Mini-bus passenger arrested for assaulting police officer

A passenger travelling in a Gros Islet mini-bus was arrested a few minutes ago for assaulting a police officer. The man, who is said to be a Rastafarian, was travelling in the mini-bus, when a police officer ordered the bus driver to stop, because he put off passengers where there is no bus stop.

The Rastafarian man allegedly started verbally abusing the police officer. The police in return asked him to desist from his action and as he (the officer) was about to conduct a body search on the man, the passenger pelted a few blows about the officer’s body.

The man was taken to the Gros Islet Police station.

We will provide you with more details as it becomes available.

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  1. Saint Lucians are too disrespectful, and I know cause I am St. Lucian. We need to stop condoning people who do wrong. He was asked to stop his shit, the officer has a right to search anyone at anytime, he had no right to assault the officer. He must have gotten what was coming to him good when he arrived at the GI Police Station.

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  2. I'm totally disappointed with those who constantly put down our law-enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily to promote peace in this country. They are the same ones who call for our crime fighters to "do their duty", yet when done do an about-face and make our policemen seem like villains. It's disgusting to read their ignorant statements. Fact is our law-enforcement dept. has come a long way and are much more professional than ever and no doubt deserve respect and cooperation of us all. Always there will be lots of room for improvement but how can they when the same people they sign on to protect are the same ones who actively fight them down. I always ask my friends how is it that I have NEVER found myself on the wrong side of the law just as most law abiding St.Lucians? Obviously those who come up against the law and the anti-social psychopaths who deserve every slap, kick, punch, abuse and eventual incarceration meted out to them.

    Please support our law-enforcement personnel. we can't get anywhere without them.

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  3. Not all "locs-wearing" persons are RAS-TAFARIANS - some people have it as a hairstyle - as fashion and some actually follow the "sacraments and codes" and allow their hair to make its "natural crown"

    #Wisdom #Knowledge #Truth

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  4. from the point of an eye witness, the rasta asked the police to give the driver a break. the police told him to stop interferring in police business, along the way foul language was used. the police felt embarassed and decided to arrest the ras. but his attempt to arrest the ras was immediate grabbing of his neck collar his shirt then his bag or pouch. the ras was simply pushing the officer hands off his shirt and pouch i saw no assault. no punch was thrown. anyone being aressted in that manner as a grown ass man will react the same way. if u gonna arrest me tell me the charge then ask me to turn to put cuffs on me don't start arresting me by grabbing me by my neck i will defend myself from such assult from anyone. fact is our police act worst than the criminals and bad boys. i have seen.

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  5. Stanley Felix assaulted a police office and was let off. Hope de I And I is let off too

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  6. Some persons have no respect for the police because some of them have no respect for the public. I have seen instances where the police verbally abuse ppl and when they retaliate they arrest the individuals. Where is the example. They need to realize that these are not kids and they need to approach ppl professionally in order to get the respect they're looking for. U get what u give...simple!

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    • So because some don't have respect for the public, it give him right to disrespect this officer? If that is your thinking well you are ignorant. Mind you I say this with the greatest respect to you and others who think this way. Let me give you an example of your ignorance, it is said that some in Martinique say that Saint Lucia women are cheap like ice, because their life style in that country. Now tell me would you say that is who our Lucian women are? The same goes with any establishment, homes, schools, of country. No all apples in a basket are bad.

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  7. After all that the driver gets off scotch free and the stupid Rasta gone and involved himself in what doesn't concern him. It's strange with these anti police jackasses about if the police had hit Assta man first boy you would hear they would want justice and all sorts he lucky it eh a police like Robbo Cop he would of dead! Bus drivers like to think they can stop anywhere at anytime it's time somebody puts a stop to their uncouth lack if manners behaviour!

