“Strange coincidence” – Mary Francis on recent killings

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“Strange coincidence” – Mary Francis on recent killings
Mary Francis
Mary Francis.

Human rights activist and Attorney-at-law Mary Francis is questioning whether there is a connection between the recent killings and the prime minister’s address on the IMPACS report.

Francis described the situation as a “strange coincidence” and has dismissed suggestions that Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony did the police disservice by going public with aspects of the report.

“It is a very strange coincidence that there was such a lull and suddenly in a matter of a week we have these killings,” she told the local media.

Critics have said the prime minister’s address has demoralised the entire police force. But the human rights activist said the citizenry needed to know the facts.

The alleged extra-judicial killings by police officers were carried during “Operation Restore Confidence” – an initiative then Prime Minister Stephenson King announced on May 30, 2010 in an address to the nation.

The police operation was in response to an unprecedented wave of homicides and violent crimes between 2008 and 2010, particularly in the northern half of the island.

Between 2010 and 2011, 12 persons were killed during encounters with officers of the Royal St Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

The main findings into the extra-judicial killings, confirmed that the RSLPF worked from a “black list or death list” of persons deemed criminals and officers staged all shooting-death sites to legitimise their actions, the prime minister said.

There have been four homicides over the past five days in Castries, particularly on Chaussee Road.

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  1. Mary u're such an attention seeker.......instead of playing a role as activist ure causing more controversy.......

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  2. Sar say bouillon. Politrix criminals, cops and guns, Mary, Impacs report, CCTV eh working, murders in broad day light, health service relocated etc etc etc ....

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  3. Mary, red, yellow and the criminals ... Round & round the toilet bowl .... Suction .... Down the 6" waste pipe

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  4. Maisyiay, lives are being lost and I have not heard any of the leaders nor this lady send out any kind of sympathies to the grieving families...all this lady want to do is lay blame...Are you sure you're a human rights lawyer because you tend to defend the ones doing the crime and my goodness woman stop laying blame...Our society is sick, the people are sick going undiagnosed.....the issues run deeper than what's on the surface.....St. Lucia,I'm just sick

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  5. I HAVE SUPPORTED MARY FRANCIS IN HER QUEST, BUT NOW SHE IS SPEAKING WITH TWO TONGUES, UNLESS SHE IS BEING THREATENED, THE PRIME MINISTER DID THE RIGHT THING, IT IS THE POLICE WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THEIR WATCH. PRIME MINISTER MUST ACT NOW.

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  6. A call to Mary Francis and Martinus Francois. What are the two of you doing to assist the students who are affected due to the Lambards scandal? Is this not a Human Rights issue?

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  7. This idiotic woman will go to all ends to be against the government n police! This is not the time for this Mary!!

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  8. the table will turn on mary and de same ppl she defending should really give her her share

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  9. lucians be more sensitive to other. a report was read, it did not say jack or johnson was guilty. It was presented to the DPP to be analylize it. that is not a problem, at the end if anybody is implicated ,then this individual has a chance to defend himself. So why are you all small minded lucian quick to comdemn. Are you all are behaving as a pack of dam uneducated fools. or you all a just wicked devils with the intention to destroy st lucia.

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  10. Mary keep your mouth shut. really? you cok cok. Get Psych help. We can fool some people sometime but we can't fool all the people all of the time.

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  11. The criminals now feel the Police are weak after this report from Impacs. So now they start.

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  12. My fellow St. Lucians, let us turn to righteousness everyone of you, accept the Lord Jesus Christ as savior and Lord. Indulge yourselves in daily prayer and bible reading, pray for the nation and crime situation.

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  13. This woman needs a high five so she can keep shut with the nonsense that she is saying. Smh!

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  14. If my recollection is correct, these are some of the people who couldn't wait for the release of the Jamaican report. Rigobert, Mary Francis, Ti- Chas, and even King, among many of the citizens, particularly those of the yellow variety.

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  15. That son of a b... who is an employee. Mary francis is an old salop. Mary francis u never came out and say anything. Up to no we still worrying about that lady from monchy. It is saddddddddddddd. The images are terrible. This man is just human. And Mary francis didn't say anything about that. Mary francis, bitch get lost

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    • How dare you call the Mary Francis such a Name, you worthless Inbreed, disgusting animal you.

      This is the kind of indiscipline we have in the society that we need to get rid of.

      You are part of the problem also.

      You are a product of the Pig-pen you came from.

      Go back under the rock where you came from.
      Animal!

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  16. Mary francis say something about the lady in monchy. She was brutally beaten, severely beaten by that mama salop who seems to be a Walsco employee. Anyway this man is a dead man walking, to beat this 55year old lady so .. bad. Smith. Mary francis rue a f..

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