Trinidad And Tobago: State to compensate man again for false charge

Almost six months after he was awarded $425,000 in compensation for being framed by police on 11 criminal offences including rape, a labourer from Claxton Bay is set to receive another windfall over a separate incident involving the same group of police officers.

In 2006, Victor Hagley was arrested by officers from the St Margaret’s Police Station and charged with kidnapping, rape, serious indecency and several offences of larceny. Six years later, the charges were dismissed by a San Fernando Magistrate after the officers failed to appear in court to prosecute the case.

While the charges were still pending, Hagley was rearrested by the same group of officers and charged with cocaine possession.

He again maintained his innocence and the charges were dismissed in similar circumstances in 2014.

Hagley sued the State for malicious prosecution in both cases.

The case relating to the 11 offences was decided last December, as High Court Judge Margaret Mohammed ruled in Hagley’s favour after the State failed to file a defence.

Hagley’s lawyers Abdel and Shabaana Mohammed filed the second case in March.

On June 8, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad awarded Hagley another default judgement as the State again failed to file a defence to the police officers’ actions.

Seepersad did not immediately assess compensation for Hagley, instead, referring the issue to a High Court Master.

The next hearing of the case is on October 1.

According to the court documents filed in the second claim, on February 5, 2010, Hagley was liming at a bar in Claxton Bay when the same group of officers, who framed him four years earlier, arrived.

Although the officers searched Hagley and found nothing illegal, he was still arrested and charged for cocaine possession.

Hagley spent 45 days in remand prison before he was able to access his bail and reappeared 20 times before the case was eventually dismissed in March 2014.

In his claim, Hagley is claiming he suffered stress and embarrassment from his second arrest in less than five years.

He also claims that he remains fearful of being targeted and framed by the officers for a third time.

Guardian Media understands that while he filed the civil claims, Hagley also reported the officers’ conduct to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).

 

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-07-06/state-compensate-man-again-false-charge

ZOA Appalled: Muslim Congress Features Anti-Semitic, Holocaust Denying, Anti-Gay, Pro-Terrorist Speakers at Annual Conference

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) denounced the Muslim Congress for its plan to feature anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying, anti-gay, and pro-terrorist speakers at its 14th annual conference – entitled “Islam: Religion of Hope”—on July 6-8 in Orlando, Florida.

The Muslim Congress represents itself as a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose objectives are “to promote Islamic knowledge, morality, divine values and cooperation among members living in various Muslim communities of North America.”  Yet the speakers that the Muslim Congress chose to feature at its conference do not endorse these benevolent objectives.  Instead, they promote hateful and divisive views, making false accusations against Jews, denying the Holocaust, inciting violence against gays, and promoting Islamic terrorist groups that have wreaked havoc on innocent civilians, including by kidnapping and raping young girls and women, and engaging in suicide bombings, beheadings, and other violence.

 

https://zoa.org/2018/07/10378254-zoa-appalled-muslim-congress-features-anti-semitic-holocaust-denying-anti-gay-pro-terrorist-speakers-at-annual-conference/

Eurodance for today

Message – Maradj Még (Eurodance)

 

Dagoth ft. Mi-Lenika – Forever Mine (D-Base remix)

 

Nellow feat. Sabrina O – Devotion (Eurodance)

 

Shanna – Dream With Me (Eurodance)

 

M-System – Keep Right Now (Eurodance)

 

Blümchen – Reise durch die Zeit (Official Audio)

Zoo Inc. – Lay Down (Eurodance)

 

 

Katie Emme – Shake Your Love (Eurodance)

 

 

Sensoria – Run 4 Love (Eurodance)