This is a quick one, folks. I eating breakfast and thinking (two things at the same time, so you know I exhausted) and start to ask myself why in all of this TV6 not liable in any way....and anyone with an answer feel free to respond and clarify. Because according to the Sexual Offences Act section 32 states:
32. (1) Before or after a person is accused of an offence under this Act, no matter likely to lead members of the public to identify a person as the complainant in relation to that accusation shall either be published in Trinidad and Tobago in a written publication available to the public or be broadcast in Trinidad and Tobago except where, on the application of the complainant, the Court directs that the effect of the restriction is to impose a substantial and unreasonable restriction on the reporting of proceedings and that it is in the public interest to remove the restriction in respect of the applicant. (2) A person who publishes or broadcasts any matter contrary to subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of twenty-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for five years.
Since Ian doesn't own a television station, or broadcast rights....nor in fact pressed play on the tape button, doesn't the TV station have some culpability in this matter? Didn't the station allow the tape to be aired not once but TWICE...showing the face of a minor engaged questionable circumstances.
So if Alleyne arrested and ppl at TV6 not arrested...is not under this Act then? All yuh see why I asking if is the Mental Health Act or Dangerous Dogs Act? Because somebody in tv6 has to be liable too....because is the station broadcast the thing.
Another issue I have is this....ppl keep calling Ian the poor people's champion and alleging he has done so much for this country....how many of Alleyne's arrests have resulted in solid convictions? Because a crime is only solved when there is a conviction....so, how many solid convictions has Alleyne's show really resulted in?
Could it be people have faith in Ian because he does put on a good (pappy) show