US Human Rights Report highlights alleged unlawful police killings

By SNO Staff

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The United States State Department annual human rights report has said that the most serious human rights problem in Saint Lucia include long delays in investigating reports of unlawful police killings.

The report pointed specifically to the 2010-2011 alleged police killings, stating that there was limited progress in the inquests and other investigations into the 12 deaths that occurred during that period.

It stated that the abuse of suspects and prisoners by the police, and continued postponements of trials and sentencing are also some serious human rights issues facing the island.

The report did not fail to mention other human rights facing the Eastern Caribbean island which includes: violence against women, child abuse, and discrimination against persons based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pointing to the alleged unlawful police killings, the report said that despite an investigation was conducted by CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) which concluded in May, no report from the investigation was released.

Meanwhile, it said although the government took some steps to prosecute officials and employees who committed abuses, the procedure for investigating police officers was lengthy, cumbersome, and often inconclusive.

The report also pointed to the delays in the judicial system, and the reluctance of witnesses to testify, and strong public and political support for the police as contributing to the overall inability of the government to address allegations in a timely manner.

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37 comments

  1. What is the purpose if this report ? Is it to undermine or to help our dire situation ?

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  2. US Obama Mary Francis, if you can stop the crime and provide jobs, then help.... Not trying to control our people and Police Force, clean your dirt nose USA

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  3. With all what's going on here terror treats police taking advantage of black people why do they need to put they mouths in St.lucia business. Are they the ones feeding them. Is there an allowance given to that country or its people on a monthly basis? U.S. mind you'll business the police did what needed to be done to stabilize crime at the time. Now the crime is back i haven't heard you'll deploy troops to St.lucia

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  4. It seems until is not your children or family that is affected ..nobody sees the wrongs....no wonder st.kucians are so behind as a people. ....When it gets like Haiti is when the citizens will be crying for change. ...Zot couyon bien.....ignorant as hell....Instead of realizing the problem instead they will criticize the only ones looking out for the people...While officials and government continue to be corrupt and unaccountable. ....

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  5. Violence against women?
    Has America forgotten the many White American men who walk about raping, killing and assaulting women in the US everyday?

    How about those American women who have to have an identity change to get away from their abusive white American husbands.

    Child abuse?
    How about all those white American Pedos who are using American children for consumption.

    The USA is definitely speaking about themselves.

    FK U!!!

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  6. Violence against children?
    Has America forgotten the many White American men who walk about raping, killing and assaulting women in the US everyday?

    How about those American women who have to have an identity change to get away from their abusive white American husbands.

    Child abuse?
    How about all those white American Pedos who are using American children for consumption.

    The USA is definitely speaking about themselves.

    FK U!!!

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  7. The U.S. need to stop turning a blind eye when their police kill black people. Keep. Your house clean and I will clean mine.

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  8. All the island's invite the US in you'll business, every businesses in island that sells merchandise have two prices on it ,one is the island price the other is US price that's involving America in your business so don't sit up there and complain if there are involved in other areas of the islands business you guys invite them,so stop crying

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  9. I'm sorry I am a St.Lucian born US citizen and I cannot believe some of the items mentioned in this report. "The abuse of suspects and prisoners by police"...I do not agree with any police abusing a suspect or prisoner however, I have had chills watching videos of police brutality IN THE US. Have they ever seen some of those? How can they throw stones in their glass houses when US police officers do the same? "Discrimination against persons based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity?"....how about discrimination against persons because of the race? How about that US? We cannot determine what our race should be before we are born so why should we be discriminated against because of the color of our skin? How do you get to judge what goes on in St. Lucia with the few resources that we have? I understand there is a delay in the judicial system but are they aware of the limited # of judges and basic resources needed to aid in solving crimes that the island just do not have? It would be nice if they stop judging and provide us with finances needed to hire more judges, get necessary equipment we need to help speed up cases and not having to send samples to other islands to be tested. How about that US? It's so easy to talk the talk but how about providing a cash strapped island with ALL THAT IS NEEDED to solve crime and speed up the judicial system Instead of turning your backs on us? And lastly, there are witnesses to crimes in the US as well who refuse to come forward fearing for their own safety. It's NOT only in St. Lucia that happens. "Strong public and political support for the police as contributing to the overall inability of the government to address allegations in a timely manner"...how many times have I watched the outcome of many of your cases against officers in the US where video CLEARLY shows them abusing a suspect and to say that our government investigating police here are "lengthy, cumbersome, and often inconclusive" is hilarious. It does not matter how quickly you investigate your police if you support all the evil that they do and they go free. To have VIDEO supporting so many incidents of police abuse but the good old fashioned CODE OF BLUE always seems to get them off. It's only recently that a few have been arrested and charged. How many demonstrations and even more police brutality did it take to FINALLY get you to realize that BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!! So instead of criticizing our island and pulling aid you should really give more aid and money to help our island. It's too bad there's no oil in St. Lucia. You would have been here a LONG TIME AGO. God bless St. Lucia. I love my people.

