Thursday, November 02, 2006

UK testing for Trinidad DNA

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."

13 comments:

Mani said...

Hottie, did they ever get around to actually sending the DNA sample from Akiel's case to be tested? I can't remember now.

In any case, why haven't we already passed our own DNA legislation?

Mani said...

But Hottie, you did away with the comment moderation?

Hottie Hottie said...

Mani, morning. They didn't. The last argument I heard was because the DNA had been left in the refridgerator - that every officer in the station had access to - it could have been tampered with. And I did away with the comment moderation temporarily. I didn't want to stop the conversation flow for this topic.

Mani said...

So this Akiel Chambers case is pretty much dead now?

Hottie Hottie said...

Mani, it not so much dead as they're trying to kill it. The police involved in the case know who did it. A number of people connected with both Akiel's and Charles James's family know who did it. However, it is strongly believed that that person has somebody high up looking out for them. The Express did an investigation that reopened the case but nothing seems to have come out of it. I think they're waiting for the public to forget. You know, certain things affect and define a nation. I don't think Trinidad has ever got over the coup and the Dole Chadee murders and shotgun hangings. And I don't think we ever got over Akiel's rape, murder and coverup. The notion of crime, evil and justice was changed forever in our country as a direct result of how government failed to properly deal with these events.

Mani said...

Well I'm glad that Martin Daly keeps it on the front burner, but I agree there seems to be a massive cover up going on. Something tells me this man is rich. If he wasn't he would have already been dragged to court and his picture in the paper.

Hottie Hottie said...

Not really yuh know Mani. Just well connected. And, as usually is the case, if he goes down, plenty others will be going down too... So it's in their interest to make sure he doesn't.

Mani said...

By the way, I think you should keep the moderation off entirely...at least till you start getting problems. It's very liberating, lol.

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! Yuh know! I doh have to check meh mail every blasted minute.

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Hottie Hottie said...

Hi Leon. Welcome. And I will.

'rah said...

What I was curious about is the report that the DNA evidence indicated that the perpetrator was from the Caribbean. What is that supposed to mean?

Hottie Hottie said...

Girl, the reports up here say he is of Caribbean decent. The Trinidad newspapers say how they say he from the Caribbean. I myself doh understand how he could be raping woman in London and they looking for him in Trinidad. He ah soucouyant?!