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Williams on Fr Harvey's claims
Southern division police
are still searching for four
men believed to have carried
out two separate robberies
In the first incident, a fam-
ily was robbed and assaulted
at their Naggie Road, Hin-
dustan home, after four armed
men broke in around 1 am.
Sisters Hazel Ann, 26, and
Anita Singh, 29, were awak-
ened by the men in their bed-
room. One of the men
demanded jewelry and the
keys to the family s Honda
Accent, PCZ 5963. The ban-
dits then loaded the car with
a television set, laptop, cell-
phones, jewelry and cash
before escaping. The Singhs
estimated their losses, includ-
ing the car, at $180,000.
Tableland police are con-
In the second incident, two
Golconda women were ter-
rorised by four men police
believe to be the same ones
who carried out the Hindus-
Kamla Simon, 73, and Baby
Aberdeen, 37, were awakened
by a loud crash inside their
home around 3 am. They dis-
covered the four men had
broken down their door and
entered the house. The men,
armed with guns, robbed
them of $10,000 in jewelry
and $70,000 in cash before
escaping. Cpl Callender of the
Ste Madeleine police station
Bandits rob two
Dancers Jodi Akal and Mike Gonzales show some dexterity and strength
during the N9 Dance Company's 15th anniversary dance recital at Fiesta
Plaza, MovieTowne, on Wednesday. The second part of the event will be
held on Wednesday at the same venue. PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
Williams added that he would not
engage in "loose discussion where peo-
ple have not been involved in very high
risk, dangerous activities and police
officers are facing that on a daily basis."
He, however, posed the question:
"Once you confront a person who is
armed (and) shooting at you, what do
you say? What do you do?"
Williams pointed to his own personal
experience while on duty, adding: "It
is easy for us to engage in discussion
but it is only when we are in situations
... I personally have been shot at, so
these experiences of people taking gun
and shooting at you is real for a police
Acting Police Commissioner
Stephen Williams says no member of
the Police Service deliberately sets out
to kill citizens.
But he is refusing to directly com-
ment on Fr Clyde Harvey s claims that
some police may be involved in "extra-
During his homily at the inter-faith
service for the ceremonial opening of
the 2014/2015 law term at the Holy
Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday, Harvey
had expressed alarm over the 38 police
killings for 2014.
He said: "These have been extra-
judicial killings. Let s name it for what
it is. I think all of us have to feel some-
thing about that."
An extra-judicial killing, according
to USLegal.com, is defined as a delib-
erated killing not authorised by a pre-
vious judgment pronounced by a reg-
ularly constituted court which is
recognised as indispensable by civilized
Asked to respond to the Harvey s
statement on Thursday, Williams said
he did not know exactly what Harvey
meant by extra-judicial killings,
"because that would carry a particular
meaning according to who uses it. If,
a person trained in criminology uses
it, it would have a particular meaning."
The acting commissioner declined
to comment on Harvey s statement
though, saying it would be "wrong"
for him to do so.
However, Williams assured citizens
that "the Police Service does not have
individuals going about there seeking
out persons to shoot and kill them."
He said police have a responsibility
to the State and "they will be going
out there to protect citizens and that
is the role. We have a role which no
other person has."
Nobody, he said, was putting their
life on the line for another person, "that
is the job of the police officer."
Williams said it would be wrong for
him to just comment on what Harvey
However, he said: "It is important for
everyone to understand that the Police
Service does not have any individuals
dedicated to or go about there just look-
ing for citizens to shoot and kill them.
That is not what is happening."
Cops' duty is to
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