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  10. Tell them again. Fix your house before you fix mine.

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  11. WHERE IS THE COMMISSION OF POLICE? LET HIM COME BACK TO WORK.

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  12. Who's guarding the guards ?

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  13. When will the United Nations investigate the American Police force for human right violations and then expose their dirty laundry for all to see!!
    Bloody hypocrites!!

    Any state where there are abuses, the police should be banned from traveling to other countries until they sort out their own shit!!

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  14. To serve and protect. Our police have done nothing wrong you think st lucians can go to the US and say any thing about their police force ........ Never. Its high time our people get educated we publish any and everything focusing on creating a bad image for our police ( world wide). Disgusted

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  15. US my axx criminals killing our people like flies while the so called states have no knowledge of what our people feeling. Ms Mary francis with atmost respect I hope if it reach your yard you feel the same way..... Its more like criminal rights. Jah..

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  16. The US is right. We should be killing them with drones, not guns. Lets ask the US for drones to kill people then there would not be any issues with human rights. Freaking hypocrites

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  17. Who commits more human rights violations more than the u s. They kill people all over the world every day.

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  18. Republic of Laborie,

    The US State Department came up with this report? Ha Ha.

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  19. Nonsense what the f*** US trying so many unlawful killing n police abuse that happening n still is

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  20. "...unlawful police killings". Now, I want to vomit!!

    My God, you have the heart to utter these words!! Read any newspaper in your country in the past two weeks, and you will, no doubt, find out who is doing the "...unlawful police killings"...Makes me sick to my stomach, hearing that from your flappers!!

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  21. Hey Feedback!!! Big support !!!! Tell the US take action against all those racial killings and get off our case. They don't even provide support to the Caribbean but they are pushing their bloody nose into everyone else's business.

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  22. The US police don't let criminals run their streets why should we?.
    They quickly profile & kill young innocent blacks...where is the report on their humans rights abuse?
    If you say we are abusing human rights, then We are only following your example uncle sam!!

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  23. get to the point

    to much corruption in this country for such a small population!! all i know is you all bringing my country to its knees!! you all better start praying and working towards making things better or else we are not going to make it!!

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  24. Lucians uall need to ask kenny why the USA is so determine to have a noose around your necks. I see exactly what the USA is accusing st. Lucia of every fucking day in America. So ppl ask kenny to reveal the real truth behind those do called accusations.

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  25. Tell the U.S. Go to hell! They are in no position to judge Saint Lucia. Hypocrites! They are responsible for killing thousands around the world. Many of those killings are state sponsored and never reported. Their cops are on record as having killed several unarmed blacks. Notwithstanding the fact that some of those killings appeared unlawful to the regular man but their grand jury returned verdicts of justified. These blacks had no human rights? To top it all their president in an address to the nation requested that the verdicts of the grand jury be respected. What double standard.

    The question I have always asked is who has trained our police officers over the years. Isn't it ironic.

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  26. Well tell the USA we don't have white police killing innocent black boys. Our police killed criminals and restored our confidence. I am sure there are Americans scared of walking their own streets at night.Our judicial system is slow so build a courthouse for us and supply us with atleast 10 magistrates and pay them for the next 10 years. If not shiut up

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  27. Wait when unlawful killing knock on your door to tell Americans to mind its own business...zot par sav sah zot vley!! Smh

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  28. Time is going by so quickly, today is Friday, before u blink it is Friday again, right has become wrong, and wrong has become right. American is truly the lamb like beast, and whatever they say goes, we need too awake and see. the time that we are leaving in

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  29. Choops, one more time, America, continue to speak like a dragon.

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  30. Excuse me, "human rights issues",this is coming from the USA ,whose own african american president admits that there is a severe racial hatred and injustice division,USA needs to address its own social and racial injustice before it starts to criticise its neighbours.

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  31. humm

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  32. U.S. Has No “Moral Authority” to Criticize Anybody on Human Rights.

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  33. swept under the mat again..

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  34. i think the US should mind their own damn business. Fix your house first before looking to criticise mine and plz allow us to respect our culture and stop trying to force us to inherit theirs. U think mine is discrimination and i think yours is ungodly so can we just agree to disagree and move on

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    • More feedback for you....................Shu.....T......F......P

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    • YEA DEY NEED 2 CHECK DAT CONFEDERATE FLAG SH!T ANY COUNTRY DAT ALLOWS ANOTHER RACE 2 MARCH THE STREETS PROMOTING HATE AGAINST OTHER RACES THAT ARENT THEIR RACE IS A MAJOR JOKE OF A COUNTRY & GOT NO ROOM 2 TALK YALL BILLY BASTARD RACIST WHITE COPS KILLING NON WHITE PPL & LYING SAYING HE TRIED 2 GRAB MY GUN THANK GOD CAMERA CAUGHT IT & DA LIST GOES ON ALL YALL KNOW IT

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  35. Thats crap!!!!!

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