbs’ removal…and I’m beginning to think that Glibbs’ job isn’t to deal with crime, but to act as the Government’s Fall Guy for all breaches in the protective services…..so it’s never the People’s Panchayat’s fault….just that damned foreigner from Canada, ent Kamla Rani?

Apart from the issues with the FIFA, TTFF, Police, Media and IC, the energy industry has been having a tumultuous week that has been overshadowed. Ministers Bhoe Tewarie and Kevin Ramnarine are embroiled in transactions with Saudi Arabia that led to the US having to levy a boof on the PM and now moves to privatise Trinmar seem suspicious. Is the national patrimony being sold? And if so are members of this govt lining themselves up to benefit from the sales while the country continues to suffer?
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/OWTU_concerned_over_Energy_Ministry_s__privatisation__move-139168429.html

Sita Gajardharsingh-Nanga. Photo courtesy Trinidad Express.

The Principal at the Tunapuna Hindu School, Sita Gajardarsingh-Nanga, got her transfer, then decided that she liked Sat Maharaj’s mistreatment of her more than she wanted to transfer; and so has declined the opportunity to transfer. Expect fireworks in the coming week on this issue….because with no more feral cattle to rustle in Icacos, Sat can now return to the issues that he loves best: blocking school gates, searching for visible panty lines, ferreting out non-Hindus, and managing wilful Hindu women who don’t know their place under him! http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Sat__Sita_can_t_be_principal_at_2_schools-139168464.html

And with all of these issues occupying our minds we still have:
*Dwayne Glibb’s crop duster plane rented at $.9m and the reasoning behind it.
* An explanation for the Newsday raid.
* TV6 Board of Directors being called in for questioning on the Crime Watch Rape tape.
* Dwayne Gibb’s assessment by the PSC….how this man still have ah wuk?

* 3 violent murders this week.
And the usual bacchanal leading up to the festival that defines this country, for better or for worse, Carnival!

De Vice Cyah Done!