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  8. It is so convenient for all those idiots to say that the Ras has rights. Let us look at the facts.
    1: The bus driver committed an offense in that he failed to stop at the authorized Bus Stop. It could be that all the bus driver would have gotten was a warning.
    2: According to the report at no time did the officer address the passengers, however this individual took it upon himself to obstruct the officer in the line of his duty, that is an offense.
    3: The officer ask the man to desist but he continued to verbally abuse the officer, that's an offense.
    4: Because of his actions the officer then decided to search the individual and in so doing the individual assaulted the officer. That is an offense.
    At no time did it say that the officer requested the driver to put down the passengers, so how some persons came up with that in their blog is be you d me. From what I see in most of the blogs are person condoning wrong doing, and as I have said in the past St. Lucians have became a people of disrespect and law breakers. Just take a walk around the island to see vehicles park in areas which clearly states No Parking, and should the police tell them to move they get upset thinking it is their right to park there.
    Back to the story at hand, the bus stops are placed at these location for a reason and people should understand that when they want to get on or off a public bus they will need to do so at the bus stops and NOT where they want. Here is what was said in this article, please read and understand to all those idiots who are criticizing the officer for doing his job.

    The man, who is said to be a Rastafarian, was travelling in the mini-bus, when a police officer ordered the bus driver to stop, because he put off passengers where there is no bus stop.
    The Rastafarian man allegedly started verbally abusing the police officer. The police in return asked him to desist from his action and as he (the officer) was about to conduct a body search on the man, the passenger pelted a few blows about the officer’s body.

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    • St. Lucian police officers are uneducated buffoons ruling equally uneducated people. It hurts anyone with half a brain to see the way the police treat citizens. To be honest, anyone who believes this article must be retarded because it simply doesn't add up as to why a passenger would be so belligerent for no apparent reason, I can only come to the conclusion that the news report isn't accurate.

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  9. whenever an officer does his job ppl r always there to criticize..the same ppl running their mouths r always the 1s running to the station when they need help..let the law do what has to be done,st lucians so darn ignorant about everything in society but r always quick to cast judement

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  10. as much as we may have our opinions and our fell whether good or bad about the police, let's be honest 1,the bus driver was totally wrong and the officer was in his right to stop the bus. 2. some of us need to know when to keep our mouths shut especially when the police is doing their jobs.be honest it is an offence to use obscene language in public let alone in the presence of an officer or better yet at an officer.so again I say the officer was in his right. I do agree that the rasata man should be free to voice his opinion however we need to be careful how this is done.Cuz at the end of the day his right jus might turn into his wrong which t did.and further more he made it worse by striking the officer

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  11. We lucians ain't know what we want. We can let the man verbally and physically abuse the police but then when the crime affects our family we crying "What is the government doing about crime on this island?" "De police aint doing anything". We are the ones causing that. That is why the the governments can do what they want with us all. The police is doing his job. So just shut up and let him do it and if he doesn't do it right report him, file a complaint. We just have mouth out there and are afraid when it comes to dealing with it like human beings with sense.

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  12. Lol, the officer has rights also. He didnt oder the busdrive to put opl down. Please read cearfully. The bus drive broke the law and we being charged. The passenger was obstructing the officer from doing his job and was asked to desist. If he did not then the officer would have to find ways to stop the distraction by dealing with it. If while doing so the officer suspects the rastaman of carrying a concealed weapon and remember the officers are trained and has the right to suspect anyone for any reason he would have then searxhed the man to confirm that this man would not hard him or anyone else becuase this man was obciously angey enough to berbally assult an officer. If infact the man did hit the ifficer then thats further physical assult and obstruction. So he must be detained and charged accordingly. He lucky he wasnt harmed in self defence.

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  13. ok I can understand the officer by ordering the bus driver to put down the passengers for stopping where he shouldn't, but this would off set anyone especially the passengers who want to go where they have to go but because the RASTA MAN began saying things is that reason to get SEARCHED ????
    C'mon.......
    wonder if it was any other person would the same be done to them ???

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    • My thoughts exactly why is the guy being searched for voicing his opinion. Then again i dont agree with the man assaulting the officer. Hope he gets off with a warning like our dear housing minister did.

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