Barbados Police competence, brutality, in spotlight as ‘wrongful’ rape charges explode in worldwide news

Rape victim Diane Davies: “Barbados Police arrested the wrong man!”

“Signed confession after suffocated and beaten by police”

“Rachel Turner, 30, and Diane Davies, 63, are adamant that Derick Crawford, 48, was not the man who attacked them in Barbados.

Mr Crawford said he was overseas at the time of the attacks and signed a confession after he was ‘suffocated and beaten’ by police.

The women and a third British victim, Hillary Heath, have waived their right to anonymity and helped Mr Crawford hire a solicitor.”

… from the Metro story: British rape victims campaign to free their accused attacker

Two rape victims say Barbados Police charged the wrong man

THE EVIDENCE: No DNA testing… only a confession under alleged police torture!

Barbados Police Commissioner Dottin: Welcome to 2012. Nothing can be hidden anymore. Everything is eventual… and everything eventually rises to the cold clear inspection of the public. It’s called ‘the internet’ and it’s forcing news organisations to carry stories they wouldn’t carry before. Once upon a time the threat of removing Barbados tourism advertising was enough to keep the London Times and the New York Times at bay. Now those newspapers and all the others must print stories because to not cover the news would be too obvious.

Besides… this is one juicy story. Caribbean police arrest innocent man to protect the tourism business! No DNA testing! Two victims spend money, time and privacy to fight for an innocent man!

Woaloss! That is one ‘ell of a story!

Yes it is one hell of a story and the world’s news media are taking it up. See, Commissioner Dottin?… we told you so many times that the potential for a publicity disaster was directly related to tourist safety and the professionalism of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

We told you so, and we told the politicians who starved the police budget until the RBPF was 100 officers short and lacked the money to properly train, equip and retain the good officers we have.

Here’s a few from the hundreds of news stories running right now, world wide. Owen Arthur and Freundel Stuart: this is your doing as much as anyone’s.

We could go on for hours listing the news stories, but this should be enough to make our point…

BFP: Is Derick Crawford the Barbados rapist? Two victims say police arrested wrong man to sooth tourism!

The Independent: ‘Wrong man’ accused of Barbados rapes, say British victims at court hearing

BBC Television: Women defend man accused of raping them in Barbados

Mail Online: British women attacked by serial rapist on Barbados insist island police ‘have got the wrong man’ – and say real culprit is still at large

Daily: Anglesey woman says wrong man accused of Barbados rapes

The Telegraph: How two British women raped in Barbados declared their ‘attacker’ innocent

BBC News: Barbados rapes: Victims say innocent man charged

AOL News: British tourists raped in Barbados battle to free ‘wrongly accused’ man

Daily Post: North Wales woman raped in Barbados says police have wrong man

BBC Specials: Barbados rapes: Diane Davies defends Derick Crawford

Jamaican Observer: Rape victims defend accused

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16 responses to “Barbados Police competence, brutality, in spotlight as ‘wrongful’ rape charges explode in worldwide news

  1. St George's Dragon

    The DPP will have to chuck the cases out now as there cannot be any realistic prospect of a conviction if the victims of the crimes say the accused was not guilty.

    It is therefore only a matter of time before Crawford is set free.

    That, of course, will do nothing for our country’s reputation around the world.

    Help me here though. Crawford says he was out of the country when these attacks happened. That sounds like an eminently provable alibi. So what have the police done to investigate this? I fill in a form for immigration when I leave and again when I come back into the country. What do those records show for Crawford?

  2. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2012 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    Sir Richard L Cheltenham and C O Williams , the PM the AG is also Guilty of RAPE on Violet Beckles ,
    World of Fraud and Abuse of the Elderly ,

  3. 228

    look barbados needs cleaning up,and leaders and the police dont want to own up to it.when you have money in barbados the police dont touch you so where is the justic,when God ready to bring down his jugdement on this island for the wicked thing that are being hiden .it hurts me so bad to see innocent people and only black people in this counry gets lockup ,that one day i pray and said lord i wish you could graint me the undeadly powers to go and arrest all of these leaders and rich people in barbados and put them in a jail far away were no ones now were it is.lord help us all

  4. Jrjrjrjr

    Was on ceefax news in the uk yesterday. What with rhianna’s recent shocking behaviour and now this it is a bad advert for the island

  5. robert ross

    @ St George

    Yes of course – it would be the best evidence, conclusive evidence…..barring fake passports and astral projection. And yet…….the raped women have clubbed together to help C to hire a “solicitor” (Metro story) for an offence which is legally aided anyway, isn’t it? The Mail Online says it’s Hilary Heath who is funding this….the Telegraph says it’s the two women. Which is it? I wonder where the photo was (C without shirt) – Holetown presumably – and who allowed it to be taken and why……and how it came about that C was able to be interviewed by the two women….and who were the members of the ‘army of lawyers’ present….and how the story got onto the http://WWW…and how it came about that C was picked up in the first place…and……

  6. A policy holder

    Sorry Hilary Heath got involved but is she the same person who had a man jump over her upstairs balcony some years back… Some where on the West Coast… An axe to grind?
    W

  7. Its an unholy mess. I just want someone to convince me thar 3hianna has something positively spiritual and intellectual to teach or offer bim’s public. Hot and disgusting mess.

  8. Kentucky bone cracka

    Who gives a ₹uck bout violet beckles & dem, GIVE ME STOLEN LAND

  9. 5

    @ KENTUCKY BONE, I CAN TELL YOU ARE A CRACKER AND DON’T EVEN HAVE RESPECT FOR GOD OR MAN, JUST REMEMBER THAT PEOPLE CAN ONLY TAKE THINGS FOR A SHORT WHILE AND ONE DAY THE PEOPLE OF BARBADOS WILL RISE UP AND TAKE BACK EVERY THING THAT WAS STOLEN FROM THEM.

  10. Kentucky bone cracka

    Aint nobody theif nuttin from me every day you wid this same $hite if someone’s deeds are missing/stolen ga an cun+hole find um den

  11. permres

    The mail Online continues its coverage of this atrocity. Do we have any further serious comments to make here and now, or must we wait until its newsworthy enough for the local print media to give us something?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2241271/Why-want-clear-man-raping-The-Britons-savagely-attacked-Barbados-united-surprising-fight.html

  12. yatiniteasy

    I was not even aware that the accused was out on bail…perhaps I missed the article in the local press…or maybe it was never published?

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