Police do stop and search activities in City

Police do stop and search activities in City

Police have embarked on stop and search activities in Castries as part of an increased presence in the City as Christmas approaches, a senior police official has confirmed.

Assistant Superintendent Gregory Alexander told the Times that the objective is to crack down on robberies, assaults and snatchings.

“We intend to curb those incidents and so we have decided to increase the patrols in town – we need more boots on the ground so to speak,” Alexander said.

He disclosed that special patrols have been organized comprising officers from various units and departments as well as the Special Reserve Police.

Alexander explained that officers are out in larger numbers than usual to assist.

“You may notice our officers doing stop and search operations and just basically checking the City of Castries,” he told the Times.

Alexander said the patrols are being conducted on a twenty-four hour basis.

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18 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    It was about time hope that includes individuals also to many if these young boys walk the streets with weapons. If you have nothing to hide you should not have a problem with that initiative

  2. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

    The public 1st need to know what gives police the constitutional right…under the law to scrutinize,judge,and persecute anyone by searching them……..just asking.

    1. Anonymous
      December 7, 2016 at 5:09 am Reply

      pure ignorance check the laws of the land the police have the right to

  3. Educate me ..
    December 5, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

    The public 1st need to know what gives police the constitutional right…under the law to scrutinize,judge,and persecute anyone by searching them……..just asking.

  4. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016 at 11:44 am Reply

    You may well ask. I too would like to know the answer: “what gives police the constitutional right…”. There’s no reference to any legislation for such action by the police. Sounds like someone thought it might be a good idea.

  5. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Guess you one of the ones carrying the weapons what constitutional right you people watching to much American tv. If you know of the section if the constitution that speak of such publish it for all to see

    1. Calvin
      December 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply

      Agree with you on that — that’s from watching too much American TV. Stop and search (or “stop and frisk”) has been a hot-button issue mired in controversy in the U.S. for one reason, and one reason only. That being, that information and data collected and analyzed has repeatedly shown that it is being unjustifiably used disproportionately by white cops on black folks.

      That is not a consideration in St’ Lucia, and I doubt that the RSLPF is going to be biasedly stopping and frisking a disproportionate number of white folk at Le Caranage or Point Seraphine, haha.

      Personally, I am a strong supporter of it for St. Lucia.

      The Constitution card is something likely be brought out by those that have something to hide.

      And, as to the Constitutionality, given our British-based system, I would bet money that there’s a clause in the document addressing taking necessary measures to help maintain, take your pick of terms, peace/order/good-government, safety/security etc. Given the state of criminal activity, that would be an easy one to justify.

      I look forward to seeing greater numbers of uniforms on the street that show presence and shake up the streets. It’s loong overdue, and it’s about to demonstrably show that there are going to be a few changes around here.

      Go bold, Mr. PM.

  6. Joe Blow
    December 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Shut your Bek! That’s why we will always have that kind of lawlessness in St Lucia! Constitutional right?! Tomorrow they rob your mother, father, aunt,uncle, sister,brother, child, your mouth will open the loudest asking Where the police?

    Have several seats please!

  7. A.Joseph
    December 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Rodney Bay and it’s environs also need a similar initiative. Too many illegal guns in cars and in waistbands. Do not wait until the crime affects your family members or reach your door steps, take the country back from the criminals!!!!

  8. 666
    December 5, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply

    YES, and please include curfews in troubled areas.

    1. Calvin
      December 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm Reply

      Great Idea!

  9. LucianGemini
    December 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I also feel this may be unconstitutional. We may not have a marked racial problem but we do have a class. Just look at who and where is mentioned in comments above – young boys, trouble areas. And yes – i doubt very much that white people or rich people will be searched and truat me they too possess illegal firearms, unaccounted for cash and also deal in drugs. Today it’s ghetto boys tomorrow it can be used on you, your brother, mother or sister. After all if there are no parameters, the cops can simply claim their right even when the reason may simply be to harass someone. This privilege can even be used as an excuse to feel up/sexually harass people on the street.

  10. Anonymous
    December 6, 2016 at 11:36 am Reply

    I’m 100% that is happening. Everything has it’s pros and cons. Let’s take into consideration the amount of lives that can be saved and hoped that it will be done properly, respectively. People should also take heed of their surroundings. No sexual harassment, no racism. It’s time to take control of the crimes in our country. Let’s unite bring our beautiful country back to its roots. It can done nothing is impossible just have the faith. Think positive. Let’s work together. Unity is strength. Strength is power.

  11. Tbh
    December 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

    Tbh we must stop this “catch a symptom overseas thing”. We must stop this what we see on television and think that we can adopt it in our country. This is not an hourly show but reality. We need to read and educate ourselves. The laws do give police the powers to search even under suspicion. Now how do we expect the police to perform if they don’t do such searches. And if we noticed the police target specific areas. I think we should just educate ourselves so we know what our rights, rather than get educated by television. The laws of St. Lucia are different of that of another country. So we can’t and shouldnt see and copy what other country do.

  12. Anonymous
    December 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm Reply

    y’ll taking [REMOVED BY ADMIN],the police has the authority under the law,to stop and search anyone at anytime…….educate yourselves,know the laws of the land.

  13. D
    December 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Stop and search ghetto people while the guys that do all the (Word deleted) walk free
    .ok

    1. Barbara Marcelle
      December 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm Reply

      Completely agreed. I was just thinking the same thing. Because I can guarantee that it’s only one set of people will be stopped and search.

      1. Calvin
        December 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm Reply

        The streets need to be cleaned of the low-life scum — one can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

        The police know who the bad guys and girls are and simply need to know that they have government support to do their job.

        And if the bad people are stupid enough to get themselves shot during a police interaction, that s one less career dirt-bag-wannabe that we’ll have to pay to house at the Club Bordelais crowbar motel.

        “Watch out, creep. There’s a new sheriff in town.”

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