Magistrate frustrated

Accused on bail returns to court on three new charges

COURT TODAY BLOCKMagistrate Douglas Frederick was a frustrated man when an accused already on bail for six offences was back before the court today on three new charges.

Jaleel Kadem Callender, a 21-year-old labourer of Barbarees Hill, St Michael, faces charges of unlawfully and recklessly engaging in conduct which placed Marvin Victor and Akeem Waithe in danger of death or serious bodily harm on November 23, 2014, and intentionally damaging Victor’s car on the same date.

Jaleel Kadem Callender
Jaleel Kadem Callender

He was not required to plead to the indictable charges.

Callender had previously been granted $60,000 bail with two sureties, by a High Court judge.

“It seems as though they (the judges) are undermining the decisions of the magistrates’ courts . . . I am seeing this time and time again,” Frederick said, referring to the fact that after magistrates refuse an accused bail, several of them would apply to the High Court and were granted bail.

He contended that magistrates usually had sound reasons for withholding bail.

“I think prison is the best place for you,” the magistrate told Callender.

“I suspect you may be in danger – and if I keep you, you may not be.”

Asked whether he still wanted bail in light of the magistrate’s advice, the accused replied in the affirmative.

Douglas was speaking after the prosecutor, Acting Station Sergeant Junior Kirton, objected to and attorney-at-law Allan Carter asked for bail for Callender.

Adding his voice, Acting Station Sergeant Neville Watson stressed that his concern was whether Callender’s behaviour “would affect civil society” if released.

Carter told the magistrate his client was already reporting to a police station in relation to the High Court bail.

Magistrate Frederick eventually granted Callender $20,000 bail and adjourned the matter until April 20.

10 Responses to Magistrate frustrated

  1. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks February 12, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Wait lemme read this again and wtf is going on in Bim

  2. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks February 12, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Now I real angry the man still get bail now kiss my toenail

  3. Angel Maloney
    Angel Maloney February 12, 2015 at 3:41 am

    No wonder them doing sh*t cos the getting bail time n time again Stupzz

  4. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2015 at 6:57 am

    This is a JOKE

  5. Alex Alleyne February 12, 2015 at 6:57 am


  6. HardBall February 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    how can you be frustrated with what the Judges are doing and you contributing to it?
    After being on bail for six offences and came before you with three more a total of nine, this guy should not be out on bail.

  7. Tony Webster February 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

    The Magistrate here, is a man to be greatly admired and respected for how he dispenses justice. It is sad indeed to learn of the the frustrations which he and the magistracy generally, apparently endure. Makes me wonder what our C.J. And our A.G. Feel ought to be done, to resolve the matter? This has all the appearances of tom-foolery , at heighs that one cannot comprehend.
    Maybe, there are good reasons why those folks in Amurica…are allowed to elect…their DPP’s (a.k.a. District Attorneys); their Sheriffs , or Police Chiefs, judges etc.
    And when they fail to perform, to give them a holiday.

  8. lester February 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    hey he know some rich people 60 and 20 is 80 gran

  9. curiousastheyget February 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    ……………after all that rigmaroll he still get bail to rack up more charges. 21 years old and now has 9 charges

  10. vincent maclone February 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    He appears to be very happy and smiling jail no problem until he gets bail


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