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MP seeks help for footballer
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:07:31 PM »
MP seeks help for footballer
By Gail Alexander (T&T Guardian)


Port of Spain West MP Nileung Hypolite has started seeking legal assistance for detained footballer Keon Quow following futile efforts to get assistance from Government on the issue. Hypolite confirmed the situation yesterday. He said Quow was a promising footballer and had just gotten contracts with a prominent football club and had also played for police teams. Hypolite said Quow was detained  by police in search and seizure exercises at Beetham Gardens just over a week ago.

Quow was among  two others detained from one household. The other two detainees are his cousins. Hypolite said he had made an appeal on the issue to Sports Minister Anil Roberts in last weekend’s debate on the state of emergency. Hypolite said: “I appealed for the Sports Minister to intervene with the National Security Minister John Sandy to see if they can look into this since Quow is a young man with a lot of promise and a lot of talent. He does not smoke or drink.”

“But Sports Minister Roberts laughed it off and said nothing, so I am trying on my own to seek legal assistance to try and help in some way,” Hypolite added. Hypolite who noted that President George Maxwell Richards proceeded on vacation, questioned whether Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar would be leaving T&T as initially planned to attend the United Nations’ General Assembly on September 19 - 24. Earlier this year Goverment had stated that the UN General Assembly was among the PM’s engagements for the latter part of the year.
Because he's black and from Beetham, says Cox
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A PROFESSIONAL footballer with no criminal record is one of the 360-plus alleged gang members arrested during the State of Emergency, Opposition Member of Parliament Donna Cox said yesterday.

The only reason Keon Quow was arrested is because he is of African descent and living in the Beetham, Cox said.

Cox made the statement during the debate on the motion which asked the House of Representatives to take note of the President's statement, which set out the specific grounds on which the decision to declare a State of Emergency was based.

Quow, a professional footballer with local club W Connection, once represented the country with the under-20 national team, Cox said.

Quow was one of several Beetham residents arrested under the Anti-Gang legislation during a police raid, Cox said.

He has no criminal record.

Quow will be unable to access bail for at least four months because he was arrested under anti-gang legislation, Cox said, adding that the State of Emergency is a way to "legitimise abuse" by law enforcement officials and a way to make "wrongful arrests". Government MPs chided Cox for her statements.

However, Cox told Lopinot/Bon Air West MP Dr Lincoln Douglas, who was seated behind her, if he was living in the Beetham he would have been "well qualified" to be arrested and labelled as a gang member also.

Cox said the Government was also spinning top in mud in relation to the fight against crime as the Repeat Offenders Programme (ROPE), which monitored gangs, was disbanded.

She said alleged gang leaders arrested at the Hyatt Regency hotel last week were awarded Government contracts the day they checked in to the hotel.

Alleged gang leader Cedric "Burkie" Burke, 36, and gang member Keon "Baine" Bain, 31, were arrested by police at the hotel last Friday.

Cox also said the fact that "borderline criminals are housed with hardcore criminals" will only fuel crime.

She described the State of Emergency as a "short-term solution to a long problem", adding that what is really needed is a "sustainable, fair and legal" alternative.
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Re: MP seeks help for footballer
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 12:12:36 PM »
Since last wk we hearing bout this fella. Has he been charged?
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 12:53:12 PM »
Trinidad sweet too bad yes....so therefore all de young men in de Beetham have been arrested? Or it have ah reason how Master Quow get in the cross-hairs of law enforcement??
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 12:56:35 PM »
Since last wk we hearing bout this fella. Has he been charged?

Under da aniti-gang legislation, ent dey could hold yuh fuh ah while before dey bring charges?  Legit question eh caw I eh kno buh ah suspect da is de angle

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 01:54:46 PM »
Since last wk we hearing bout this fella. Has he been charged?

Under da aniti-gang legislation, ent dey could hold yuh fuh ah while before dey bring charges?  Legit question eh caw I eh kno buh ah suspect da is de angle

Yes but since other people get hold and release if he is as clean as they claim by now he should be charge or released.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 01:56:47 PM »
Trinidad sweet too bad yes....so therefore all de young men in de Beetham have been arrested? Or it have ah reason how Master Quow get in the cross-hairs of law enforcement??

U 4get is TNT yuh talkin bout this wk is he street in Beetham next wk is a street in Caledonia or is everybody on Nelson St lock up. Since dat was d 1st big raid. By now they should say he charge under d gang legislation or he eh pay he maintenance etc.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 02:18:32 PM »
Since last wk we hearing bout this fella. Has he been charged?

Under da aniti-gang legislation, ent dey could hold yuh fuh ah while before dey bring charges?  Legit question eh caw I eh kno buh ah suspect da is de angle

Yes but since other people get hold and release if he is as clean as they claim by now he should be charge or released.

Well it could be one outta 2 tings, either is a pressha tactic whether for info or whaeva else or they actually believe he is legitimately involved.  Either way that is ah problem fuh him because it eh lookin like dey plannin to let up.  Probably an attitude dat nutten good eh livin in de Betham

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 02:58:00 PM »
Since last wk we hearing bout this fella. Has he been charged?

