Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

US had provided info on cops’ drug connections-Ramjattan

AUGUST 18, 2011 | BY  | see comments here

-had revoked government officials visas for inaction
– calls for Rohee, Greene to be dismissed  

By Dale Andrews

Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Change, Khemraj Ramjattan, has disclosed that the United States State Department has a wealth of information on local cops who are linked to the drug trade.
Speaking at the party’s weekly press conference, Ramjattan who is also a prominent attorney-at-law indicated that this information has been relayed to him at every meeting he has had with members of the State Department over the years.   Continue reading

Police order India activist freed after protests

Police order India activist Anna Hazare freed after protests

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – Police ordered the release of  India’s leading anti-corruption campaigner from jail yesterday  after mounting nationwide protests against his arrest for  planning a hunger strike forced a U-turn by beleaguered Prime  Minister Manmohan Singh.

Veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare gestures from a car after being detained by police in New Delhi yesterday. REUTERS/Adnan Abid

The arrest of the 74-year-old Anna Hazare early yesterday  sparked outrage from opposition parties and spontaneous  protests, from candle-light vigils to the burning of effigies of  government figures, in cities across India.

Dressed in his trademark white shirt, white cap and  spectacles in the style of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi,  Hazare has won support from many Indians sick of endemic  corruption in Asia’s third largest economy.

A close aide who had also been arrested told reporters  Hazare was refusing to leave the jail until he obtained  government permission to continue his fast in a park in the  capital.

Police also released about 1,500 of Hazare’s followers  detained in Delhi for defying the police order not to protest.

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Obama Will Triumph — So Will America

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author.

Obama Will Triumph — So Will America
By Frank Schaeffer

Before he’d served even one year President Obama lost the support of the easily distracted left and engendered the white hot rage of the hate-filled right. But some of us, from all walks of life and ideological backgrounds — including this white, straight, 57-year- old, former religious right wing agitator, now progressive writer and (given my background as the son of a famous evangelical leader) this unlikely Obama supporter — are sticking with our President.

Why?– because he is succeeding.
We faithful Obama supporters still trust our initial impression of him as a great, good and uniquely qualified man to lead us.    Continue reading

‘Black Clothes’ police running drug blocks

‘Black Clothes’ police running drug blocks

– Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai tells fiery admin meeting  
 AUGUST 17, 2011 |  KaieteurNews | see comments here

By Dale Andrews

More damning revelations at a fiery senior police administrative meeting are emerging, with Crime Chief Seelall Persaud and his sleuths from the Criminal Investigations Department working overtime to establish the credibility of allegations made.

This newspaper was further informed that revelations of police ranks operating personal drug blocks were made by Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai, prompting Commissioner of Police Henry Greene to order the investigation.
According to a usually reliable source, Merai during his verbal exchanges with the Commissioner, revealed that certain elements of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), namely the ‘Black Clothes’ anti-crime squads are linked to certain drug blocks in the city and its environs.     Continue reading