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Review indecent language law - Samuels
2012-09-04 12:23:48 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor
Constitutional attorney Bert Samuels - file photo.
Constitutional attorney Bert Samuels believes the government should consider re-examining the law relating to the use of expletives in public places.
Samuels said the law could be revised and provisions made for the offender to be given a ticket, instead of the requirement that the person be taken into police custody.
The law is being scrutinised following Saturday’s shooting of a pregnant woman, who is said to have used a curse word in a policeman’s hearing.
The woman was reportedly shot during a confrontation with the policeman.
Samuels said the policeman could have used his discretion given the fact that the woman was pregnant and that according to reports, the indecent language was not directed at him.
He said those who supervise policemen should also be more vigilant and remove those, who appear to have emotional and or mental problems from front line duties.
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Attorney at law Bert Samuels.
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