Under da aniti-gang legislation, ent dey could hold yuh fuh ah while before dey bring charges?  Legit question eh caw I eh kno buh ah suspect da is de angle

Yes but since other people get hold and release if he is as clean as they claim by now he should be charge or released.

Well it could be one outta 2 tings, either is a pressha tactic whether for info or whaeva else or they actually believe he is legitimately involved.  Either way that is ah problem fuh him because it eh lookin like dey plannin to let up.  Probably an attitude dat nutten good eh livin in de Betham

Same attitude they had for folks in Laventille and other poor areas in T&T who helped develop the steeldrum & the steelband which is now our national instrument.

When are we going to learn to stop victimising poor people and to leave that ignorance behind with the old colonial times?

Moral of the story is to never paint everyone from a poor area as a criminal as these areas tend to give us some of our most talented people if we would give them a chance and a bit of positive support!
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The BIGGEST criminals in T&T live in the posh areas and pose off as legitimate businessmen so why can’t they go after and lock up some of them as well to add some balance if they really want to use this SOE to fight a war against drugs, gangs and crime as they are stating?!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 03:09:52 PM »
They don't have to charge you right away... and they could hold you for up to 4 months, no bail.  Anti-gang law and State of Emergency working nice.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 05:13:07 AM »
He played for Police FC last season...

So wait, police arresting police for no reason..

Or....

You dont have to be a police to play for Police FC.. ?
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 06:44:21 AM »
He played for Police FC last season...

So wait, police arresting police for no reason..

Or....

You dont have to be a police to play for Police FC.. ?

U feel d police know he is police?
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 11:50:57 AM »
U feel d police know he is police?

By now they should know ? its been a long time now, no ?

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 12:00:50 PM »
He played for Police FC last season...

So wait, police arresting police for no reason..

Or....

You dont have to be a police to play for Police FC.. ?

U feel d police know he is police?

Watching them play last season, it looked like none of them had met before  :rotfl:

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 12:10:28 PM »
U feel d police know he is police?

By now they should know ? its been a long time now, no ?

Yeah but d DCP say evrybody who get arrested is a big fish.
He played for Police FC last season...

So wait, police arresting police for no reason..

Or....

You dont have to be a police to play for Police FC.. ?

U feel d police know he is police?

Watching them play last season, it looked like none of them had met before  :rotfl:

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 10:38:19 AM »
Mods all yuh go find d thread

Freed 2day d usual not enuff evidence. W said they would have his job once released. I hope so.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 10:41:28 AM »
 Really??!! Where you heard that??  That is really great news!!!   

Never mind it good for he for living in de Beetham....all ah dem is ah bunch ah no good just existing to harass people...... ::) ::)

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 10:41:50 AM »
Mods all yuh go find d thread

Freed 2day d usual not enuff evidence. W said they would have his job once released. I hope so.

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 10:42:49 AM »
Really??!! Where you heard that??  That is really great news!!!   

Never mind it good for he for living in de Beetham....all ah dem is ah bunch ah no good just existing to harass people...... ::) ::)

Lord ah hope he get he life back on track.....

Heard it on I95 12 0'clock news.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 11:24:07 AM »
Dis PP government turning out to be a real Trojan... horse or condom, take yuh pick.

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 11:27:51 AM »
Dis PP government turning out to be a real Trojan... horse or condom, take yuh pick.

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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2011, 05:52:14 AM »
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2011/10/07/footballer-among-18-freed-gang-charges

Footballer among 18 freed of ‘gang’ charges

A professional footballer was among 18 Port-of-Spain residents who walked out of the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday, after they were freed of gang-related charges. Their release yesterday brought the total number of people charged under the Anti-Gang Act and later released to 78. Keon Quow, 22, of Beetham Gardens, a striker with T&T Pro League team, W Connection, was charged along with seven other Beetham Gardens residents with being members of the “Beetham Gang.” Quow, a former member of the national under-20 football team, also played for the Police Football Club in last year’s Pro League season.
Quow’s brother, Kevin, and his two cousins, Akil and Kenton Adams, were also charged as members of the gang and were released yesterday.

When the matter was called by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayres-Caesar, presiding in the Eighth Court, state prosecutor, Hema Sundarsingh, who represented Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, told the court that Gaspard was exercising his right to discontinue the proceedings against the men. They were represented by Pennelope Beckles and Janelle Farrell. Sundarsingh said notices of discontinuance had already been filed on behalf of the 18 accused.

“The DPP perused the files and found insufficient evidence to prosecute the matters,” she said. Ten other men charged as being members of the Duncan Street, Port-of-Spain, Gang were also set free when their matters were called minutes later. After their release, most of the men said they were happy to be free after spending more than a month in prison. Several complained of the poor conditions at the “Guantanamo Bay” section of the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca.

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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2011, 06:20:52 AM »
Dis PP government turning out to be a real Trojan... horse or condom, take yuh pick.

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