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Police probes alleged threats made by attorney

first_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Share Mr Linton hosts a weekly radio program on Q95FM Radio. Photo credit: Facebook ProfileA popular talk show host has written to the police chief requesting information on what action he intends to take against an attorney for statements made during a recent political meeting.At the Dominica Labour Party meeting in Lagoon, Roseau on March 12th, attorney at law Lennox Lawrence called on supporters to inform the opposition that their system of politics “is equal to terrorism”.“We must tell them that they are committing acts of political terrorism on the country that we love, the country of Dominica. We must let them know that just as Obama is going after Al Qaeda, we will go after them… and like Obama going after Al Qaeda brothers and sisters, whether they hide in Marigot, whether they hide in La Plain, whether they hide in Salisbury; we labourites are going after them. Because in the next election; just as in Grenada where they won every seat in Dominica; we are going for every seat,” Mr Lawrence told the meeting.“I can confirm that the Chief of Police has received a letter from Lennox Linton speaking about the threats that were made by Lennox Lawrence,” police spokesman inspector John Carbon told Dominica Vibes. According to Mr Carbon, the Police Chief has met with Opposition Leader Hector John and former prime minister Eddison James regarding their concern about the alleged threat that was made.Police Chief Daniel Carbon has decided to channel all that information to the Director of Public Prosecutions“He has since decided to channel all that information to the Director of Public Prosecutions to find out whether there is any criminal liability with regards to the statement that was made by Mr. Lawrence,” the police spokesman said.In Mr. Linton’s March 21st letter to police chief Daniel Carbon and copied to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General, the Prime Minister, the president of the Dominica Bar Association among others, said that Mr. Lawrence’s statement “flagrantly violated” the Public Order Act, Chap 15:01 and the Offences Against the Person Act, Chap 10:31.“I anxiously wait to hear from you: 1) what steps the Police Authority will take to protect the lives and properties of those persons targeted in the statement of criminal intent by Lennox Lawrence; and 2) how soon will you proceed with the prosecution of these premeditated breaches to the fullest extent of the law,” Mr. Linton wrote.Meanwhile, Mr Lawrence has said the complaint made by Mr. Linton is “preposterous nonsense” and “an attempt to manufacture a semblance of complaint from a vacuum”. called on supporters to inform the opposition that their system of politics “is equal to terrorism”.“The time of the Opposition would be better spent in seeking to represent the people who elected them rather than creating a smokescreen for their incompetence and their failures to represent the interest of Dominicans both in the Parliament and elsewhere,” Mr. Lawrence said further.According to the Public Order Act, Chap 15:01 Section 8 (1); “any person who at any public meeting or in any public procession uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or whether a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned, is guilty of an offence.Any person found guilty of an offence under the Public Order Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10, 000.00 or to an imprisonment term of six months.“Any person who conspires, confederates and agrees to murder any other person, whether that other person is a subject of the State or not, and whether he is within the Commonwealth of Dominica or not, and any person who solicits, encourages, persuades, endeavors to persuade, or proposes to any person to murder any other person, whether that other person is a subject of the State or not, and whether he is in the Commonwealth of Dominica or not, is liable to imprisonment for ten years,” the Offences Against the Person Act, Chap 10:31 states.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police probes alleged threats made by attorney by: – March 26, 2013 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img

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