INDECOM’s Web Of Deceit And Lies Unravels, Cops Unanimously NOT Guilty After Only 40 Minutes.…

In an age when we ought to know bet­ter, the desire to attract clicks on their web­sites and to sell news­pa­pers tran­scend­ed deco­rum, and hon­est report­ing.
After all, the sub­ject they were slan­der­ing were the whip­ping boys of the tiny Island Nation of 2.7 mil­lion.
Who cares about defama­tion and slan­der when the police are their tar­gets? So they ran with the blar­ing head­lines for months and months.
There was no pre­sump­tion of inno­cence, or worse yet who cared about whether they were inno­cent, there is no need to use the word “ALLEGED”.

Chucky Brown

And so it went for Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte , tarred and feath­ered, slan­dered and defamed as state-sanc­tioned mer­ce­nar­ies of death.
They were dragged through the mer­ci­less maze of the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem, forced to deal with the lies of their for­mer col­league the infa­mous con­sta­ble Collis Chucky Brown now doing life after cozy­ing up to Terrence Williams and admit­ting to crimes believ­ing he would get immu­ni­ty. The offi­cers had no abil­i­ty to defend them­selves.
Anyone unfa­mil­iar with the intri­ca­cies of this case would nev­er guess that the two were offi­cers of the law. For the sup­posed inves­ti­ga­tors at the over-zeal­ous INDECOM who coerced wit­ness­es to lie and fab­ri­cate evi­dence against these two offi­cers, the end would jus­ti­fy the means. Convicting these offi­cers was all that mat­tered.
It did not mat­ter that these were men who went out and placed their lives on the line to pro­tect and defend. It did not mat­ter that as for­mer National Security Minister Dudley Thompson said in the 70’s, no angels died at Green Bay. INDECOM was out for blood and the com­plic­it Media was a will­ing part­ner in the smear of the two offi­cers.
It did not mat­ter that both offi­cers main­tained that their actions were jus­ti­fied as they car­ried out their duties that day.

The offi­cers were charged with Murder of Anthony (Toby) Trought, the pros­e­cu­tion alleged that they killed the deceased in cold blood. The offi­cers main­tained they act­ed in self-defense. But such is Jamaica when the nation asks offi­cers to step between mind­less killers and the soci­ety, when they act they face the prospect of a mur­der charge even with the absence of [mal­ice]a key com­po­nent to prove mur­der.
The two offi­cers were not the only ones overzeal­ous­ly charged with mur­der. The zealot Terrence Williams and the imposter from Scotland yard Hamish Campbell who failed to inves­ti­gate his col­leagues prop­er­ly when they were alleged to have framed a black man of mur­der charges had much larg­er designs.
Thirteen oth­er offi­cers were caught up in the web of deceit, lies and false tes­ti­monies which was the heart of the pros­e­cu­tion’s case.
Detective Corporal Adams was already exon­er­at­ed in the killing of one accused last January. After being inves­ti­gat­ed and charged by the very same Terrence Williams and his cronies.

And so today, INDECOM’s web of lies, zealotry and anti-police ven­om was evis­cer­at­ed in the Supreme Court, as a jury of sev­en Jamaicans returned a ver­dict of not guilty after delib­er­at­ing for just over half an hour.
This case is more than just INDECOM, an out of con­trol agency paid by tax­pay­ers. It is about the lead­ers of that Agency, their hatred for the police and the pow­ers giv­en to that agency which is used as an instru­ment of revenge.
In the mean­time, the offi­cers were going through their ordeal the crim­i­nals in Clarendon have filled the space, killing any­one who dares to cross them, includ­ing shoot­ing Police Officers.
The Jury of sev­en con­sci­en­tious Jamaicans saw through the web of deceit and lies and returned a resound­ing unan­i­mous ver­dict for jus­tice.
All we can hope for is that that con­sci­en­tious­ness will mutate through­out the law-abid­ing pop­u­la­tion and spark a move­ment, but I will not hold my breath.
Even after the two offi­cers were found [NOT] guilty, the com­plic­it Gleaner head­lines blared the same defam­a­to­ry sludge “Not Guilty…Clarendon ‘Death Squad’ Cops Freed Of Murder”.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police cor­po­ral, busi­ness own­er, avid researcher, and blog­ger. He is also a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog chatt​-​a​-box​.com. You may sub­scribe to his blogs free of charge.