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A Criminologist Argues that Sometimes Profiling Does Take Place In T&T

A Criminologist Argues that Sometimes Profiling Does Take Place In T&T

NO INEQUALITYAre Afro-Trinidadian males susceptible to the same type of treatment meted out to African American males?

This is probably the question in the minds of many following the death of two men at the hands of law enforcement officers in the United States, within a twenty four (24) hour period.

Following earlier reports of the death of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in a separate incident, was killed in a manner that many have deemed unjust and as a result of racial profiling by police officers.

Criminologist Renee Cummings

Criminologist Renee Cummings

Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show this morning, Criminologist Renee Cummings discussed her perspective on the justice system regarding black men, not only as a criminologist but also as a black mother living in America.



Michael Seales

Police Inspector Michael Seales






In a separate interview, police inspector Michael Seales gave a summary on the procedures associated police’s assessment and profiling of individuals.

He explained the Trinidad and Tobago laws vary from those in the US and as such situations are dealt with differently.



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    The mighty Trinifeak 2 years

    T&T is the best country for criminals in the world. Only 8% of the murder cases are solved by the police.92% of the murderers are free and able to continue their business. Race is seldom involved when it comes to crime. However,at the airport in Tobago the police is keeping a close eye at all the foreign white visitors who are presumably involved in the drug trade. If anybody talks about race and law inforcement in T&T these white visitors from Germany and UK are the only victims of racial predjustice by the black police of Tobago.Black afrotrinidadian perpetrators are free to continue their business. Only now and again a poor Jamaican labourer is held by the police for a crime he never committed.