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The Law is an Ass… Again!

I have said it before, and I will say it again. The law is an ass. Did I say, the law isan ass? For sure. Especially when it comes to celebrities. Again! Take the case ofFrank Lampard, former Chelsea and England star player. He was in trouble theother week. Well,…

I’m Not Buying It. The Price is Not Right!

What is it about famous people that when they come into contact with the law and particularly when they stand in front of a judge in court, the judge goes all ga ga and seems to lose their marbles over them? Take the case of Katie Price, aka glamour model…

Any Black Man Will Do?

There is a very interesting conversation happening right now in Twitterland. It’s about a man. And a woman. The man is Black. The woman is white. The man, Anthony Broadwater, was jailed for 16 years accused and convicted of raping the woman. Author Alice Sebold. When the rape occurred in…

Death in Paradise – For Real?

One of my all-time favourite shows, which has graced our television screens over the past 10 years, is Death in Paradise, that British-French cosy crime caper set on the fictional Caribbean isle of Saint Marie (which is really filmed on a Caribbean Island: just so you know), where folks, some…

Naming and Shaming Teenage Killers

What can I say, the law is an ass? Justice is blind? Any of that would make the grade for my current groan. I am one of the first to say that when children commit crimes, they should be allowed to be educated and rehabilitated with the hope of becoming…

Why ‘progress’ may lead to more miscarriages of justice

I will say it again, as I said it before five years ago in my column ‘Musings with Lovelock’ (Jamaica Times UK) – I have a thing about miscarriages of justice. I don’t like it that innocent people are convicted and jailed for a crime they did not commit. However,…

Loving Bobby Love

‘My world came crashing down. Bobby’s arrest was all over the papers. It seemed like the whole city was laughing at me.’  Those were the words (among others) of Cheryl Love when she discovered that her husband of forty-plus years was an escaped convict. Can you imagine that? There she…

Celebrity Shoplifting

A woman leaves a well-known supermarket with groceries she did not pay for and when the manager caught up with her all he had for her was a big grin! Fancy that! No being man-handled back to the store for questioning? I guess that is an open invitation to all…