So I read in the Newsday today about DNA evidence being sent from Trinidad to the UK for testing. This comes after an 85 year old woman was raped in her home on Monday night. It is hoped that this will assist London police who are searching for a sex attacker who operates primarily in south London and is known to prey on the elderly. The police has reason to believe that he is from the Caribbean and are enlisting the help of several Caribbean countries to help catch him.
Now, what pops into my head is this. London police ask for a DNA sample to be sent for testing and local police scamper all over themselves to provide it. Where was this enthusiam when the DNA evidence for Akiel's case was in a fridge in the police station for all those years? When offers were made to pay for the evidence to be processed the same police authority said no, that there was no legislation that allowed for overseas testing of evidence. Has a law supsequently been passed? I doubt it very much. Kudos to London police for showing that sometimes, apprehending a criminal involves more work than picking him up from the side of the road after everyone in the village has told you where he was. And as for our police, allyuh is boo.
KENO OSUNA'S DEATH
This is an interesting quote from today's Newsday regarding the death of Sugar Aloes's son, Keno Osuna. It was based on a statement from the Downtown Owners and Merchant Assocaiation (DOMA) who were moved, once again, to ask the government and the police to do something aout our escalating crime situation.
“The increase in more serious crimes is being fuelled and fed by the visibility of these lawless actions which, apart from increasing the behaviour of the already lawless, may be encouraging some who are currently law abiding to think that they can also join in without consequence,” said DOMA.
DOMA said the society has been conditioned and fooled into believing that the current spate of murders are drug and gang-related. “In truth and fact, many, many of these murders are nothing more than acts of lawlessness by individuals who have no respect for law enforcement because there has never been any consequence for their unlawful behaviour."