"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.
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!