A Backwards Legal System Works Without Modern Evidence Or Laws
High Court judge Justice Elneth Kentish just put a fellow away for five years for driving dangerously and causing the deaths of two persons – but the police still have no way of introducing evidence of how much a driver has had to drink. (The Nation News: A Stiff One)
Think about that folks – in practically every civilized jurisdiction in the world when there has been an accident and the police suspect the driver might have had even one beer, the driver has to blow into a breathalizer machine to prove how much alcohol is in his or her body. We know that some people can drink lots and not “look” like they are drunk, but they shouldn’t be driving. The breathalizer provides scientific evidence so there is no doubt.
Barbados Free Press has been calling for breathalizer laws and equipment for the police for two years now. In those two years we have seen some horrible accidents and even mass accidents – but our law enforcement officers have no way of testing to see how much those drivers had been drinking.
Oh… the government has promised a number of times to institute modern drunk driving and breathalizer laws, but I guess they don’t want to take a chance on catching one of their own!
As we have said before, none of this is rocket science – the laws and technology have been perfected over decades.
Yup… loved that Cricket World Cup… perhaps a billion spent on a hell of a cricket party…
… but no money for breathalizers, and old women still haul water in buckets like their slave ancestors before them.
Mr. Prime Minister: Please, Please, PLEASE call the election!
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